Fat Boy Fit Man Interview – Eli Sapharti Fitness Expert & Motivational Coach/Speaker
It is hard to believe that this handsome dad of 3 was ever overweight. Sit back and listen to his amazing weight loss story. You are going to learn a lot from this Fit & Fabulous Dad, I know… I did.
Just a little over 3 years ago I was in the worst shape of my life. Not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. I believe these all go hand in hand.
In 2008 I had ballooned to almost 300 lbs standing at 6′ and my body fat percentage was well over 40%. My blood pressure was elevated, I felt tired all the time. If I walked a flight of steps I would lose my breath, my joints were hurting, and I was always getting some type of flu or cold.
One day I had what many would call an epiphany. I looked at myself in the mirror and couldn’t believe how unhealthy and just plain fat I had allowed myself to get. At that moment I knew I had to do something to change this downward spiral.
As I thought about past attempts to lose weight I realized that the “quick fixes” and fad diets I had tried, although successful short term, we’re not going to work if I wanted to make life-long changes.
That is when I decided to try a different approach and came up with the principles of one step at a time = success.
Small, consistent changes allowed me to achieve the body I have today 180 pounds with 15% body fat. My drive and passion today is in helping inspire, motivate and teach others how to achieve fitness success too.