About the Episode
Marina has shared her story on the Dr. Oz Show and the Rachael Ray Show to name a few. Marina tells us that there are no shortcuts, no magic, no pills. It is all just hard work and dedication.
“It is confidence you gain along the way, at some point you realise that ‘I GOT THIS”. This episode features Marina, a personal trainer and counsellor from New York City who has overcome adversities and lost over 160 Lbs despite of having been sexually abused as a young girl, been involved in a vehicular accident, growing up with the manifestations of Polycysting Ovary Syndrome, and weighing 320 Lbs at her heaviest, Marina explains how her life her life events lead her to find comfort and solace in her excess weight and develop self destructive coping mechanisms. She tells us what pushed her to make a decision to start taking control of her weight and get fit.
Through her efforts to stay healthy and fit, Marina is now 4 months pregnant, definitely a feat for someone with PCOS. On this episode we tackle issues such as understanding the emotional side of weight gain, finding the right mentor that will guide you through the nutrition and fitness programs that will cater to your unique needs as an individual and getting to the bottom of the excuses that people use.
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.
There are hundreds of weight management techniques flooding the internet, new diet trends popping up left and right, we have digital resources on self help, stress management and nutrition right at our fingertips but many of us still struggle with our weight. Now the question is, what exactly does it take for an individual to effectively control his or her weight? More importantly, what will it take to create a massive change in obesity prevalence around the world?
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.
Find out how Marina is now changing lives by helping them prevent chronic illnesses brought on by obesity and being overweight.