Family Status: Single
Occupation: Beverage Vender
Hometown: Levittown, Long Island, New York
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 155 pounds!
Starting Weight: 370 pounds
Current Weight: 215 pounds
James’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
I was always unhappy with my weight. It just got to the point where I said enough was enough. I needed to do something or I was going to die.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I just wanted to be like my friends and be able to do the things they do at 20 years old, like going to the beach without being embarrassed to take your shirt off, go to the gym, play sports and everything else.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
My lifestyle and the people I hang out with. All my friends are very into their body and fitness.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Not being able to go out and party and eat what every one else eats.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
About 3 months.
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 for about 6 months.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
It really changed for the best. I am more active and have a lot more fun when I go out. I love going to the beach now, playing sports and what not.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s weight loss success stories are very inspirational.
James’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Stop eating when you are bored!
Weight loss tip #2:
Try to eat at the same time every day so you have a set schedule.
Weight loss tip #3:
Always have protein in every meal. Whether its egg whites, raw tuna, or a protein shake.
Weight loss tip #4:
Do not eat before bed. Although I am trying to put on muscle because I am into bodybuilding now, I will eat about 6-10 egg whites before bed.
Weight loss tip #5:
Even though you do not like a food, there is always a way to make something taste good. BE CREATIVE!
James’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
1/2 – 1 cup of oatmeal.
Turkey on weight watchers 100 calorie bread with tomato, onion, lettuce, pepper.
Egg whites, protein shake, raw tuna, salad, anything.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Quaker rice cakes (only 7 carbs and 40 calories each), tuna, steamed veggies or raw veggies, fruit. Try not to eat fruit to late in the day or before bed. Some fruit has a lot of sugar and carbs.
James’s Weight Loss Workouts!
If you want to build muscle, focus on training one muscle group per day.
Running, jogging, JUMPING ROPE, sit ups and push ups.