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Q&A with Gert Mare:

We sat down with Gert who placed fifth in the Men’s Transformation category of our Winter’s 8-Week Challenge 2023. We wanted to find out the secret to his success and he was happy to share it with us.

Please give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.

I was maintaining my weight for the past 6-8 years. Always averaging at 92 kg, but I had quite a big knee surgery in 2022 and I started to burn less calories than I was used to. Being on crutches for about 6 months.

What prompted you to join the Sleekgeek Transformation Challenge?

My wife said that we needed to make a plan with our bodies before we are 40. The sooner you start to transform your lifestyle, the better the result will be.

Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.

During the 8 weeks, I totally cut down on 3 main things:

I was not hungry during the day because of other good replacement foods, like vegetables and protein.

Give us a quick overview of the training and exercise plan that you followed during the challenge.

I am practicing karate twice a week for about 4 5min and trying to reach a weekly stepping goal of 70000 steps. (Min 10000 steps per day.)

If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?

Set realistic goals: 1 kg weight drop per week.
Focus on Nutrition and Portion Control: Healthier food choices.
Combine exercise with a healthy lifestyle: Start or get a hobby!

Why should people enter the challenge?

I think there were 2 reasons for me entering the challenge:

  1. It is a competition and motivation.
  2. I had a goal to work for.

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