Building a strong and healthy physique requires more than simply adjusting our diet and exercise.
On this episode, fitness instructor Drew Manning shares his journey and book "Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit: The unexpected lessons from gaining and losing 75 lbs on purpose."
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To better understand his client's struggles with weight loss, Drew gained and lost 75 lbs within 1 year. His challenge proved there is much more to transforming our bodies than just knowing what to do. It also requires a degree of mental and emotional fitness to take action and follow through with our plan.
Join us on Wellness Force Radio 131 as Drew Manning tells his story of going from "Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit," and his mission to show others that it's possible to get back into shape.
Listen To Episode 131 As Drew Uncovers: The experience of growing up with 10 siblings and how this impacted his health and fitness Why he decided to gain over 70 lbs to better understand his client's struggles The emotional hardships of putting on excess weight How stress can impact our lifestyle and wellness Why developing mental and emotional fitness will help us overcome physical challenges The power of owning our story and being vulnerable How to navigate the feelings of stress and overwhelm The importance of having a daily gratitude practice How to cross the chasm between where we are and where we want to be Ways to draw on support from our friends, family, and community How to use meditation for overcoming decision fatigue Why the industry is so focused on the Ketogenic diet How to make a smooth transition into Ketosis and avoid the "Keto Flu" Top 3 Takeaways From The Episode We develop certain eating habits as children that can stay with us as we age. Although it's difficult to break the cycle of unhealthy eating, we can learn to enjoy fueling our body in a more nutritious way. Begin to focus on all of the benefits that come from living a healthy and energetic lifestyle. Keeping those thoughts front of mind will help us make better choices with our nutrition. Developing more discipline will have a massive impact on what we accomplish in our lifetime. We can begin doing this with small actionable steps every day. Studies have shown that simply making our bed each morning causes us to be 4-5 times more likely to achieve other daily goals. Start by taking 1 simple action in any area of life where you want to progress. This will build the momentum necessary for massive improvement. The first step to a successful Ketogenic diet is giving the body time to adapt to that style of eating. This transition into Ketosis can generally take between 30-60 days. Once the body is used to running on ketones, we can begin experimenting with the different amounts and types of carbs we consume to help us discover what is optimal for our unique body. Power Quotes From Drew Manning "The Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit journey completely changed the way I viewed my client's struggles." - Drew Manning
"The physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual are all connected. When one area is lacking, the others will suffer as well." - Drew Manning
"I found that being overweight was very emotionally challenging." - Drew Manning
"Discipline will actually create more freedom in our lives." - Drew Manning
"Setting up forms of accountability will help us overcome procrastination." - Drew Manning
"Although it tends to be more challenging, it's possible to do the ketogenic diet when you're vegetarian or vegan." - Drew Manning
"A large part of feeling the 'Keto Flu' comes from an imbalance in our electrolytes." - Drew Manning
"I think it's beneficial for everyone to become their own self-experimentation, and find out what's optimal for their unique body." - Drew Manning
Drawing from the lessons and insights of his breakout website, Fit2Fat2Fit.com, personal trainer Drew Manning delivers the story of his quest to go from fit to fat to fit again in one