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Football enthusiast loses 13.5KG whilst taking part in Man v Fat programme

18 July 2022

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Fleetwood Town Community Trust have now finished delivering the first campaign of MAN v FAT - which took place every Friday evening at Poolfoot Farm.

The project has to date engaged with over 40 men, all of whom had a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30%. By the end of season one, 76% of men had lost weight, two of which have now achieved their 10% body weight loss, within 14 weeks or less with a further three losing 5% of their body weight.

One of the participants to achieve this is Alan. Alan has been part of Man v Fat for 9 weeks and has lost a total of 13.5KG alone within this time, and has thoroughly enjoying playing football in an inclusive environment and tracking his food each week.

Community Cohesion & Inclusion Manager, John Hartley said: “Man v Fat is designed for people just like Alan, someone who is full of motivation to not only lose weight but to build social connections, improve their physical health and increase their nutritional awareness.

“I’m incredibly pleased to see how Alan and others within the group have bought into the initiative and look forward to seeing more success stories along the way.”

Alan added, “After retiring as a lecturer just before the first national lockdown, I found it difficult to adjust to new life. I became less outgoing and worried about simple tasks and solutions.

“I soon found that I was grazing over a tin of biscuits or a meat pie and over several months found myself getting bigger and bigger. That was until I heard about Man v Fat. I have really enjoyed this experience. I have lost weight and have also made new friends and enjoying a game of football!”

If you want to make a difference, It’s not too late to register for the second season of Man v Fat, you can do so by clicking HERE!

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