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Pauline Nordin


Name: Pauline Nordin
Location: Los Angeles
Height: 5’2″
Weight: 121 Lbs
Occupation: Writer & Fighter Diet Founder
Achievements: IFBB Professional

When did you get started with fitness?

I saw the cover of a M&F magazine in 1999, got inspired by the discipline it takes to look like a fitness model, started training after that.

How do you stay so motivated? What drives you?

I thrive off discipline, but I also remind myself about the alternative. Do I want to look average? Would I be satisfied with lower standards? The answer is no. So I simply do what it takes.

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What has been the hardest obstacle for you to overcome?

Getting this body! I wasn’t born with a high metabolism, quite the opposite. It took me long time to get where I wanted to be. People don’t see that, they think all was done in a few months. My physique started to look good around year 5, or should I say, that’s how long it took to accumulate my muscle size and leanness.
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What does your current training schedule/program look like?

I do cardio 6 days a week and work out with weights 6 days a week. I kick box 1-3 times a week too. I lift heavy to build, do cardio to stay lean.

Give us a breakdown of your daily diet.

Pauline is the author of “The Fighter Diet.”
To read more about her diet program check it out here.

The basic concept of the Fighter Diet involves restricting carbohydrates on six days of the week, with a carbohydrate refeed on the seventh day. This allows you to lose weight, while maintaining your muscle mass and boosting metabolism.
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Do you take any supplements to reach your fitness goals

I have my own line I came out with earlier this year. My favorite is FD Greens, which is a multi supplement with greens, different veggies, berries, probiotics, liver detox agents etc. It’s very tasty too!

What is your single biggest “Fitness” related accomplishment?

Being the trainer on Biggest Loser (Scandinavia) and I won it

Is there anyone in the fitness industry you look up to?

I tend to look to people outside the industry who are business minded but maintain their work ethic and morals as they turn more successful. But of course, Arnold is numero uno for coming to America and make it as a foreigner. The American dream!
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Name a fitness “Myth” that just isn’t true no matter how many times you hear it?

That women get big and bulky from weight training alone.

Tips for our readers to achieve their fitness dreams?

Never underestimate the powder of repetition. You need to work daily for very long time, much longer than you wish to get where you want to go.
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Favorite Quote

Discipline your dedication

Pauline Nordin