Personal Fitness Trainer Gains 70lbs

A personal trainer who wanted to get a better understanding of how it felt to be overweight decided to find out for himself – by piling on 70 pounds.

In 6 months he’s managed to go from a mean and lean 193 lbs with a 42″ ripped chest and a 34.5″ rock solid 6 pack to a saggy and bloated 264lbs with 46″ man boobs and a 48″ belly.

He started back in May and simply ate a typical American diet to gain the weight rather than using any of the weight gaining body builder training supplements currently on the market because he wanted to show people just how easy it is to pile on the weight with burgers, fries, snacks and other staples of our carbohydrate filled fast food lives.

As the Globe and Mail reported yesterday:

One day he ate a big bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and a few sips of his wife’s spinach shake for breakfast; two handfuls of goldfish crackers and a large glass of Pepsi Max for a morning snack; a big bowl of angel hair pasta with four-cheese marinara sauce and a small glass of Pepsi Max for an 11:30 a.m. lunch.

At noon, he ate a small package of dessert Swiss rolls. For a mid-afternoon meal, he ate a peanut butter and honey sandwich on white bread. For dinner at 6 p.m., he hate a large plate of white rice and barbecue chicken, and a few pieces of licorice for dessert, then at 9:30 p.m., he finished the day with a small bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Read the full article here.

Drew Manning of Eagle Mountain Utah, says now that he has identified with men and women struggling with being overweight he wants to inspire and give hope to them by proving that you can lose weight if you make the effort.

“My goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. I want to share my comprehensive fitness knowledge with my followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle. People that are overweight have to overcome both physical and emotional barriers when it comes to losing weight. I hope to have a better understanding of this through my experience over the next year.”

As well as the 70 pounds he gained he also got high blood pressure and several other worrying medical conditions associated with being overweight for his troubles, not to mention the cost of a new wardrobe.

Drew plans to be back to his previous weight and fitness levels within 6 months. You can follow his progress on his blog at

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