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Is Mukbang Healthy?

Jason Park
Published by: Jason Park
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No, mukbang is not healthy because you eat huge amounts of fast food in one sitting. Eating more calories than you can take will always be bad for your health because it can lead to obesity and other related health problems.

People choose to eat unhealthy food, not only in mukbang but also in any fast food restaurant or at home. This is where the problem starts.

You are responsible for what you eat, so make sure to eat in moderation and be active as much as you can.

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

Do Mukbangers Enjoy Food?

Yes, they do enjoy food, like many other fast food lovers. They just get to eat a lot more of it and they get to be in front of the camera doing what they love; eating.

It is not always about the food itself but also about enjoying your meal or snack with friends or by yourself while getting millions of viewers on your screen enjoying it too.

Another plus is that many mukbangers earn a lot from creating those types of videos. Some mukbangers can make up to $50,000 a month and that’s a lot of food.

Generally speaking, mukbangers enjoy what they do and they do it very well too. If you want to be a mukbanger, then make sure to enjoy the progress.

It’s not easy to become an internet star, so if you do not enjoy what you do, then you should try something else.

We’ve noticed that most YouTubers only create videos and don’t do anything else.

If you could be making $50,000 a month then of course you would be enjoying your work. But keep in mind that you have to be very careful about your health.

Remember that these people are eating huge amounts of food in front of the camera, so they have to do some exercise too.

The Pros and Cons a Mukbang You

Many mukbang YouTubers have a good amount of subscribers and viewers. Basically, they have a lot more fans than the average YouTuber, so that’s a plus. However, their health might be suffering.

The pros and cons of mukbang for youtube are similar to the pros and cons of any type of food.

Mukbang pros:

  • Food is pleasurable to eat, even when you are in front of a webcam.
  • Can make money from it if you have the right amount of subscribers and viewers.
  • You can have a lot of fun sharing the mukbang experience with your viewers.

Mukbang cons:

  • You have to watch what you eat and make sure not to eat unhealthy all the time.
  • You might gain some weight if you don’t exercise and watch what you eat.
  • You might get addicted to it which is not good for your health.
  • There are some people who do not like mukbang and find it disgusting.

Side Effects of Mukbangs

There will always be side effects when you eat too much in one sitting and this is the same when it comes to mukbangs. Most of them will suggest you eat in moderation and make sure to exercise a couple of times a week.

If you don’t do some exercise and eat more than you can chew, then you might get obese which will lead to other problems. This is why you have to be very careful when it comes to mukbang.

Some side effects of overeating could be:

  • Being obese
  • Feeling sick after you are done eating.
  • Not being able to control the amount of food that you eat
  • Getting some heart problems
  • Feeling really tired after a mukbang session.
  • Getting a headache which some people say is due to the smell of the food.

As you can see it’s not as easy as it seems. If you want to start creating mukbang videos, then make sure to eat healthily and watch how much food you eat.


All in all, mukbang is very interesting. Some people can make up to $50,000 a month doing this type of video.

You have to be careful though, and watch what you eat and know your limits. Also, make sure to exercise every once in a while if you want to keep your health in check.

Remember that these YouTubers have a lot of subscribers which means that they have a good amount of money being made from this types of videos.

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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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