Transformation: Jeffrey Gaudet Loses Fat & Builds Muscle
I went from 225 lbs to 147 shredded, then built my way back up to 200.
What Was Your Life Like Before Your Transformation?
I was a depressed university student with poor eating and sleeping habits and I had stopped all forms of exercise. I ate to try to fill the holes in my life.
I couldn’t fit in any of my clothes. The love of my life had left me and I was left with nothing but hatred for myself and what I had become.
What Were Your Major Struggles or Challenges?
My main struggles were trying to get my mental state back together and trying to find myself again. I needed to find a way to love myself again.
Detail Your Workout and Cardio Plan During Your Transformation
I started lifting about 3-4 times a week for about 45 minutes a day. I tapered up and progressed, now I do weight training 5-6 days a week for one and a half to two hours a day.
During the summer, I also work 8 hours doing physical labor, which helps me burn extra calories to get shredded during summer.
Detail Your Diet/Eating Plan During Your Transformation
I eat at least my body weight in grams of protein. I eat around 300-350 grams of carbs a day while I bulk and around 150-200 grams of carbs during my more extreme cuts (considering I do a lot of physical labor during the summer). Fats make up the rest (calories vary depending on short term goals and expenditure). I experiment and tailor my diet by what I see in the mirror. 6 meals a day.
Detail Your Supplement Plan During Your Transformation
- Pre-workout – Varies (3-5 grams of creatine)
- 40-60 grams of carbs (insulin spiking) post-workout
- 5-7 grams of creatine post-workout
- 10 grams of glutamine post-workout
- 5 grams BCAA’s post-workout
- 50 grams of whey protein post-workout
What Was Your Major Accomplishment, or Major Milestones?
Losing almost 80 lbs. Getting back up to 200 lbs with more muscle without the help of
Detail Your 3 Biggest Mistakes
- Losing myself
- Living for someone else
- Underestimating myself
3 Biggest Things You Learned During Your Transformation?
- You must love yourself.
- You can always improve.
- To achieve something you have never achieved before, you have to be willing to do something you have never done before.
Final Words of Advice for Others Looking to Make a Change?
Just start…and keep pushing, no matter what. You may not achieve the same level as someone else, but you can always improve upon yourself. Progress is progress.
If you want people to love you, you have to find a way to at least love yourself, because sometimes, you are all that you’ve got.