BELLY OFF IN 3 MONTHS
How This Dude With A Heart Condition Did It!
Staying in shape is an uphill struggle for most men after the age of 40, and it’s no different for ONE FM 91.3’s Andre Hoeden. But when he returned home from holiday and his own weighing scale didn’t recognise him, he knew it was time for a drastic change.
Andre Hoeden has had his share of ups and downs in the weight department over the years, and due to his busy schedule juggling work and family, keeping fit hasn’t been the easiest endeavour. It wasn’t until after returning from a trip that he had a huge wakeup call.
“The day my weighing machine didn’t recognise me was the day I freaked out!” Andre exclaimed. “I went on a holiday and when I came back and stood on it, it asked me, ‘are
you a new user?’ That’s when I knew I had to do something.” Andre had gained 12kg on his trip, bringing him to over 92kg. After trying his best to start his own workout regime, the ONE FM Executive Producer decided he needed some professional help to start shedding weight.
YOUR TRAINER HELP?
It was difficult to manage training and nutrition alone. Having a trainer to keep Andre in line with his workouts and diet was one of the key factors that helped him lose as much weight as he did.
Andre got in touch with Timothy Felix, Chief Trainer at Active Fitness, and began to see progress gradually by simply being accountable for his workouts as well as his nutrition.
“I had to send photos of whatever I ate to Tim,” Andre laughs. “Some days he wasn’t impressed!”
WHAT WAS DONE?
Timothy focused on body recomposition, which aimed to transform the physique by gaining muscle and losing fat. In three months, Andre managed to lose around 8kg thanks to Timothy’s help.
“Every workout we did was a full body workout,” Timothy explains. “Every big muscle group was hit.”
“The added cardio helped as well, as it’s something I wouldn’t normally do on my own,” Andre adds. “Tim made sure I did my treadmill workouts and spinning.”
WHAT DID YOU EAT?
Timothy helped Andre with his food choices to get the right macronutrients in his diet. This meant going for healthier protein sources and complex carbohydrates.
“I ate a lot of chicken breast and salmon along with lots of salad,” Andre recounts. “Also, I had fish soup because when you go to the coffee shop, you can’t find healthy chicken breast or grilled salmon easily.”
The 43-year-old also mentions that it was the first time he’s had to take supplements.
“I was one of those guys that thought, ‘no way I’m taking supplements, I’m young enough and can eat enough good food.’ But that didn’t happen,” Andre admits. The main thing that helped him were Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) as it helped him recover more quickly and not feel as sore.
ARE YOU HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS?
“I’m very happy with the direction of the results,” says the father of three. “My target is 80kg and I’m already at 85kg down from over 92kg. So I’m definitely headed in the right direction.”
“We knew Andre wasn’t getting a six-pack in three months,” says Timothy. “But we were able to make visible changes.
For Andre, his weight loss journey isn’t over yet, and he’s determined to lose the remaining 5kg.
“This has been quite an experience,” says Andre. “But I’m not gonna stop!”
PREVIOUS WEIGHT: 92.4 KG 29% BODY FAT CURRENT WEIGHT: 85 KG 22% BODY FAT