G'day, my name’s Jeremy, but everyone calls me Jezz. I live with my wife on our tiny patch of paradise in the hills outside Melbourne, Australia with a zoo of geriatric animals.
I’m a jack-of-all-trades yet a master of none. I’ve been an engineer & project manager for the likes of General Motors & British Aerospace, a self-defence instructor, a bouncer, a test driver, a landscaper & a fitness instructor.
I've also been a professional romance writer since 2003 - yes, you read that correctly. No, that’s not me on the cover. 😉
Now I own a gym with a Jim!!!
(NEVER say never)
My adolescence was standard Aussie middle class - with a few papadams on the side. Even had the mullet to prove it. Bouffant up front, party halfway down my back (no wonder my wife couldn't keep her hands off me).
Truth was there were far more than a few pappadams, along with enough fried & baked treats to expand my waist & haunt my teenage years.
My food addiction lead to chronic obesity & all the emotional baggage that came with it - the teasing, the bullying, the isolation, the insecurity.
In a desperate attempt to escape my insecurities I turned to the Martial Arts in the hopes of becoming a badass.
It took five black belts & way too long to realize that I didn't need to be a tough guy to be happy or successful. What I actually needed was confidence.
Not the confidence to kick ass & take names, but the much more valuable confidence to love myself enough to become the BETTER ME.
I tried battling obesity by punishing myself to eat less & exercise more.
It was only after understanding the science & psychology behind healthy nutrition that I finally figured out what works -
eating whole, natural, healthy food.
Along the way, my amazing wife also discovered what works - eating whole, natural, healthy food.
Health & weight loss isn't about eating less. It's about EATING BETTER & choosing a lifestyle you can maintain for the rest of your life because you actually enjoy it.
It's not all sunshine & rainbows. One size definitely doesn't fit all. You need to find what works for you. But like anything life changing, the more you feed the strong you - mentally, emotionally, & physically - the easier it gets.
It took me almost 50yrs to overcome food addiction & morbid obesity. To be honest, I never believed I could until I learned & understood the truth hidden beneath the hype, fancy marketing & outright lies plaguing the health & fitness industry.
My mission now is to help as many people as possible lose weight, get fitter & become the better versions of themselves FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
NOT by 'going hard or going home'.
NOT by 'eating less & exercising more'.
But by helping people find a healthier way to live while doing the things they enjoy doing - because life is way too short not to LOVE IT.