Adam Richman Drops 70 Pounds, Poses Naked in Cosmo

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It's pretty much a fact of life:

When you host a show titled Man v. Food, you are going to gain a lot of weight.

Especially when that show centers on you traveling the country and eating ridiculous-sized portions of everything from ribs to pancakes to burgers at famous local restaurants. 

But a few years after that show concluded, Adam Richman has realized the extent of his unhealthy lifestyle and gone out of his way to change it... by dropping 70 pounds!!!

Adam Richman Naked

"To go from hating the way I looked to being a Cosmo centerfold is a profound honor," Richman tells the issue of Cosmo UK.

As you can see, it features the host posing in his birthday suit, something he never would have dreamed of doing just a couple years ago.

"If you're a guy who's always been the fun-to-be-around teddy bear, then all of a sudden people are viewing you as sexy, it's nice," Richman says. "It's great not having to be the plucky best friend, or the comic relief anymore - I love that."

Richman worked with a doctor and nutritionist to shed the pounds, while also playing a lot of soccer.

This is what he used to look like:

Adam Richman Picture

"It was depressing," Richman told Men’s Health in December of his weight gain "But it wasn't just my appearance - airplane seats felt cramped, I was wearing an XXL jacket, and I had less energy.

"I went in for a checkup, and when my doctor had me stand on the scale, even he was surprised. Seeing that number (which I'll take to the grave) was a turning point. I knew I needed to make a change."

And he very clearly has. We congratulate both Adam and the following slimmed-down celebrities:

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