Making the decision to lose weight can be tough for some people. It requires commitment and perseverance along with a bit of pre-planning too. If you only need to lose a couple of pounds then it may be something you delay and put off. In these situations, hearing how others succeeded can be just the push we need. Learning about the approach they took and what worked for them can make the entire process seem more achievable. This week, we’d like you to meet Frederic who lost 6lb in six weeks (despite the many temptations of the holiday season).
Frederic is one of our many male customers and lives in France. He combined PhenQ with cardio, strength training, and a balanced diet, losing 6lb in the process! He looks toned and trim in the photos below after shedding 5cm from his waist and 4cm from his pecs.
“in a month and a half, and despite the end of the year holidays, I lost 6lb” he says.
Frederic’s goal was to lose the fat on his hips and tone up his body. Many of us would love to shed those last few pounds but aren’t motivated enough to do it. A lot of people settle for ‘good enough’ even though they aren’t 100% happy with the physique they have. But as Frederic’s before and after photos show, just reducing our body fat a little can have a huge impact on our overall appearance.
How Frederic lost 6lb in 6 short weeks
We think you’ll agree that Frederic’s transformation is pretty incredible. He took a balanced approach to reduce his body fat that involved exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. Let’s look at how he did it so you can follow his path to success.
1 – Cardio
Frederic incorporated cardio training into his fitness routine. This is a tried and tested method of burning fat – and in turn, reducing overall body weight.
Steady-state cardio such as jogging and cycling has been popular since the 80s. It involves raising your heart rate through aerobic exercise and maintaining that level for 30-60 minutes. At the start of your session the body burns through its carbohydrate stores, but after around 20 minutes these become exhausted. At this point, your body switches to burning fat stores which is where the real weight loss benefits can be seen.
Doing cardio for long periods of time may seem like a chore but it’s an incredibly effective way to lose weight. The good news is you don’t have to push yourself to your limits in terms of intensity. Just raising your heart rate to a point where you’re breathing heavily is enough to burn fat, as long as you do it for more than 20 minutes. Frederic exercised 5 times per week – so quickly saw the results he was looking for.
2 – Strength training
Performing strength training that targeted the muscles was also a key component of Frederic’s regime. Muscle requires more energy than fat to sustain itself, so having more of it will mean that your body naturally burns more calories. This helps you to lose weight more quickly and is one of the reasons that strength training promotes weight loss.
Developing muscular strength also defines and tones your physique so that you appear slimmer too. If there’s an area of your body that you’d like to tone up then do strength exercises that specifically target it. For the stomach and hips, this could be bicycle crunches, back extensions, and various forms of the plank. For the glutes and thighs, squats and lunges are your best friends.
3 – Eating a balanced diet
Frederic ate a balanced diet which is something that’s important for all of us. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, or simply stay healthy, eating a wide variety of foods will help. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut of eating the same meals over and over again, but this will limit your nutrient intake. Aim for at least 5 portions of fruit and veg each day in a variety of different colors. Eat plenty of lean protein like chicken, turkey, and pulses so that you’re getting enough amino acids to support muscle development. Having 2 portions of oily fish each week (like mackerel or sardines) is also important for your physical and mental health.
4 – Supplementing with PhenQ
The final step Frederic took was adding a fat-burning supplement to his regime. Taking PhenQ consistently can help your body to metabolize fat so that you burn more during exercise. It also suppresses your appetite so you’re less tempted to overeat or snack on unhealthy foods.
PhenQ can also boost your energy levels thanks to its caffeine content which allows you to stay focused and work harder during gym sessions. All of these benefits combined mean that you can get better and faster results from all of your hard work. When reflecting on his weight loss goal, Frederic says “PhenQ allowed me to burst with energy and achieve it”.
Frederic’s story is one that many of us will be familiar with. He wasn’t particularly overweight to begin with, but just wanted to lose a few pounds around his middle. His hard work paid off in just six weeks and he looks fantastic as a result. Frederic’s achievement demonstrates why it’s worth putting the effort into our health instead of settling for ‘just ok’. With a few lifestyle tweaks and some nutritional know-how, you can get the body you want in a short space of time.
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What are your goals for 2019?
Would you like to tone up and slim down just like Frederic did? Then why not give PhenQ a try and super-charge your own weight loss journey? It’s completely safe, side effect free, and suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. Learn more here.
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