It seems like only yesterday we were all sharing pictures of a curly-haired Justin Timberlake announcing the start of May. Now we’re rocketing into June, with its promises of uninterrupted sunshine, spending time researching the best ways of avoiding the dreaded chub rub, and oh, did we mention? The first of this year’s MAN v FAT Football St George’s Park tournaments! 

But before we get too excited, let’s have a look to see what we learned in May…

 

Things we learned in May

Cheese is the nation’s favourite sandwich filling

That’s just cheese, on its own, no salad or meat or anything, which if you ask us is pretty weird. Cheese on toast? Yes. Two slices of bread with grated cheese in the middle? No, just no. The survey, conducted by Warburtons, proves two things – the humble sausage sandwich, which came in fourth, does not get the love and respect it deserves, and people cannot be trusted. 

Going to McDonald’s?

A double cheeseburger has fewer calories than a quarter pounder AND you get two beef patties instead of one. Check out some other McDonald’s healthy swaps here.

What we learned in May

This lady really likes standing up

Using a standing desk burns an extra 50 calories an hour.

It doesn’t sound like much, but by standing for 4 hours out of an 8-hour workday, you would burn an additional 200 calories a day. That’s 1,000 calories a week and 52,000 calories a year, which would be equivalent to running over 18 marathons a year, all from your desk. It’s not really the same as running 18 marathons though, is it? We appreciate the thought, so thanks all the same Varidesk, who sent us this info and who (unsurprisingly) are in the business of standing desks.

One football weighs almost exactly one pound.

That’s a FIFA-regulated football, which should be spherical (duh) and weigh no more than 450g, which is 0.99lbs. So consider this: MAN v FAT Football players have lost almost 100,000lbs, meaning almost 100,000 footballs. Not too shabby. And we’re giving you a chance to win an exclusive MAN v FAT Football ball to celebrate.

What we learned this month

Chris Pratt weighed almost 300lbs at his heaviest. 

That’s almost 300 footballs if you’re paying attention.

Londoners are the worst eaters in the country

New research has found that in a country of unhealthy eaters, Londoners are the worst. 48% of people eat ready meals, 39% eat fast food and 32% eat takeaway at least once a week. The research, which was conducted by online pharmacy Pharmacy Outlet also found that only 13% of people in Northern Ireland said they reach their 5-a-day target. Tssk.

There’s a new episode of the MAN v FAT Football Players Podcast!

The MAN v FAT Football Players Podcast is going from strength to strength – this week the lads interviewed MAN v FAT founder Andrew Shanahan for a bumper episode all about how and why MVF was born. Listen to the episode here.

What have you been up to in May? If you lost weight, had any non-scale victories or if you’ve learned anything interesting, we want to hear it, so come and join our trumpet-blowing thread over on the forum.