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MAN V FAT Weight Loss Tops 415kg

Bristol City Community Trust’s MAN v FAT programme is witnessing remarkable results as participants have collectively lost more than 415kg (65 stone) as the initiative enters its tenth week.

The Community Trust's programme is aimed at men of all ages and physical ability, who are committed to improving their health through weekly involvement in a competitive football league. Uniquely, the league is not decided on points won alone, but also pounds lost which will be noted at the weekly weigh-in.
 
With 61 players registered, a total of 415kg has been lost to date, with four-weeks remaining of the weekly session delivered at South Bristol Sports Centre.
 
The greatest loss by a single player to date is 23.6kg, equating to 3st 7lb, while the most lost in terms of their starting body weight is 14.52%. 

Commenting on the project, participant Chris Takle said: “The programme is one of the best things I have done for myself. In the first three weeks of the programme I was concentrating on one game of football per week, but since then I have returned to the gym and am seeing continual progress. 

“I am feeling a lot better for all the exercise. My work clothes are now much more comfortable to wear and I am also a diabetic and my readings have improved drastically. 

“My diet has changed massively and my wife and I now plan meals rather than throwing something together. I also calorie count and try to stay under 1,500 calories per day.”

“The programme has been great and it has been incredible to get back into football,” added fellow player Adam Thurston. 

“Not only has it benefited us all in terms of weight loss but also in terms of socialising with new people - the programme has over 60 participants and they are all top blokes. 

“One of the main benefits incorporated within the programme is the fact you are working as a team so you almost feel under pressure to lose weight each week because if you don’t, it could be cost your team a result.

“It is a great investment which doesn’t cost a lot or take up too much time and I think it would be fair to say we all look forward to Monday’s now - something you don’t often say!” 

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