Created by Byron Morrison with the mission of:
Changing the way that this country uses and thinks about food, and showing others that a healthy lifestyle is achievable for all.
So who is Byron Morrison?
I’m the author of the book ‘Become a Better You’, as well as a Lifestyle Coach.
It may look like I have it all worked out now, but honestly, a few years ago I was a bit of a mess. I was close to 50 pounds heavier, depressed to the point that I barely left the house, had no self confidence and beyond knowing that we should be eating more vegetables, I had no clue what a healthier lifestyle is all about or why it is so important.
I spent most of my days locking myself away, doing no exercise and living off of junk food, and this affected everything from my health to my relationships, my mind-set and general outlook on life.
And as you can see from the picture below, I looked older, exhausted, run down and visibly down on life.
The truth is I never realised how bad I felt until I finally started to feel better, which is the unfortunate reality that so many people are living in everyday.
It wasn’t until I nearly lost my dad to cancer and saw the pain and suffering he went through during the treatment (including having most of his bowel surgically removed, and spending 25 days in ICU, most of which was on life support and breathing through a tracheostomy) that it dawned on me how much of an influence his lifestyle choices had on causing the disease.
From a diet high in sugar and processed foods, to being a pack-a-day smoker who did no exercise, all combined with having an overwhelmingly stressful career, working 14-hour days, with a minimal amount of sleep, it’s no surprise it inevitably took a toll on his health.
That experience was the wake up call that I needed to do something, as if I didn’t act now, then…that was going to be me.
And since then I’ve been on a mission to help as many people as possible avoid going through what happened to my dad.