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Learn how Nathan Meola lost more than 120Kgs

Peeling It Back

Release Date: 10/06/2018

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In this episode, Eddy chats with Nathan Meola, a life coach who is focused on helping people lose weight through a holistic approach. Nathan shares how he struggled with his own weight issues and what ultimately led him to having a healthier body. Listen in to know more about Nathan’s journey.

 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:39 – Eddy welcomes Nathan to the show
  • 01:37 – Nathan and Eddy met at the Date with Destiny event
    • Nathan says the event is intense
    • Eddy says his biggest take away is everyone has shared thoughts
  • 03:44 – Nathan shares how he works with groups of people at once
    • Everyone has the same thoughts, but no one talks about it
  • 04:55 – At the Date with Destiny, you learn that everyone is connected and the same
  • 05:07 – Nathan talks about his Date with Destiny experience
    • His perception of love has changed
    • Gratitude and love points to the connectedness of everything
  • 08:12 – Gratitude used to be just a word for Nathan
    • Nathan was overwhelmed when he experienced real gratitude
    • He felt grateful for all the people who has helped him
    • Nathan has not expressed his gratitude to his mentors in the past
    • It was all interconnected with energy and money
  • 12:40 – Nathan spent six hours on the phone and thanked the people who has helped him
  • 13:36 – Nathan talks about forgiveness
    • Forgiveness is never easy
    • It means accepting, acknowledging and releasing the negative energy
  • 15:46 – For Eddy, it is about letting go of arguments and not holding on to resentments
    • “Its up to me to let go”
  • 16:55 – Nathan says he is on a program
    • The first week is about affect to cause
    • It is about realizing that we are the cause
    • “I am the one that put me here”
  • 19:57 – Weight loss is never the issue
    • Whatever is going in internally, the external body will show it
  • 21:33 – Nathan used to be 250 kilos
    • He underwent surgery and lost 50-60 kilos
    • By 6 months, he began to eat more again and the band malfunctioned
    • Nathan didn’t want to tell people he had surgery and it created the feeling of shame in him
  • 25:08 – Surgery was an external solution to obesity
  • 26:29 – Nathan does not regret doing the surgery as it has become part of what he is doing now
  • 28:22 – Nathan applied in The Biggest Loser
    • He was able to pass until the last part of the audition process
    • He put on weight during the audition period
    • He was devastated when he didn’t get on the show and blamed everyone but himself
    • Nathan went on a 5-year downward spiral
  • 34:22 – Eating was the strategy Nathan used to hide negative emotions
  • 35:50 – Nathan started to feel sick
    • He was travelling when his legs felt numb and he couldn’t stand
    • He lost his job and his family were having arguments about him
    • The only time he left the house was to get pain killers
  • 39:31 – For three months, Nathan was just eating, sleeping and getting on pain killers and weed
  • 41:33 – Nathan made the decision he was going to eat himself to death
  • 43:31 – A neurosurgeon told Nathan the solution to his back problem was to fuse his spine
    • Nathan felt it was what he needed to do
    • He must lose 15 kilos before he can undergo the surgery
    • Nathan realized it was his decisions that was causing pain to his family
  • 48:39 – Nathan went on a weight loss retreat in 2010
  • 49:09 – You can physically affect your body, but you also have to change your beliefs
    • You will always be fighting against your body if you do not upgrade your identity
    • Do not focus on losing weight, focus on a shift in mindset
  • 52:10 – Losing physical weight and having people validate it is a distraction
  • 54:17 – Women feel there is more pressure for them to lose weight
    • We inform society more than society informs us
  • 56:14 – The goal should be how you want to feel not what you want to look like
  • 57:15 – Eddy says he always says no to everything when he had weight issues
    • Know what always saying “no” means
  • 58:55 – The body and the heart knows when you need to change
  • 59:36 – Nathan feels what happened to him was bound to happen, he just had to let go
  • 1:00:56 – When Nathan lost the 15 kilos, he didn’t get the surgery anymore
  • 1:01:54 – Eddy shares his thoughts on the health system
    • There are people still waiting on what their diagnosis is
    • People are waiting for doctors to tell them what is wrong with them
  • 1:04:13 – What you are feeling is a collection of symptoms that has accumulated in your life
  • 1:05:46 – You are on a quest to find a disease that will make you change
  • 1:06:17 – There are two reactions when you are told you only have three months to live
  • 1:07:52 – You have to know what your purpose is on earth
    • Your weight and health depends on your vision of your purpose
    • Allow your vision to move you forward
  • 1:10:48 – Losing weight is about falling in love with food
    • It is a journey to find a new relationship with food
    • Breaking out from a bad relationship takes a lot of work
  • 1:15:21 – Nathan used to think he was not worthy to be in a relationship with someone
  • 1:16:37 – Falling in love with food means finding a good relationship with it
  • 1:17:19 – Everything is about energy and the food you eat affects your energy
  • 1:18:03 – Learning to love food and how it affects you is a learning process
  • 1:19:25 – Weight is used as a mask
  • 1:21:10 – Nathan talks about the changes he has gone through
    • From feeling fearful to going towards fear
    • Darkness is inevitable, but you have the strength to face it
    • You have control over pain and darkness if you do not suppress it
  • 1:25:07 – Nathan felt he would not experience the world
  • 1:26:22 – Being big is difficult when you want to travel
  • 1:28:54 – The concept of failure has also shifted for Nathan
  • 1:30:36 – It is not about the diet
  • 1:31:24 – Contact Eddy at Peeling It Back or Facebook and Instagram

 

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