Skinny Skipper's 1st Weight-Loss Ad

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

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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