Weight Loss Stories – Matt Lost 70 Pounds and 6 Inches

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Name: Matt
Age: 43
Family Status: Married
Occupation: Pastor
Location: Mechanicsville, Virginia
Height: 5’11”
Waist: 34″
Starting Weight: 260 pounds
Current Weight: 190 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 70 pounds and 6 inches!success-stories-new-layout-matt

Matt’s Weight Loss Story!

When did you become unhappy with your weight?
At around age 35 I began to be uncomfortable and knew I needed a change.

What made you decide to lose weight?
I didn’t want to miss the finer things in life.

What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
Diet, diet, diet! Meaning the food I ate and what I was consuming had to change.

What was most challenging about losing weight?
I had taken off some weight, but getting below 220 pounds was the hardest part which was that last 30 pounds.

How long did it take you to start to see results?
I plateaued for a few years, but finally made the big leap in just three months, once I got serious.

How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
Several months.

How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Two years.

What keeps you motivated to continue your weight loss success?
My health, family, and hobbies. I now play sports and coach sports, which I could never have done at my old weight.

How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I’m more motivated now.

Do you have any advice for others who are trying to lose weight?
Do not give up and don’t think that results are immediate. Six pack abs take consistency, but they are achievable.

How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
ShapeFit’s nutrition calculators, exercise guides and articles are always helpful. Thanks for the information and support!

Matt’s Weight Loss Tips!

Weight loss tip #1:
matt-weight-loss-story-1Eat clean.

Weight loss tip #2:
Allow one cheat day per week.

Weight loss tip #3:
Push a little harder each time.

Weight loss tip #4:
Don’t expect overnight results.

Weight loss tip #5:
You can do it!

Matt’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!

Breakfast:
Plain Greek yogurt, granola, and a banana. Or, an egg white omelette.

Lunch:
6 ounces of chicken breast and brown rice. Or, 4 ounces of turkey breast and a spinach salad with balsamic and olive oil.

Dinner:
Steak (London broil) with a sweet potato and broccoli. Or, tilapia and cottage cheese.

Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein bars, carrots, almonds, hard boiled eggs.

Nutritional Supplements:
BCAA’s, fish oil, vitamins C, B12, B6, Magnesium, D3, multivitamin.

Matt’s Weight Loss Workouts!

Weight Training:
I train with weights 3 days per week:

Workout #1. Chest and triceps
Workout #2. Back and biceps
Workout #3. Shoulders and traps.

Cardiovascular:
I do the elliptical machine for 11 miles in 60 minutes, two times a week. I also like jogging (3-4 miles per workout).

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