"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." -- Kofi Annan
"Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." -- Plato
"If knowledge is power, learning is your superpower." -- Jim Kwik
"Learning is the key to the door that guards the land of knowledge." -- Mehmet Bugra Balaban
Hello there! My name is Mehmet Bugra Balaban and I am a Turkish PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (Go Sun Devils!). When I got my Bachelor's Degree in June 2011, I weighed at 358 lbs. Over the years I lost 160+ lbs and weighed 190 lbs. at my lowest. I am starting this website simply because I want to share the information I've learned through my journey. Hopefully this website will be of help to you if you want to have a healthier life. Before you read my content and decide to apply any information you learn here, please be advised that I'm not a medical doctor and I'm not playing one on the Internet. The content you will read anywhere on this website is either things that have worked for me or things I've discovered that helped other people to achieve a healthier life. Please feel free to connect with me on social media or contact me by using the links you see at the top of this page. Keep calm, read, learn and eat your way to the healthiest times of your life!
Here you can see how my transformation has happened... I hope this will inspire you :)
The first picture was taken in June 2011
The last picture was taken in March 2016