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Marc Chamberland’s Transformation

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I have been overweight all my life. From as far as I can remember, I always loved to eat excessively, and move as little as possible. The result of this combination was that as of August 2013, at 27 years old, in the prime of my life, I found myself weighing in at 250 lb, and my physical condition was deplorable.

On the same date of the previous year, I was completing a protein-based diet (similar to Ideal Protein), on which I lost 41 lbs in three months. However, this style of diet didn’t change anything about healthy nutrition. Also, because physical activity was not a part of it, even though my body became less heavy, my overall health didn’t improve as it should have.

To make matters worse, what happens to most people following this kind of diet happened to me: I regained the 41 lbs I within three months, along with another 5 extra pounds.

No need to tell you how hard this experience was on me.

However, at the beginning of August 2013, I was days away from taking part in a challenge that would change my life.

Chosen as the representative for Laval, I took part in Nautilus Plus’ I’m Taking Charge 3 challenge. Unlike the previous diet, this time I had a whole team of professionals to back me up. I had a trainer who explained to me all the advantages of physical activity, and supported me in our weekly meetings. I also had a nutritionist who taught me how to read the labels, which foods I should choose and the ones I should avoid, and what it means to have a healthy nutrition. Quickly, combining a healthy nutrition with regular physical activity proved to be effective, and I lost 49 lbs* of fat in 90 days.

The best thing about all of this is that as of February 21 2014, more than 3 months after the end of the challenge, my weight has been stable, and fitness as well as physical activity is now an integral parts of my life.

I now have the tools to maintain a healthy weight. Nautilus Plus’ Transform program works, because it allows you to understand how you got there in the first place, and enables you to identify the changes that need to be done on the nutritional as well as the physical level, and finally, ensures that you get a professional follow-up to help you reach your objectives.

My only regret? Not doing it earlier!!!

Thanks to Nautilus Plus for enabling me to take charge.

By Marc Chamberland

Every week, we present a transformation of the I’m Taking Charge Challenge 3 finalist. We invite you to vote for your 2 favorite among the 12 physical transformations of the I’m Taking Charge Challenge 3 finalists. You must choose what you think is the best male and female transformations.

Go to www.nautilusplus.com/contest  to view the videos of all the finalists! By simply casting your vote, you are automatically registered for a chance to win a trip for two valued at $ 2,500 courtesy Voyages Gendron!

You have until noon on February 28, 2014 to vote!

Good luck!

*Disclaimer: Please note that the results can vary from a person to another. Nautilus Plus is not responsible of the validity of the statements in this testimonial.

Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.

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