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What do you guys think of MAN VS FOOD?

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Created December 12, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Pros are the host gets to meet new people when he travels all over the country in search of great food. Brings business to small mom and pop restaurants. Eats great food for free and has a great time with the locals. The cons are gluttony, metabolic syndrome,massive weight gain, belly(visceral) fat, beer/pot belly look from eating so much food, man boobs, double chin, accelerated aging, stretchmarks and premature death. At the end of the day, it's great appetizing entertainment. I like to watch it. What do you think of the show?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Omg 2nd the Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It spoke to my soul.

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on December 22, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Haha... I could not watch that all the way through. Bored me to death. I wonder if being a miserable old coot is the secret ingredient to perfect sushi?

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on December 13, 2012
at 02:27 AM

I hate having my faves exposed to the world. Being famous is the beginning of the end for a dive road house. The next time I go into Hunts in Panama City for broiled au gratin oysters and a pile of steamed gulf shrimp I want it to be there. But everyone already knows about Hunts already so not much danger with that one.

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on December 13, 2012
at 12:34 AM

original Iron Chef--Best. Food. Show. Ever.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 12, 2012
at 10:01 PM

He did get sick. Read my post.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 12, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Yea, the eating champions gorge themselves in training, then go in on empty.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:13 PM

wouldn't fasting for 4-5 days shrink your stomach though? You may want to ramp up how much you eat to prepare instead and then fast the day before maybe. I don't know.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:57 AM

mmm that DOES sound good. it would be better with onions.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:57 AM

I wouldn't fast. I wouldn't make my stomach shrink haha. I can stuff 7-8ish pounds of food in this body, muhahha. And no, that is not an exaggeration.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:37 AM

It's like a triathlon, i'd do it only once or twice in my lifetime.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I remember an episode where he ate a 48 ounce t bone steak at Don Shula's hotel. That's a lotta meat. I couldnt do that in one sitting. I can down a pound of beef in the morning and be full for the rest of the day.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:31 AM

What i mean by great food is the huge steak challenges. I remember there was this episode where he ate like 6 pounds of eggs and cheese. Delicious.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:28 AM

I'd probably fast 4 or 5 days prior to an event like that. The amount of food that guy can eat in one sitting is ridiculously ridiculous, man. At the end of every challenge he always looks so naseous and can barely breathe lol

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:25 AM

It's wierd. I like food based tv shows aswell. Food is universal. Not a big fan of Fieri. His personality just doesn't do it for me. Adam Richman from MVF and Andrew Zimmerman are cool. Anthony Bourdain ain't bad either.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:24 AM

I'd have to debate the "great food" comment...sometimes the food just looks gross!! And this is not the "paleo" in me talking. A lot of it is just "let's cram random stuff in a sandwich and top it with ice-cream, just because." But I do think it is fun to watch.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:20 AM

At his doctor's advice, the host stopped participating after the first few seasons. He was mostly recovering in the off seasons, but his liver was trashed. He was basically told he'd die very young if he kept it up. Now he just hosts other people taking on the challenges.

To answer, I think it's a fun show. I'm addicted to just about any food-based programming, though. Diners Drive-ins & Dives is probably my favorite. Even though Fieri's a douche. I've been to over a dozen of the featured restaurants. It's fun when traveling.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:25 AM

It's wierd. I like food based tv shows aswell. Food is universal. Not a big fan of Fieri. His personality just doesn't do it for me. Adam Richman from MVF and Andrew Zimmerman are cool. Anthony Bourdain ain't bad either.

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on December 13, 2012
at 02:27 AM

I hate having my faves exposed to the world. Being famous is the beginning of the end for a dive road house. The next time I go into Hunts in Panama City for broiled au gratin oysters and a pile of steamed gulf shrimp I want it to be there. But everyone already knows about Hunts already so not much danger with that one.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:25 PM

When I heard the name of the show I thought it's man hunting down his own food wearing a loincloth, skinning with tools made of stone, preparing it on open fire, then eating it by ripping flesh off bones, and throwing the scraps to beta males. I was bitterly disappointed when I heard it's a fat American eating food made by fat Americans to make Americans even fatter.

I don't get food shows. Unless it's Iron Chef.

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on December 13, 2012
at 12:34 AM

original Iron Chef--Best. Food. Show. Ever.

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:07 PM

Adam Richman was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice so that we can lead the lives we do.

He stared down food time and time again, and while he may have lost a few battles, he certainly won the war.

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on December 12, 2012
at 05:11 PM

i don't think he eats like that often enough for it to have a significant impact on his metabolism

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on December 13, 2012
at 04:55 AM

Non-Paleo Formula: Fame + Money > Health + Happiness (unless of course Fame = Happiness but that is probably only short term)

Paleo Formula: Health + Happiness = Buy my book or supplements

Ok ok I kid.

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on December 13, 2012
at 02:40 AM

On Saturday, I'm attempting to eat 60 whole eggs in 1 hour. Any style. I've been challenged by a few individuals and anyone else I have told about it have said there is no way I can keep them down. Any thoughts? I love eggs...

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on December 13, 2012
at 02:21 AM

I enjoyed one episode. The trip to Alaska. Watching him take the first bite of crab. He HAD to savor it, it was so good, and he slowed down. That was a true moment. The other episodes seem dumb and excessive. Way too much emphasis on the volume, and no emphasis on quality. And what is it with the hot pepper?

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on December 12, 2012
at 08:49 PM

i honestly don't know how he hasn't developed some sort of disease yet. it's so unfair.

with that said, he's hilarious and the show is nuts. i don't know how he can eat so much at once. meat is the most filling food around and he can eat like 5 lbs at once.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

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on December 12, 2012
at 10:01 PM

He did get sick. Read my post.

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:48 AM

I like him, Bourdain, and Season 1 of BBQ Pit Masters on netflix watch instantly.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is great too.

4498698fa91a620e4ee5b618da71016a

(427)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Omg 2nd the Jiro Dreams of Sushi. It spoke to my soul.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on December 22, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Haha... I could not watch that all the way through. Bored me to death. I wonder if being a miserable old coot is the secret ingredient to perfect sushi?

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:22 AM

To be honest, I think, "I bet I could win some of those challenges." I really think I could...especially if there is money at stake. I won't make it a regular habit, but I'd love to try and win a food challenge. Mostly because I think I'd surprise everyone I know by how much food I can eat. I'm not proud of it, but the shock factor would be interesting.

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

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on December 12, 2012
at 03:37 AM

It's like a triathlon, i'd do it only once or twice in my lifetime.

Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

(3452)

on December 12, 2012
at 09:59 PM

Yea, the eating champions gorge themselves in training, then go in on empty.

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

(608)

on December 12, 2012
at 03:35 AM

I remember an episode where he ate a 48 ounce t bone steak at Don Shula's hotel. That's a lotta meat. I couldnt do that in one sitting. I can down a pound of beef in the morning and be full for the rest of the day.

A3ff262a2686d79789e09a26013901b3

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:13 PM

wouldn't fasting for 4-5 days shrink your stomach though? You may want to ramp up how much you eat to prepare instead and then fast the day before maybe. I don't know.

5c9fda2bd0018516806bba200a93f6fa

(608)

on December 12, 2012
at 03:28 AM

I'd probably fast 4 or 5 days prior to an event like that. The amount of food that guy can eat in one sitting is ridiculously ridiculous, man. At the end of every challenge he always looks so naseous and can barely breathe lol

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on December 12, 2012
at 07:57 AM

I wouldn't fast. I wouldn't make my stomach shrink haha. I can stuff 7-8ish pounds of food in this body, muhahha. And no, that is not an exaggeration.

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