Almost half of all Americans are clinically obese and when Nino, at 5’6” and 220 pounds, saw he too fell into that category, he knew it was time to make a change.
Nino shares his documentary of his weight-loss journey which includes voiceovers of his encouraging self-talk and his no excuses attitude. “The world is your gym. Gravity your weights. Anywhere your treadmill. Creativity your machine. You got this! You are your personal trainer. If you do this you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.”
Nino shot video of himself every single day for 278 days and then time lapsed it to show how his body transformed over that time. Day 278, a tone, fit Nino weighed 150.6 pounds. His goal was to look like a fitness model and he certainly met that goal!
Nino joins The Doctors to share more of how he did it. He explains what he didn’t do saying, “No surgery. No pills. No gym membership. I just believed I would do it and I lost 70 pounds by myself.” Additionally, he started with basic calorie counting and then on his own figured out how to eat clean. When he hit a plateau, he would mix up his diet and look online for tips on how to do so.
Nino shares how creating the film kept him motivated. He says he took an old photo of himself from high school where he was in shape and when people told him he couldn’t look like his 17-year-old self again he said, “I’ll look better.” He called the project “Operation Shredder” and spent a lot of time mapping out just how he would do the time lapse of his changes. Doing so pushed him to go through with it.
His wife, Tara, and two daughters are in the audience. Part of Nino’s reason for changing was to be there for his family and they are all so proud of him!