Losing weight has never been an easy battle. It is a journey that requires sacrifice and commitment from both the trainee and the trainer.
One such inspirational struggle is the story of Ray Stewart, a Utah County dispatcher, who took part in the Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit challenge and lost over 160 pounds within six months.
But how did all these happen? Where is Ray Stewart now after his successful weight loss challenge?
A Sneak Peek into the Fit to Fat To Fit Show
Fit to Fat to Fit was a transformative reality show that showcased a unique way to lose weight.
Created by Drew Manning, the show involved various trainers who gained weight intentionally to fit into their clients’ unhealthy lifestyles.
Once they reached their intended weight, they joined their clients in their weight loss journey as they helped and inspired each other to transform back to healthy living.
The first episode of the show was released in 2016 and featured Ray Stewart and his trainer JJ Peterson.
In the episode, JJ Peterson is seen gaining weight from 184 pounds to 245 pounds in 120 days just to be on the same level as his client Ray Stewart.
Together, they embark on a challenging task to shed weight.
After one year, Ray had lost 160 pounds and was working hard to lose even more weight. His wife Julie also lost 75 pounds by only asking and following what her husband had done with his trainer.
Ray’s Transformative Journey
Ray Stewart led a bad lifestyle for 37 years, a habit that left him weighing more than 400 pounds.
He and his wife also struggled with infertility for many years and they could not get children in their marriage.
As the only solution, they decided to work towards adoption. However, Ray was afraid that no parent would trust them with their children due to his weight and bad food habits.
Motivated to become a father, even through adoption, Ray decided to participate in the Fit to Fat to Fit challenge where he was paired with JJ Peterson as his trainer.
During the casting period, Ray followed Peterson’s meal plan strictly, which was prepared around the Word of Wisdom.
Ray also realized that there is no secret around weight loss and losing weight is all about making 80% dietary changes.
Although it was a rewarding experience, Ray felt sorry for Peterson who had to gain more than 60 pounds within four months before they could begin training.
According to him, that was a horrible sacrifice that took Peterson out of his healthy shape only to help his friend along the way.
However, they were happy when they managed to shed weight and remain close friends until today.
Where is Ray Stewart Today?
Where is Ray Stewart now after his successful weight loss challenge in Fit to Fat to Fit?
Working As a Senior Dispatcher
Ray worked as an emergency dispatcher in Orem City when he was featured in Fit to Fat to Fit.
He currently works as a senior dispatcher at Provo City, where he coordinates the distribution of the resources emergency teams require to deal with emergencies.
Selling Healthy Meal Plans
Ray has been selling healthy meal plans on his website, Clean Simple Eats.
The senior police and fire dispatcher offers a promo code on his Instagram page that allows buyers to purchase his health meal plans at $15 off the selling price.
He offers a collection of protein powders, including strawberry cheesecake, simple vanilla, and chocolate brownie batter.
His protein powders help the body convert protein into amino acids, reduce hunger and cravings, and promote muscle growth.
His website also sells collagen products such as collagen peach mango, unflavored supper collagen, and super collagen cucumber lime.
These products strengthen the skin, beautify hair, and provide age defiance.
His health and fitness products are FDA-certified and come from all-natural ingredients.
Spending Time with Family
Ray achieved his dream of becoming a father after losing close to 160 pounds.
He was grappling with infertility for many years due to his massive weight.
Ray became a father in 2017 after welcoming his daughter, Leah Joanne, in November. Ray said the presence of her daughter in his life was an absolute miracle.
He posts on his page enjoying quality time with his family and wife. He also plays with his kids during his leisure time to help him bond with his family.
His social media pages are full of him playing with his kids. Besides spending time with family, Ray enjoys playing golf and fishing in his leisure time.
Ray Steward also volunteers in his hometown of Spanish Fork as a firefighter. He is a massive fan of the outdoors, where he enjoys camping and hiking.
Fit to Fat to Fit undeniably changed many lives. Ray Stewart, who is a beneficiary of the show, offers tremendous inspiration to people with weight issues.
The dispatcher proved it’s possible to lose massive weight and accomplish weight loss goals.
Ray’s story also motivated people to overcome their life challenges. Ray demonstrates that you can achieve your wellness and weight loss goals with the right support, dedication, and hard work.