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Does Watching Mukbang Break Your Fast?

Jason Park
Published by: Jason Park
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No, watching a mukbang video won’t break your fast. Keep in mind that watching any sort of food video won’t break your fast. Only when you’re actually eating food, then will it break your fast.

If you’re watching food videos while fasting, there’s not much to worry about. Many people do this all the time because it’s so satisfying to watch other people enjoy food.

The only thing to watch out for is that if you become too involved in watching the videos, then you might end up craving too much while watching. In this case, it would break your fast because you yourself were involved in eating food even though you didn’t eat directly from the plate.

If you want to read more about fasting, then please keep reading on.

Is Watching Mukbang Good for The Diet?

Watching a mukbang video isn’t good or bad for the diet. As long as you’re not eating while watching, you should be fine. Many people that follow a diet every day watch food videos.

I’ve followed many diets myself and in fact, I started following the keto diet after watching countless mukbang videos.

Even when I was on the keto diet, I would still watch mukbang videos because they’re so entertaining.

I think it all depends on what kind of person you are. If you’re the kind of person who can’t control your cravings for food, then I wouldn’t recommend watching mukbang videos because you’ll end up craving all the time.

However, if you don’t mind following your diet or maybe you’re not really on a diet, and you just want to watch some mukbang videos, then I think it’s okay.

One thing you have to keep in mind is that you still have to make a conscious effort not to eat the food.

Many people don’t have the willpower to resist the urge to eat. So if you’re watching mukbang videos and you don’t really have that much control, then you should definitely avoid it.

Does Mukbang Make You Fat?

No, mukbangs won’t make you fat as long as you don’t overeat. People who are into mukbangs, especially the type that eat huge amounts of food throughout their show, also do it just for entertainment and often eat one meal a day.

However, if you do eat more than one meal a day and are creating mukbang videos, it can be very tempting to just keep eating and eating, which can result in weight gain.

If you find yourself gaining weight every time you create a mukbang video, you should consider eating one meal a day and reduce or avoid eating more than one meal a day.

It might be very hard to switch from three meals a day to only one big meal a day, but the results might be worth it.

If you are a mukbang lover and don’t want to quit eating all those delicious, fatty foods, we recommend you start working out and make sure to eat healthy.

All in all, mukbangs won’t make you fat.

Do Mukbangers Gain Weight?

Yes, mukbangers do gain weight, but only if they eat all the time. Many mukbangers are not big eaters, so they don’t have trouble losing weight. But if you are someone who likes to eat, then you might find that you shouldn’t create mukbang videos.

Gaining weight for mukbangers is very common, and it happens all the time. Mukbang is a very calorie-dense food, and you have to eat a lot of it to get full.

If you are someone who likes to eat, then you will find yourself gaining weight. Some mukbangers even eat so much that they gain 10 pounds within a few months of starting to make those videos.

While others never gain weight and lose a lot of it.

The reason why some mukbangers gain weight is because they eat too much. If you are someone that can control your eating, it would be hard to gain weight.

So, make sure to track your calorie intake.

Try out some new diets like one meal a day or intermittent fasting. I used to do both of these diets in order to maintain the weight that I have now.

What Is the Point of Mukbang?

The point of mukbang is to entertain the audience. People love watching other people enjoy their food which is why mukbang has become so popular.

They also enjoy watching people eat because it is something that they usually don’t do themselves.

It’s like watching other people enjoy their food while you have to eat by yourself.

Some people believe that the point of mukbang is to get paid, which isn’t wrong, but it’s not the main point.


All in all, watching mukbang videos won’t break your fast if you’re fasting. So you shouldn’t be worried about it, and you can watch as many videos as you like.

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    Jason Park

    Jason has been living in Seoul for over 4 years, and during that time, he has experienced many of the city's hidden stores. He loves to write about his experiences and share them with others. Jason has been quoted and referenced by different major media companies like Mashed, Distractify, ThePrint and TastingTable. In his free time, he likes to watch Korean dramas and learn more about Korean culture.

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