Overcoming Genetics and Stubborn Belly Fat


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!

“Good genes? 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 bodyfat 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 insatiable thirst for knowledge!”


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