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20 Beautiful Men is a collection of short stories that Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose. Here's what to expect in chapter two written by, yours truly, LIONELL DIXON. 

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”A suit and a smile may never determine the character of a man, but his actions always will.”


Lionell Dixon is a book author and motivational speaker from New Jersey. He was born the oldest of three raised by his mother Caroline. Besides growing up and having to battle tough kids in his neighborhood he also shared battles with obesity into his adulthood.

Even as the odds were set again him, he focused investing positive energy which lead him to achieving an inspirational 150 pound weight loss transformation.

To date his life story has ignited a strong passion for helping others lost without hope to come out of the shadows and find enough courage to seek and achieve their dreams. His positive message and success story has marked tremendous impact on lives by the thousands across the world thus far.

Since his transformation he has competed in a few bodybuilding competitions with hope of being a positive example to all others aspiring to achieve the body of their dreams. Today, Lionell, also known as Lonnie Fresh is a book author and motivational speaker.

His first book out entitled Out of the Shadows was released in 2016 followed by his cookbook The 150 Fresh System in 2017. He is also a contributing co-author to Best Selling 20 Beautiful Men and active blogger for the HuffPost.

Lionell believes that, one must be able to conquer the mind in order to be set free of mental self-enslavement.



Lionell “Lonnie Fresh” Dixon Releases New, Inspiring Book, 20 Beautiful Men


NEW JERSEY – USA – Mr. Lionell “Lonnie Fresh” Dixon is more than just a successful motivational speaker and book author – above all, he is a man that has triumphed in his quest to transform his life, and is now spreading his hard-gained wisdom through his utterly inspiring works.

Such is the case with his newest book, titled 20 Beautiful Men, wherein Mr. Dixon tells the story of a boy who grew up without the privilege of having a father in his life – yet, through sheer willpower and determination, managed to overcome all hardships and obstacles that came his way, creating a life that serves as an inspiration to others facing similar, personal battles.

20 Beautiful Men is Mr. Dixon’s third work, having released his debut book, Out of the Shadows, in 2016, and his cookbook, The 150 Fresh System,in 2017. In addition to his printed works, readers have followed Mr. Dixon’s journey through features on Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and his regular guest blogs for the Huffington Post. 

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Transformation Tuesday: The 150-pound weight loss plan


After two attempts, Lionell Dixon finally achieved the body of his dreams. This is the workout routine that helped him do it.

by Mike Simone April 11, 2017 10.30am

WHEN YOU LOOK at Lionell Dixon's before and after photos, it's almost impossible to believe it's the same person.

Growing up, Dixon was never sure when his next meal would be, so he ate as much as he could, whenever he could. At that time, his weight wasn't a concern—going hungry was. But what started as a survival mechanism and a form of stress eating became "normal" for him.

Fast-forward to his adult years, and his binge-eating instincts grew with him. Ultimately his weight inflated to 315 lbs.

Dixon's transformation hasn't been easy—he's had two go-rounds. His first came after a trip to South Beach where he felt insecure and out of place. He came home and lost 70 lbs in the first three months from training hard in the gym and honing his diet. But after losing motivation and slipping back into his old habits, he gained nearly all the weight back again.

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Losing It All

Visualizing the way you’d like to look can help you shed weight.

June 6, 2016 • By Jeanette L. Pinnace


OK, so you’ve tried every diet that’s crossed your path: no-carb, high-protein, low-sugar, no-fat. The list of weight loss programs goes on. None seems to work. What’s more, you also watch your portions and exercise, but the scale never drops to the number you want. If you’re losing hope, don’t. There’s one more piece of the puzzle that may be just what you need to achieve your weight loss goal:

Refocus your mindset like Lionell Dixon did when he had pounds to pare off.

When he was 20, Dixon, a South New Jersey resident, went to Miami on vacation with some friends. The vibe of the sun-splashed city triggered a reaction in him. “I thought about life in general and how young I was and being that overweight,” he says.

At his heaviest, Dixon tipped the scales at 315 pounds. But he was determined to trim down. “When I returned from Miami, I gave myself two weeks and hit the gym. I lost 70 pounds in three months.”

Dixon dropped an additional 20 pounds in one year. But his weight loss didn’t stick. “After three years, my weight went back up to 230 pounds,” Dixon says. “I vowed to get rid of it once and for all and do something to help other people who were trying to lose weight.”

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Why did I change my life?

I changed my life because I got sick and tired of feeling like a loser. I didn't want to keep blaming others for my faults or life circumstances.

I can't believe the number of times I actually felt nauseous after thinking about how I failed to consciously accept responsibility for my own actions.  

I was suffering in the inside. In fact, I knew that I was probably dying. The only hope I had of making it was by taking action towards saving myself, not from the world... BUT FROM MYSELF!

By and by, I began to think, speak, and eat to the best of my potential.  

I adopted the idea of closing my eyes, taking deep breaths and imagining that the new life I wanted to live was simultaneously manifesting before my spiritual eyes.


The repetition of living in those moments faithfully day after day soon convinced me that I had already acquired success though not exactly in within my physically procession. 

Before anybody could say the words,

"I can't believe he actually did it,"

my life had transformed in such a way for the better.

As I look upon THIS day, it humbles me so graciously to see how much of a favor I actually did for myself by adding more years onto my life than I sought to have had in the past.

And to share this testimony among the world, I believe could offer a good sense of hope for all suffering from the same psychological wounds as I from the past. 

So why did I change my life?

I changed my life because I wanted to endure in true happiness mentally, physically and emotionally.



20 Beautiful Men


Atlanta, Georgia (August 12, 2017) - Following the success of "20 Beautiful Women", Best-selling Author and Publisher, Saba Tekle, has released the male version of the title -20 Beautiful Men: 20 Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose

"20 Beautiful Men" is an inspiring collection of personal short stories from 20 authors, speakers, and life coaches bonding together for the common goal of brotherhood, and to transform men and women from the inside out. Contributors include Dan Mason, Dr. David Yoder, Kevin Thornton and Lionell Dixon to name a few.

When "20 Beautiful Women" was released in 2014; it had took on a life of its own. The book inspired the #20BeautifulWomen Challenge on social media, which over a million women participated in. It has its own blog on Huffington Post and was featured on as HLN's Daily Share, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed as well as other media outlets. It won an award for Best Script at the New Media Film Festival and “20 Beautiful Women” is set to be made into a documentary.

It also ranked on the best-sellers list topping categories in Women's Personal Growth, Spiritual Healing category Motivational and Self Help-Spiritual. Already, it appears as though "20 Beautiful Men" is mimicking its success. Launched on July 25, 2017, the book hit number 1 in Spiritual Healing, Men's Personal Growth, Self Help and Motivation and has 3 published blogs in The Huffington Post.

One reader summed up the overall impact of the book. He wrote:

"So often men do not share the truth of their stories. Maybe its ego, maybe its shame. I'm not sure. However, this book is a breath of fresh air for everyone. I appreciate each author telling the story of hurt, betrayal, suffering, and more, but also how each has come out on top. I really wish each author had more space for more details. I recommend it without reservation to every man and the ladies for the men in their lives."

20 Beautiful Men: 20 Stories That Will Heal Your Soul, Ignite Your Passion And Inspire Your Divine Purpose is a must have resource for anyone looking for a dose of courage and motivation.

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