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Episode 73: Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty with Drew Manning

podcast Nov 24, 2020

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Listeners can find Drew Manning at his website https://fit2fat2fit.com/, and on all social media platforms @fit2fat2fit.

    

Drew Manning is a well known Keto coach, physical trainer, and NY Times Best Selling Author of the book Fit2Fat2Fit.  Best known for his Fit2Fat2Fit experiment that went viral as he documented his 75 pound weight gain and weight loss journey back in 2011. He’s been featured on TV shows such as Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The View and more. His experiment has become a hit TV show, called Fit to Fat to Fit, airing on A&E & Lifetime.

Drew is someone who takes fitness and health very seriously and shares compassion with people who struggle with losing weight. He believes empathy is something that's missing from the fitness industry because not everyone understands how hard it can be. Empathy bridges the gap and is key to understanding why some people struggle with transformation.

He’s back in the spotlight with a new challenge he is calling Fit2Fat2Forty! He will be purposely gaining weight AGAIN, while following select “fad” diets and doing them wrong and then losing the pounds by doing them right, all just in time for his 40th birthday in December 2020.  

In this episode, we take a deep dive into Drew’s second fit2fat2fit journey, the importance of practicing mindfulness, how your diet affects your sex drive, sleep and more!

Top Takeaways:

  • Pitfalls of doing the ‘dirty’ diet versions of diets like keto, vegetarian, vegan, and paleo
  • Possible long term impacts of yo-yo dieting 
  • How your diet affects you physically, emotionally, and mentally
  • How your lifestyle affects you sexually

Today’s Questions:

  • Do you think your message is negative at all? Weight and food are a mental game for a lot of people. So just wondering if you think it is the right message?
  • What are you eating?
  • What is your calorie intake compared to what it was before?
  • How many pounds have you been gaining on average per week?
  • Are you gaining weight faster this time around? And if so, would you attribute that to being older?
  • Are you concerned the gain and subsequent loss is doing longer term damage?
  • Have you noticed anything specifically that's been glaring in your blood work since you’ve started?
  • What are some of the things that you've noticed with sleep and mental clarity?
  • What exercise are you doing and how does it compare to your usual routine?
  • Do you have a training and diet strategy for dropping the weight? Will you use keto?
  • Have you stopped doing meditation?
  • Has the way that you're eating now and the fat gain, affected your sex drive at all?
  • Are you at a point where it's exhausting to be eating this much?
  • What's your favorite food that you've been eating? 

Show Notes:

  • [0:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel gives a brief bio of guest Drew Manning @fit2fat2fit to the listeners! Episode 19: Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing
  • [1:00] A little bit about Fit 2 Fat 2 Forty and the idea around empathy
  • [3:00] If you’re enjoying the show the best way to share it is to take a screenshot and tag @rachelgregory.cns on instagram and leave a review on itunes! 
  • [3:30] Rachel introduces guest Drew Manning @fit2fat2fit to the listeners! Episode 19: Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs, Keto & CrossFit, Training For 100-Mile Race with Drew Manning
  • [4:00] Drew gives a breakdown of his first fit2fat2fit experiment and journey 
  • [5:00] Complete Keto
  • [5:30] What it was like crossing the finish line after a 100 Mile Race
  • [7:30] Operation Underground Railroad
  • [8:00] Drew chats about his second fit2fat2fit journey known as fit2fat2forty in hopes to raise awareness of the importance of empathy 
  • [9:30] Question: Do you think your message is negative at all? Weight and food are a mental game for a lot of people. So just wondering if you think it is the right message?
  • [13:00] Question: What are you eating?
  • [15:30] Question: What is your calorie intake compared to what it was before?
  • [17:30] Question: How many pounds have you been gaining on average per week?
  • [18:30] Question: Are you gaining weight faster this time around? And if so, would you attribute that to being older?
  • [20:00] Question: Are you concerned the gain and subsequent loss is doing longer term damage?
  • [22:00] Question: Have you noticed anything specifically that's been glaring in your blood work since you’ve started?
  • [23:30] Question: What are some of the things that you've noticed with sleep and mental clarity?
  • [26:30] Question: What exercise are you doing and how does it compare to your usual routine?
  • [27:00] Question: Do you have a training and diet strategy for dropping the weight? Will you use keto?
  • [29:30] Question: Have you stopped doing meditation?
  • [30:30] Question: Has the way that you're eating now and the fat gain, affected your sex drive at all?
  • [33:00] Question: Are you at a point where it's exhausting to be eating this much? 
  • [34:30] Question: What's your favorite food that you've been eating?
  • [36:30] Question: Is there anything that you've recently changed your mind about?
  • [40:00] You can find Drew on his website https://fit2fat2fit.com/ and on all social media platforms @fit2fat2fit
  • [40:30] If you’re enjoying the show the best way to share it is to take a screenshot and tag @rachelgregory.cns on instagram and leave a review on itunes!  

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Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami.

Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).

    

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