How Stefanie Beat Stubborn Belly Fat
Stefanie has made an amazing transformation, beating her genetics and stubborn belly fat! Follow her on Instagram at @stefanie_macherhammer and check out our Instagram for more inspiring stories daily!
Like some of you already know – I really struggled in the past – Being genetically prone to obesity, I was a fat child, with 12-13 I started counting my calories and felt guilty after 3h cardio and bodyweight exercises every day to eat more than 500kcal A DAY!
Step by step – I cut my calories close to zero (sometimes I ate NOTHING up to 4 DAYS!) and did more cardio… I damaged my metabolism.
At that age joint issues occurred (knees and hip)! When I started to eat again… I gained fat (with my faves: pasta, bread, nachos and my love: beer, studying all day or working in the office and party hard on weekends) and was blind to see what happens to my body.
I hated the mirror and tried to avoid reflecting surfaces – wearing clothes to hide. I switched to starve myself again, was afraid of eating…
In the recent past I have learned a much more intelligent approach to reach my goals without insane restriction. I chose a lifestyle I could keep up.
It’s still NOT EASY! I can say I’ve officially gave myself discipline a kick up the ass. And when I say a kick up the ass, I mean a kick up the ass with steel boots!
Self-discipline is like a thief in the night. The more you lack self-discipline, the more time it will steal away from you.
And the more time it manages to waste, the harder it’ll be to discipline yourself because of habit. And trust me I know how difficult it can be to get out of bad habits…
I track my macros and progress in the gym and do body fat measurements with Harpenden skinfold caliper on a weekly base.
And I’m thankful for the support of my beloved Moritz Werner – an amazing coach, my go-to research guy and a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge!”
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