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Dianna Saa
Finish Fit boot camp has demonstrated to me that I am VERY capable of pushing my body to its limits. Prior to starting the class I was nervous because it had been a really long time since I had been physically active. With Finish Fit I am now 5 pounds away from my pre-baby weight, something I had been trying to lose for two years! Thanks Lauren, Brett and Armen for helping me lose 10 pounds in four weeks!

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David Binns
My name is David Binns. I began working out three years ago and while I was able to lose weight, I still lacked tone. I began lifting but only showed very small results after a year. Since I have started training with Armen, I have gained about 8 lbs of muscle in a short 3 months. I have more energy, better stamina, and my workout regimen has improved as well to be more rounded. These are things that I tried to do myself by reading books on the subject but that I am now convinced only comes with years experience and an extended education in training. These are both things that Armen possesses and has used to guide me to very favorable results. Using his advice I have improved my diet, and focused on foods that help burn fat and build muscle. My workouts have reached new levels with him pushing me to attain the best results. Armen has also helped me to create a workout schedule for the whole week, not just at personal training. I would recommend personal training to anyone who wants fast results that last.

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Stay-Slim Strategies

You’ve reached your weight loss goal. Now for the challenging part. Can you keep the pounds off?

You’ve seen it happen to your friends. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Weight is lost, only to be regained again in half the time it took to lose. Most people find it hard to keep their weight in check long-term, but maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t have to be difficult. It doesn’t mean your life is over and you’ll never enjoy an ice cream sundae again. What it does mean is that you’ll need to lead a balanced lifestyle, knowing how to cut calories and staying physically fit.
Are you determined to keep the pounds off? If you’re ready to make the decision today, here are seven stay-slim strategies.

Protein and Fiber

At each meal and snack throughout your day, fill up on protein-rich and fiber-filled foods. Protein builds muscle, fills you up, and gives your body energy. More muscle equals more calories burned. If you wait to eat protein (meat, eggs, dairy) until dinner, your body may not have enough fuel the rest of the day and resort to breaking down muscle for energy.

Foods high in fiber are another weapon against weight loss. The fiber in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains keeps you feeling fuller longer so you won’t be as tempted to snack on junk food all day.

Those who indulge, bulge - Anonymous

Eat Breakfast

Come morning, your body is depleted of its energy stores. Eating a healthy breakfast is the best way to replenish your body, fuel your muscles for physical activity, and keep those unwanted pounds off.

Why is this so? Without breakfast, you’ll be extra hungry later in the day. This may tempt you to grab a quick snack at the vending machine to help you make it until lunch. Come lunch, you may be prone to overeat. Going too long without food slows your metabolism and causes your body to produce more insulin. This leads to more fat storage and quicker weight gain.

Snack Before and After Exercise

About 30 minutes before a workout, eat a snack of protein and carbohydrates to fuel your muscles for exercise. As soon as you’re done with your routine, eat a protein-filled meal following your workout. The protein will help build new muscle, aid your body in burning calories, and keep your body from storing fat.

Eat Sensibly

Be picky about what you eat and drink. A food may seem healthy, but a look at the nutrition label may prove otherwise. So learn how to read nutrition labels. Watch out for excess fat, calories, and sugars and eat moderate portions. When you’re full, stop eating! Use a smaller plate at mealtime if that helps you realize when you’re full. Also, keep a food journal to track your calories, successes, and failures. Seeing the calorie count written in ink is a powerful motivator to eat fewer calories.

Drink More Water

Don’t forget about the extra calories found in drinks. Sodas, fruit juices, coffees, and alcoholic beverages are often very high in calories. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. You’ll not only avoid the calories found in other beverages, but you’ll flush your system of toxins, keep your body hydrated, and energize your muscles.

Exercise

Keep that weight off by burning more calories than you eat. Do this through physical activity. Whether walking, jogging, swimming, cycling, or dancing, it’s important that you get your recommended amount of exercise each week doing something you enjoy. If you find exercise enjoyable, you’re more likely to stick with it. Don’t have an exercise partner? That’s when your personal trainer comes into the picture.

Get Good Sleep

Most adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal function. You also need sleep to keep your weight in check. Sleep affects the hormones that control your appetite, and a lack of sleep may lead to food cravings and overeating. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body won’t feel as satisfied after eating and you’ll be prone to overeating.

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