Welcome to this week’s MAN v FAT Newsround, where we take a look at what’s been going on in the world of weight loss this week…
NEWS FROM THE MAN V FAT FOOTBALL LEAGUES
When we started MAN v FAT Football, we never envisaged rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in the beautiful game and now we have (well, kind of). If you happen to be a reader of football magazine FourFourTwo, or you’re a player in the Orient MAN v FAT Football league, you’ll know that MAN v FAT Football was featured – over three double-page spreads I may add – in the latest edition of the market leader for footy magazines!
It gave an in-depth look at what goes on in a MAN v FAT Football league, focusing on the Orient league which lost a tremendous 185kg of weight in its last season. The article, which has topped off a splendid few weeks for MAN v FAT Football’s nationwide exposure, is available in the latest FourFourTwo issue which you will be able to find on the shelves at newsagents nationwide – just look for the one with a big picture of Mo Salah on the cover.
How do you stick to an exercise regime? It all lies with the beautiful hormone called serotonin. Even on the best of days it can seem an absolute effort dragging yourself to the gym, or out of the warm comforts of your bed to go for a run and don’t we know it. But there is hope: a study has shown that by changing your motives to get fit from purely losing weight to improving your mood, it can drastically improve your results and you’ll be much more likely to stick with it.
Setting goals has also been cited as one of the best ways to persevere with a plan – the same study found that sixty-two percent of adults were more likely to stick to a fitness regime, if they had a clear and attainable goal in sight. Just think SMART: make your targets specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely (more info on smart goal setting here).
Motivation is also key, as two-thirds of people admitted that they will not lose weight if they lack the desire to do so and are just going for the sake of it, so make a list of reasons you’re doing this and keep it handy.
WHAT WE’RE EATING
Here’s another product to add to your low-cal snack list: Hartley’s 10cal jelly pots aren’t exactly the new kids on the block, but they are a great hidden secret. It does what it says on the tin really, a juicy fruit-flavoured jelly pot coming in at just 10 calories. As well as being incredibly low in calories, they also have next to no sugar or fat and they’re even suitable for vegetarians too.
Available in all your favourite traditional flavours like raspberry, blackcurrant, orange and strawberry, but also flavours like black forest gateaux, lime pie and mango & passion fruit if you’re feeling a little bit more exotic. Available from Sainsbury’s and most other supermarkets for 70p per pot.
WHAT WE’RE READING
We all love a trip to the chip shop; the delicious aroma and guilty pleasures that arise when we stand there waiting for our orders are what make it great. But what is it that makes a great chip shop an award-winning one?
There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when the scales are telling us we’ve smashed our targets, but does the time of day we weigh ourselves have a direct impact on the results?
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ON THE MAN V FAT FORUM
- Dodgy knees, dodgy knees everywhere. If you’ve had knee problems yourself, any advice for this chap struggling with his dodgy knees?
- Football boots and which ones you wear can literally define a person on the pitch; there are so many different types available, it’s essential you find your perfect match. So, what do you wear?
- While we’re all here for the same reason, there are big differences in our weight loss goals. How much weight do you want to lose?
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“I will never forget hearing the doctor say “that rummaging around you can probably feel is just me getting everything in the right place” and thinking how much is there to get in place for God sake but the piece de resistance came when I looked down and saw a puff of smoke coming from my bollocks. That image will live with me until the day I die” – Our very own @Smithr82 sharing his experience on vasectomies. Yes, it is okay to laugh.