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How did model and fitness instructor Buffie Carruth, otherwise known as “Buffie the Body,” go from being skinny to having the shape she’s (very) well-known for today? 

Buffie’s Best Body Secrets

BDO: You didn’t always have “the body.” How did you create it?

Buffie: I was skinny throughout my teenage years and early 20’s.  My mother and father were skinny, too, but I refused to let genetics have the last say.  So I went to see a doctor and he recommended an appetite stimulant.  I immediately started gaining weight once I started taking the medication.  I went from 119lbs to 173lbs (which is my current weight). It took years to get my body to the point where I was satisfied. But eventually, I was able to create a body that I thought I could never have. Any woman can shape their body with the right exercise and diet. It’s about finding what works for your body and sticking with it. Everyone is not the same and what works for one person may or may not work for someone else. You must have realistic expectations, discipline and tenacity.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.

BDO: How difficult is it for you to stay in shape?

Buffie: Exercise isn’t a problem for me, but I often fall off the wagon with my diet.  Self-control is not one of my strengths when food is involved.  But I am getting better.

BDO: What is your guilty pleasure food?

Buffie: Häagen-Dazs ice cream and pecan cookies!

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