Talk about job dedication! A fitness trainer is making headlines this week after he decided to stop exercising and eating healthy so he could gain 75 pounds to show the world how anyone can come back and get fit. The interesting story...
Imagine being fit--really fit--and then stopping your healthy eating and exercise completely and gaining 75 pounds ... to prove a point.
Personal trainer Drew Manning decided to give up his healthy lifestyle and start subsisting of a diet on fast food and sugary drinks for six months to show his clients how to work their way back to health.
He writes about the experience in his new book, Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose, and blogged about the journey.
Interestingly, as he saw his cholesterol and glucose skyrocket, he was most impacted by the emotional component of weight gain: "His self-confidence, that completely went away and depleted," his wife said, noting that he was "becoming lethargic, lazy, not helping around the house."
“I was in denial at first until she kept pointing out the things I was doing,” Manning said on “Good Morning America.” “But I did become lazier. … I had less energy so I did become exhausted and I kept seeing how it affected our relationship because of that. And so that’s where the biggest surprise was, the emotional [part]."