Behind the Scenes of YouTube Mukbangs: Nikocado Avocado Weight Loss

You have probably seen mukbang videos when browsing social media. YouTuber Nikocado Avocado, who gained popularity for his live streaming of his eating food, has gained attention for changing the subject matter of his videos from binge eating to healthy diets. Fans of Nikocado Avocado, who appreciated his mukbangs but expressed concern for his health, were taken aback by his attempt and path toward weight loss. Slurpy, spicy noodles or crispy chicken crunches—mukbang binges never fail to pique attention thanks to their sensory appeal. But with time, Nikocado understood that consuming a whole menu at once had unavoidable consequences. Following multiple experiences of serious mental breakdowns, he started making constructive changes in his life, such as


Nikocado Avocado: Who is He?

Born in Ukraine on May 19, 1992, Nicholas Perry, better known online as Nikocado Avocado, is an American YouTuber. He was adopted as a young boy and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Perry met his husband Orlin Home while residing in New York and trying his luck in the music industry. Following his departure from the music industry, Perry started posting videos on YouTube about his vegan way of life. After learning that his body had negative impacts on veganism in 2016, he quit supporting the lifestyle and entered the K-culture world of mukbangs. Perry became quite popular after posting videos of himself eating enormous amounts of fast food and occasionally acting dramatically. He now has over 7 million subscribers over four platforms.

As mentioned by Nicholas in interviews, he has faced setbacks in his mental and physical health. From being diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) in his pre-teen years to facing challenges of obesity with mukbangs and extreme eating trends, Perry stirred concerns among his fans. Soon enough, he went on to lose weight and focus on a healthy lifestyle. Read on to know what unfolded next.


What Caused Nikocado Avocado’s Weight Gain?

Nicholas’ incredibly fatty and fast-food-rich diet is the primary cause of his weight increase. This eating plan is compatible with the mukbang influencer movement. Videos in this genre are podcasts in which an individual consumes a large amount of food while recording ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) sounds, such as chewing, slurping, and unpacking. Even while these incidents receive a lot of attention, the creator’s health is typically negatively impacted by them.

For years, Nicholas consumed fast and junk food for the sake of his channel. The high cholesterol and fat menu with a lack of workouts, made Perry gain weight (1). These items included Korean noodles, burgers, pizzas, fries, crispy chicken, steaks, and desserts. The range extended to all sorts of international meals too. Before embarking on his weight loss journey, Perry weighed approximately 320 pounds.

How Did Nikocado Avocado Lose Weight Loss?

Nicholas pulled an entire 180° after his fans raised concerns for his health. The way he gained immense weight and found himself struggling with daily chores was very alarming and called for action. On March, 23, he posted a vlog on his YouTube, stating that he had lost 89 pounds. Perry did not go overboard with broadcasting his weight loss secrets; however, he mentioned that he did not necessarily count his calories as he does not believe in maintaining a record of everything that he ate throughout the day. His diet comprised fried rice and potatoes. Perry also credited going on walks as a contributing factor in his weight loss. The fans and followers were quick to notice the changes in his body and went on to fully support and cheer him. Most of the time, Nicholas is munching on packed snacks called takis. The fans also noticed how Perry paired his chips with vegan and cholesterol-free dips.

Only after a month of announcing that he is invested in striving for a healthy life, in April, he posted yet another video talking about how he again gained 30 pounds — he was seen crying and sobbing in the video. Fortunately, his audiences kept on motivating him to lose weight and ditch his binging, as he currently weighs 352 pounds. Some of the commenters also went on to praise him for being able to move around freely, since he struggled to even do so.

Here’s How Fans Reacted to Nikocado’s Weight Loss

Even though Nikocado’s plausible weight loss only lasted for a short while, his fans were convinced that Nikocado could achieve success through his continued hard work. His fans noticed Nikocado’s slimmer appearance in his videos and reacted on YouTube and Twitter, cheering on him to get past his setbacks and strive for a healthier life and fit physique.



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