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How Drew Manning Went From Fit2Fat2Fit-Ep. 103

Released Tuesday, 5th July 2016
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At the beginning of the show, Rob was joined by one of our previous guests, Josh Trent from Wellness Force Radio, to talk about the Ketogenic and Paleo diets as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle. If some of you remember from awhile ago, we had another guest on the podcast, Kristen Mancinelli, who shared what the Ketogenic Diet is all about and her experience of getting to the state of Ketosis. 
The discussion on how diet, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle go hand in hand continued with our special guest, Drew Manning. Drew is a NASM personal trainer of the Dollar Workout Club and storyteller of his Fit2Fat2Fit journey. 
Drew's story is how he went from going from being obsessed with being fit, to fat in 6 months and how he planned on showing everyone how to get back to fit again in 6 more months. His diet was unrestricted and he refrained from any exercise during his fat stage. He planned on putting on around 50-60 pounds. After those 6 months, he has been teaching people how to get back in shape by allowing everyone to follow his specific meal plans and workout plans on his website, https://www.fit2fat2fit.com and in his book, Fit2Fat2Fit. He documented his progress every step of the way and blogged about it, from weekly pics, measurements, and even allowing people to decide what fatty foods he should partake of during his fat stage.

About Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a NASM Certified trainer, author of NY Times Bestseller: Fit2Fat2Fit, blogger and fitness enthusiast. Drew's health program has been used by thousands of people all across the world. He has been featured on shows such as: The Tonight Show, Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, CNN, The View, Good Morning America, Nightline and more. You can learn more on his website www.Fit2Fat2Fit.com
Drew's 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. He wants to share his comprehensive fitness knowledge with his followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

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What You'll Hear on This Episode

0:00 Open Sky Fitness Introduction
1:15  Open Sky Fitness Opening with Rob and Josh
6:10  Rob and Josh discuss the Ketogenic, Paleo, and how to get into a healthy lifestyle.
20:50  Introduction to Drew Manning
23:58  Why Drew decided to do this fitness experiment of gaining a lot of weight and working it off after.
25:10  What was it like to change your diet and start eating typical, standard American food as well as have people telling you what to eat with weekly food challenges?
27:50  What was it like to become addicted to these new foods?  How did it affect you mentally?
29:53  Did you think you would be able to get fit again while you were getting fat? What were your thoughts?
31:05  How were you sticking to your goals? What was holding you accountable?
32:56  At the end of it all, do you feel like there were some things you didn't get back? Do you have new struggles with yourself? With cravings? An emotional connection to food?
35:20  What can you do if you have an emotional connection to food and you have all of these feelings along with the cravings? How do you help them get into a healthier mindset?
37:10  What do you suggest for people to do to become and stay accountable?
39:20  How did you begin the process to losing the weight?
41:20  How much weight did you lose during the first month?
41:40  Since you began your 180 turn to losing weight and getting healthy again, as anything changed for you since then?
44:10  Do you test yourself to see if you're in Ketosis throughout the week?
45:15  Is it possible to cycle in carbohydrates while on a Ketogenic Diet? Can you do a cyclical pattern?
47:30  Do you think you would have been worse off to do both the nutrition and workout at the same time during the first month of getting back into shape?
48:55  Based on the A&E reality TV show, Fit To Fat To Fit, do you think it was harder for the contestants to really get started to get back in shape? Did they have enough time?
50:30  You don't have to workout for hours each day to get back into shape. What workouts were you doing each day for 35 minutes?
54:30  Are you going to take this experience to build your own workout program such as CrossFit? What workouts do you enjoy and will continue doing?
55:40 Where are you at right now with your career?
59:35  Closing Remarks by Rob and Josh
1:04:40  Open Sky Fitness Closing

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Rob & Devon Dionne have been in the health and fitness world for over a decade. Devon is a Holistic Nutrition Counselor and GYROTONIC® Instructor. Rob is a certified personal trainer with NASM, holding advanced certification, CES, PES, MMA, and Weight Loss Specialist. He's also a level 1 Crossfit Instructor. This husband and wife team redefine what it means to be healthy in this fast pasted, hectic world we live in. The Open Sky Fitness Podcast is perfect for men and women who are trying to get back in shape after neglecting their health after years of focusing on their jobs or building a family. Remember what it was like when you were 20 years old? Diet and exercise wasn't a thing. If you worked out for a few days or stopped eating cheese burgers for a week, you'd drop ten pounds. Too bad we can't live in that reality forever. Welcome to life after 30. Rob & Devon would like to help you find the right path for this moment in your life. We don't believe in going on a diet. We don't believe there's only one way to achieving the body you want. We do believe in creating a lifestyle that allows you to have the best of both worlds...eating delicious food and being healthy at the same time. It is possible. Just listen to our show and you'll see! If you have questions you'd like us to answer on our show or via email, feel free to contact Rob. If you'd just like to write us a letter and give us your feedback, we'd love that too. Send everything to Rob@OpenSkyFitness.com Thanks for listening! Enjoy the show.
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