Slimmer lost half a stone without sticking to a strict diet – what he did – Express
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After Jose Turner, 25, moved to Cheltenham, he decided it was time to get himself in shape, get fitter and lose weight. Having suffered from gym anxiety, he thought the equipment was “intimidating” and found he would spend too much time understanding how to use it all.
Civil servant Jose knew he needed to change his somewhat “sedentary lifestyle” where he managed to squeeze in only 30 minutes of exercise every day.
So he was keen to find a fitness concept that was slightly different from a conventional gym, and that’s when he stumbled upon F45.
His goal from the start was to lose localised fat around his waist and to gain a bit of muscle.
But following the pandemic and numerous lockdowns, Jose also wanted to improve the quality of his mental health, which was something he struggled with over the past couple of years.
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Since joining F45 Cheltenham, he has gone from 71.6kg (11.2st) to 68.5kg (10.7st), losing 3.1kg (0.4st) of body fat.
He also gained 2.2kg (0.3st) of muscle mass, all without cutting out his favourite foods from his diet.
So how did he do it?
He began his weight loss journey by beginning a two-week trial at his local F45 studio.
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It wasn’t long before he signed up for the F45 Challenge, which is a comprehensive fitness and nutrition programme to help people reach their weight loss and fitness goals.
While many people looking to shed some pounds would stick to a very strict diet plan, Jose did it without restricting himself at all.
With a love for cooking, he knew he couldn’t stop eating the things that he loves altogether but he did make some changes to help him see results.
That way he still enjoys what he eats whilst fuelling his body properly for his workouts.
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He added more vegetables into his diet, swapped his unhealthy snacks for healthier options and drank more water, all of which made him feel “much better”.
Science suggests that water can help people lose weight in a variety of ways.
It has been found to help to suppress appetite, boost metabolism, and make exercise easier and more efficient.
After Jose’s first Challenge ended, he noticed a “huge improvement” not only physically but also mentally.
He also saw “significant improvements” when it came to weight training.
According to Healthline, strength training can support weight loss by burning calories during and after workouts and by preserving muscle mass to prevent metabolism from slowing down.
Jose said he felt “so much more confident” in himself and he feels happier, less anxious, and more relaxed person with a positive outlook on life.
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