As a man who has always had a passion for fitness, a knowledge of healthy eating, and a desire to live well, Drew Manning has never been overweight. In fact, he has made his living working in fitness careers so he can help others. As someone who has always prefered carrots over candy, Drew considered those who ate unhealthy or blamed genetics to be lazy. As a way of trying to understand their point of view, Drew went on a mission to gain, and lose, 70 pounds in one year.
He traded in his bran for brownies and started on his journey. He initially thought he would only get a little bigger and that would be it, but he didn't realize other things in his life would change so drastically. His wife, Lynn, said her husband became lethargic, unable to play with their 2-year-old daughter, and very self concious about his appearance. It also affected his self confidence and he found he was nervous to hit the gym again after he had hit his "goal weight."
Drew realizes his experiment was dangerou - he ended up suffering from high blood pressure and high cholesterol in the process - but says he wouldnt have changed it. He now believes he can sympathize with his clients and has put together a book and a website, both called Fit2Fat2Fit, that chronicle his journey as well as list diet and exercise tips.
What do you think of his process?