Scott Reid: "The effort is worth the result."

Congratulations Scott for completing your first photo-shoot challenge with us!

Tell us, what was the best part of this journey?

Learning that with just a little effort, big changes can be achieved and maintained.

What was the biggest habit holding you back? And have you conquered it completely yet, or still working on it?

I love tasty food, and I think the hardest habit for me to break is the one where I if I see something that looks really good, I eat it. This is something I am still working on.

Tasty food that gets results - an example of Scott's food prep

What did you struggle with the most on this journey, and how did you overcome it? 

I think initially it was finding the time to do the preparation for the food. I am so used to being able to just buy food and eat it whenever.

What did you find the easiest?

I don't feel that any aspect of changing deeply ingrained habits and behaviours is ever easy, however over time, things become more manageable. And when you see results, it really makes the effort worthwhile.

Favourite motivational quote:

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

What advice would you give to someone who resonates with your story and might be struggling?

Perseverance is key. If you fall, simply get back up again.

(After a life-time of being overweight, Scott has been implementing good new habits into his life)

In bullet point form, list 3 ingredients that you feel are vital to a successful transformation?

  1. High quality source of protein;
  2. High quality source of Omega 3; and
  3. High quality non starchy vegetables.

What did you learn from this experience?

Small changes can yield big results.

Scott regained control of his life by focusing on what he could change and not on what he couldn't

Tell us something about yourself?

I used to think I didn't really have a story to tell, and if I did, who would listen?

But now I believe that everyone has a story, and no single person's story is more or less important than anyone else's, just different.

I have struggled with my weight pretty much my whole adult life. I could write pages and pages as to the reasons why, but ultimately, it comes down to self-control and the choices we make. But how do you gain self-control and make good choices about food, when the rest of your life is seemingly out of control?

I think I started to make real progress when I identified that many aspects of my life were out of control, particularly relationships with family and friends, and this was affecting my choices. 

Once I recognised this and started to bring these areas back into line, I started to once again feel that I had control of my life. I stopped seeking to please others, and began to start pleasing myself.

Scott :)

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