Friday, January 8, 2010

Should Man Vs. Food Be Banned From TV?

Have you seen the show Man vs. Food on Travel Channel? WARNING: If you are on a weight loss mission and you haven't seen this show you may not want to watch the video below.. or watch it and see how they glorify overeating.

While this show exploits overeaters by framing a heroic style and admiration around being able to consume massive amounts of unhealthy foods I have to say that I enjoyed watching it regularly before I made a commitment to change my life style. We would watch it as a family and marvel at how this guy could eat so much food. We'd laugh and comment on how good the foods looked and how much we could eat... all bad thoughts... really bad.

Honestly, I'm still tempted to watch it because as crazy as it sounds I get comfort from watching Adam (the host) consume ridiculous amounts of comfort foods. A few nights ago I saw it on the guide and almost tuned it. I caught myself and got a glass of water.

The main reason it's been banned in my house is because after I watch this show I want to eat. Nearly every time I'd watch it I would find myself getting up during a commercial break to get an after dinner snack. Not good.

Sorry Adam, thanks for the entertainment but you're not going to capitalize on my emotional eating problems any longer. I've risen above the realm of food challenges and moved on to reinventing myself. No more Man vs. Food for me... it's now Man Manages Food.



  1. Welcome to the blogosphere. You'll find a wonderfully supportive group of people here. Some are maintaining, some are just starting, and some are in the middle of their healthy journey. We all keep tabs on each other, encourage each other, and sympathize when need be. We'll be keeping in touch. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I'll be back to check in on you, too. Best of luck to you.

  2. Hey there! Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, it's so great to meet you! I love running into people at the beginning of their journey because watching them progress is so thrilling! I see you met Jack Sh*t...he is fantastic!! What about Sean at The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser? He's listed on my blogroll on my sure to check him out! He started at 505 lbs and is now 274 lbs. Hey...if HE can do it...YOU CAN TOO!!! I would say good luck to you, but it's not about's all about choices and consistency. It's going to be a great year for you!! :)

  3. Hey Hey! thank you for stoppping in at my blog!

    Adam should be banned from tv for SURE.... I've never wanted to over eat more things then when watching his show. I can't believe that he is doing this to himself in all honesty. Sadly, in the land of oversized plates and BBQ I am in dangerous territory here in tx.

    :) Looking forward to more of your posts! Keep moving!

  4. i'm betting that he becomes huge in size and in 5 years he's hosting a healthly eating show on Discovery Health.

  5. Congrats on your new journey. Last year I lost 75 lbs and on Jan. 1 I made a commitment to lose the last 55!

    Love your blog and will be following your adventure!

    Man v. Food always makes me hungry, too! Can't watch it too long.

  6. that's great terry. thanks kind words.