Female Transformation Of The Week - Jaime Filer.

Jamie has been through a lot because everyone thinks she has an eating disorder. The truth is she has reactive hypoglycemia which, in itself is a heavy burden to carry. See how she has progressed and gained 20 pounds of muscle.

Before Before:
95 lbs
After After:
115 lbs


Vital Stats

Name: Jaime Filer
Email: jaim91@hotmail.com

Before: 5'7" and 95 lbs.
After: 5'7" and 115 lbs.


Why I Got Started

One of my favorite past-times, other than lifting, is going garage-sailing. One day in March, I happened upon a house that was selling a box of back issues of Muscle Media for $4. I bought them on a Saturday, and literally read all of them by Monday. I was hooked on bodybuilding.

The following April, I attended FAME Centrals, and was sitting beside someone prepping for a show. She was eating steak and sweet potatoes. "At 10:30 in the morning?" I asked, "You gotta do what you gotta do", she answered. I decided that any sport where I could have steak and sweet potatoes as my second meal of the day was worth pursuing.


How I Did It

I had always been petite. At my grown adult height of 5-foot-7, I don't think I had ever weighed more than 115. I made the gross mistake of overtraining. I liked the ripped look so I trained in the high rep, low weight range for 12 weeks prior to each contest. However, though I trained like a bodybuilder, I didn't eat like one.

Before
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At The Canadian Classic.

Candy, popcorn, McDonald's, pudding - Everything you are supposed to have in moderation, I was stuffing my face with. But I couldn't gain weight. I went to an endocrinologist who told me I had reactive hypoglycemia, which meant that any simple carbs I consumed were immediately used for energy by my brain, rather than my body, so my body wasn't being adequately fueled.

Types Of Hypoglycemia:
Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia:

Drug-induced hypoglycemia, a complication of diabetes, is the most commonly seen and most dangerous form of hypoglycemia.


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My weight had dropped unintentionally to 95 pounds because I didn't know what I should have been eating. I competed this past June at FAME Worlds at a bodyweight of 95 lbs and placed third in the Junior Women's category. I was devastated.

Before
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At The FAME Central.

After the competition, one judge took me aside and asked if I was alright. I raised an eyebrow. "Jaime, you look sick. Please, take time to get healthy. You have so much potential, but the judges can barely see you onstage. You're ripped, but you're skinny."

Before
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At The FAME Worlds.

That was all the motivation I needed. I promised myself that I wouldn't compete again until I had gained at least 20 pounds. So I did.


Supplements

Protein/MRP bars were my life. I ate at least 2 per day in addition to two shakes and 3-4 real food meals. I needed the extra calories.

Whey

Lee Labrada Lean Body Gold Bars, InStone protein pudding, ISS Oh Yeah! Peanut butter and strawberry bar and ANYTHING by PVL!

The generous people at PVL sent me 32 lbs of supplements to assist me with my goals, everything from Whey Gourmet to MonsterMaxx. Without their generosity, I would still be the proverbial "98 (95) pound weakling"


Sample Week Of My Diet

I chose to use Lyle McDonald's "Cycling Ketogenic Diet" while bulking, because it was the most conducive to my reactive hypoglycemia:

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  • Meal 1 - 3 eggs + 1 cup egg whites, 3 cups broccoli
  • Meal 2 - 3 cups cauliflower, 6 oz lean ground beef,
  • Meal 3 - 2 cans of tuna, 3 cups cauliflower
  • Meal 4 (PWO) - 2 scoops PVL Whey Gourmet, 12 g dextrose
  • Meal 5 - 2 large chicken breasts, 5 cups lettuce, 2 tbsp dressing
  • Meal 6 - 4 scoops PVL MonsterMaxx


Sample Week Of Training

Day 1: Chest & Triceps

Day 2: Legs & calves

Day 3: Rest

Day 4: Shoulders & Abs

Day 5: Back, Bi's & Calves


Suggestions For Others

Overtraining and under nourishing will do nothing for you but diminish your gains. Regardless of how cliche it sounds, your body is like a car. If you don't take it for regular checkups, put the right fuel in or treat it with respect, it will retaliate. You should enjoy your body, because it's the only one you've got.

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Enjoy Your Body.


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