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Fat Shaming Ruins Lives And Does Not Even Work

Boogie2988 lays it on the line – talking about his own experience with fat shaming and how eating helps him deal with his issues. Take a watch but be warned it contains emotions! Once you’ve watched it, it’s also highly worth taking a read of the comments under the video on YouTube – it shows you a side of humanity that isn’t pleasant but just like the broken bottle buried on

Why You and Your Elephant Haven’t Lost Weight Yet

Ben George is a MAN v FAT regular on the forums and he’s also a doctor with an interest in the psychological reasons behind weight gain. Here he takes a look at how the mind is the place to start when you want to improve your body. ******** If you are struggling to lose weight and have tried multiple diets and exercise programs but have not yet achieved your goals,

10 Things MAN v FAT Learned This Month

We’re nearing the end of the month and that means it’s time for our round-up of 10 things that we learned this month. Ready? LET’S GO! 1) The Eatwell Plate works – it must do Kevin Fenton told us so! Agree? Disagree? 2) Fat men can jump. Whether they can do parkour remains to be seen. 3) You can get an exclusive preview of the MAN v FAT book for

Amazing Loser – Christoffer Hecksen

Age – 34 Works as Explosives and Ordinance Technician in the Swedish army, previously a chef. Heaviest Weight – 321 pounds (145.6kg) Current weight – 210 pounds (95.2kg) The very first day I was walking to school with my thumbs hooked in my rucksack and I fell over and broke my shoulder. It was agony. My spirit was low and almost crushed. When it came to an operation to fix

Future Amazing Losers – Paul Dolman-Darrall

If you’ve spent time on the MAN v FAT forum then you’ll probably have already met Paul Dolman-Darrall. He’s a very vocal presence and often brings his considerable experience to help others who are looking to lose weight. Although he’s already shifted a lot of weight – down from 210 lbs (95 kg) in January to 155 lbs (70.1 kg) – the reason he’s in a Future Amazing Loser post is because

Can Fat Men Do Parkour?

Neknominations and Ice Bucket Challenges are so yesterday, over on the MAN v FAT forum there’s a new contender in town called the Pass It On challenge. Anyone on the forum can get nominated to try something new, it could be a food, a new form of exercise, a healthy living habit like 16:8 or probiotics, it’s anything that could increase the well-being of the person you’re passing it onto. Once

Is The Eatwell Plate About To Change? Professor Kevin Fenton Interview Exclusive

Professor Kevin Fenton is the Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England. That means he’s the man responsible for a number of health campaigns that aim to help men to beat fat. MAN v FAT got the chance to talk to him about his views on obesity, carbs, the ever-controversial Eatwell Plate and whether enough is being done to support men.  Hi Kevin, thanks for taking the time to