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Former Fat Guy Rob Cooper On Fitness

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Rob Cooper, the Former Fat Guy, about his natural weight loss experience. We covered his fitness, nutrition, and mental health. He is an inspiration to all, he once weighed nearly 500 lbs. 500 POUNDS! It took him only two and half years to drop 300 lbs. Residing [...]

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Earth Day, What’s The Big Deal?

Photo Courtesy of Waffle Whiffer Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. So I guess I should be saying happy earth day, right? Earth Day is supposed to inspire awareness and appreciation of Earth. Wow, an entire day just for the environment. What’s The Big Deal? One day out of the year we should all respect [...]

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Finding Health and Balance as a Blogger

I was going through my daily RSS health reading when I came across an article in the NY Times. By now, you should know what it’s about: blogging being “bad” for your health. Being the curious soul that I am, I went over and read the article and it got me thinking about my blogging [...]

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Heart Rate Monitors Don’t Work?

I read this article in the New York Times about the appropriateness of heart rate monitors. The article discusses the pros and cons of using heart rate monitors. Mainly focusing on the reasons why you do not need and should not use them. This got me thinking because I advise my clients, who can afford [...]

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Fat People Cause Global Warming: Fat Isn’t Very Green

Photo Courtesy of starsky1231 Lately, we have noticed an increasing push for “going green.” We have seen changes in everything from transportation to food preparation to the internet. This got me thinking about how I could make my life greener. My immediate realization was that I was a walking global warming vessel. I’m fat. Being [...]

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Lipton Bike Contest Winner Announced

I’ll keep this short and sweet. The winner of the Lipton Fuji Bike Contest is…. GINA! I will be in touch shortly. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy riding the bike around Fordham. Buy a strong lock and chain it up! Here is her winning comment: “I’m a college student, struggling with my [...]

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Lipton Free Your Y Contest: Bike Giveaway

Update: Winner Announced for the Contest Update: John from John Is Fit is holding the same bikecontest, here is your chance to win a bike if you didn’t win it here! I personally entered to win. It’s one of those times when I get to give back to the readers. I love giving back to [...]

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Weight Loss Surgeries Are Not For Everyone

Weight-loss surgeries seem to be gaining in popularity. Many see them as an easy way out. You have the surgery. You lose weight. You go off into the sunset. Unfortunately it’s not that simple. Digestion After food is swallowed, it is broken down by acids in the stomach. Then the nutrients from the food are [...]

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The Health Bloggers Unleashed Contest

I have been wanting to run a contest for quite some time, but just haven’t found the time to come up with something I would be satisfied with. Not anymore! I thought of a way to give away my t-shirts (and more) and to spread some more health love, because we all need some. The [...]

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Decrease your Likelihood of Being Hit By a Meteor

During your weight loss journey, you are going to have days where you forget why you are trying to lose weight. In this post I’ll give you some great reasons to stay the course. These are not my TOP 10 reasons, but they are good reasons. Reason # 1: To Run From Wild Animals There [...]

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The 5 Best Protein Sources for Building Muscle

Weight Loss Experts continuously debate over which diets are best: “low carb” or “low fat”. I am not sure which side is currently winning and frankly I don’t care. In my opinion, the macronutrients that are most important to weight loss are proteins. Benefits of Protein Protein benefits weight loss in many ways: Building muscle [...]

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10 Ways to Lose Weight Watching the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament started today. I am sure you all have your brackets ready. This year I am very excited because my beloved University of Miami Hurricanes are in the tournament. Now, I do not have the ‘Canes winning the tournament in my brackets, but I have them winning it in my heart. [...]

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Appealing to the Women with Divine Caroline

I came across Divine Caroline a while back. I have always felt it was a great source of information for health, fitness, and everyday life. But the one thing that sort of turned me off was that it was primarily set up to appeal to women. Now there is nothing wrong with that. Not at [...]

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Stay Informed and Motivated with Health Magazines

We all know getting into the workout groove is half the battle. Whether it’s from lack of motivation or not knowing where to begin, a health and fitness magazine subscription is a good way to stay on track and to keep you positive. I like Men’s Fitness because it is a great source for fitness, [...]

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Sleep Better For Faster Weight Loss

Fatigue can kill your weight loss progress. Being tired makes you hungry and stressed. This causes you to eat more calories. Being tired also decreases your energy. This makes you workout with less intensity and decreases the amount of calories you will burn. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you must [...]

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Help Spread the Health, Health Ranker Update

I just wanted to give an update on some of the latest happenings at Health Ranker, the social media/news health site I launched a few weeks back. Most of you may or may not know, but Health Ranker is not the first social media health news site, but it is shaping out to the best. [...]

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The Proper Weight Loss Mindset

Obesity is the physical sign of a bad mindset. In order to lose weight and keep it off, you must adopt the proper mindset. Most of you believe that losing weight involves having willpower and being perfect. This is the wrong mindset to have. Permanent weight loss involves planning and persevering. Willpower Willpower is your [...]

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How to Grow Wings or Get a Wide Back

The ultimate goal for many men is the V-Shape. The V-Shape is created with broad shoulders and a small waist. You learned how to build broad shoulders with this post. To get a small waist, you simply need to follow some of the great weight loss advice here at Fat Man Unleashed. However, what is [...]

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Running is Overrated

Being a weight loss expert is similar to being a priest. People are always confessing their weight loss sins to you. When I am at a party, people often proclaim to me that tomorrow is the day they are going to start losing weight. I don’t mind listening because weight loss always starts with a [...]

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My Affiliate Summit West 2008 Weightloss Trek: Day 1

I got in to Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon and was extremely tired. I checked into my hotel and just ate some dinner before getting ready for Sunday’s Affiliate Summit. I went to bed early, had jet lag, on Saturday night. Sunday morning was an adventure. I had to find a way to get to [...]

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A Healthy Social Media Site: HealthRanker.com

Having been health blogging for about 9 months now, I noticed that were was a huge void in the health news sector. Despite the multitude of social media news and voting sites available, there was not one dedicated to the health niche. I have become increasingly frustrated with the current “big dogs” in social media [...]

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Are You a Real Man? If so, read Trend Spike

Trend Spike is a new blog that recently launched which is targeted towards men and only men (unless you ladies want to get to know your men better). It is multi-topic and focuses on the 3 things men love the most: sex, sports, and technology (in no particular order ). The man behind this testosterone-filled [...]

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8 Highly Effective Cold Prevention Strategies

It seems as if everyone I know is sick, getting over being sick, or about to become sick. Many of these people turn to me for advice. They ask me for drugs and cures. I tell them all the same thing: drink fluids and get rest. Those two simple actions will speed-up your recovery. However, [...]

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Viagra – The Legal Performance Enhancing Drug

Every time I turn on ESPN, I hear something about performance enhancing drugs. Typically, it’s something about some Senator wasting millions of tax payer’s dollars investigating whether or not some millionaire athlete used steroids or human growth hormone to boost their stats. These public officials obviously do not know about the millions of drug-dealers and [...]

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Giants Beat Patriots in Super Bowl XLII

The New York Giants will Beat The New England Patriots in the Super Bowl! That’s right. I said it. I BELIEVE it! The Giants will beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, it won’t be by a field goal either. For those of you who are mocking me right now, just wait until Sunday night [...]

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The Reality of Weight Lost

Losing weight is not an easy thing to do, unless you get some sort of disease. But then that wouldn’t be healthy. Isn’t the whole point of losing weight to eventually be healthy? It is for me at least. The sooner you realize that losing weight is going to be hard, the better off you [...]

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Become An American Gladiator

It seems like the major television networks and movie studios have run out of ideas. Instead of coming up with original ideas, they are now simply recycling old movies and television shows. They brought back: The Terminator The Bionic Woman Knight Rider Rambo Rocky I can’t wait until they bring back the A-Team, Air Wolf, [...]

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Perfect Blogging Birthday Contest

My buddy Stefan over at Perfect Blogging is having a contest where 20 people will win $50 each. That’s $1,000 in prizes! It’s his birthday so he’s trying to do it big. Stefan is throwing a birthday contest and is giving away $50 to 20 different people! All you have to do subscribe to his [...]

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Super Bowl Party Versus New Year’s Resolution

Okay, the Super Bowl is set. Israel’s New York Football Giants versus the undefeated and unstoppable New England Patriots. I don’t think the Giants have a chance, but I didn’t think they could beat the Buccaneers, the Cowboys, or the Packers. Now that you know who is in the Super Bowl, you need to make [...]

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I Owe $28,000 in Medical Bills. I Need Some Sponsors.

That’s right. THIS IS NOT A GIMMICK. My appendix surgery has really amassed a medical bill of over $28,000. Sadly, I don’t have health insurance. But this isn’t about not qualifying for insurance or anything like that. It’s about me needing to pay that bill, or better said, those bills because it’s more than one. [...]

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Carry The World On Your Shoulders

This is the first of a new series of weekly posts by Kalvin C. Chinyere, M.D. (Dr. Kal). Along with being a Doctor of Medicine, he is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health and Fitness Instructor and personal trainer. To top it all off he was once a fat bastard, [...]

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Calling All Advertisers: Google Banned My Adsense

I have no idea why Google did this. It just plain sucks. 100% sucks. I am not happy at all. You may have noticed that the Google Ads I once proudly displayed are now gone. I have just begun implementing a marketing campaign for Fat Man Unleashed and have started getting some good results. The [...]

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Fat Joke About Endorphins

Here’s a funny comic I found about endorphins. Do you ever touch the stuff? I know I do. Are there any fatties at your office that remind you of this? There is usually a fat or out of shape person that doesn’t care one iota about what they consume or how they treat their bodies. [...]

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The Bowl Season, Big Ten vs SEC!

It’s rough as a big ten fan in the heart of the SEC. I thought it was tough being a Michigan fan living in Ohio. I was surprised to hear the Big 10 ripped almost daily here in Florida. Well now its time to pay up Gator fans! The Michigan wolverines defeated the Florida gators [...]

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