Hi, I am Garry from Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I have been on the Man Shake for two years now. I did a before and after story last year after losing 36kg, and I’m blown away to say that I have now lost 67kg.
I have always been a bigger guy and struggled with my weight. In July 2014 I suffered a workplace injury and sustained three vertebrae compression fractures. Not working combined with being sedentary, poor food choices, depression (due to the injury) and of course, a beer or six saw me stack on about 40kgs.
Prior to starting The Man Shake, I had high blood pressure and cholesterol, fatty liver, and I was pre-diabetic. I was struggling with day by day life and I knew I had to do something about it or risk dying. I’d heard of the man shake so I decided to give it a go.
Sticking to a diet has always been a struggle for me. I’ve tried other meal replacements before but I just couldn’t stick to them and consequently failed.
I found The Man Shake fitted my routine easily and I loved all of the flavours so it was easy to stick to them. I started enjoying healthy food again, and I still use the man shakes to this day. The Man Shake has become part of my life, and when I hit my goal weight of 85kg I will continue to use them.
This picture was taken after my initial weight loss of 36kg. I have since lost another 30kg.
Since losing the weight, my energy levels have exploded! I sleep better, my blood pressure meds have been halved, my cholesterol is perfect and my insulin levels are normal. I once struggled to walk for 10 minutes, now I get at least 15,000 steps in 5-6 days a week without an issue.
My biggest challenge in losing weight was getting rid of the sugar cravings, limiting the alcohol, and staying motivated. Within a week or so of starting the man shake, however, my sugar cravings disappeared. I had more energy and wasn’t feeling so bloated, and I knew then that I could succeed. Day by day, I found it easier to make healthier choices and now I rarely feel the need to drink alcohol.
I have now lost 67kg with The Man Shake.
What kept me motivated along the way has been the little results. Loose clothes, looking back at old photos, friends and family, even strangers in my neighbourhood who have seen me walking all commenting and congratulating me on my achievements. It’s a great feeling, trust me.
What would you say to anyone starting out?
My advice is to please, take this one day at a time. Don’t think of it as a diet, they don’t work. Think of this as a permanent lifestyle change.
Follow the meal plan, access Adam’s podcast, and read the blogs because they were an absolute game-changer for me. The Man Shake is an incredible tool that has got me to where I am now and it can do the same to you.
I’m eternally grateful to Maddog, Belinda and the team at The Man Shake because this magnificent product has changed my life (and possibly saved it) forever!