Family Status: Single
Occupation: Life Coach and Author
Hometown: Saddle River, New Jersey
Starting Weight: 435 pounds
Current Weight: 235 pounds
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 200 pounds and 24 inches off my waist in 16 months!
Peter’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
When I had a diabetic stroke! I had serious issues with cholesterol, high blood pressure and gout, along with drug and alcohol abuse!
What made you decide to lose weight?
My face slanted in the mirror for 3 days as I had a diabetic stroke. I decided to take back my life and a $17,000 bet from my college friends was the other motivation to lose 150 pounds in 6 months. I ended up losing 157 pounds!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
70% was diet and 30% was exercise. I was taught to eat high fiber foods and low glycemic carbs. I ate organic chocolate for cravings, hemp bread for fiber, good fats, and good carbs like sweet potatoes and oats with ground flax, along with berries and a dribble of agave nectar light.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The last 50 pounds! It took 7 months to lose it.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Within 2 weeks, as I could only walk on the treadmill for 7 minutes, where today I can walk 7 miles!
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?
Over 1 year.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
I am a life coach and motivational speaker across the world. I have appeared in over 900 articles in worldwide newspapers and magazines. I lead by example on TV shows such as “The Doctors”, “The Best House 123” and the “Today Show” in Australia. I’m currently writing a book entitled “Mind Over Body” that will be out in Christmas of 2011.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Reading other people’s weight loss tips and what worked for them. I also read ShapeFit’s inspiring articles of people regaining and taking back their life! ShapeFit.com has kept me in touch with the path I want to lead the rest of my life! The more inspirational weight loss stories I read, is one more happy day in my life!
Peter’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Weight loss tip #2:
45 minutes to 1 hour of exercise 5 days a week, religiously!
Weight loss tip #3:
High fiber foods and low glycemic carbs.
Weight loss tip #4:
Calories in and calories out! Keep it simple!
Weight loss tip #5:
A balanced diet and a solid exercise routine. Use MIND OVER BODY!
Peter’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
5 egg whites with pepper and onions, 2 slices of hemp bread, sliced tomatoes and black coffee with a dribble of agave nectar light.
10 ounces of grilled chicken or fish over organic green lentils and a sweet potato with string beans, with a dash of olive oil and sliced almonds.
Large spinach salad with a piece of London broil, fish, ground turkey or chicken, topped with avocado, egg whites, 1 piece of turkey bacon, sprouts, onions and dressing. I use my own recipe for salad dressing which consists of 2 tablespoons of water, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of hummus.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Greek yogurt with ground flax, berries and a dribble of agave nectar. Sliced apple with organic peanut butter.
Peter’s Weight Loss Workouts!
2 body parts per workout using heavy weights and supersetting with no break in between for 45 minutes!
Cardio after weights twice a week and long walks on the beach on the weekends!