Scottish man who shed a third of his body fat in a year reveals new diet plan 4 years ago

Scottish man who shed a third of his body fat in a year reveals new diet plan

From couch potato to competitive bodybuilder.

Craig O'Brien has undergone a remarkable physical transformation after deciding that enough was enough and swapping his sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet for the gym and a dedicated nutrition plan.

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Craig, 21, made some significant but not undoable changes to his life and the results speak for themselves.

In one year, the Glaswegian lost a third of his total body fat, became a personal trainer and is now in the process of bulking up so that he can compete in bodybuilding competitions in 2018.

"I was literally the definition of a couch potato and at school on my lunch break I would buy chippies, rolls and sausages and bags of sweets," he said. "You name it, I ate it every single day, Monday to Friday."

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Craig hit the gym in a bid to lose his belly but found that the training wasn't paying off because he hadn't implemented a proper nutrition plan.

"I had no idea what I was doing and thought all I had to do to lose weight was to do a bit of cardio. I didn't realise how important diet was, so I would still eat a lot of crap such as sweets, pizza and other kinds of junk food," he continued.

"I lost a little bit of weight but I still didn't like the way I felt or looked, despite going to the gym for one hour every day."

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After getting into decent shape, Craig felt that he wanted to change his focus from weight loss to bulking up so joined a particular gym, Xercise4Less, that would facilitate him with the equipment and training expertise required to make a splash on the bodybuilding circuit.

Adding muscle mass meant that the 21-year-old had to completely overhaul his diet and he was kind enough to share with JOE the diet plan responsible for fuelling his transformation.

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"I joined Xercise4Less and it is when I joined this gym I started noticing more improvements and better training," he said. "It has a lot more equipment and allows you to have more choice from machines and free weights.

"I go the gym more or less every day. It may sound stupid but I see the gym as a place I can zone out from everything happening around me.

"Working out keeps me mentally focused and I just feel great from it.

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"I have gained so much confidence and self-esteem through my training and going to the gym is almost like a type of therapy for me."