Skinny Skipper's 1st Weight-Loss Ad

By Dan Stamm
|  Monday, Apr 19, 2010  |  Updated 10:30 AM EDT
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Get one of the first glimpse's at the Skinny Skipper's first weight-loss ad for Hatboro, Pa.-based Nutrisystem.

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Charlie Manuel Talks Weight Loss and Big Wins

Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel stops by to talk about his weight loss success with the help of Nutrisystem. He discusses how winning the World Series in 2008 helped him to discover Nutrisystem and find how easy it is to incorporate it into his routine.

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Phillies manager Charlie Manuel is looking thinner than ever these days.

And for the first time he is showing off his thinner waistline while shilling for the company he credits for helping him shed the pounds.

Phils fans might have caught the Skinny Skipper’s new Nutrisystem ad while watching the Phightins this weekend. Well before it's even posted to Nutrisystem's Web site we have it here on NBCPhiladelphia.com.

Back in January Charlie shared his weight loss story and how he lost 55 pounds with NBCPhiladelphia. He credited the Hatboro, Pa.-based company's diabetes plan for controlling his appetite and allowing him to do more on and off the field.

“I can now be more active on the field…I should have more time to communicate with my players” he said.

“I have more energy, people notice I look better, and my doctor is happy -- overall, a pretty good gift,” Manuel said to Nutrisystem.

Losing weight also made him a bigger celebrity in the city of Brotherly Love. During the offseason Manuel came back up to Philly to show off his new look and made a splash with how great he looked.

Losing weight is “a great conversion,” said Charlie with a laugh.

Check out the full weight-loss ad above to see how Charlie is doing.

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