Welcome to our new 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 LEAGUES
- Well, here you have it – MAN v FAT were on BBC Breakfast in Manchester on Wednesday morning. If you were up early, you might have already seen Andrew Shanahan and co talking to you over your cornflakes about the astonishing 34 tons of weight loss achievement. For those who were lazy and decided to have a lie-in, here’s your chance to watch the highlights of MAN v FAT Football on the show.
Here’s Manchester, the winners of the BBC Breakfast MAN v FAT mini-tournament receiving their trophy. Well done to the teams from Stoke and Birmingham that took part, as well as taking the time out to help promote a healthy and active lifestyle. You’ll get your chance for revenge at St George’s Park.
- SAVE THE DATE! Our next MAN v FAT Football National Tournament will take place at St George’s Park on the 16th December. More details to follow but they include some incredible bonuses, starting with a live draw to discover who has made the team from each league…
IN OTHER NEWS
- Attention all MAN v FAT losers in the south! (Or the ones from the north seeking a short holiday), the streets of Central London will be awash with runners celebrating all things British in the Virgin Sport British 10k. The hugely popular annual race on July 9th will weave its way through the very heart of the capital taking runners down the Embankment and past the likes of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey. For those looking for a new summer wardrobe, the unique race also takes you along Regent Street past some of the best shops in London. It’s not too late to register, click here to be part of it: virginsport.com/westminster-2017
- Here’s a bowl that will put you back in control of your portions. Full Stop Bowl are saying that people should start by focusing less on what they eat and much more on how much they eat. Like most diet plans out there, it is hard to sit there and isolate yourself from the rest of the family at tea time with yourself eating lettuce and the rest having their Friday night pizza. This is all about the amount you eat, instead of what you eat. Take a look fullstopbowl.com
- Look what Waitrose have just brought out! Are you ready for this?… Kuku Sabzi Herb Frittata. And breathe. It’s a mouthful to say but fortunately not a mouthful of bad ingredients as it has low sugars and lots of protein. Per slice, it’s 96 calories each. It includes grilled red pepper, spinach and is suitable for vegetarians. If you’re looking for something on the go then it could be a good option, plus just think how cool you’ll sound asking at customer service for where you can find their kuku sabzi herb frittata. Ok, not that cool.
WHAT WE’RE READING
- From acai bowls to avocado on sourdough, there are particular dishes or health foods that we’re led to believe are integral to successful dieting! See here: http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/820146/weight-loss-diet-plan-sugar-fat-health-foods-obesity
- Could the obesity epidemic be all down to poor sleep? Experts believe a good night’s shut-eye is as important a factor as any other in ensuring people control their weight and waistlines. http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/might-not-just-junk-food-10669651
- This is a good read in time for summer: It’s that time of the year for picnics, and BBQs, but that doesn’t mean you have to break your diet. Nutrition and health coach Sarah Baker stopped by to tell us how many calories we can save by simply swapping certain foods. http://abc7chicago.com/food/tips-for-eating-healthy-during-summer-cook-outs/2137055/
FROM THE FORUM
- Slimming clubs like Weight Watchers and Slimming World are very popular, but they’re not exactly ‘very man friendly’ despite being (on the whole) a good way to lose weight. Read here: https://talk.manvfat.com/t/being-a-man-at-a-slimming-club/22966
- Are Baked Beans generally a good thing to eat? Read the debate here https://talk.manvfat.com/t/baked-beans/23315