Ep. 183 - #AuthenticAF P7 | Mukbang, Sexualising Food & Competitive Eating

Jan 11th, 2021


Ep. 183 - #AuthenticAF P7 | Mukbang, Sexualising Food & Competitive Eating

Ever heard of Mukbang? If you haven’t, then I’m assuming you’re going to Google it now, or after some of the stories we share on this episode, you’ll definitely be doing your research. In this episode of #AuthenticAF, we talk about the crazy rise of the sexualisation of food and competitive eating, and what it’s doing to our psychology. We also dive deep into why you must take ownership of your own journey, and why the next best self help guru isn’t the answer to dealing with the Muck you need to face. Environment is everything, so while you’re listening to this, take note of what actions you need to begin taking in an hour’s time once it’s finished, and get to work.  
“You need to make yourself accountable, own it yourself.” 
- Akash Vaghela 

00:00 – Intro 
01:25 – Lockdown in present times 
03:30 – Goals and outcomes 
04:45 – Genetics and muscle growth 
05:28 – Enjoying without worrying genetic limit 
06:45 – Definition of Mukbang 
08:10 – Food back then 
09:28 – Overconsumption of food  
11:30 – Psychology behind Mukbang 
13:40 – Phyiscal as vehicle 
15:40 – Anorexia as an escape 
18:52 – Balance you want in your life 
20:00 – Being in shape for life 
24:00 – Social media pressure  
27:13 – Lockdown as perfect time to explore 
29:25 – Physical response to trauma 
32:48 – Quitting 
35:32 – Making yourself accountable, owning yourself 
37:00 – Education (books and podcasts) vs change 
39:43 –  Virtual Environment 
43:33 – Pushing to the limit 
48:15 – Weird and strange things on TV 
49:30 – Concept of Food porn 
51:43 – Social Media Competition 
52:44 – Akash way back 2014 
53:45 – Ed’s Previous consolidations 
56:00 – Wrap up

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