Family Status: Single
Hometown: Brawley, California
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 85 pounds and went from a size 18 pants to a size 10!
Starting Weight: 235 pounds
Current Weight: 150 pounds
Claudia’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I always had been self-conscious about my weight. Ever since I was little I was overweight and I got to a point where I couldn’t take it anymore.
What made you decide to lose weight?
When my size 18 pants got too small for me, I knew I had to do something.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I started reading and learning about nutrition and how my body works. I also started working out at least 4 times a week.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Not having the food that I love and craved.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
It took me about a month to start noticing my clothes getting big on me.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Took me about 2 years to get to the point I am right now.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained for 3 years now.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I feel like I have the body and the energy I was meant to have.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com gave me the tools and motivation.
Claudia’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink plenty of water. Divide your weight by half and drink that number of ounces a day.
Weight loss tip #2:
Don’t eat before you go to bed and keep healthy snacks around like fruits and unsalted nuts.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat the right kind of carbohydrates. For example, 100% whole wheat bread and brown rice.
Weight loss tip #4:
Avoid over eating because of hunger by eating 4-6 smalls meals a day. And don’t completely stop eating the food you enjoy because it will only make you crave them more. Simply have them in moderation and once a week.
Weight loss tip #5:
Watch out for misleading labels on food, always read the back for the ingredients. Try to avoid anything too processed.
Claudia’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg whites, piece of toast, and fruit.
Boiled chicken breast, brown rice, and any vegetable of your choice. Be careful with veggies like potatoes, they are carbs!
Anything from a salad, to tuna, or a sandwich (be careful with the mayo).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
For snacks, stick to fruits, nuts, veggies and granola bars (watch out for the sugar in them).
Claudia’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Alternate between boxing and weight lifting.
I love running now. I usually run about one and a half miles at least 4 times a week.