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Why a personal trainer is making himself obese… on purpose
Healthy Living via Yahoo ^ | October 18, 2011 | FatFighterTV

Posted on 10/18/2011 4:01:28 PM PDT by Maceman

Normally, I share weight loss success stories - WooHoos!, as they’re known at FatFighterTV. But today, I want to tell you about the opposite – a fit guy who is deliberately making himself fat.

Since May, Drew Manning has gained about 70 pounds on purpose. And he’s not done yet.

Drew is a personal trainer and has always been the “fit guy.” He’s now on a journey he calls Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit where he spends six months (he has about 4 weeks left) eating unhealthy food and not exercising, then he will take six more months to get fit again. Why? To experience for himself what it’s like to be overweight, how tough it is to lose weight, and ultimately show others how to get fit. But this is sooo extreme! And I hate that Drew is deliberately making himself unhealthy. I asked him all about it…

FatFighterTV: As someone who has always been fit, how can you stand doing this to yourself?

Drew Manning: It’s been very tough physically, mentally and emotionally to let myself go like this. The first couple of months were the hardest. I felt like I was going through withdrawals, just like any other addiction. I was jealous seeing people running, going to the gym, and being in shape.

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1 posted on 10/18/2011 4:01:32 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Maceman

Guys is a damned idiot.

Fit Fat Fit fat, it’ hard on the heart and just plain stupid.

My brother was fat and then thin and fat again then fin. last time he had a heart attack and died. Ging up and down is bad for you.


2 posted on 10/18/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Maceman

I couldn’t gain 70lbs if I tried.


3 posted on 10/18/2011 4:06:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Maceman

I think healthy is somewhere between those pictures.


4 posted on 10/18/2011 4:09:41 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah you could. Quit your job and start smoking pot.


5 posted on 10/18/2011 4:11:17 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Maceman

Looks like Ben Stiller in DODGEBALL.


6 posted on 10/18/2011 4:11:36 PM PDT by Argus
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah you could. Quit your job and start smoking pot.


7 posted on 10/18/2011 4:13:59 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Maceman

I wouldn’t want the result, but I can tell you the process:

Pizza, beer, and naps!

(If you want to look like Homer Simpson, and he does, you need to live like Homer Simpson).


8 posted on 10/18/2011 4:14:14 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Maceman

I actually find this fascinating.

I would never do it, but perhaps it can be motivator for someone struggling with their weight and eating.


9 posted on 10/18/2011 4:14:26 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: cripplecreek

My stomach will only hold a certain amount of food. Overeating is physically painful for me. Excess calories give me diarrhea. Sugary stuff doesn’t appeal to me, except for Almond Joy candy bars.


10 posted on 10/18/2011 4:20:45 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Maceman

I’m the guy on the left (LOL).


11 posted on 10/18/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: Judith Anne

I can eat pretty much anything I want without gaining weight.


12 posted on 10/18/2011 4:22:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Maceman

He’s going to learn a big lesson - which is that it’s MUCH, MUCH, easier to gain the weight back, once it has been on you. If he thinks for a minute that he will EVER be able to go back to his eating lifestyle after this stunt, and not blimp out, he is sadly mistaken.

And no exercise has little effect on weight loss...80%, at least, is simply the amount of calories consumed and whether your body can find a place for them - and he now has lots and lots of places.


13 posted on 10/18/2011 4:24:47 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

This man is crazy. I’m a personal fitness trainer, too, and I think this guy’s certification should be pulled!!! If he actually even has one.


14 posted on 10/18/2011 4:33:17 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: BobL

This man is crazy. I’m a personal fitness trainer, too, and I think this guy’s certification should be pulled!!! If he actually even has one.


15 posted on 10/18/2011 4:33:31 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: BobL

He may also learn a lesson about stretch marks, suborn fat that is hard to get rid of and excess skin. Every extra pound he gains now puts him one step closer to a tummy tuck if he wants to have six pack abs again.


16 posted on 10/18/2011 4:35:14 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedys float, Mary Jos don't)
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To: BobL
And no exercise has little effect on weight loss...80%, at least, is simply the amount of calories consumed and whether your body can find a place for them - and he now has lots and lots of places.

Calories consumed vs calories burned, and the latter is where exercise is a big factor. But I agree, once the body blubs out the tendency for it to blub out again is much greater.

17 posted on 10/18/2011 4:36:28 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: HerrBlucher

“Calories consumed vs calories burned, and the latter is where exercise is a big factor. “

Yea, burning calories does help (of course). But it’s very difficult to burn calories at anything but a small fraction of what you burn just from metabolism. So if you run 10 miles a day, you will definitely burn significantly more calories. But if you walk 3 miles, not nearly as much. That’s why a lot of people that work very hard are also way overweight.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 4:48:20 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

Agreed. You really have to do a LOT of exercise to make a dent, the three 20 minute sessions recommended are nearly useless for weight loss, but they do make you feel better. One hour per day, minimum, of low to high level aerobics is more like it for weight loss.


19 posted on 10/18/2011 4:53:54 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: BobL

The big problem will be the fat cells yelling “feed me” “feed me” (figuratively speaking, of course). It makes you do that, by secreting several hormones.


20 posted on 10/18/2011 4:57:32 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Maceman
I wish I had this guy's problem.

And there are so many compassionate folks on this thread, as usual on the FR. Jerks.
21 posted on 10/18/2011 5:01:08 PM PDT by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: BobL
I’m the guy on the left (LOL).

And I'm the guy on the right who will never, ever look like the guy on the left.

22 posted on 10/18/2011 5:18:28 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Maceman

I appreciate what he’s doing, and why he’s doing it, but I do think it’s rather bad for the heart. It’s an interesting story, though. I hope I can remember to keep track of it.


23 posted on 10/18/2011 5:55:18 PM PDT by wizardoz
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To: cripplecreek

“I can eat pretty much anything I want without gaining weight.”
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So can I...as long as all of it together will barely fill a teacup every day.


24 posted on 10/18/2011 6:02:55 PM PDT by RipSawyer ("IDIOCRACY" is a documentary of current conditions in America.)
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To: upchuck

“And I’m the guy on the right who will never, ever look like the guy on the left.”

LOL...me too.


25 posted on 10/18/2011 6:11:39 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“The big problem will be the fat cells yelling “feed me” “feed me” (figuratively speaking, of course). It makes you do that, by secreting several hormones.”

Agree...I’ve heard that also. The fat cells deflate, but they are there and they will let that IDIOT know it.


26 posted on 10/18/2011 6:12:35 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: HerrBlucher

“Agreed. You really have to do a LOT of exercise to make a dent, the three 20 minute sessions recommended are nearly useless for weight loss, but they do make you feel better. One hour per day, minimum, of low to high level aerobics is more like it for weight loss.”

Exactly!! I almost think that a lot of these diets use exercise to make you ‘think’ you had a major role in the weight loss...whereas it was nearly all calorie balance.


27 posted on 10/18/2011 6:14:11 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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To: BobL

He is also going to learn just how hard it is to go back to the gym after getting fat and lazy. It takes a lot to get through the first few weeks. After that it gets a little easier but it may take months or even a year or longer before it becomes really enjoyable again.

How do I know? Because I have done it. I have been back in the gym for four and a half years now. At 67 I don’t look like he does in the picture on the left but I am a lot closer to that than the picture on the right which is about how I looked four and a half years ago, I actually was probably worse because I had lost so much muscle weight, I had puny arms and shoulders. It definitely is NOT EASY to go back into training when you are 63 and obese.


28 posted on 10/18/2011 6:17:48 PM PDT by RipSawyer ("IDIOCRACY" is a documentary of current conditions in America.)
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To: cripplecreek

I had to gain half of my body weight when I was pregnant with twins. I can’t tell you how hard that was. It was so painful to eat.


29 posted on 10/18/2011 6:24:31 PM PDT by Trillian
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To: RipSawyer

“How do I know? Because I have done it...”

Nice work...an IMPRESSIVE FReeper.


30 posted on 10/18/2011 7:07:40 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Perry is a vote for Romney)
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