MAN v FAT Soccer UWA, Week 11: The final countdown



After a couple slightly slower weeks on the scales, it seems like the men of UWA are ramping up for a strong finish – we cracked the fourth century this week, bringing our weight lost total up to 419kg! Let’s finish strong and crack the 500 by the end of the season! With just three weeks to go, and everything to fight for, we’re still inducting more and more players into our exclusive clubs. New 5%ers include Gerard H (Dynamo Kebabs), Craig B (‘nauts), Paul M (KFC Barca), Brad V and Nick V (Slimsons). Joining the 10% club are Chris B (‘donuts) and Sean G (Dynamo Kebabs). Brilliant work, men!

The final push… As we approach the end of what’s been an incredibly successful first league of MAN v FAT Down Under, make sure we go the distance – a few of you are closing in on your 5% and 10% targets. Let’s not leave any stones unturned. Keep up the support, share your goals, update your team on the exercise you do through the week, look through the handbooks for any small changes you can make that ensure you’ll come away from this season with the result you want – and deserve.

To the next level… For many of you, you’ll have noticed that the weight loss is starting to slow down. If you’re not already on top of this, one way to make sure you stick to your calorie deficits, and ensure the weight keeps coming off, is to plan ahead and meal prep. The advantages of meal prepping are that you control ingredients and quantities (i.e., the calories) – you know exactly what’s going in. Another added bonus is well-planned meal prepping can save time you could better use on other things, such as exercising. Meal-prepping doesn’t need to involve cooking bland food, and it can help prevent you getting tempted to eat those weight loss killers such as pizza or carbonara pasta.

You can read about other advantages to meal prep at this link:

Please remember that you don’t have to meal prep for every single bite you eat throughout the week. Maybe you prep for certain meals that you find are typically more ‘problematic’ than others, such as lunches and dinners through the working week.

To get the skinny on meal prep, follow either of the links below J

Meal prep

Recipes ideas

Share your advice… This week’s top tip comes from Dax S (Clockwork Orange) – making simple changes!

“Turn off the telly, shrink your belly!”

In addition to the usual call for one-liners, do send us your favourite food recipe for weight-loss and we can share it with the rest of the league.

Tim: We’re looking forward to this week, not least because we will be seeing less and less of you! We’ve got UWA Media coming down for filming, and so if you would be interested in talking on camera about the program, then get in touch with me. We’ll be using this footage to create promotional content for the expansion of the program in 2019, so wear your best and brightest, and maybe get some advice on media appearances from our experienced talent – Paul H and Serge D.

Many of you have asked us about the expansion for 2019. Although we don’t have specific dates or locations yet, we expect to open the second season at UWA (along with approximately five other leagues in various locations) in late February or during March. Each league will run three times throughout the year. Locations will be spread out – we’re hoping for a couple leagues north and south of the river each. The other thing we absolutely can confirm is that (no matter whether you’ve gone below the 27.5 BMI cut-off, or have even reached healthy weight) you won’t be forced to leave the program. Each of you will have the option of continuing either in the UWA league, or any of the other leagues we offer if a different location will suit you better.

Coach B and Tim