Charlie Manuel lost 50 lbs.*
"The thing I like most about Nutrisystem is that it works."
"I tell everyone who notices my weight loss how I did it."
I used to eat all that ballpark food, and I'd always eat before games. There is food everywhere, so I didn't really think about it. Finally, it all caught up with me. After we won the championship in 2008, we had a victory parade, and everyone wanted to touch me or take a picture with me. I remember one lady asking if she could get a photo of us together and then immediately showing it to me. I thought, "Man, I'm big!" I looked huge compared to her. After that, with every picture, I felt it again. I knew I had to do something to lose this weight. I had seen the Nutrisystem commercials with Dan [Marino] and Don [Shula]. I knew their lifestyle and schedule was like mine, so I decided to give Nutrisystem a try.
"I get to eat six times a day on Nutrisystem. I don't have to do anything but heat and eat."
The food is delivered straight to the ballpark—my home here—and I take it with me when I am on the road. It's become part of my "equipment" for success. I get to eat six times a day on Nutrisystem. So I have my breakfast and snack at home. In the past, when I would go to the ballpark, I'd forget to eat and then try to eat before the game. Now, I have my snacks and food in my office for during the day, and I enjoy my dinner after the game. I have a microwave sent to my room. I order my salad, fruits and veggies from room service, and I can stay on the program.
"I have more energy, people notice I look better, and my doctor is happy—overall, a pretty good gift."
I began to see and feel results within the first two weeks. Folks said my uniform was too big, and my players have noticed it the most. I recently got into an argument with an umpire about a bad call. As I ran out to correct him, he said, "Charlie, you look like you've lost some weight." I said, "That's not what I am here to talk to you about." I feel so good now, I tell my players I could still play. Sure, winning a world championship was hard. But losing weight and controlling my diabetes with Nutrisystem D was easy.