Dad Bod Challenge gets butchers on the scales

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Bargara Meats Dad Bod Challenge
The butchers at Bargara Meats have set themselves a little healthy competition to see who can lose the most weight during their 12-week Dad Bod Challenge while raising awareness for men's health.

The butchers at Bargara Meats have set themselves a little healthy competition to see who can lose the most weight during their 12-week Dad Bod Challenge while raising awareness for men's health.

Bargara Meats owner Dan Sauer and his fellow butchers Ty Sharp, Steve Conway and Milan Skoric each have personal goals to lose some of their excess weight, just in time for summer!

Dan said the Bargara Meats eight-week Dad Bod Challenge had a more serious side of helping to raise awareness for men’s health in the community.

“It started out as a bit of friendly butcher banter about each other’s weight and unhealthy food choices and now it’s a friendly competition,” Dan said.

“We will be wearing our floral shirts for what we call Floral Shirt Friday, and we have already had customers comment on them which helps us to bring up the topic of men’s health with them.

Men's health awareness raised

“Nearly every customer so far has asked about our shirts, so it’s a great way to spread awareness,” Dan said.

Bargara Meats Dad Bod Challenge
Friendly competition at Bargara Meats.

“Men’s health is important, especially for men over 40, although I am the only butcher (who is taking part) that is over 40 – the others are edging closer!

With butchers’ scales at the ready, there is no getting out of the weekly weigh in, with Steve already losing 2kg in the first two weeks of the challenge and holding the first-place position.

Dan said at the start of the challenge the four butchers all had a body composition scan at Bundaberg Radiology, which meant it would be a “fair fight” between the dads.

“Everyone has their own personal goal but the most important thing for us is to raise awareness about men’s health, including their mental health,” Dan said.

“We all have individual ideas on how to lose the weight from calorie counting, carb loading or supplement sipping!”

Anyone wanting to show their support can pop into the butcher shop and say hello, and even have a chat about men’s health while they are there.

  • Earlier this year Woodgate Men’s Shed helped increase awareness about stroke risk.

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