Family Status: Single
Occupation: Personal Trainer, Fitness Model, Amateur Boxing Coach
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Starting Weight: 225 pounds
Current Weight: 175 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 50 pounds! I went from a 42″ waist to a 28″ waist, lowered my body fat levels and gained 3 pounds of muscle!
Demarez’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When it started affecting my health about 6 years ago. My asthma was out of control and the weight wasn’t making it any better. I realized I couldn’t take life for granted so I took control, started eating right and hit the gym.
What made you decide to lose weight?
My health came first to me. A couple of years ago my asthma got totally out of control and I almost died twice from it.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Dieting and working out. The first two weeks of dieting was the hardest for me.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Being disciplined on my diet. It was really tough for the first few weeks but now I eat and live a healthy lifestyle.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within the first 60 days I could see my body changing. It took me about 120 days to really lean out and get ripped!
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took about 4 months.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I currently weigh 178 pounds and I’ve packed on some more muscle mass. My body fat percentage is down to 4.8% and I keep it low by eating very clean and including lots of green veggies into my diet.
What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
The way people respond to my before pictures is great, I love it! When I see people who haven’t seen me in a long time, they are amazed at my transformation.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m much healthier now! My asthma is under control and I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been.
Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Give it time and never give up or lay down. You have to crawl before you can walk, so be patient. You will make it so keep your faith and believe in yourself!
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit.com provides good fitness tips to help me keep track of my body fat levels and reach my goals.
Demarez’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Eat healthy carbs which include oatmeal, brown rice and sweet potatoes. I shoot for only 30 grams of carbs a day for the first ten days and then on the tenth day I load back up on them.
Weight loss tip #2:
Eat healthy fats (at least 15% of your diet) which include salmon, nuts, avocados and olive oil.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat good sources of lean protein like chicken breast, egg whites, lean beef and salmon.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat green veggies and super fruits. These include foods like broccoli, spinach, asparagus, green beans, sweet peas, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries.
Weight loss tip #5:
Avoid greasy foods, sweets and sodas!
Demarez’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, oatmeal with cinnamon and blueberries, green tea.
8 ounces of chicken breast, steamed broccoli, sweet potato, apple, water.
Salmon, mixed veggies, small green salad.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein shakes, fruit, salad, almonds.
Iso-Protein powder (casein and whey protein), multivitamins, C4 pre-workout powder.
Demarez’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I do upper and lower body split workouts throughout the week, a full body workout on Saturday and legs on Sunday.
HIIT cardio workouts that include jumping rope, jumping jacks, sprints, burpees and mountain climbers. I also sometimes jog 12 miles or do 10 rounds (2 minutes each) boxing on the heavy bag.