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Big Change The Film Podcast

Big Change The Film Podcast is where we have conversations with people that have incredible stories of weight loss and inspiration. Tune in every week for a new conversation.
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Jul 21, 2018

This week’s guest is Daniel Shuman who has lost 171lbs. After the birth of his second child Daniel realized that he needed to change his lifestyle for the future of his family. After being asked to get off a ride at Universal Studios, Daniel decided that he was going to turn things around. He says that he is now able to do a lot more with his kids and is also more present. We have a great conversation about his journey and I hope that you enjoy!

Jul 5, 2018

This week’s guest is Jennifer Niles who lives on the island of Tonga. Jennifer tells me that her weight gain started for her in the third grade and by the time she was in here early twenties 95% of her caloric intake consisted of junk food and alcohol. She also told me that she simply didn’t feel comfortable in her own body. She later found yoga, healthier eating, and has now lost over 100lbs. She tells me about how she did it all (including designing the life she always wanted living on an island). We have a great conversation and thanks for tuning in!    

Jun 28, 2018

This weeks guests are Tim & Heather Kaufman who live in Alden, New York. At his worst Tim was on the maximum dose of Fentanyl, 15 pills a day, drank a liter of vodka a day, and could hardly get up the stairs. Tim has lost over 200lbs, Heather has lost over 85lbs, and they now have a life together that they could have never imagined. 

Jun 7, 2018

This week’s guest is Alishea Basson. Alishea tells me that by the age of 6 she was already 80lbs. After the birth of her 4 children she says that her weight skyrocketed and started to affect her quality of life. Her turning point came after one night where she ate 7 biscuits, 7 pieces of fried chicken, and a pint of Ben & Jerrys ice cream. She now says that every meal is a choice, every meal is an opportunity for a healthy choice. Before she describes herself as a couch potato, now she runs 10 miles 4 days a week, and has lost 105lbs. We have a great conversation and thanks for tuning in.

May 3, 2018

This week’s guest is Sarah Goodenough who lives in Rochester, New York. Sarah told me that in high school she struggled with anorexia and later with binge eating. At the age of 22 she was diagnosed with fatty liver disease, she also told me that she struggled with high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety. Since then she has been able to shed 160lbs, completely change her health around, and now says her mission in life is to “make as many people as possible healthy.” We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy!

Mar 29, 2018

This weeks guest is Kate McGoey-Smith from Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Kate earlier in life was 120lbs heavier, she had type two diabetes, heart disease, was legally blind, was on a lung transplant list, and was a list of medications that would fill up a full page. She watched Forks over Knives, taught herself to cook while she was still blind, She has since lost 120lbs, restored her eyesight, and restored so much more of her health. We have a great conversation about her incredible story and I hope that you enjoy!

Mar 29, 2018

This weeks guest is Kate McGoey-Smith from Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Kate earlier in life was 120lbs heavier, she had type two diabetes, heart disease, was legally blind, was on a lung transplant list, and was a list of medications that would fill up a full page. She watched Forks over Knives, taught herself to cook while she was still blind, She has since lost 120lbs, restored her eyesight, and restored so much more of her health. We have a great conversation about her incredible story and I hope that you enjoy!

Mar 23, 2018

This weeks guest is Anna Bolla. Anna tells me that she was obese by the time she was 5 years old, started dieting at 8, and was over 160lbs by the time she was in the 6th grade. She says that most people in her family were overweight and she thought to herself, “this is just the way that it is going to be.” Just a few years ago she watched Forks over Knives, read The China Study, and decided to choose a healthier (and more compassionate) way of living. She has lost over 55lbs, now enjoys running, lifting weights, and now weights less than she did in the 8th grade. We have a great conversation about her journey and thanks so much for watching.

Feb 23, 2018

This weeks guest is Scott Putnam who lives in Dubuque, Iowa. Scott had always carried some extra weight but thought of him self as pretty healthy compared to those who were much heavier than him. In his 40s Scott received a bit of wake-up call when his doctor told him that if he didn’t do something about his reckless eating that he was on the verge of going on meds, was on his way to pre-diabetes, as well as other medical complications. He also says that at this same time he was always tired, had sleep issues, and high cholesterol. He decided that had to make a change, has lost 65lbs, is now a marathoner, and feels better than ever. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy.

Feb 17, 2018

This weeks guests are Pam & Chad Dalton who currently live in Northwest Arkansas and combined as a couple have lost 150lbs. They both grew up in South Louisiana and say that they grew up eating cheap, greasy, and often times friend food. Pam that she was a bit of a “ closet cheese addict” and Chad told me that high blood pressure and heart disease runs in his family. They realized that they simply weren’t being as present as they could be with their kids and simply didn’t have the need to participate. Over the last few years they have totally changed their health, their activity levels, as well as how present they now are with each other and the kids. One of my favorite things that they said was about being an example to their kids, “If you live the right way, and eat the right things, life can have more essence to it than just existing.” We have a fantastic conversation that I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for tuning in.

Feb 9, 2018

This weeks guest is Eric O’Grey. At the age of 51 Eric was 340lbs, wore a size 4XL, and was on 15 medications. His doctor said that if he didn’t do something he would need to purchase a cemetery plot because he would likely need one within the next 5 years. Eric decided to turn his health around, he has since lost 160lbs, is a best-selling author, and feels better than ever. We have a great conversation and thanks for watching. 

Feb 9, 2018

This weeks guest is Eric O’Grey. At the age of 51 Eric was 340lbs, wore a size 4XL, and was on 15 medications. His doctor said that if he didn’t do something he would need to purchase a cemetery plot because he would likely need one within the next 5 years. Eric decided to turn his health around, he has since lost 160lbs, is a best-selling author, and feels better than ever. We have a great conversation and thanks for watching. 

Feb 1, 2018

This weeks guest is Philip Parker who lives in California. Phillip weighed in at 380lbs at his highest, struggled with Gerd, cholesterol, cramps, and all of the other things you would expect being 380lbs. After many years Philip realized that he had a food addiction and decided to approach it in the same way that others with addiction would, head on. We talk about the mechanisms he uses to create boundaries with the foods which trigger his addiction and his 160lb weight loss journey. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy!

Dec 14, 2017
 
This weeks guest is Paul Chatlin who lives in the Detroit area. At 56 years old Paul found himself with one artery 100% blocked, 2 others 65% blocked and headed for bypass surgery. Right before going into surgery his doctor asked him if he would be interested in trying a different approach, and choosing to change what he ate rather than going under the knife. Paul decided to change what he was eating, and switched to a Whole Foods plant based diet. He was able to forgo surgery, he is now healthier than ever, and made a promise to spread that message to others, which he now does with www.pbnsg.org and through their small groups in the Detroit area. They have over 4000+ strong  might be the largest plant based support and outreach program in the country. We have a fantastic conversation and I hope that you enjoy!
Nov 20, 2017

This weeks guest is Jennifer Peli who lives in England. Jennifer told me that she went on her first diet at the age of 18 and she thought she would never be thin. She suffered from IBS from age 10 all the way up to the age of 67. Jennifer somewhat accidentally lost 67lbs as she changed her diet to try and save her husbands life after he had a heart attack. She is feeling better than ever now at the age of 69, has taken up running, and her husbands health is better than it has been in years. We have a wonderful conversation and thanks for listening.

Nov 3, 2017

This weeks guest is Alexis Fox who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Alexis grew up eating a Standard American Diet. She told me that as she began to care more for the environment and animals, it changed the foods she put in her body. Over several years she lost 45lbs and said that at the age of 36 she is thinner than she was in her 20s. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy!

Sep 15, 2017

This weeks guest is Rich Hubbard who lives in NW Connecticut. Rich says that he used to eat fast food every day, would binge on ice cream, and says that he thought he was destined for a life of obesity, meds, and diabetes. He has since then lost 150lbs, developed a passion for a healthy lifestyle, and looks forward to staying active well into his later years. We have a great conversation about his journey, extra skin, and much more. I hope that you enjoy it and thanks for listening

Aug 24, 2017

This weeks guest is Rick Gloo. Rick says that he was a competitive eater starting in high school and started really packing on the pounds in high school. In college and beyond Rick developed a bit of a drinking habit, was overweight, and realized he simply was not living to his full potential. Through his dietary changes, meditation, and running he has been able to reach his potential and loose 90lbs in the process. I actually had the chance to connect with Rick in person this past weekend at Plantstock. When we saw each other he was on his 364th day of consecutive running and he has since completed a full year of running every day. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!

Aug 11, 2017

This weeks guest is Josh Byrd who lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. Josh was overweight for most of his life and at the age of 4 weighted 90lbs. At his heaviest he was 420lbs, says that he struggled at movie theaters, restaurants, and even putting on his socks. In his 20s he was hypertensive, had high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, and had to wear waist high compression nylon stockings. He says that he didn’t want his own daughter to be the 90lb kindergartner, has since lost 210lbs, and is now an aspiring ultra endurance athlete. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it.

Apr 21, 2017
This weeks guest is Melissa Dodd-Ruesing who has lost 80lbs. Melissa says that she was always bigger and actually remembers being called chunky by her doctor when she was 9 years old. At her biggest she was over 300lbs says that she had accepted the fact that she was going to be fat because everyone in her family was big. After a failed Lapland surgery, she decided to change the way that she looked at food and has transformed her life. We have a great conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!
Feb 17, 2017

This weeks guest is Jackie Cobb who lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Jackie says that her weight has fluctuated since she was a kid and that she was heavy most of her adult life. She says that she wasn’t conscious of what she was eating and how she was treating her body. The thing that changed everything for her was loosing her mom, dad, and brother all from unconscious unhealthy eating and poor lifestyle decisions. She has lost 56lbs and says that even though she is over 45, she is the most active she has been in her entire life. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it!

 

Dec 22, 2016

This weeks guest is Julie Schultz from Pearland, TX and has lost 90lbs. Julie says that earlier in life everything centered around food and she was previously pre-diabetic. Much of her family has type 2 diabetes and she knew that she was headed in that direction as well. She decided at some point that it was time to take care of herself, change her relationship with food, and has become a full blown athlete as well. Here is our conversation and I hope that you enjoy it.

Reach out to Julie at https://www.facebook.com/jvschultz & http://www.fromfatasstobadass.com/

Nov 26, 2016
This weeks guest is Eve Parker, aka “Inspirational Eve”, who lives in Denver, Colorado. Eve was previously 340lbs and as she says, “has released” 150lbs. She hit rock bottom when at the age of 24 had to buy 2 seats on an airplane. Since then she has completely transformed her life and now helps others do the same through her weight release coaching. 
 
She is an incredible inspiration and I hope that you enjoy our conversation. 
 
Find out more about Eve at http://www.inspirationaleve.com/
Oct 20, 2016
This weeks guest is Felicia Ricks from Connecticut, and she has lost 206lbs. She said that before she lost the weight she was in pain, even doing the laundry would leave her out of breath, and she felt like a prisoner in her own mind. She says that she now has an abundance of energy, she’s invigorated, she's excited, and that her whole mentality has changed towards life. 
 
Here is my conversation with Felicia and I hope that you enjoy it. 
 
Jun 23, 2016

Heather Cullen is from Portland Oregon who has lost 234lbs. Heather says that she went on her first diet when she was 11 years old. At the age of 40 she remembers sitting in a doctors office and reading that for someone at her bmi the her life expectancy was 45 years old. Since then she has made an amazing transformation and I hope that you enjoy our conversation.

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