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Real Diet TV: Which TV shows are too disgusting to watch and snack?

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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:09 PM
Some people may be more sensitive than others when it comes to eating and watching upsetting or disgusting programs.

I recall having to watch some program about World War II (I think it was "The World at War") while we were having Sunday dinner once as a child, and when they showed people ignited by flame-throwers I lost my appetite.

As a teen I recall ruining a pizza party when I showed everyone the video of "Superstition".

Then came college male-orientated shows like "Jackass" or "Dirty Sanchez", with a lot of sheer grossness, or people eating bugs on "Survivor".

And who can forget "You are what you eat", which was OK for some moments ... until people had their poo examined?
Man that was nasty.

Currently I know the leftovers or popcorn can stay in the refrigerator or cupboard when "Honey Boo Boo" or "Embarrassing Bodies" comes on.

"Honey Boo Boo" has a lot of farting and distasteful behavior, and the adults look like fair warning of the wages of eating or drinking too much.

"Embarrassing Bodies" is a British show (I shudder to think of the day it goes to the US) that purports to enlighten viewers on medical problems.

Within that framework the show gets away with the shock value of showing surgeries, and intimate parts of the British anatomy that should never be shown in public.

In that sense it's a bit like porn, just the effect is completely the reverse.

I sometimes wonder about the people who actually go on this show, and how they must feel showing everyone their hemorrhoids?
Is it polite to congratulate friends who have been on the program?
Congratulations for showing us your orifice on TV?

No, that's all gross man. Yuck!
Doctors and surgeons get paid enough to look at that stuff clinically and objectively.

But on a positive note, it does stop the snacking, and a long run of a whole series of "Embarrassing Bodies" and "Honey Boo Boo" could lead to a loss of 3 kilos within two days guaranteed.

Is there any movie or TV show that could stop you from snacking?
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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:19 PM

Is there any movie or TV show that could stop you from snacking?

All of them.

Reading your post reminded me why I threw my tv out all those years ago. Your post also showe me its gotten even worse.
Showing bum holes and todgers!! Really ?

posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:20 PM
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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by VoidHawk

Yeah really.

Just Google "Embarrassing Bodies".

I can't find anything to link here within the T&C.

The show does have medical merit and is hosted by doctors, however sometimes I end up screaming at the TV while squeezing a pillow to my eyes: OH MY HAT - I can't believe they're showing THAT THING on TV!

While mostly tastefully presented, it is actually pushing certain boundaries for TV.

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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 09:54 PM
Dirty Jobs is one that will usually have you easing off your dinner plate in my experience.

And Billy the Exterminator is not good to watch while you are eating or right before bedtime... you will be awake all night wondering what is crawling on your legs under the sheets.

Fear Factor - Though I am not sure if it still airs or not.

And almost any show on MTV from past experience simply because someone always seemed to be drunk and throwing up right as you are dipping your chip into that thick french onion dip.


posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 10:10 PM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Not all of 'em, but some episodes of "Dirty Jobs" were quite rank.

Good choice.

Especially when he goes into the sewage systems.

Fear Factor to an extent, but people eating worms and bugs wasn't exactly new, and that's also why I'm not very shocked by "Bizarre Foods".
That guy - Andrew Zimmern - looks so delighted when he eats anything that he makes me wanna eat!

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posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 10:53 PM
The strange thing though is that I can't recall a single TV show from the 1980s that actually put viewers off their food.

Some issues did, like the starving Ethiopians on the news, but mostly the 1980s were still snack friendly.

posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 11:05 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

I can't handle Andrew Zimmerman!!!
Not at all. Gopher on a stick was a bit too far for me.

You have a stronger stomach than I do!

posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:13 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Various cultures eat insects (and mopane worms are still a major protein source in some parts of South Africa), but what I have difficulty in seeing is people eating these big white grubs.
We saw that on TV when Mark and Ollie went to live with tribes in New Guinea.
It almost made me choke every time.

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posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:26 AM
reply to post by halfoldman

Gahhhh!!! I know right? Geez.... I could do better if they swallowed them, but there always has to be "that guy" who openly chews on them.

Logically we all know that we are one of the only countries left that doesn't eat "everything", and I think being bought up like that has made us the way we are when we watch others do it.

I would do it if I had to. I pass on doing it for fun.

posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 12:49 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

I recently saw a program on the aborigines, and this lady picked them right from the tree, and she said they tasted like cream.

Well, each to their own.

In South Africa some of the tribes will absolutely refuse to eat prawns, for example, and they don't understand how people can eat something that resembles a cockroach.
They might eat locusts or mopane worms, but I'd rather have prawns!

posted on Jan, 11 2014 @ 03:57 PM
The Walking Dead I cannot watch and eat anything. The Bizarre Foods show makes me want to eat sometimes, but I can't stand to watch him eat anything. He turns my stomach. The only movie I ever recall not being able to eat anything while watching or immediately after is Schindler's List. It was a long time ago. But I do remember that, and it was more of an emotional thing.

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:25 PM
reply to post by Sevnuvnine

I do agree with the Walking Dead.
I'm used to the zombies by now, but Rick Grimes is getting so grimy that it goes beyond just being "rugged" with a "manly" odor.
That man is filthy!
Soon we won't be able to tell him apart from the undead.
I got some pop-corn out, but when I saw Rick I had to put it right back in the cupboard.

Then there are these programs on the perils of plastic surgeries.
Get the bucket please.

But actually one of the most unappetizing programs (apart from Embarrassing Bodies) was some program about British kids who cut loose on a Greek Island (while their sneaky parents are following them, and watching it all).
I haven't seen so much vomit, used condoms and dirty laundry ever.
It was the height of grossness seeing people vomiting and then sucking face.
Sometimes one can almost smell the puke through the television.
Usually the dads are quite impressed with their sons in all this disgusting behavior, while the mums are shocked.
Except for one program where the lads got a bit gay, and the dad kinda retched.

Anyway, I've noticed that I have actually lost weight (no jokes) with such programs.
Thank you, oh awesomely gross, stomach-churning entertainment!

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by halfoldman

Well lets see... I don't watch a lot of TV but I think I could come up with a few...

Hunny boo boo...

Anything that involves hillbillies shooting animals...

Jersey shore, or anything along the same subject matter...

Evangelical preaching shows...

For the most part.... TV sucks

Thank God for southpark

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 10:11 PM
I don't really mind eating to religious TV.

i don't really see anything unappetizing on it.

posted on Mar, 4 2014 @ 10:21 PM
The interesting issue with Embarrassing Bodies is that hardly anyone notices that it broke a taboo.

Todgers were indeed on television.

And strangely it had nothing to to with any sexual agenda, activism or pornography.

It was done with a program that encouraged a medical gaze.

posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 02:50 PM
My 600 pound life...airs on TLC, I believe. Won't just ruin your snacking,but taste for food forever. Ladies,if you want to lose a few pounds,don't look to skinny workout models eating carrot this show. Highly motivating.

posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 10:37 AM
I can pretty much eat during anything, except Fear, some of those things were just too gross....

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