Picks and Pans Review: Man vs. Food's Adam Richman
updated 09/27/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/27/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
In three seasons of his Travel Channel show, the ex-actor, 36, has crisscrossed the country eating massive meals and extreme cuisine.
HOW HE DOES IT
Before every challenge, he calls his mom for a pep talk. Then as he eats, "I hum songs: the Marine fight song, rap music," he says. "If I focus on what I'm doing, it's impossible."
WHAT HE EATS OFF-CAMERA
"At home I eat extremely light," says Richman, a fan of broccoli, egg whites and grilled chicken, "so I can film with a clear conscience."
HIS WORKOUT PLAN
"I credit running with being the single reason I'm still wearing the same size as I did before the show," he says. "I'm a single man; I've got to bring sexy back a little bit!"