Andrew Rowley (Newport)

Age: 38Lost: 62kg (36%) I had had really bad back problems and struggled to walk upstairs, so I knew I had to change for myself and my son, I wanted to enjoy doing things with him and be a good role model for him. On a typical day I’d eat chocolate, crisps, takeaways and all […]

Lee O’Kelly (Chester)

Age: 33Lost: 39kg (35%) When I first joined, I was the heaviest I’d been for some years and it really was getting me down. At first, I didn’t really change a lot dietwise and I thought I was getting away with it by gradually losing week by week until the week I thought I’d had […]

Adam Ratcliffe (Margate)

Age: 32Lost: 45kg (36%) I have dieted before but they were often fads. I would focus on the weight loss, rather than fitness. This ultimately meant I lost weight but I was still incredibly unfit. I fully committed to the MAN v FAT challenge and knew this was my best chance of losing weight and […]

Charlie Hill (Lincoln)

Age: 24Lost: 27kg (20%) It’s changed my entire life. I didn’t really have friends round here before and now I’m part of a big community. The support is amazing. I had aches in my knees and I wasn’t physically capable of doing things. I was around 22st for a year and built up to that […]

Tom Read, Cheltenham

Age: 31Lost: 39kg (26%) I’ve gone from being the heaviest I’ve ever been to the slimmest I’ve been since my teenage years. It’s allowed me to make some great friends and increase from hardly playing football to playing at least two times a week. It’s also helped me socially because I would go to events […]

Phil Jubb, Hull

Age: 44Lost: 28.7kg (20%) I’ve gone from being a couch potato to being more active than I’ve been since my mid-20s. Being able to shop for clothes in any shop was a big milestone for me. I knew I needed to lose the weight. Doctors were telling me about being diabetic, the potential heart problems, […]

Why MAN v FAT works for me

If you’re thinking about joining MAN v FAT, it always helps to hear from the men who are participating in the programme. We’ve got some remarkable guys in MAN v FAT up and down the country and, in this article, we head to MAN v FAT Watford to hear from Craig Mitchell. Craig plays for […]

The MAN v FAT Weight Loss Diaries: Eat Your Feelings

Cory Hickton The last couple of weeks has been a rollercoaster of emotions for me. The company where I work are going through several redundancies at the moment, which has hit hard with me. Stress is not good for anyone at the best of times. If you’re an emotional eater like myself, it makes it […]

The MAN v FAT Weight Loss Diaries: Winner Winner Broccoli Dinner

CORY HICKTON I really didn’t feel up to writing anything this week. But then I told myself that this needs to be told. I will not be the only person in my situation, there will be plenty of other guys out there feeling exactly like right now. I have found things with work to be […]

The MAN v FAT Weight Loss Diaries: make or break

CORY HICKTON This week was a make-or-break week for me. After last week’s slight gain, it was all-or-nothing for a loss this week. I went back to basics. I didn’t want to get hung up on calories and such. I just needed to not overthink it and not worry. So I changed up what I […]