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The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience

The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience Podcast features Drew Manning of www.fit2fat2fit.com. Drew brings his unique perspective on health and fitness to the podcasting world. Drew gained international media attention from his journey of gaining and losing 75 lbs. on purpose by blogging and writing a NY Times Best Selling book about it (Fit2Fat2Fit). Drew dives into why diets don't work, why people lose weight only to gain it back. Why does it seem so hard? Because focusing on just nutrition and exercise is missing the mark. Overall health and wellness is key to long-term success and often our industry neglects this. Drew answers your questions and interview leaders in the industry to share secrets about real transformation and long term success. Health is not just working out and eating wholesome foods, it is also mental, emotional, and spiritual. Change comes from the inside out so join us on this journey!
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 30, 2018

As the only married couple on the show, Jeremy and Jessi had to live together during their Fit to Fat to Fit experience. Jeremy joins Drew to discuss the image the producer’s portrayed of their marriage, how it felt to be told early on that they were off the show and how losing his job and the California wildfires made it difficult for him to stay on track after filming ended. Jeremy’s story is relatable to everyone who has started their healthy lifestyle journey more than once.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[4:15] Jeremy may have changed the Fit to Fat to Fit TV show forever!

[6:56] What is it like to have a fitness trainer as a spouse?

[12:42] Gaining weight was hard for Jessi to swallow.

[20:37] How Jessi’s suffering motivated Jeremy to workout twice as hard.

[31:14] Meal prep was the key to Jeremy's transformation.

[37:45] After the show, Jeremy lost his job and gained 20 pounds.

[44:54] Staying motivated is different for different for people.

 

Sponsors:

Complete Wellness Supplements — Shop for Drew’s hand-formulated powdered greens, probiotics, and MCT Oil Powder

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

@1000Hikes

Hike Stalker

Flux Credit

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

 

Jan 24, 2018

How much time do you spend in your car? Do you sleep in it? Then, why would you spend tens of thousands of dollars on an automobile and then look for the cheapest mattress, on which you will spend one-third of your life? Drew’s guest today, Brad Bonic, is the Director of Marketing for My Green Mattress. Brad shares the story of a passion project that was started by a father who was trying to make his sick child healthy, the health benefits of using non-toxic materials and the many benefits of a good night sleep.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[5:50] The unhealthy effects of 'normal' mattresses.

[9:59] The original mattress was designed to help a child deal with eczema.

[14:34] How a natural, chemical-free mattress is built and the benefits it provides.

[29:42] The 100-night trial period to ensure the mattress is a good fit.

[32:23] How much does a good night sleep cost?

 

Sponsors:

Complete Wellness Supplements — Shop for Drew’s hand-formulated powdered greens, probiotics, and MCT Oil Powder

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

My Green Mattress

My Green Mattress on Facebook

My Green Blog

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

Jan 23, 2018

After Lori and her husband Ted make a commitment to lead healthier lives they find out Ted has a rare form of brain cancer. Ted’s last wish for Lori was that she love herself as much as he loves her by keeping her weight-loss promise. During this raw, emotional episode, Lori shares how exercise and healthy eating helped her keep her word to her late husband and helped her rise up from the dark place she was in emotionally. She also discusses the rocky patch she and her trainer, Eric, went through and what a blessing the Fit to Fat to Fit Experience was for her.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[3:31] Lori has always been active but she has an unhealthy emotional relationship with food.

[14:12] Eric helped Lori keep her promise to Ted by recommending her to participate in the show.

[17:59] Lori shares Ted's journey through cancer and his last wish for her to get healthy.

[38:10] Eric did not enjoy the eating part of his Fit to Fat journey.

[45:08] Health problems forced Lori to end her keto diet and stop her physical program.

[49:30] “You can’t Jamaica-me work out if there is no gym, Eric.”

[54:32]  The Fit to Fat to Fit Experience really does work for both trainers and clients.

 

Sponsors:

Complete Wellness Supplements — Shop for Drew’s hand-formulated powdered greens, probiotics, and MCT Oil Powder

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Lori Stryker on Facebook

@TeamTed4Life on Instagram

Wineguide.life/LoriStryker

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

Jan 18, 2018

Eating whatever you want may seem like the easiest thing in the world but when you are a trainer who thinks about food as nutrition and energy, devouring a pizza and 2-liters of root beer can do some serious damage to your mental health. After being invited on the show and then subsequently being dismissed, Jessi kept true to her word and gained 50 pounds, had major health issues and helped her husband, Jeremy to lose over 100 pounds. Much of Jessi’s story will and determination never made it on the show. She shares all the nitty gritty details during this conversation with Drew.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[5:42] Jessi's dream of being an ice skater was short lived due to Scoliosis.

[12:13] How Jessi and Jeremy became part of the Fit to Fit to Fat experience.

[21:16] Jessi had a hard time stomaching the foods meant to make her fat and was told she was off the show.

[43:47] Jeremy made Jessi feel loved at her heaviest weight.

[45:37] Changing hormones left Jessi without a period for five months.

[57:56] Results speak for themselves.  

 

Sponsors:

Complete Wellness — Shop for Drew’s hand-formulated powdered greens, probiotics, and MCT Oil Powder

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

HIIT City Tour

@jessyj30 on Instagram

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

Jan 16, 2018

Fitness Trainer Eric Northington has always been lean and has even struggled with gaining weight. When he accepted the Fit to Fat to Fit challenge he didn’t fully recognize the mental and emotional aspects associated with the transformation of going from fat to fit. During this conversation with Drew, Eric shares his insights and lessons learned during the experience and the changes his training programs have undergone since his personal journey.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[7:09] And then came Laurie...

[10:51] Eric's Fit to Fat to Fit journey.

[18:30] Plummeting testosterone levels and his mother's passing left Eric dealing with emotional issues.

[27:07] How Eric's weight gain affected his and his wife's relationship.

[33:57] Insights and lessons learned during Eric’s journey back to fit.

[47:07] Contact information for Eric and Karey.

 

Sponsors:

Drew's 60 Day Jump Start to Keto

Healthy 21 - Drew’s 21-day Fasting Program

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Northington Fitness & Nutrition

Northington Fitness & Nutrition on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

Jan 11, 2018

My guest today Cary Williams is the creator of the Too Pretty Brand, a former Olympic level boxing coach, gym owner, cover model, speaker and all around badass. It was against her better judgment to join Season 2 of Fit to Fat to Fit but Cary likes a challenge. During today’s podcast, she shares the difficulties she faced while gaining the 40 pounds, how her body’s health rapidly declined and how a keto diet was the only solution to finally dropping the weight.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[3:52] How Cary entered the world of boxing.

[11:14] Behind the scenes of Cary's Fit to Fat to Fit Experience.

[16:48] Cary didn't realize how hard it would be to take the weight off.

[24:21] For a trainer, the first workout back to fit can be a truly humbling experience

[29:16] Cary reached out for help from Drew to lose weight through ketosis.

[35:28] Age is not an excuse to not work hard.

[38:20] Billion Dollar Buyer and the Too Pretty Brand

 

Sponsors:

Drew's 60 Day Jump Start to Keto

Healthy 21 - Drew’s 21-day Fasting Program

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Cary Williams

Too Pretty Brand

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

 

Jan 9, 2018

At first, Felicia Romero wasn’t certain she wanted to accept the Fit to Fat to Fit challenge but immediately said yes after she learned her sister was also chosen to be on the show. Felicia thought she might enjoy some mindless eating and began devouring every pancake offered by IHOP but her body resisted her by making her physically sick and depressed. She joins Drew to discuss how her relationship with her sister evolved over the 8-month process, her personal journey during the experiment and how her fitness program has changed based on what she learned during the filming of the show.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[05:43] Felicia has a competitive edge and a compassionate heart.

[10:28] Participating in competitions made Felicia sabotage her own health.

[15:15] Felicia's Fit to Fat experience.

[30:04] Felicia found the transition back from Fat to Fit more difficult than she imagined it would be.

[36:52] Understanding the mental aspect of weight gain was a byproduct of the experience.

[44:45] The Power, Peace and Paleo Program.

 

Sponsors:

Drew's 60 Day Jump Start to Keto

Healthy 21 - Drew’s 21-day Fasting Program

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Felicia Romero

Power, Peace and Paleo Program

Felicia Romero on Instagram

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit TV on Lifetime - S2

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

Jan 2, 2018

In today’s society, we are always on the go. It has become easier than ever to pick up something to feed ourselves with but these ‘fast foods’ offer little to no nutritional value. Drew’s guest, the Founder of Ample, Connor Young, developed a meal replacement powder that not only includes fiber but macronutrients as well. During today’s episode, Connor describes how he, and the team at Ample, use science to create balanced meal replacement powders, source the best, most nutritious ingredients, and how they diversify their recipes to make their products keto and vegan-friendly.   

 

If you like this podcast subscribe & review it on iTunes | Stitcher. Don’t miss Season 2 of the Fit2Fat2Fit show on Lifetime starting on January 8, 2018!

 

Key Takeaways:

 

[05:27] Connor's nutritional knowledge allowed him to create meal replacements for his entrepreneurial neighbors.

[12:26] Ample is a full meal replacement that is based on nutrition and total body health.

[23:21] Connor didn't want to mask the natural flavors of Ample with a flavoring.

[30:09] The ketogenic version of Ample includes fiber, MCT, and micronutrients.

[36:06] Recommendations for how to use Ample as a meal replacement.

 

Sponsors:

Dry Farm Wines — Use this link for a bottle of wine for $.01 with any order

Dollar Workout Club

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Ample Meal

Jump Start to Keto - Use this link for 30% off

Healthy 21 - Drew’s 21-day Fasting Program

Fit2Fat2Fit

Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: Drew@fit2fat2fit.com

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