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WeightView Launches New Design!

WeightView.com has launched a new design…and damn it’s hot! It’s way slicker than the prior version plus it is integrated into their Facebook app, which is cool too. Check it out. Here’s their Twitter and Facebook App. Follow ‘em. I leave you with a quote from the founder people: “We want to help people reach [...]

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FullBar Giveaway Contest!

In celebration of the launch of FullBar into retail stores this month, Dr. Snyder is giving away a week’s worth of samples to one lucky FMU reader. FullBar has been featured on FMU before, but as a reminder, it is a natural hunger management tool that can help you curb your appetite before meals, check [...]

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Exercise Is Bad for You, Says Expert in Video Interview

In this ground breaking, earth shattering, myth busting, conventional wisdom destroying video interview I was fortunate enough to sit down with someone that has great insight into the health, fitness, and exercise world as we know it. The following is a video interview I conducted about two weeks ago. The most interesting comment is that [...]

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Happy Holidays, Health Posts from Health Bloggers

Happy Holidays I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve 2008. It seemed like just yesterday it was Spring time and we were at the beach enjoying the sun. It just goes to show you how important it is to live in the now (but still plan for tomorrow). As Santa approaches all of our homes [...]

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The MJ Morning Show in Tampa and Helping Out

Quick update on Crossfit: I drove to meet the guy for the class but the class was canceled for the day. I’m going to the Saturday class…the anticipation is gnawing at me! So back to the MJ Morning Show story. I’m sitting in the car driving my daughter to school this morning. Up the road [...]

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ZocDoc Interview, Online Dentist and Doctor Appointment Booking

ZocDoc is a website that focuses on providing its visitors with the ability to find a dentist or doctor and then scheduling an appointment online for free. ZocDoc Interview 1. What is ZocDoc? If you’ve ever needed a doctor and didn’t know how to find one, or couldn’t find a good one, or couldn’t find [...]

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Is Being Fat in Our DNA?

This is a question I have pondered for some time now. We all have different body types and some individuals are naturally more muscular while others are predisposed to be more rotund. So this fact got me thinking what if some of us are descendants of a cave man clan of fatties? Is the huskier [...]

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X – Country Half Marathon, Alafai State Park, FL

Race: X – Country Half Marathon, Alafai State Park, FL Time: 1 hour 31 minutes and 40 seconds, 10th of 178 I was really pumped for this race, I had been training hard and running about 40 miles a week. I ate well the week prior to the race and had a solid training week. [...]

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Team Fat Man’s Prefontaine Wins a Medal…Boom!

This is the first of many Team Fat Man athlete contributed articles. Prefontaine, the first Team Fat Man athlete ever, ran a great race and finished in 12th place out of over 400 runners. Entering a race is big enough, but finishing so high (or finishing at all) is amazing. Congrats Prefontaine! You made Team [...]

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What I Learned from the Tampa Bay Rays and the ALCS

I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I am a big sports/competition fan. So no matter what sport it is, when playoff time comes I become an instant fan of that sport. I was fortunate enough to attend game 3 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) in Tampa Bay where the Tampa Bay Rays [...]

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Rise in Obesity Related to Quick Weight Loss Diets?

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Andrew B. He writes at How To Stop Eating, a binge eating blog which contains tips to recovery from compulsive eating. Due to the increase of obesity in today’s society everyone is looking for quick weight loss. This is dangerous, and can lead to developing binge eating [...]

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Pushups: Another Reason to Not Email Anyone

My buddy Chato from Mental Health Humor put together another health cartoon. This time he pokes fun at my Blogger Proof Workout where I give advice on doing a certain amount of pushups for every email you send and receive. If you haven’t already, check it out. It’s a quick read. Imagine if you combine [...]

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Fitness Health Network, Health Ranker, and Sorry

My Apologies I just want to apologize for the few hundred folks that received a bombardment of posts. I switched from one RSS feed burner to another causing it to send out the last few posts all at once. My bad. As you can see, the count on my feedburner chicklet has not been updated. [...]

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Health Insurance: A Brief Overview

While many of us are fortunate enough to have a job that comes with benefits, including company-subsidized health insurance, there are many of us who work in non-traditional jobs, for small businesses, or who are self employed. For everyone, no matter the status of their employment, health insurance is a necessary expense. There are many [...]

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8 Reasons Why Size Matters: When Smaller is King

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jeremy over at SalutaryBlog.com. He recently started SalutaryBlog to help inform readers about health and fitness. So often people try new fad diets but cannot (and should not) continue to follow the guidelines of these diets. Atkin’s, South Beach, The Chocolate Diet — you name it and [...]

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Weight Ladder’s Guns Unleashed

The shirt sightings are pouring in. It’s actually too much. Well, not really. It’s never too much so keep them coming. This time around I received some excellent photos from Kevin over at Weight Ladder. In his pictures you can see that he has slimmed down quite a bit. His weight loss pictures prove it! [...]

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Diet Delusions

Thanks for the warm welcome To FMU! This was going to be my big week to just start right into the a plan and attack my weight issues head on! But, as we all know, life sometimes throws you a curve ball. Sunday I started out in a better mind set. I think that is [...]

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Wine Expert Unleashed

This weeks FMU shirt sighting was at a very well known wine experts web show. I first met Gary Vaynerchuk in Las Vegas during the Affiliate Summit West 2008. He was on a panel for video and the internet. It was rather interesting. Before that I had never heard of him, but I could tell [...]

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Smoothie King First Impressions and a Contest

UPDATE: Contest has ended. The two random winners are Terri Wells and Luisa. Emails sent. Congrats! My First Impressions of Smoothie King I love giving stuff away, I just love it. Especially when it’s not mine. I’m not likening myself to Robin Hood or nothing. I’m just saying, I like giving stuff away. Recently, Smoothie [...]

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Chato as FAT MAN Unleashed, Cartooning True Life!

I feel like a kid in a candy shop… oops bad analogy for weight loss blog. Really, I am thrilled that out of all the hundreds of entries to be a guest cartoonist here at FMU, they picked me… Oh.. there was no contest. Who am I? I’m Chato B Stewart who the hell are [...]

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The Best Foods For Men

My favorite magazine is Men’s Health Magazine. Men’s Health has the best writers. It also has the best combination of fitness and non-fitness related information. In the June, 2008 issue is a value list called: The 125 Best Foods For Men. If you don’t have a subscription, I suggest you pick up this month’s issue [...]

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Shirt Sighting: Indoor Rock/Gym Climbing Unleashed

This has got to be THE best Fat Man Unleashed shirt sighting yet! An old buddy of mine, who happens to be the CEO of a New York based strategic digital marketing firm called Elephant Ventures, is an indoor rock climbing buff. He isn’t buff himself, but I always thought he had a lot of [...]

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Dr. Kal Loses 130 Lbs, Featured on CNN Fit Nation

Fat Man Unleashed’s resident doctor, Dr. Kal, was recently featured on CNN’s Fit Nation with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The minute I heard about it I was excited, not only was Dr. Kal given some love for his hard work and success, but now he can help share that expertise with even more people that could [...]

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Golf Can Be A Dangerous Sport

I read this blog post from the New York Times yesterday. The post is about the recent increase in golf cart related injuries since 1990. These injuries have occurred in infants as young as 2 months old and adults as old as 96 years old. Many injuries result in concussions and/or hospitalizations. The experts have [...]

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Health Bloggers Unleashed Contest Winner, and Water

Guess what? It’s time for another fat man video blog. In this vlog I mention the Health Blogger Unleashed Contest winner and rant about drinking water. Back in April I announced the first ever Health Bloggers Unleashed Contest. There were some good submissions, not many, but the ones submitted were good. The winner is Lisa [...]

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It’s Not Your Fault You Regained The Weight

I was reading this article in the Los Angeles Times. The article tries to explain why it is so difficult for people to keep the weight off once they have lost it. In the article they discuss many reasons it is difficult to keep the pounds off including: The human body’s yearn to be at [...]

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Fat Man Unleashed Shirt Sighting: Ian Fernando

A while back I mentioned that I had some Fat Man Unleashed shirts printed up. I was able to give away a few of them under the condition that they would need to take a picture with the shirt on while flexing their “guns.” I’m hoping they wear them to the gym or out to [...]

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Health Toons Unleashed: The Lemon Diet Works

This cartoon is the first in the new series of Fat Man Unleashed: Health Toons Unleashed web comics/ cartoons. Every so often I will be posting new Health Toons Unleashed. These cartoons will be based on my life, news, and anything health related I can think of. There are no limits to my madness! Why [...]

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Rising Gas Prices Can Help Your Weight Loss

Photo Courtesy of kpgingaz With the ever increasing gas prices (doesn’t seem like it’s going down any time soon) I figured I had better take advantage of it some how. One way that I thought of was to not use my car as much. That’s right. I have not only saved money, but gotten healthier [...]

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Former Fat Guy Rob Cooper On Mental Mindset

This is the final part of a three part interview with Rob Cooper of FormerFatGuy.com. The past two interviews focused on his fitness and nutrition, this time we will focus on his mental mindset. How important is the mental aspect to your training and nutritional program? How you think, and more importantly, what you think [...]

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Are You Overweight?

That’s an easy question to answer, but the answer is often difficult to accept. The answer lies in your Body Mass Index (B.M.I.). BMI is a ratio of your weight to your height. It is calculated by multiplying your weight (in pounds) by 703, then dividing by your height (in inches) squared. If your BMI [...]

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Former Fat Guy Rob Cooper On Diet and Nutrition

Last week I posted a fitness interview with Rob Cooper. He is the guy that lost 300 lbs the natural way. This week we will focus on his diet and nutrition. We can stand to learn something from his weight loss journey. Health wise, I think continual learning is crucial and Rob’s insights provide that. [...]

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Twitter’s Effect on Your Health

I consider myself a savvy internet user, but there are some internet tools that I refuse to use. Twitter was one of those such tools. I’m all about being as healthy as possible so when I see an addicting new internet tool I try to avoid it. Why? Simply because I know that I will [...]

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Gym Stereotypes To Laugh At

I was forwarded the perfect video for this week’s Fatso Friday. I for one can’t stand those people at gyms that stick out like sore thumbs. It’s the main reason why I’m not a member at a gym anymore. You know you’ve seen them, they come in pretty distinct flavors. I recall this one guy [...]

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