About the Episode
Zach Moore is living proof that anything is possible and that change can happen overnight as long as you make the decision to go for it. He was once warned by a doctor that he had less than a thousand days left to live when he was 31 years old. Now, at 37 Zach was able to beat the odds. Living in a 500 pound body restricted him from doing that much “living”, with chronic diseases arising from his obesity such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol issues, asthma and sleep apnea. Stuck in a routine of eating junk food, living sedentarily and being hospitalised multiple times, Zach often felt like there was no coming back from the life he had. “You get to a certain weight, you give up and you die. That’s what we know. But NOT ME”.
He’s had a total of 12 operations which includes disease related surgeries as well as excess skin removal to address the staggering 10 Lbs of excess skin he had all over his body. In this interview he tells us where he gets his strength from and how his son inspired him to make the better choice of getting his life in order.
We need to be smart about our nutrition – this is one of the major factors of our lifestyle that Zach firmly believes in. The truth is that 99% of the processed foods on the shelves in our supermarkets use a formula to create a flavour combining fat, salt and sugar that hits the highest mark in your brain’s addiction centre. These flavours have nothing to do with how healthy the foods and drinks are, and they even have nothing to do if you like or not the actual flavour — they are simply turning you into a salt-sugar-fat junky.
Be inspired by Zach’s story, the challenges he once faced, the diseases he was able to get rid of after losing all the excess weight, his love for his family, and the areas of his life that he is currently working on. He shares how everything boils down to our mindset and how we intend to look after ourselves and the ones we love for the long run.
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.