Family Status: Single
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Hometown: Toronto, Cananda
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 30 pounds!
Starting Weight: 220 pounds
Current Weight: 190 pounds
Eric’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I became unhappy about my weight when I developed a beer gut that started hanging over my jeans.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I decided to lose the weight for aesthetic purposes and to perform better in track and basketball.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet and exercise.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Controlling diet, cutting out all sweets and alcohol.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
I started seeing results after my first month of intense cardio.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
I have maintained my weight loss for a year through keeping a clean diet and mixing up my workout program.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
The way I perform physical activities at a higher level. My self-esteem and confidence skyrocketed.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
Eric’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water (over 3 liters per day).
Weight loss tip #2:
50 grams+ of fiber each day
Weight loss tip #3:
30-45 minutes of intense cardio in your target zone at least 4 times per week.
Weight loss tip #4:
Focus on glycemic index of foods.
Weight loss tip #5:
Eat a lean protein at each meal.
Eric’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Oatmeal, yogurt, water, omega oils.
Chicken or fish, spring salad, beans, water.
Chicken, turkey, salmon or bison and salad, quarter plate of rice or pasta, water.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein shakes, yogurt, nuts, and fruit.
Eric’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Upper and lower body workouts with compound exercises. A focus on core training. Twice per week for 1.5 hours each session with 30 seconds of rest periods between sets.
30-45 minutes of circuit training: skipping for 2 minutes, burpees with jumping jacks (10 jumping jacks for each burpee) 15x, thigh kicks 150x, jumping lunges 60x, jumping jacks 120x, one-legged skipping 1 minute (2x), airbike 1 minute, burpees with pushups (1 pushup for each burpee) 15x, squat jumping jacks 60x, skipping 2 minutes, medicine ball twists 1 minute, deadlifts with 40 pound dumbbells 50x, medicine ball crunches 1 minute, stability ball V-sits 1 minute.