Emirati chef Khaled Al Saadi operates KRUST, serving grilled cheese sandwiches from The Hub at Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road.

He’s also in super fit shape, spending much of his time in the gym and wakeboarding.

But it wasn’t always like this for Khaled, who once tipped the scales at 150kg and spent his time comfort eating and playing videogames.

Dubai Post met him at The Hub where he told us about his amazing transformation, and he has some inspirational words for anyone else who finds themselves in the place he once was.