Steve Harvey is a Southern guy and he likes to enjoy the rich delicacies that the region has to offer — including macaroni and cheese. But his new diet means he has to change how he consumes them, and his pain has resulted in laughter from his studio audience.
In between takes on “Family Feud,” Harvey answered a series of rapid-fire questions from the audience. One asked if he enjoyed mac and cheese.
“Hell yeah, who don’t?” the talk show host replied. “But my doctor took me off gluten three weeks ago. Can’t have gluten. I don’t know what gluten is but they need to put it the f–k back in the food. I don’t know what the f–k it is but I think it’s a Latin word that means flavor.
“Tell you right now, you ever had gluten [free] bread? You might as well put that s–t on notebook paper,” he continues to laughter from the audience. “Take yo peanut butter, spread that s–t on some notebook paper and f–king eat it. Had some gluten-free mac and cheese [the] Saturday before last. Tri-fuh-ling!”
Harvey’s jokes about the diet which restricts the consumption of proteins found in wheat, barley, rye and oats, had fans online cracking up just as much as those in the live studio audience.
“hahahahaha GM Steve Harvey u start my day right.”
“😂😂😂😂 leave the gluten in there!”
“See i have to go to sleep and you have me waking the whole house up laughing!! You crazy!!!😂😂😂”
“U are killing me so funny am tired and i cant stop watching u 😂😂😂😂😂”
Harvey may be inducing laughter in fans now, but he’s seriously been diving into various diets and fitness regimens over the years. And he hasn’t exactly enjoyed it.
In 2014, he spoke on “The Meredith Vieira Show” about going on a vegan diet.
“I’m counting the days ’til this is over,” he said. “I hate this. This ain’t gon’ make it. I thought I’d give it a shot. I’m detoxing, I was doing the vegan diet and I’m in the raw section — where all your food has to be raw — right now. And I’m going to eat something really soon that I have killed. I ain’t into this vegan mess. Y’all can have this here back as soon as Sept. 28 gets here it’s over. That’ll be 28 days.”
He added that despite the idea that going vegan makes your mind clearer, for him, “every time somebody walk by with a plate, I want it.”