Jarod dropped 30kg surrounded by pizza everyday!
I'm a 30-year-old chef from Western Sydney (Penrith). Growing up I was always known as the garbage bin as I would eat anything. Anyone's leftovers at family dinner would come my way.
In high school, I played many different sports including Rugby league and cricket in the summer. Until I was in year 12 when I tore my ACL and badly dislocated my other knee on a jumping castle. My sporting days were over. However, I still ate like I was an Athlete.
In high school, I started working at McDonald's and then making pizzas on the weekends. Working in that environment meant I was always eating and I slowly put on a few kgs. It was around 2015 when I tried losing weight for the first time and lost 20 kgs before I got married but then slowly put it back on.
It was a combination of two things my mum being told she had diabetes and when I went for a suit fitting for my mate's wedding and I didn't like what I saw in the mirror. I had hit 110kg at my heaviest and I was unhappy with the person staring back at me.
To date, I have lost 30kg using The Man Shake.
The top reasons I wanted to lose weight and become healthy were for my wife and young daughter. I also wanted to be able to look at myself and be happy with what I saw and what was for my general health and well-being.
Now that I have finally lost the weight the biggest difference I have found is that I have so much more energy to run around after my young daughter, I wake up in the morning full of energy and less lethargic.
I also feel so much better looking at myself in the mirror and feel so much better in my clothes. It is also a great feeling when people compliment you on how you look and ask you how you lost so much weight.
Working as a chef in a pizza shop and being around food all day every day makes it tough to stay on track but I overcome it by packing my favourite flavour shakes, snacks, x50s and my steak and salad dinner. I become unhappy if I forget or miss my shakes.
The Man Shake fits so easily into my daily life
I am currently following the Jurdman Plan:
- 9 am: Coffee
- 10 am: The Man Shake
- Noon: A snack (Yo Pro and The Man Bar)
- 2 pm: The Man Shake
- 4 pm: A snack (Yo Pro)
- 6 pm: Dinner
And I add a couple of X100s or X50s as my drinks throughout the day. This works for me as I have The Man Shake as soon as I get to work. It is also much more cost-efficient. I find I eat more now and feel a lot better for it. I look forward to each meal and snack.
I highly recommend The Man Shake. I have convinced a handful of friends and family to try The Man Shake and Jurdman Plan as it has worked for me. Along with the healthy snacks, shakes and dinner, I feel that I eat more now than I ever have.
The Man Shake has changed my life for the better. I have so much more energy to run around after my 4-year-old and feel so much healthier. It's really good when people notice and I can happily say it was all The Man Shake!
I plan on staying on the shakes for a while as I'm enjoying the lifestyle change. Although I have relaxed a little with my diet of late. If someone was thinking about starting, I would say do it, leap!
Jumping on The Man Shake is the best thing I did in 2020. The best thing to do is jump onto The Man Shakers Facebook group and start a conversation with the men on there, the community there is next level. The boys on the page are always willing to give advice, support and the much-needed push to stay on track.