Drew Manning | Why Weight Loss is More Than a Physical Transformation KKP: 271

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Today, I am blessed to have for a second time Drew Manning. Drew is the New York Times best-selling author of Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75 lbs on Purpose and has for years been a leading voice in the burgeoning Keto Diet movement.

Drew is also the creator of the A&E Show Fit to Fat to Fit and the host of The Fit2Fat2Fit Experience podcast. With over a million social media followers, Drew continues to transform people's lives all around the world.

Known for his straightforward and empathetic fitness and health coaching, Drew has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and MSNBC, among other media outlets. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his daughters, who remind him every day not to take things too seriously.

In this episode, Drew talks about his first two Fit2Fat2Fit experiments. He reveals what the most challenging aspects of gaining 75 pounds and losing it again were. As a personal trainer, Drew realized that he was totally wrong in his approach to helping people transform. In reality, life's emotional and mental side has way more impact on our physical transformations than we realize. Later, Drew talks about the importance of becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable on any transformational journey. Tune in as Drew answers questions from the Keto Kamp listeners at the end of the show.

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[02:20] All About Drew’s First Fit2Fat2Fit Experiment

  • In 2011, Drew did his first Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.
  • As a personal trainer, Drew had never once been overweight a day in his life. However, Drew’s clients were overweight pretty much every day of their life.
  • Unfortunately, Drew couldn't understand why it's so hard for them to follow the meal plans and do the workouts that he gave them.
  • So, Drew went on a journey to gain a better understanding of what it was like to be overweight, and he put on 75 pounds in six months.
  • Drew learned that he was totally wrong in his approach to helping people transform.

[10:05] Dealing With A Breakup Was The Hardest Part of Fit2Fat2Fit

  • Drew and his girlfriend broke up during the Fit2Fat2Fit experiment.
  • Many people ask if the breakup was because of this journey, and the honest truth is no. Sadly, they had problems before the journey even started. However, the problems were amplified because of Drew’s unhealthy physical state, which affected his emotional state.
  • When you’re unhealthy, your ability to handle stress is severely diminished. Plus, you're more reactive, and you're in survival mode.
  • Overall, unhealthy living causes a lot more issues in whatever relationship you're in, whether it’s romantic, friendships, or family.
  • After the breakup, Drew was sad, lonely, and depressed. It was the hardest part of the journey for Drew.

[18:20] The Transition Back To ‘Fit’ After Gaining So Much Weight

  • Drew made the transition back to being ‘fit’ cold turkey.
  • He flipped the switch and went completely keto. Drew was excited, but he did not underestimate the power of withdrawal symptoms.
  • Drew’s body would almost fight back against him with cravings to eat the processed food because he had trained it for so long to eat that.
  • Thousands of people signed up to follow Drew on his journey, so that’s what motivated him to keep going.
  • Community is a powerful tool on any journey of wellness.

[21:55] Physical Transformation Is Way More Emotional Than We Think

  • The stresses of life don't go away when you're on a physical weight loss journey.
  • If you're not prepared to deal with the emotional challenges that have been holding you back from living that healthy physical lifestyle, then transformation will not be manageable.
  • You need new thought patterns so you can actually have success on the physical transformation side.
  • If we can give people tools on the emotional side, then they will be able to handle physical transformations.

[26:00] The Importance of Becoming Comfortable In Uncomfortable Situations

  • Here are some tools to help strengthen the mental side of your transformation:
    • Make your bed every single day.
    • Take a cold shower for 60 seconds.
    • Write a daily gratitude list.
    • Say positive affirmations each day.
  • These things can be uncomfortable for lots of people, but training your brain to become comfortable in these uncomfortable situations can carry over into eating healthy food.
  • We can become comfortable in these uncomfortable situations. That way, the physical journey will be so much easier.

[29:05] The Reason That We Are More Than Our Bodies

  • Many of us see our identity as our body image.
  • During Fit2Fat2Fit, Drew was uncomfortable and didn’t feel like himself anymore. Sadly, he was going through an identity crisis.
  • Think about your identity without your body – it’s a powerful tool to learn.
  • Learn how to step outside of your body and realize that you have so much more to offer the world.
  • We are more than our bodies – it’s time to break free of that cycle.

[34:50] Why Getting Healthier Will Cause You To Be Happier

  • A healthier version of you is going to cause you to be happier.
  • Also, a healthier version of you is going to make it easier for you to be more fulfilled.
  • Instead of focusing on being skinnier and getting ripped, people should focus on being healthier.
  • A critical piece of health is managing stress. These are some powerful stress management tools:
    • Meditation
    • Prayer
    • Journaling
    • Getting out in nature
    • Being with family
    • Being with loved ones
    • Relationships
    • Sleeping

[45:45] Finding A Healthy Alternative To Ben & Jerry’s

  • Sadly, Drew hasn’t found a quality replacement for Ben & Jerry’s yet.
  • However, there are some good keto ice creams out in the world.
  • Drew doesn’t want to eat ice cream when stressed out; it’s a bad habit to form.
  • Instead, eat ice cream with intention and enjoy it. Don’t do it to escape any situation or feeling.
  • Always have a good intention when eating something.
  • Self-awareness plays a big role in being able to control emotional eating.

[56:20] How To Move Out Of Complacency During A Physical Transformation

  • The scale isn’t the best measurement of your health.
  • Instead, think about other areas of your life that are improving.
  • Ask yourself these questions:
    • Are you getting stronger with your workouts?
    • Are you building up your endurance?
    • Are you fitting into your clothes better?
    • Are you waking up with more energy?
  • You don’t want to be on this journey just for the end results.
  • The results don't determine your level of happiness or your level of success.

AND MUCH MORE!

Resources from this episode:

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Wild Foods Superfoods. Receive 20% off your order by using the coupon code KETOKAMP at checkout over at https://www.wildfoods.co/

Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code BEN15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order.

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