Family Status: Single
Occupation: Retail Sales
Starting Weight: 255 pounds
Current Weight: 229 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 26 pounds!
Brian’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When my knees and back started to bother me at a young age. I was also unhappy when I looked in the mirror.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I didn’t want to continue to have knees and back pain at 21 years old.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My overall health.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The most challenging thing was all of the temptations.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results in 1 month.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It only took my 3 months to lose the weight.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
1 year. The most important factor is to avoid being tempted by unhealthy things. Sure, you might feel satisfied eating something unhealthy but when you don’t see any results you’ll eventually give up the bad foods.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
My positive self-esteem is a big motivating factor to keep it up.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
It provides me with a confidence boost.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Hang in there and don’t give up! All the sacrifices are worth the rewards.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss stories are very inspirational.
Brian’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink honey, lemon juice and green tea (3 times per day).
Weight loss tip #2:
Get adequate sleep.
Weight loss tip #3:
Make sure to exercise.
Weight loss tip #4:
Moderation is the key.
Weight loss tip #5:
Brian’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Greek yogurt and water with lemon juice or a whole grain bar with hot green tea, honey, and lemon juice. Or, some almonds with a protein drink.
Salad with light dressing and hot green tea. Or, a fruit smoothie.
Grilled chicken with brown rice and hot green tea with honey and lemon juice. Or, a chicken salad (light mayonnaise) and water with lemon juice.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Almonds, sunflower seeds, pretzels and side salads with light dressing.
I don’t take any supplements.
Brian’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Various strength training exercises with 40 pound dumbbells.
Running for 30 to 40 minutes a day.