Welcome to our weekly news roundup, where we’ll celebrate your progress, bring you news from the MAN v FAT football leagues plus keep you up to date with all the latest goings-on in the world of weight loss, fitness and food.
FROM THE MAN v FAT FOOTBALL LEAGUES
- The Weston-super-Mare league is now three weeks in and players have lost a combined total of 300kg, with 16 players losing 5% of their body weight. MAN v FAT Football coach Roger Smith said: “The lads have done an amazing job there so far with a great spirit within the league. They have started the league with an incredible attitude to both their individual and collective weight loss, and the results shown are a testament to the focus they have. It’s also obvious that they are hungry (no pun intended) for as much information as possible to continue driving the whole league forward and I really look forward to watching their progress.”
- An inspiring story this week from player Paul Blunn, who has lost over 10kg in just eight weeks. Paul, who plays for 17 Stone Roses in the Manchester league, said: “I never saw myself doing weight loss schemes or ‘being on a diet’, it just didn’t appeal to me, but combining the same principles with exercise and especially football is the genius of it.” You can read his story over on the forum.
- For members of our leagues who are itching to square up against teams from other parts of the UK, MAN v FAT Football will be returning to St George’s Park this December for an inter-league tournament open to all players who achieve 5% body weight loss in seasons leading up to it.
WHAT WE’RE READING
- Staying active may be the key to beating dementia. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/838179/dementia-uk-disease-nhs-exercise-diet-risk
- Could eating 8 almonds and 2 dates for breakfast really help with a good night’s sleep? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/06/eating-perfect-breakfast-good-nights-sleep
- New research has found that green tea boosts weight loss and brain function, which might make how disgusting it is worth it, we suppose. http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/08/01/green-tea-boosts-weight-loss-brain-function-in-four-months-study_c1608135
FROM THE FORUM
- Calorie counting vs common sense: How meticulously should you watch what you eat? Find out what some MAN v FAT members thinkt: https://talk.manvfat.com/t/calorie-counting-vs-common-sense/24718
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