I’ve got a podcast interview coming up in less than an hour, so time is short tonight, but I wanted to share this:
A personal trainer is making himself obese – on purpose. (And to think most obese people sort of stumble into it … sheesh.) As an online article explains:
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.
I admire Mr. Manning for making the effort to understand what his clients go through, but I’m not sure making himself fat for six months will do the trick. He may, unlike many of his clients, still lose weight easily once the experiment is over. It’ll be interesting to see if there are any follow-up stories once he starts trying to shed the pounds. Maybe Jimmy Moore can get him to talk about it on a future podcast.
The most interesting part to me, of course, is how Mr. Manning is making himself fat. Here’s what he had to say:
To some extent, all of these foods that I’m eating (sugary cereals, granola bars, juices, white breads, white pastas, sodas, crackers, chips, frozen dinners, mac n cheese, etc.) taste delicious. But then I feel like crap later on and I get hungry again and crave those same foods.
What, no bacon? No sausage? No cream? Replace the sodas with 1% chocolate milk, and the diet that put 70 pounds on this guy could pass for the lunch menu at your local public school.
I wonder if Michelle Obama and the other obesity experts are following this story …
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