Now never let it be said that I don’t have an open mind and that I am against trying out new ideas but I’m inclined to think that American personal trainer Drew Manning has taken things too the extreme. In a nutshell this ripped fitness fanatic stuffed his face relentlessly over a six month period to gain an astonishing eighty pounds of weight (that’s nearly six stone!), with the express intention of losing all of this gained weight over the next six months! Now I’m sure as an American he was able to adapt rather easily to this new regime of incessant gizzard stuffing but I have to say I think it is a good effort. I mean I’ve practised this stuff and I couldn’t quite push the morbidly obese category!
The 30-year-old, from Eagle Mountain, Utah, wants to use the project as a way to help understand the physical, emotional and mental toll that weight gain and weight loss may have – and hopes that his new knowledge will equip him to help others.
Now I’m all for trying out new things and I have to say all of the things I try out with my clients whether it be therapy, training or nutrition I try out first. In fact one of my more inspiring clients has convinced me to follow the paleolithic diet which is a primal way of eating and I have found this works well for me. But, thought provoking as this is, I’m not sure this is something I’ll be having a go at.
However Drew gets on with his challenge I take my hat off to his monumental effort. Even if he fails in his bid to lose the weight or to truly understand why people struggle with weight gain it is certainly great publicity and I’m sure he will be laughing all the way to the bank in the long run! I’m certainly looking forward to seeing how he’s got on at the end of the six months.