Kristina Saniel /

By Liana Jacob

MEET the woman who shook up her non-existent exercise regime and gained an impressive muscular SUPER MODEL physique.

Personnel assistant, Kristina Saniel (32), who lives in Menton, France, always felt unhappy in her own skin despite trying to maintain a positive attitude towards life. She constantly snacked on chips, pizzas and junk food and didn’t do any exercise.

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This caused her to pile on the pounds which saw her reach 8st 5lbs and a UK dress size 12-14.

One day, Kristina decided that enough was enough and began to work on improving herself.

Despite working eight hours a day, she changed her schedule, modified her lifestyle habits, and completely changed her diet. She is now a slender 7st 3lbs and a UK dress size eight to 10, with stronger muscles.

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“I’m a positive girl with a good feeling about life in general but I just didn’t feel well in my body. I’ve always wanted to lose a stone or two because I didn’t like my body but I was not motivated to do it,” she said.

“You need a strong motivation to make a change. I didn’t lose a lot of weight but I lost so much fat and so many people are enthusiastic because they realise if I can do it, they can do it.

“Now I am sure about myself and trust in myself and finally learned how to eat healthily.”

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Due to having to build up her muscles, she struggled to motivate herself to change her lifestyle completely, change her diet and not to give up.

“First thing’s first. You have to really want it, then you have to change your food and do more sport. To have strong motivation, you can watch videos on the web,” Kristina said.

“Otherwise you can follow people who inspire you on social media or follow a sport programme. You have so many different ways to reach your goal.

“I began to eat healthily and incorporate a lot of sport especially cardio into my exercise routine.”

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According to a body building blog to build muscle you need to follow four simple steps; eat frequently, weight train three to six days per week, apply cardio to your exercise routine and don’t stress.

The recommended meals are low in carbohydrates. For the first meal; egg whites, peanut butter, oatmeal, or oxidants such as blueberries. While you should reduce your intake of carbohydrates, it’s not healthy to cut them out of your diet altogether.

The second meal consists of meals such as chicken, almonds, or broccoli. It is recommended that you eat five to eight times a day.

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The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn. The more calories you burn, the more you can eat and not gain fat.

It’s also important to hydrate your body and to lift weights.

Kristina has been married to her husband for five years with a dog and cat and they are now planning on having a child.

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