This Dieting Century: how we’ve lost weight in the last ten decades

For our ancestors dieting wasn’t really a concern, most people worried about not having enough to eat and being chased by dinosaurs [RESEARCH THIS LATER] rather than the reverse. It wasn’t until the twentieth century that this began to change, so here’s one hundred years worth of diet crazes that takes us from Fletcherism to 5:2 […]

Triathlon Weight Loss Story – Rich Shirley #AmazingLoser

Name: Rich Shirley Job: IT Support Technician Height: 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) Age: 27 Highest weight: 280 lbs (127 kg) Lowest weight: 154 lbs (69.9 kg) Rich, you’re a great example of just how completely anyone can turn their lives around – you were 20 stone at 19 and now you’re representing Great Britain – does it seem […]

Massive Weight Loss Story – Tony Edge #AmazingLoser

Name: Tony Edge Job: Business development director at Deminos Height: 6′ 2″ (188 cm) Age: 49 Highest weight: 352 lbs (160 kg) Lowest weight: 214 lbs (97 kg) Tony you join our very exclusive Amazing Loser club who have lost over 10 stone. That takes some doing – how did this all come about?  Well, it is a love story […]

Extreme Diets That Will Make You Shudder

There’s an endless supply of weird and wacky diets out there, a lot of them heralded on the adverts around the web as the weight loss secrets “they” don’t want you to know about. I’m not sure who “they” are, but since those messages also promise me introductions to available single women in my area I […]

#ProjectGarry The Results: Did A Bootcamp Make A Difference?

The question that MAN v FAT posed was Can a Boot Camp Solve Your Weight Problems? They asked me that question just six short weeks ago and after spending seven days at I can tell you that I have lost 16lb and 15 inches of total body measurements. For me it is a perfect boost for that initial […]

LighterLife Weight Loss Story – Neil Corder #AmazingLoser

Name: Neil Corder (ask him anything on Talk) Job: Business owner Height: 6′ 3″ (177.8 cm) Age: 45 Highest weight: 327 lbs (148.3 kg) Lowest weight: 203 lbs (92 kg) So Neil, it’s great to see that you’ve got the classic standing-in-your-massive-clothes picture done perfectly – full marks! What is it like to see that picture now and look back? The best thing […]

Everything You Need To Know About Sirtuins and Sirtfoods

WARNING: There’s a new diet trend brewing and we think it’s only fair that we tell you everything you need to know about sirtfoods so you can be the one to go, “Oh yeah, sirtfoods, that’s last week’s news” the first time someone mentions them to you. Naturally, the Daily Mail has already described it […]

Cancer Weight Loss Story – Stuart Wayment #AmazingLoser

Name: Stuart Wayment (ask him anything on Talk) Job: Company Director Height: 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm) Age: 54 Highest weight: 203 lbs (92 kg) Lowest weight: 161 lbs (73 kg) Hi Stuart, we’ve talked about your story not necessarily being a good model to follow for other people as it takes in a really rather serious illness. That said, […]

How To Deal With Fat Insults

Many years ago, fresh off the boat (well, plane actually), from Ireland, I worked in a pub in west London. One day a well-dressed young geezer-type, whom I’d never seen before, sauntered up to the bar and said “A pint of lager please, you fat c***.” I was so surprised by this as a conversation […]

The 20 Funniest Diet Memes…Plus Cats!

Diet Memes

Ahhhh, internet, we do love you so. What would we do without your regular dose of picture lols? Work probably – and no one wants that. We sent bona-fide memehound Craig Morris off to hunt down 20 of the funniest diet memes and then when we realised that he hadn’t found any cat ones we […]