Check out this extreme weight loss story with a interview with my new friend Jared Monesmith. He is a huge inspiration, in this interview he shares many tips and perspectives on how he lost 260 pounds of weight on a raw vegan diet of abundance!
In this video you will learn how Jared Lost 240 pounds in just over 10 months without starving himself, without restriction, in fact on a diet abundant in some of his favorite foods! Recognising weight loss isn’t just about diet learn the other aspects Jared focused on to not only loose the weight but keep the weight off 4 years later!
This is a inspiring story of how Jared went from Fat to Fit in under a years time!
Focusing on raw vegan foods Jared found he could literally eat all he enjoyed while watching the fat melt away. A true inspiring story of extreme weight loss Jared now wants to share the lifestyle and dietary information that saved his life.
I really hope you guys love this interview with Jared, if you found his story of extreme weight loss inspirational or helpful be sure to share it with a friend! 🙂
Connect with Jared on Facebook
Connect with Jared on his Awesome YouTube channel
Here is some unedited info Jared felt compelled to share on FB after the huge interest raised from the above interview!
Thanks for allowing me to share this here Jared 🙂
”So I’ve had a lot of people friending and messaging me over these past few days since my interview with Chris Kendall went viral. And I appreciate all the positive feedback that I’ve gotten from everyone, thank you!
One question that I’ve been getting, and its one that I’ve gotten over and over again is how did I lose 260 lbs so quickly?
How did I do it?
Well, here is my recipe for success, where I came from, and you’re also going to get a real good glimpse into who I am and where my life is headed…
All of my health success came down to a lot of hard work, determination, dedication, and drive!
Before I discovered this lifestyle I was an overweight, angry, miserable son of a bitch.
I lived the fast life…I drank heavily almost every day for a decade, I smoked a pack a day, I was a fast food junkie, and I had zero self esteem and self respect. I virtually trashed and abused my body for 30 years. At 465 lbs I could barely roll my ass out of bed and walk to the bathroom. I’d wake up in the morning with terrible chest pains thanking god I made it through the night and didn’t die…sad!
I grew up getting mercilessly bullied and picked on to the point where at just 10 years old I already hated life and wanted it to end. I was 260 lbs when I was 12, I was 340 when I graduated high school, and I was 400+ for 10 years. I ignored social events, family gatherings, dating, I didn’t even like being in public. I suffered for YEARS from many different health disorders related to my obesity.
I got to a point on April 15, 2012 where enough was enough!
I couldn’t take it anymore…life became so miserable, so saddening, where I came to the conclusion that I had 2 choices, continue on this path of self destruction, or fucking do something about it!
And so my journey began 🙂
I started to fuel my body with the right foods by adopting a high carb vegan diet. I stopped smoking, I stopped the drinking, and I started to treat my body and mind the way it should have been treated all along 🙂 I took all that anger that I had been harnessing and holding onto for so many years and used it to my advantage. I was determined and driven to turn it into something. I took all that frustration and negativity that I had been holding onto, all the memories of being put down and picked on, all the bullshit I went through as an adult and used it as fuel for my workouts.
I adopted the mindset that NOTHING was going to get in the way of my goals…NOTHING!
I was going to give it 110% and never look back, and that’s what I did.
I made MANY sacrifices to reach my goals. I temporarily said fuck you to my social life, I stopped going out, I stopped making excuses and I became one dimensionally driven. I started with just 20 minute walks around the neighborhood because that’s all I could handle. And over time through a combination of weight loss and sticking with my workout regimen I became more and more conditioned.
3 and a half years later I’m now 205 lbs and free of all health ailments. I can now run 10 miles without stopping. I can run a 6:20 mile. I just bicycled 1000 miles across 3 states in the month of June. I out-train, out-lift, and out-perform guys 10 years younger than me in the gym. All those people that use to put me down, call me names, and make me feel worthless my entire life…I’m now in better shape than 99% of them! I don’t say that to be rude or conceited, but its the truth.
I turned my negative into a positive.
I took my life’s biggest challenge and I made something out of it 🙂
My life is an open book and I have no problems and make no apologies for talking about my past. I tell you all of this, everything stated above as honest as I can be, because I want my life story to inspire others.
Those that are struggling with their weight, I want them to know that I get it, and I understand the battle.
That my heart and soul feel for you in a way that you couldn’t imagine.
I know what its like.
I know what it feels like to have an eating disorder, how it feels to be isolated, and how it feels to be so frustrated that you just want to give up.
Changing your body is never easy, but you have the power within you to do it!
Anything is possible.
If you would have told me 3 1/2 years ago that I would be where I’m at today…as fit as I am, as energetic, happy, optimistic and passionate about life as I am today…I would have never believed you 🙂
I mean, just 3 months ago I quit my job, sold my car, started traveling the country, and I’m gonna be perusing a career in personal training here in the very near future.
Taking my passion of health and fitness and helping others with their own weight loss endeavors. Its amazing where life takes us. I am in no way perfect, I’m rough around the edges, I have my struggles and sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. But I’m a go-getter, I keep a positive mindset, and I strive every day to do my best, and every day I feel blessed to be here. This is my life “
“Sticking with HCRV was never that difficult for me in the beginning.
I was so frustrated and sick and tired of living the way that I had been, that I was not about to give up. I decided that there was no turning back. I was done with being that person and was ready to embrace a new chapter into my life.
Did I have cravings?
Yes! Like you wouldn’t believe!
I had cravings so bad that i would wake up in the middle of the night, go downstairs and stare at the other food that was in my fridge.
It was very intense and overwhelming at times. But here’s the thing, it got better!
It got easier 🙂
I took on the philosophy that every good meal was one meal closer to my goal, and I was not about to screw it up.
Over what? Some potato chips and cookies…not worth it!
These days and for the past 3 years or so I’m free of unhealthy cravings.
Now I crave healthy high carb/low fat food“
We are all so blessed by your courage your journey and especially by you sharing it with us Jared!!
To anyone out there looking to change their life, from Extreme Weight loss, going from Fat to Fit or simply taking a few pounds off and looking to get healthier all around, your a Inspiration!
Connect with Jared on Facebook
Connect with Jared on his Awesome YouTube channel
Wishing you all much
PS I want to Invite you to the…
The Raw Advantage
Raw Food N Yoga
Surf Adventure Retreat
at The Farm of Life
March 12 – 19th 2016
I am so excited to offer you the most epic retreat experience in Costa Rica! Having witnessed the healing power of the raw food diet and being blessed to enjoy all that the amazing Farm of Life offers, I couldn’t help but create this retreat to bring all of it and us together for the most amazing Raw Retreat Ever!
Included in the Raw Food Yoga Surf Adventure Retreat:
– 1 night March 11th at Margaritas BnB to be sure everyone is ready for a early shuttle direct to the beach on the 12th
-Travel to and from the BnB / airport & the Beach / Farm of Life (4 hours from San Jose)
-7 nights accommodation at The Farm of Life
– All you can eat Organic, Local, Raw Fruits and Veggies and Fresh Coconuts!
– Simple 80/10/10 style cuisine from “101 Frickin’ Rawsome Recipes” with the option of 2-4 Low Fat Raw Gourmet Dinners from “TRA Retreat Treats”
– Raw Food Demos, Culinary Skills and Workshops!
– up to 1 Yoga Class a Day (4-5 different styles in the beautiful Yoga Hut overlooking the Jungle)
– Surfing including Rental and Transportation (2-3 days depending on tides and level of surfing experience.)
– Amazing Jungle Hikes to Waterfalls, Cliff Jumps and more! (Varying lengths from easy to more challenging)
– Meditation and tibetan singing bowls around the campfire
– Sungazing morning and evenings. Connecting to the earth with barefoot walking.
– One-on-one and Group Raw Lifestyle Coaching with Chris Kendall
– Social and Emotional Support and Strategies
– Learning to apply all the different aspects of holistic healthy living
– Fun, fun and more fun! and Fruit, fruit and more fruit!
*Costa Rica offers some of the best surfing in the world with many world-class breaks or spots. We will have the option of going to a number of different spots ranging from beginner to advanced during the retreat surrounded by amazing endless coconut tree’s fresh fruit, perfect beaches and the option of caves. It will be amazing fun!
Seize this opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the raw lifestyle while enjoying awesome activities, learning about hygienic lifestyle factors and absorbing all that Costa Rica has to offer!! Whether you are a hardcore fruitarian or brand new to raw foods, you will enjoy and benefit from this retreat. We will be sharing vital and helpful information regarding the raw food diet including but not limited to: common mistakes, ways to plan for success, making it FUN, secrets to making great sauces, tips and tricks of long term raw foodists, and the science as well as common sense behind the raw food diet.
Did we mention -All the Whole Fresh Ripe Raw Fruits and Veggies you can eat!!
Ashley says “I LOVE Costa Rica! I visited the Farm of Life with Chris earlier last year and underwent emotional, physical, and spiritual transformations. There is something about being in nature, expecailly in Costa Rica’s untouched jungle, that is incredibly heart opening, balancing and healing. The sounds, the fresh clean air and spring water, the land, tropical fruits, organic greenhouse, animals and the people, I could only describe this place as pure love.”
Chris Kendall creator of The Raw Advantage is the famous “Banana Commander.” He’s a 34 year old Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Low Fat Raw Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Raw Food Chef, Yoga Teacher, Athlete/Amateur Skateboarder, was voted best male athlete at the Best of Raw Awards last year as well as Funniest Raw Male.. well how about that! He has been on the LFRV path since 2004 and just celebrated 10 years raw vegan! Chris believes that we are always provided for, that we have all we need to grow into our highest potential in every moment. Through letting go of graspingness and fear in turn dedicating ourselves to loving service we truly can all live in abundance. His award winning retreats are a must on your travel to-do list!
Our hosts, husband and wife team Brian and Jody Calvi, are health enthusiasts with giant hearts. Their respective histories with disease and long fights for recovery inspired them to open Farm of Life. They are grateful for the healing journey they’ve experienced, and feel their higher purpose is to give back to others in need. Brian and Jody are here to assist guests, support your healing journey, arrange tours and services and make your visit exemplary. Brian’s farm tours and personality are a highlight for many on the Farm. Learn more about The Farm of Life at FarmofLifeCR.com
Also serving us on the farm are the head Chef, the Greenhouse Keeper Jack, the Three friendly huskies: Caesar, Ramseys, Inca and Shakti the kitty.
Single occupancy: $2100
Double occupancy cabin: $1900 per person (Save $200/person)
Triple occupancy cabin: $1800 per person (Save $300/person)
Quadruple occupancy cabin: $1750 per person (Save $350/person)
Casa Coco and Casa Mono are the beautiful new cabins with amazing views of campus and walk-out balcony.
Double occupancy cabin: $2050 per person (Save $200/person)
Triple occupancy cabin: $1950 per person (Save $300/person)
Quadruple occupancy cabin: $1850 per person (Save $350/person)
All prices include accommodations (including one night at BnB on the 11th in order to pick everyone up early to head to the beach), all the food you wish to eat, transportation to and from the farm from the airport / BnB directly, all activities and excursions to waterfalls, surfing, rentals, and consultations.
Check out more photos of the accommodations here: www.fincadevida.com
And watch the video for Testimonials from last years Retreat
Space is limited!
We really hope to see you out here in Costa Rica! There is a max occupancy of 21 people, so be sure to secure your spot and reserve your place now!!
Paradise awaits you….
Avatar Rock – A hidden gem in Costa Rica, on private land beside the Farm of Life, that we have access to on this retreat!
For more info email me at firstname.lastname@example.org