Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose

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Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website, Fit2Fat2Fit.com, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one year in order to better understand the weight-loss struggles of his clients and the online community. Drew embarked on this journey to prove to clients, website followers, and people across the country that it is possible to get back into shape—and his bottomless desire to kindle a new hope for his readers comes through on every ...
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Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website, Fit2Fat2Fit.com, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one year in order to better understand the weight-loss struggles of his clients and the online community. Drew embarked on this journey to prove to clients, website followers, and people across the country that it is possible to get back into shape—and his bottomless desire to kindle a new hope for his readers comes through on every page of Fit2Fat2Fit. With before and after (and after...) photos to that tell their own striking story, and intimate reflections from Drew’s wife Lynn, Fit2Fat2Fit is more than a spectacle or a gimmick; it’s an inspiring story, and sound proof that anyone can reach the level of fitness they desire to make themselves happy.
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Two centuries ago, William Blake wrote that the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. Last year, personal fitness trainer Drew Manning put that strategy and his health to the test. For six months, he gave up his daily workouts and carefully planned meals and began eating with conscientious abandon. By the end of his exhausting experiment, this now out-of-shape blogger had gained 75 pounds. Then came the important test: How could he lose it? He did and the lessons that he learned are priceless—and quite possibly life-saving. A fascinating personal narrative about our national obesity crisis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062194206
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Drew Manning

DREW MANNING is a personal trainer, blogger, and former medical technician. Manning has been featured on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Tonight Show. He lives with his wife, Lynn, and two children just outside Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the author at www.fit2fat2fit.com.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 FIT2FAT

Chapter 1 Expect the Unexpected 1

Chapter 2 Winners vs. Losers and Other Assumptions 7

Chapter 3 No One Said It Would Be Easy 23

Chapter 4 The Ick Factor: A Wife's Perspective 37

Part 2 FAT2FIT

Chapter 5 Cold Turkey 47

Chapter 6 The Gym Membership That Won't Go to Waste 67

Chapter 7 Kicking and Screaming to the Top of the Mountain 91

Chapter 8 The Last 15 Pounds 105

Conclusion It's a Lifestyle, Not a Diet 123

Recipes 136

Meal Plans

The Beginning 150

The Balance 166

The Breakthrough 184

Exercises 201

Workouts 216

Acknowledgments 233

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Fantastic book!!!

    I am inspired!

    For 10 years now the pounds have packed on, I have a history of weight lifting and a good build, but its starting to show... through my denial that is. I have gained about the same amount as Drew, so if he can do, so can I.

    The book is filled with recipes and workouts and most important, its NOT boring! His stories and analogies are enough to help you finish the book in a few days.

    Most important, it is balanced. No 10 minute miracles, and no 3 hour work outs. Eat healthy, work out 45-minutes to an hour, be consistent, change up your workout, and you will see results. I can handle that, in real life.

    Here I go, I am actually going to do this, I am more than ready to be alive again; after a decade of circumstantial depression, disappointments, and personal soul journeying. I just hope my pathetic will comes along for the ride.

    I've already got a gym membership this week, and am almost done with the book. I also got the iPhone app so I can follow up my routine on the go ( the author actually responded to suggestions for the apps user experience too, that was cool).

    a 6 month goal is a doable goal, and a lifestyle change for me is more about getting back to who I used to be.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    I respect the author for risking his health to experience what h

    I respect the author for risking his health to experience what his overweight clients feel like; however, by the end of the book, I felt like he still doesn't get it. I was thin until I had my first child at 28 and over the last 15 years I have struggled with my weight. I am at my heaviest now (170lbs., 5'2") and I have to say that I really did not feel that inspired after reading this book. Mr. Manning does bring up some very good points, but I think that a lot of fitness/weight loss gurus forget abouth the financial aspect of losing weight. I lost weight most successfully when I was on a very expensive meal plan and had a personal trainer. Husband was laid of for about a year and we have been through severe financial issues for the past 4 years, in which time, I have managed to gain about 40lbs. and my husband has also gained 40lbs. We have 2 kids and unfortunately it is much cheaper to eat unhealthy foods than healthly foods. Not all of us can afford to keep our refrigerators stocked with fresh vegetables and fruit and lean meats. And not all of us could deal with drinking a Spinach Shake every morning for breakfast. I also found his wife's comments to be very negative to anyone that has struggled with their weight.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

    An excellent book for tips on Healthy eating(not dieting) and exercise.

    I highly recommend this book. It makes you want to get off your butt and fight for your health for yourself and loved ones. But in a very easy, simple, and effective way. It inspires you to make the right choices instead of feeling restrictive like some other health books. I have read a couple of similar books like Jack Lalane's Live Longer and Alexandra Jamieson's the Great American Detox that are about life style changes. But I like Drew Manning's best because it's much more easier to follow. And it provides basic but healthy recipes with ingredients that can be found in any grocery store and has good descriptions and photos of exercises.
    On top of all that it is a great personal story that many can relate to. I was excited and intrigued to follow Drew's story when I first came across his Fit2fat2fit plan on Yaho and have been following since then.
    You will not regret getting this book.
    And the spinach shake is awesome :)

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    This book does motivate me to want to eat better and exercise mo

    This book does motivate me to want to eat better and exercise more, but the author is extremely sexist. I'm not a gung-ho feminist, but I got tired of listening to his male stereotypes. He says, "Sports. For males, it's the great bridge, THE ONE SUBJECT THAT NEVER FAILS when conversation wanes." He uses gender biased language when describing people at the gym who don't know what they're doing, saying that SHE is the person on the treadmill gripping the sides because SHE is running too fast for HER current level, but HE is using dumbbells to perform bicep curls. It gets old really fast to read about hasty generalizations from the very beginning.
    But I will say that it is worth the read. As a motivational tool, it has recipes that are actually pretty decent and you can get through the entire book in about a day.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 28, 2013

    The emotion I felt while reading this book was frustrated.. It's

    The emotion I felt while reading this book was frustrated.. It's like a millionaire giving you advice on how it feels to be poor. I'm sure his intentions in gaining weight to see how a fat person feels, were well intended but there's no way, that a person who purposely gained weight for 6 months by forcing himself to eat unhealthy, with his obsessive compulsive, control methods, could possibly understand a person who has struggled with weight and shame their whole life. Then he loses it all in 6 months, that he exactly calculated. How many of us overweight people can say that we are going to lose an exact amount, in an exact time and do it? I started reading the book expecting the best but the further I got along, the more annoyed I got at this sexist, obsessive, A-personality, control freak author. He mentions his brand FIT2FAT2FIT every other sentence, which gets boring. I think that the only type of person that this book could inspire, is someone who has been fit their whole life and accidentally gained 10 or 20 pounds and probably male because being a woman, his comments got on my nerves. I've read hundreds of fitness book and never have I gotten mad at the writer, like I did with this book.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Highly, Highly, Highly Recommend

    I saw this book/blog on an ACE Fitness Facebook post. The story intrigued me as I'm sure it would most in the Fitness Industry. I found his journey to be honest, insightful, and provided me with so many ideas on how to become a better trainer for my clients. Read it twice!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    Not worth the money

    I read the first two and a half chapters in the preview and got hooked on the emotional journey that seemed to be coming. Boy, was I let down. The second half of the book was a cop out. I'm kind of pissed I just spent $15 on this book.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Not worth your time or money!

    This book was less than mediocre - both in writing and in insights. It's nothing more than a story of a man who gained weight and then lost it. Being someone who has struggled with losing weight, I felt his observations and "lessons" were shallow at best, degrading at worst. For example, he often talks about how gaining weight was so much more than the experience with the physical body yet he never qualifies it by giving insight into how that was dealt with. On top of that, he constantly preaches about how to get healthy and that as soon as you do that specific thing, you will start to see the weight drop off. This is unhelpful and frankly, untrue for most. The book hit a low for me when he is giving an example about a friend who wasn't overweight but wanted to gain muscle yet wouldn't go to the gym to work out. The author talks about how he had seen overweight clients struggle with going to the gym for everyone to see and judge and makes the statement, "but he [the guy who wanted to build muscle] had nothing to be embarrassed about." I was shocked and felt he was implying that overweight people should feel embarrassed simply because they are overweight. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    I recommend it highly

    I am using it as a resource book. I haven't finished reading it yet, but it has some very
    helpful information in it for the person trying to lose weight.
    Ann Speedy

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Ok

    Let me just tell you people that you not only have to eat right but also you have to exersize. You cant just have one or the other!hope this book helps you good luck!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2012

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    Enlightening

    Wow - this fitness trainer couldn't relate to his overweight, unmotivated clients, so he eats junk and doesn't exercise for 6 months. Then the next 6 months he works his way back to health. What a journey - both physically and mentally.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Emma

    DONT LEAVE!

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    20 pounds in one month

    I got this book a while back. We are doing a weight loss competition at work so I decided to give the meal plans a try. I have so far lost 20 pounds. I plan to continue with the meal plans and start working out soon. While this adventure did cause some grief for the author and his family. I want to say thank you. It was nice to see and hear things from the perspective you can only gain when you are fat and trying to lose weight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    Ok

    It is an ok book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Ryan

    Thanks.

    0 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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