About the Episode
Today we share with you Scott’s story. Years of overeating, overindulging and consuming food based on what tasted good had lead him to gain excess weight. Being 420 Lbs could come with a host of physical, mental and emotional problems. For Scott, his addiction to sugar lead to diabetes. In this episode, Scott tells us how he discovered about his diagnosis and what he decided to do in order to recover from it.
As a father, Scott wishes to teach his children to take care of their health. However, wanting your kids to care about their nutrition as much as you do could be a daunting task especially when the majority of their peers, their immediate surroundings as well as their schools encourage excessive sugar and fat consumption.
He tells us about the challenges he faced on his weight loss journey and how he remained focused on his goals. “I just did everything I could to cut that temptation out of my life”. His is a story of determination and discipline. Scott’s story will inspire those who struggle with diabetes and other obesity related chronic diseases.
“I think having a plan and sticking to that will really make a big difference” – Scott Rees
Obesity is one of the biggest health issues of the 21st century. With numbers growing rapidly by the minute, affecting both developed and developing nations around the world, one needs to ask “what must be done to stop this?” According to WHO, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 MILLION were obese. 41 million children under the age of 5 were overweight or obese in 2016. We have yet to see what these statistics will be in the future. With the current trend of sedentary lifestyles together with an increased intake of energy and fat dense foods, as well as emotional and mental health issues that encourage negative coping behaviour such as binge eating, it is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will be overweight or obese by 2050.
In our documentary “Solution to Obesity in the World of the 21st Century” we feature real stories from real people who have gradually won their battle against obesity. We look forward to sharing with you what these brave people have gone through physically, emotionally and mentally in order to achieve their weight management goals. The truth is, there is more to the story than the number on the weighing scale. There’s a great amount of lessons to be learned and an even greater amount of inspiration to be gained from these amazing people. We hope that this document series will help you in your journey to fitness, health and happiness.