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4 Healthy Travel Tips

  As a fitness professional I have to do a fair amount of traveling for speaking engagements and fitness conferences. I’m not the only one; many of my clients travel a fair amount too and say that traveling puts a wrench in being he...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation - Nick

Everyone meet Nick: Here is Nick's amazing transformation story: So this is me, in December 2002.  This was my heaviest weight of 290 pounds.  I had some serious food addictions that started in my early childhood ye...
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Healthy (and not so healthy) Memorial Day Recipes

My wife and I collaborated on a Memorial Day spread sure to please anyone! Holidays are often cheat/treat meals for us, but we also like to healthify (a non-existent word my wife uses to explain taking an unhealthy food and making it healthier) a ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation Story

Everyone meet Chris from New York: Here is Chris's amazing transformation story:  Well let's see where do I start? On my birthday December 04, 2011, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes due to obesity. It was my 30th birt...
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Why you SHOULD eat a Cadbury Cream Egg

I know what you’re thinking… I’m tricking you. But really, I want to share with you my justification for eating a large Cadbury Cream Egg this Easter Sunday. This post is really to show you how we are often mislead on what i...
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Lose Weight & Win Prizes: Set up a private 30-day Challenge for your Friends, Co-Workers and/or Family Members!

Whether your goal is to become healthier, lose weight, tone up, get ready for swimsuit season or train for a race we all need the same thing....motivation and accountability (along with the tools on how to reach your goals)!  Lynn (my wif...
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5 Small Nutritional Tips That Pay Big Dividends (PART 5 of 5)

This is part 5 in a 5-series nutritional blog post.  If you've missed the earlier 4 posts, here's the links to them: Part 1 - Good Fats vs. Bad Fats Part 2 - Quality of Meats Part 3 - Refined Sugars Part...
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How Your Hormone Imbalance Could be your Biggest Roadblock

This blog is written by my wife and was orginially posted on her blog. I felt this needed a broader audience since it seems to affect so many women. It's harder for women to lose weight...period...end of story. This is a women's blog, ...
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5 Small Nutritional Tips That Pay Big Dividends (PART 4 of 5)

This is part 4 in a 5-series nutritional blog post.  If you've missed the earlier 3 posts, here's the links to them: Part 1 - Good Fats vs. Bad Fats Part 2 - Quality of Meats Part 3 - Refined Sugars 4. WHY CARBS ARE OU...
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5 Small Nutritional Tips That Pay Big Dividends (PART 3 of 5)

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of this 5-series blog post, here are the links to those: PART 1 and PART 2 3. EAT LESS REFINED SUGARS This might seem like a no brainer to some people, but we don't always understand how much added sugar...
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5 Small Nutritional Tips That Pay Big Dividends (PART 2 of 5)

This is tip #2 of 5.  If you haven’t read Tip #1 yet go back and read that one first. In this 5 part blog series I want to share how you can change one thing at a time and how even smaller ripples can create big waves in regards to your...
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5 Small Nutritional Tips That Pay Big Dividends (PART 1 of 5)

  This will be part of a 5-blog series of small nutritional tips that will pay big dividends on your health.  I'm only posting 1 at a time so I don't bore you to death with a long drawn out blog post.  We won't get i...
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Supplements - To Take or Not To Take

Supplements You know supplements are mainstream when you can buy almost every type of supplement at WalMart, from protein to Testosterone Boosters.  The question is are they really helpful?  This post is just my two cents on...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet John: HERE IS JOHN'S STORY: You never realize you have a problem until it’s past the point of being evident to everyone around you. I think back to where the weight gain started, and I can pinpoint it. Managing...
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Killing Me Softly: The dangers of common foods

Did you know that every day parents are slowly killing their children and even themselves simply by packing a lunch? It’s a horrifying thought, isn’t it? Unfortunately, it is absolutely true. Most of us have packed a lunch or snack...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Jennifer: Here is Jennifer's amazing success story: Growing up I had 3 siblings; an older brother and sister and a younger brother. They were all skinny bean poles growing up and then there was me. For as far back as...
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How to Start a New Fitness Plan Safely and Effectively

Starting a new fitness regime can be overwhelming. Where do I start? What is the best method? How can I succeed long-term? This post is for those that want a guide on how to get started safely and effectively with 5 easy to apply steps. Lets f...
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NBC's The Biggest Loser Season 15 Contestant Rachel: Healthy Weight Loss vs. Unhealthy Weight Loss

I've had quite a few different people ask my opinion, as a personal trainer, of what I thought of NBC's The Biggest Loser finale last night and specifically what I thought about Rachel's weight loss.  For some reason, we all look ...
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Personal Training and Skype Fitness Coaching

Through the past year one of the most common questions I've received is, "So how has this made you a better trainer?" As many of you know from following my entire journey one of the main reasons I decided to do this was to better rel...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Austin from Eagle Mountain, UT: Here is Austin's story: In August of 2011 I went home after playing basketball on a Saturday morning. As I was getting out of the shower I decided to weigh myself for whatever reason. ...
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Win Money Losing Weight in our January Dietbet Competition

My wife and I heard about an interesting concept called “social dieting”. A company, called dietbetter.com, created a platform where people can compete to lose weight in a fun, friendly, and competitive (in a good-get your butt moving ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Matt from Chicago: Here is Matt's amazing transformation story:       Guess what day it is? No, it's not hump day. It's day 182 of 183 of my fat2fit journey.  Six months ago I em...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Emma from Australia: Here is Emma's amazing transformation story: At my wedding in 2004, I was a size 12 (Australian sizing) weighing around 70kgs. I had a 2 year old and had always been fit and health...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Ray Kelly: Spotlight Story - Introduction I first met Ray Kelly at an executive networking event in Scottsdale, Arizona in April 2013. We hit it off right away; he’s a really positive guy and people are drawn to h...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Cindi from Utah: Here is Cindi's amazing story: I started training with Drew a year and one week ago.   Drew was kind enough to ask me what time slot I would like and I said ideally my 1st choice would be 5...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet David from Seattle, WA: Here is David's amazing true short story (For the FULL story go visit his blog - http://lifehug.com/2013/10/why-i-lost-it/) When people find out about my weight loss history, I’m always ...
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Win Money By Losing Weight with the Fit2Fat2Fit Dietbet Challenge

My wife and I heard about an interesting concept called “social dieting”. A company, called dietbet.com, created a platform where people can compete to lose weight in a fun, friendly, and competitive (in a good-get your butt moving sor...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Kelsey from San Diego, CA: Here is Kelsey's story: My name is Kelsey Engler and I am from San Diego, CA and I wanted to personally thank you and your wife for all the encouragement you gave me the past 6 months. ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Domenico from Italy: Here is Domenico's story: First thing I'm sorry for my english, I'm italian man and I'm 31 years old. 10 years ago I was an athlete of a good standard, then not finding work I opened...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Miroslav from Ireland: Here is Miroslav's story: My name is Miroslav. I'm 27 years old and a student of Accounting and Finance, and living in Ireland. I started to follow your site on Facebook since February 2013...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Isabella from Denmark: Here is Isabella's Story: Okay, I’ll try to tell my story.. I apologize for my english, I’m from Denmark so it’s a bit difficult! It all started last year in November....
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Joey: Here is Joey's Story: Where to start is the hardest part of my story. All through high school I was a skinny guy and I could eat whatever I wanted. I played soccer and was very active. Nothing could make me fat...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Stephen: Here is Stephen's story: During my High School years I was really fit, I played on the High School Basketball team and life was great.  Over the years I gradually gained more and more weight as fast foo...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Justin from Utah:   Here is Justin's Story: My whole life I've always been a big kid. In high school my nickname was "obese". At first I thought it was cool because I actually had a nickname, ...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation Story

Everyone meet Rowson from New York: Here is Rowson's Story: My Fat2fit journey was an “unexpected” and adventurous journey. In May 2011, I obtained my bachelor’s degree and thought this was the highlight of my li...
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What You Need To Know About Lean Body Mass

I've had a lot of questions sent in about lean body mass since we started our new journey at Fit2Mass.com   Here is a chart that may help:
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation Story: George's 1 Year Update

  If you’re skinny then quit reading this and go eat something.  If you’re fat then put that cookie down and pay attention!  As you can see, I’m not skinny and I have not yet seen any washboard abs (in the...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Team Drew member Kurtis: Here is Kurtis's story: My brief synopsis is that a friend of mine had started following your program & had lost about 40 pounds. At that time he had not started doing a whole lot of exer...
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Our New Fit2Mass Journey- Build Lean Muscle, Tone Your Body, and Lose Fat!

We'll be starting Fit2MASS on April 8, 2013. Get signed up now to get ready for this 12-week, lean mass gaining journey for men and women. Here are a few details about it: It will be twelve weeks long Lynn will be doing it with m...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Dov from Israel: Here is Dov's story: I was never a 'fat' guy per Se, but as the years went on I started putting on a bit of extra weight. Lots of changes to my life assisted in the weight gain (changing...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation - My Brother in Law Mentioned in My Book

Many of you may remember my brother-in-law James. I mention him in my book as he was part of the reason I decided to start this journey. James and his wife Kristin are both working hard to lose weight and become healthier. Kristin's journey is...
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To Drink (Alcohol)...or Not to Drink? That is the Question.

My good friends would tell you that I’m a heavy drinker….of spinach shakes.   But when it comes to alcohol I avoid it like I do Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And good thing too, it’s just as many calories. It’s in respo...
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Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Successfully Overcome It!

Self-Sabotage: Six Steps to Successfully Overcome It! By: Lynn and Drew Manning I wrote an article last week about why our friends (or family) sometimes sabotage our efforts to become healthier and lose weight. The blog post included tips ...
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Healthy Super Bowl Recipes: That Actually TASTE Good!

Super Bowl Sunday....a day traditionally known for football, beer, pizza, wings, chips, salsa, and anything else deep-fried.  But many of you have made a healthier lifestyle change or want to actually feel "good" when your team wins...
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What Supplements Women Need....And Why

This blog post was written on my wife's site. Great article not only for women, but also pertains to men. Written by: Lynn Manning (Sources for article below post) When asking what topic you all would like me to blog about this week I ...
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Nutrition and Exercise During Pregnancy

For those that haven't seen or heard my wife, Lynn, has created a section just for women: women.fit2fat2fit.com One of the rules of the section is "No Boys Allowed"! So I feel like a rebel even writing this post when I'm not supp...
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Holiday Blues and Pounds

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is over. Many of us have gone to countless holiday parties and consumed far too many holiday treats and candy- possibly a bit too much eggnog? Many of my followers and clients will start talking ab...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Corey: Here is Corey's story: I am a 31 year old who had been in pretty good shape until I graduated college.  I used to work out, but not as much as I loved to eat and drink.  To make matters worse, I went...
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DO SOMETHING!

When the year comes to a close you can’t help but reflect upon what you've learned from that year (good or bad). For me, it’s also a time to set goals for what I hope to accomplish the next year. This year has been a whirlwind! I f...
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Win Money Losing Weight During our Fit2Fat2Fit New Year's Resolution Challenge

My wife and I heard about an interesting concept called “social dieting”. A company, called dietbet.com, created a platform where people can compete to lose weight in a fun, friendly, and competitive (in a good-get your butt moving sor...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet David: Here is David's Story: It was April 2, 2008. I weighed about 385 pounds, I had one pair shorts that sort of fit and a shirt that sort of fit. I have been holed up for two years after giving away my business an...
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New Section on Site Just for Women

Written by my wife, Lynn Manning: Many of you know me or have gotten to know me through the site, blog posts I’ve written, interviews, and/or my chapter in our book. I am NOT a health-nut like my husband, but I AM passionate about women&...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Andy: Here is Andy's story: I've heard from a lot of people throughout most of my life, they would say "Your not fat, just a little big".  My mom, wife, friends, in-laws, etc.  The family was ...
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Combating Winter Weight Gain

There are many weight-loss myths that abound in the fitness world.  They range from “Crunches get rid of belly fat” to “I need to focus on cardio to lose weight” to my favorite, “If I’m a girl and lift weig...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Meet Lorenzo from Houston, TX: March 10, 2012 - 261 lbs        November 28, 2012 - 167 lbs Here is Lorenzo's amazing story: I am 16 years old and one of Drew...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Lorenzo from Houston, TX: March 2012 - 261 lbs        November 2012 - 167 lbs Here is Lorenzo's story: I am 16 years old and one of Drew's ...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

BEFORE: 280 lbs / 40 pants AFTER: 198 lbs / 32 pants Here is Jason's Story: Currently I'm 32, living in New Hampshire, working for my family's company. For pretty much the entirety of my l...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Carles from Spain:   Here is Carles' story: It’s been one year since I first met Drew through the net and now I’d like to thank him and share my progress with you all. These months changed my lif...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Russ from Pittsgrove, NJ: When I got married 9 years ago, I weighed 175 pounds, lifted weights and was in pretty good overall shape. Of course, like most men, after the wedding was over I got comfortable and figured... '...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

Everyone meet Matt from Illinois: Here is Matt's story: Through school I was a little bigger than some of my other friends.  I played baseball and football growing up and could run sprints pretty fast.  Since basketball ...
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FIT2FAT2FIT Health & Fitness Workshop - 12/8/12 Sandy, UTAH

FIT2FAT2FIT HEALTH & FITNESS WORKSHOP WHEN: DECEMBER 8TH 9 A.M. TO 4 PM WHERE: HYATT HOTEL 9685 South Monroe Street, Sandy, UT 84070 GAIN THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS YOU NEED TO JUMPSTART YOUR JOURNEY 2 FIT! TOPICS TO BE CO...
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Cancer & One Leg Workouts

I just received this email from a follower, Wyatt Dannel, and couldn't help but blog about his incredible journey of developing cancer and having to lose a leg all the while being young, married with 3 kids, and currently going to USC for Dent...
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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia vs. Training for the Ironman World Championships?

10 years ago, I was a fat-ass.  Seems harsh, but to me the first step to fixing the problem for me was admitting it.  I worked in a sedentary job, and had totally given up on exercise. I had sleep apnea (surgery), really high blood ...
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Amazing #TEAMDREW Transformation

This is a 6 month update for Mike on his lifestyle change! Everyone meet Mike from Austin, TX: Here's a few words from Mike: I hope you had a great summer & it's so awesome seeing that fit2fat2fit has grown & that ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Erin and Brandon Bender from Tooele, Utah: Here is Brandon and Erin's story: We have been following Fit2Fat2Fit since pretty much the beginning, but actually didn’t start our own journey until March. We have be...
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FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE JAYNES!

For those that want to follow the Jaynes "2 Fit" here are some helpful details to know where to start:  Jenny:  - Jenny started the 2Fit program on Saturday August 25, 2012, which = Day 1 for her  - Jenny will ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Bjorn from Sweden: Here is Bjorn's story: When I started on my journey from fat to fit, I had already been hitting the gym regularly (3-5 times a week) for about 5 years. When I started out all those years ago, my go...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Kevin from Fort Worth, TX: BEORE: 289 lbs                             ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone Meet Gid Mayfield:                 BEFORE: 233 lbs                  &...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Socrates: Here is Socrates' story: So i have always been a skinny dude with "moobies" aka man boobs (a gift i inherited from my dad), but skinny nonetheless. So in 1998, after  a  break-up with my...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Erin: Here is Erin's story: After getting hurt in the military with 13 hip and feet fractures I become extremely depressed and turned to food for comfort. I felt trapped in a body that could no longer do what I wante...
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Want to Be the Family Trained for Drew's New Journey?

Alright everyone, I'm sure by now you have heard about the next journey I'm undertaking. No, I'm not doing another Fit2Fat2Fit.  The votes are in and the majority have decided you want to see me take an overweight family and help ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Jermaine from Chicago, IL: Here is Jermaine's story: I'm Jermaine Terrell and I'm 28 years old and 5'8. When I started this journey with Drew I weighed in at 275lbs, I'm now down to 190lbs. I hav...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Aaron from Kansas City, Missouri: Measurements   Jan 7, 2012 Jul 1, 2012 Difference Units ...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Jared:   Here is Jared's story: "I feel like I know you on a first name basis as I have been following your story since about January. I think the journey you are on is courageous and the inspiration yo...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Allan DeLeon from Saudi Arabia: Here is Allan's story: I'm Allan De Leon a Filipino working here in Saudi Arabia . For the past 14 years working in Saudi Arabia my weight gains constantly.  Now I'm 14 ye...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Chris: SEPTEMBER 2011 - 250 lbs MARCH 2012 - 173 lbs Here is Chris's story:      My name is Chris I am 26 years old. In September 201...
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Why Fit2Fat2Fit Supplements?

I'm sure many of you have noticed these supplements on the website: Yes, these are our supplements (Lynn and I) that we formulated with a world renowned formulator here in Utah, Tracy K. Gibbs, PH.D. I feel privileged that I could act...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Kelly Dugas from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana :   Here is Kelly's story: Where do I begin? I have battled my weight for most of my life. I was chubby as a kid and got into weight lifting in my teenage years. I l...
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"Just Give Me a Mountain Dew please!" - Overcoming Cravings

By now, you've probably heard me talk about how it's not just about the physical things (meal plans and exercises) when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off.  It's more about the mental and emotional challenges. One of the...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Everyone meet Jim from Billings, Montana: Here is Jim's story: My journey from Fit2Fat2Fit began 11 years ago when I underwent spinal fusion surgery.  Before surgery, I was 185lbs and had no problems staying in shape.  A...
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Fit2Fat2Fit Book Club Incentive

I've had several of you ask about incentives for groups that order in bulk for their Book Club featuring my book, Fit2Fat2Fit. I would love to support those that choose to read and discuss my book in their clubs and here is the incentive I'...
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

Another great international inspirational #teamdrew success story. Everyone meet Vifill form Iceland: Here is Vifill's story: Last year (2011) in the end of July I weighed 259 pounds; it was at this point when my ex decided we...
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GMA Reveal - 6/4/2012

Here's the new GMA clip (6/4/2012): http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/fit2fat2fit-author-drew-mannings-top-5-weight-loss-110055309--abc-news-health.html
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Amazing #TeamDrew Transformation

If you know of anyone that has Endometriosis or PCOS and is struggling with it please check out Tiffany's website - www.endpcos.com! Everyone meet Tiffany Macanas from Honolulu, Hawaii:   BEFORE (Jan 1, 2...
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Mass Building Meal Plan and Workout Sample

Mass Building Meal Plan  Meal 1: Approximately 550 calories – Scrambled Eggs with Veggies (6 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, with cut up red bell peppers, spinach, cauliflower, etc.). 1 cup of cooked steel cut oats (flavor with stevia and cinnamo...
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