Interview with Gregory Groves

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to reach people on a larger scale. My goal is to help as many people in life as I can with their food addiction and binge eating issues, while losing their desired amount of weight.
What's your own story? Did you go through struggles with food addictions and binge eating as well?
Yes, I have. I didn’t just “wind up doing this”. I did have to go through my own struggles first in regards to weight loss. I had to deal with my own emotional battles with food addictions and binge eating.

So, here’s my story in a nut shell (I’ll try not to bore you TOO much! HAHA!):

I became a trainer initially because I lost 45 lbs, and wanted to help people to do the same.

I lost the weight because I wound up in the hospital with internal bleeding caused by YEARS of poor eating and obesity. I kid you not when I say that I ate fast food every single day, 3 times a day, 7 days a week, and I did this for YEARS! (ICK!!!) So after my little hospital scare, I told my wife that I needed to make a change. I needed to lose weight, and take CONTROL of my life! So yeah, I lost the 45 lbs. On a side note, I once asked my wife why she would marry a “fat guy." Ouch, right? Wonderful attitude to have!

But yeah, I was happy with this weight loss, and then my wife got pregnant with our son Brendan. Ain’t he adorable?? Did the published author just use the word “ain’t”? umm . . . So I decided to continue my weight loss journey; I wanted to be in even better shape, and lost another 56 lbs. Yep, that would be 101 lbs in total.

After several years, I realized that being a personal trainer alone just wasn’t enough anymore. Sure, I was helping my clients lose weight, and a lot of it. But more often than not, they would gain most of it, if not ALL of it back . . . and then some! So, I had a nagging voice in my head “there has to be more! There has to be a way of helping people with the emotional struggles that YOU faced! A way to help them get it off and KEEP it off”, but I shut that voice out for a long time. Denial maybe?

I finally found my calling though, and after a decade of study and practice, I created my OWN program: The Weight Loss Transformation Program – a program I wish I had when I was dealing with the emotional struggles I was facing daily.

Another key component: I’ve also cut out all negative and toxic people from my life, and replaced them with powerful, positive, driven, goal-oriented people, and I’ve never looked back. And here I am. Healthy and happier in my life :-) So yep, THAT’S ME!
Published 2018-02-06.
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Books by This Author

Be Your Own Weight Loss Coach: Second Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,350. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
Gregory Groves - the noted Weight Loss Transformation Expert - has announced the release of his newest book, 'Be Your Own Weight Loss Coach - 5 Steps on Setting SMART Goals' Second Edition, to the international market. Gregory draws upon his expertise as a life purpose coach in the book, helping readers address the mental side of their journey.
Be Your Own Weight Loss Coach: The Workbook
Price: Free! Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
This workbook is meant to be a companion to my book, Be Your Own Weight Loss Coach as all the exercises that you will find in this workbook are from there, with a few extras as added bonuses. So this workbook is strictly those exercises only. Although it is a companion book, you can absolutely use the exercises on their own without it, however I do recommend reading Be Your Own Weight Loss Coach
Be Your Own Health and Wellness Coach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Exercise
The problem that most people come across when working towards their goals; any goals, is being able to take that very first step – taking ACTION. Then people must take the necessary steps after that first crucial step to get them to the next level. In this short book, I am going to give you sixteen proven tips and challenges to help you take the next steps towards your health and wellness goals.