FFF 108: How A Near Death Experience Started A 14 Stone Transformation – with Darko Botic


In this episode we’ll be hearing from a man called Darko Botic who lost and incredible 14 stones of body weight.

Darko starts by sharing the tipping point and how it took him to being on brink of death before he decided to turn things around. We’ll be looking at how he started and his first experiences of stepping into the gym. We talked at how his diet and nutrition evolved as he lost weight and how he was even on the verge of bulimia at one point. You will hear how he tracked his progress along with the best and worst decisions he made.

  • The tipping point where Darko made a turn around to lose weight
  • Darko’s battle against bulimia
  • Find out how he tracked his progress
  • How to distinguish the difference between punishment and discipline?
  • Why accepting yourself is the first step to succeed on your weight loss journey
Quotes & Take-Aways

The lack of support system was equally an obstacle as it was an additional motivation for me

What I did was based on punishment. It was based on what I perceived at that time discipline measures. It was not discipline measures; it was complete violence against myself

Accepting where you are right now. Making peace with that. Accepting whatever you are disappointed with. Is it your mindset? Is it your appearance? Whatever it is, accept that and move from that point.

Ask yourself constantly, why do you want to reach a particular goal.

Admitting to yourself that you need a change. You need to be ready to make that change. If you’re not ready, this isn’t the right time for you to start making drastic changes.

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Scott Baptie

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.