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Body transformation: from ‘dad bod to rad bod’ in just seven weeks

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When Séamas O’Reilly embarked on a mission to change himself from ‘slob’ to ‘fitter slob’, he was hoping to lose some fat and find some muscle. But he ended up transforming himself in more ways than he could have guessed Sarah Lindsay recites numbers as she pinches my folds. She does this under her breath, the way a dentist uses that odd numerical language to gossip about your molars right in front of you. “Chin 11.8, Mid aux 22, Supra 45.” I shudder from the touch of cold callipers on my skin as this last measurement is taken from my suprailiac area. Closer acquaintances would, I suppose, call them my love handles, but Sarah is good enough to keep things mildly formal, perhaps to offset the fact that she is measuring the fat on my body just a few minutes into our first meeting. I am standing in her office at
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