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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Drew Manning Narrator: Drew Manning Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Drew Manning, a natural fitness junkie and devoted personal trainer, had never been overweight in his life. He never craved junk food or missed an opportunity to work out. Yet despite his obsession with fitness, he failed to help his clients reach their goals. Something had to give. Manning needed to understand what it was like to be on the other side; he had to spend a few months in his clients' shoes - or rather, size.

For six months, Manning radically let himself go. He stopped exercising and ate nothing but the typical American diet of fast and processed foods. Not surprisingly, he started to gain weight. Manning made national news when he posted a blog revealing that he had gained more than 60 pounds. (He ended up gaining 75.) In only half a year, the out-of-shape trainer-turned-blogger had gained more than he ever expected - and not just in pounds.

Manning devoted the next six months to losing the weight as quickly as he had gained it. The lessons he learned were priceless, as he had now experienced both sides of the weight-loss battle. What started as a physical challenge became an emotional and mental wake-up call.

In Fit2Fat2Fit, Manning reveals the practical takeaways and profound insights of his yearlong journey. With startlingly honest stories, concrete easy-to-implement strategies, recipes, exercises, workout routines, meal plans, and much more, listeners will be fully equipped to achieve any weight-loss goal.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bathsheva Gladstone | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting perspective. The author went out of his way to see beyond his own jock mentality, to experience first-hand how it feels to be in the skin of the not-so-athletic. From a writerly perspective, Fit2Fat2Fit is a deplorably Sophomoric read at best. But! I still recommend to read due to the author's honest attempt to understand and to come up with a very possibly livable solution to the extremely unathletic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Wilson | 1/26/2014

    " I borrowed this one form my roommate; his nephew I think he said is the author. After skimming a few reviews on the book, I wasn't expecting a lot from it and I didn't get much out of it after reading it. The whole book could have been summarized by saying "This is harder than I thought it would be." It wasn't terribly insightful, though the recipes may prove helpful to some if they're looking to add some healthier option in their diet, though I did find the dietary suggestions given in the back half of the book rather limited. I'd glad I didn't buy the book and borrowed it instead. It would have become a library donation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 1/24/2014

    " Apparently this book (and author) made quite a sensation back when he was doing the fit2fat2fit thing. When I heard about it I thought the idea was intriguing. Maybe a bit gimmicky but also interesting. The book was good. Much of it seemed to be the standard personal-trainer-motivational stuff (kinda like biggest loser in a book) but then other parts were more interesting. I'm not sure I could ever live my life using the author's meal plan. I have no doubt that it's healthy but it's also very impractical. I just like "normal" food and I don't believe that normal food has to be unhealthy. Despite that, I still enjoyed the book and learned quite a bit from it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron Smith | 1/19/2014

    " The personal aspects of this book revere interesting, but it ended up reading like a typical diet book with a clever back story. Who needs another one, right? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni Baumgarten | 1/17/2014

    " The book was both what I hoped to read and disappointing at the same time. Some things the author wrote were refreshing to read, but other things were ideas we hear often repeated. I would love to see a follow up with the author in a year or more to see if there are any lingering physical effects from his "experiment". It was a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/12/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this! His journey from fat to fit made him realize just how hard it is to lose the weight and to change habits. I liked that he gained an incredible understanding into the mindset of people who are addicted to carbs, sugar, food in general. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 12/27/2013

    " I always hope these stunt-y memoirs will impress me more than they end up. This guy ended up just as much of a tool as he was at the beginning, but with a bunch of "awesome" "new" fat "jokes." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 12/26/2013

    " This was a quick and decent read. It sounds like Manning gained a new perspective on helping his fitness clients. I've earmarked a couple of the recipes included in the back of the book. I'll likely try a couple of the strength exercises (with photos) from the back of the book too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 9/6/2013

    " I enjoyed the parts where the author talked about his personal experiences but got quite bored with all the comparison stories. There were some good exercise tips and yummy looking recipes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 9/1/2013

    " Another blog to book .... good in parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eva | 8/15/2013

    " Interesting premise (fit personal trainer puts on 75 lbs, then loses it), lame book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/12/2013

    " loved it! great perspective and a great opinion of what it means to be healthy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 2/15/2013

    " The best part is that he talks about the emotional effects of weight gain, not just the physical aspects. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie Eidelman | 10/17/2012

    " Some good takeaways and a lot of focus on balance. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mindi | 7/19/2012

    " Interesting concept. Major props to the PT for being brave enough to gain weight on purpose to gain perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Grimm | 7/4/2012

    " Great insights into weight gain. I liked it. Lets give him some credit, it's his first book. This isn't Hemmingway. "

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