“The weight gain was gradual, and then I simply started to get used to it,” Carlos stated. “Because I travelled a lot for work and was around friends and family who made poor eating choices. It was hard to eat healthy.”
Today, however, you would hardly recognize him. He’s transformed himself from an insecure fatty to a ferocious athlete.
“Right now, I row competitively and enjoy biking, running and swimming,” Carlos stated. “I have completed a full marathon with my oldest boy and a half marathon with my oldest girl.”
His dramatic weight loss has even inspired his son to lose close to 50 pounds and become a competitive rower as well. His 11-year-old daughter followed in her father’s footsteps, too, and just recently set a world record in indoor rowing. (See news link: click here (http://original.worldrowing.com/
Like many people struggling to lose weight, Carlos was once a yo-yo dieter, trying every weight loss plan and pill known to man. In the end, they offered only a temporary fix. Food temptations lurking around every corner certainly didn’t help either.
“Sweets were my weakness,” admitted Carlos. “Society has no problem sticking a basket full of sweets in a person’s face when he or she is doing their best to stay away from them. It’s those same people who would never think of offering wine or beer to an alcoholic. Food is an addiction, too.”
In an attempt to drop the weight, Carlos began hitting the gym. There, he met Bruce Wayne, a weight lifting champion and a fitness expert with more than 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. The two quickly struck up a friendship.
“When I met Carlos, he seemed lost,” said Bruce. “However, he was really determined to lose the weight, and what stood out to me was how hard he tried.”
Carlos soon began taking part in yet another weight loss program. This one, however, was unlike any program he says he had tried before.
“What I appreciated the most about the program is that it used a scientific approach to losing weight and included experts who supported me in my effort to reach my goals,” explained Carlos.
The Armageddon weight-loss fitness program (http://armageddonworld.com/
“Armageddon is the only program that starts with an in-depth analysis of each and every member—not just height, weight, target weight, etc. which are standard for many programs,” said Dr. Mary Maida, a molecular neuroscientist based in Rochester, New York. “The program’s upfront analysis digs much deeper into lifestyle factors. For example, are you a morning owl? What is the WHY behind your desire to join Armageddon Weight Loss?”
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“This is our battle against fads and gimmicks. I started the program after getting so frustrated and angry with the many infomercials being peddled to the public,” said Bruce, the program’s founder. “Also, far too often what we see when we visit companies is that their wellness programs are run by people who are unqualified, overweight and out of shape being the ones who are creating and running their wellness programs and weight loss challenges. This would be similar to patients forming their own hospitals and treating each other.”
It took two years for Carlos to drop more than 200 pounds, resulting in more sustainable weight loss than any other contestant on The Biggest Loser TV show. Today, his life has never been better. He is currently training to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics as a professional rower. While nothing in life worth achieving is easy, Castro says he hopes to be an inspiration to others who struggle to lose weight.
“My advice to others is get out there and move, and never give up,” Carlos stated. “Even when you do everything right with diet and exercise, and you see no visible results, you are still working towards your goal. If for nothing else, you are building strength of will to do the right thing, and it is the power of your will that will eventually get you to arrive at your goal.”
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