FFF 106: Extreme Weight Loss, The Challenges Of Losing More Than 200 lbs Part 1 – with Chris Powell


This week you are in for a treat.  We’ve got Chris Powell on the show. Chris is a transformation coach and he was the host of a program that we called “Obese: A Year to Save My Life” but in the U.S. it was called “Extreme Weight Loss”.

We’ve had to split the episode into two parts. In this part, we’ll be looking at how Chris ended up becoming one of the most popular transformation coaches in the U.S. We chatted about his experiences of working with people and helping them lose crazy amounts of weight like 200 pounds in a year. Chris had some serious challenges and boundaries to break. He helped people who were so obese they were struggling to walk, had years of terrible diet choices and hadn’t exercised in years. This really is an amazing episode, here’s part one….

  • How Chris become one of the most popular transformation coaches in the U.S.
  • What are the two pivotal things experienced by the people who joined the show to begin the journey of transformation
  • Chris’ experiences of working with people and helping them to lose a lot of weight
  • The process of recreating and rebuilding a person’s whole belief system
Quotes & Take-Aways

Changing your lifestyle is not an easy thing, it’s a terrifying thing.

The pain of change was worth it because the pain of staying the same was too great.

The first inkling of belief is seeing what we were able to create for others before them.

Most people when they make New Year’s resolutions or when they say the diet starts Monday, they don’t take on one small commitment that they know that they can keep. They take on 15 and they’re trying to take a quantum leap toward this massive weight loss and they’re taking on way too much.

The human mind when it commits to doing one small thing, it has an 80% or more success rate.

Hope and belief is a powerful ingredient in getting someone to take the very first step because it all has to happen in the mind first.

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Scott is the owner and founder of Food For Fitness. He is a fat loss coach, speaker and fitness writer with a masters (MSc) degree in Applied Sports Nutrition.