Here’s some shocking news we didn’t think we’d hear today: Adam Richman, who once took on a 190-pound burger with 40 friends, has gone vegan. Yes, you heard that right. According to an interview with The Independent, Richman of Man v. Food, has been meat and dairy-free for the past three months as he trains for an upcoming UNICEF celebrity soccer event. This may be the biggest Richman surprise since his infamous Instagram tirade against a fan.
But don’t worry. This new vegan diet definitely doesn’t seem permanent (which is good, because we don’t know anyone who would be impressed by Richman taking on a giant salad).
“Now does that mean I’m not going to have a steak? No I absolutely will when I want to, but it’s just about picking and choosing my spots, and when I want to have that cow and I want to have that bacon, I’m going to make it count, I’m going to make it great quality,” said Richman in his interview with The Independent.
We hate to burst his bubble, but “eating steak or bacon occasionally,” even if you only consume the good stuff, doesn’t count as a vegan diet. Another reason for this change? After making his living as an extreme eater and television personality, Richman realized a few years ago that he needed a lifestyle change and set out to lose weight. All of that culminated in a Cosmopolitan centerfold spread and his switch to a greener diet.