Fitnesspoynters.com Interview with Charlotte Quillen

  Fitnesspoynters.com Interview with Charlotte Quillen 
Find out why she decided to lose body fat and how she continues to stay motivated!
Charlotte Quillen: http://www.bodyspace.com/beautifulgrace

What made you decide to make a change in your life that related to health and fitness?

After I had my daughter and didn’t lose the baby weight right away, I knew I needed to take action into my own hands.

What were the reasons behind joining Fitnesspoynters.com?

I was ready to fully dedicate myself to this lifestyle and knew that working with Steve was the best decision seeing as how he had completed an amazing body transformation himself and knew what it was like to be in my shoes.

What were some of the first changes you began to see in your transformation?

I had increased energy almost immediately. I found my stamina increasing as well, and I started dropping bodyfat within the first few weeks!

How long did it take for you to start noticing results?

Between 4-6 weeks I really started noticing a change in my appearance. By the end of 8 weeks I was already fitting back into my pre-pregnancy clothes.


What was the most challenging part of the Transformation?

Making this lifestyle a routine. Being in school made it hard with my schedule changing every 4 months, but thankfully with Steve’s help I was able to stick with the game plan no matter what my schedule looked like.

How long did it take you to reach your current weight after starting the program from fitnesspoynters.com?

I’ve been working with Steve for over a year now, I hit my current weight in May of this year.

How are you maintaining your fit status after completing the program?

I continue to make great progress, though I never went off Steve’s programs. I continue to work with him and always plan to.

How do the changes you have made affect your life today?

I am such a happier and more confident person now! I feel like I’ve finally taken control of all aspects of my life and could not be more thrilled about it!

How would you rate your overall experience with Fitnesspoynters.com?

I rate my overall experience with fitnesspoynters.com as excellent, a 10 of 10!

Weight Loss Tips

Tip 1: Follow the program to a “T”. If you stray, add in your own foods, or switch things up without consulting Steve first you could really be hurting your progress.
Tip 2: Push yourself pass your limits everyday.
Tip 3: I constantly find myself trying to outdo myself from the previous week. This not only helps me get stronger, but also gives me an extra dose of motivation when I’m successful.
Tip 4: Rock out! Take your ipod/mp3 player and load it with your favorite upbeat songs. This helps sets the pace for your workout and will help pump you up!
Tip 5: Don’t give yourself the option of failing.


Eating Often To Get Lean!

Your body is your temple, you have to learn what is needed in order to keep it at its peak condition.
If you want to have that lean, hard looking beach body, you will have to learn to take in the proper nutrients, day in and day out.

We all grew up with people constantly telling us that we need to have 3 whole meals per day and include each of the main food groups in the meals.
Well, that is fine for growing up but once you get older, your metabolism will begin to slow down and when you continue to eat these 3 meals per day which normally include high amounts of carbohydrates and fats which turn into an insane amount of calories per meal, and the calories turn to fat cells.
This is also a process called Cataobolism and catabolism takes place when you eat 2-3 meals per day and your body knows this is all you will be taking in, since this is how you eat daily. Well, it takes those foods and stores them into fat cells , this is your bodies own survival mechanism. If it thinks you are starving it, in which you are by having a couple meals a day. It will hold those foods in those fat cells so it can feed off of them later on.. But if you start eating every 2.5-3 hours from morning until bedtime, your metabolism will speed up because your body will adapt to you eating more meals per day, and instead of storing them as fats, it will burn it for energy and after those foods burn up, your body will start burning stored fats for energy, and when this happens, you will drop a great deal of bodyfat.

Protein is the key to fat loss and muscle gains. In order to drop fat, you need at least 1 gram of protein per lb of bodyweight you carry.

Fiber is something to consider as well as fiber will make you feel fuller longer and once your metabolism speeds up, you will have a feeling of hunger quite often, so the fiber will assist in keeping hunger pains away. I think adding a tsp of Wheat Germ to a couple meals per day will help with this issue.

So to sum things up, if you go from eating 3 meals per day to eating 5-6 meals per day and you stay consistent for 3-4 weeks, you can expect a great deal of fat loss in this time.
Remember, the key is to speed metabolism and you do that by eating. Do not be afraid of food, just be sure it's the right food.