Why did you decide to transform?
I had gained around 20kgs rapidly during a low and depressed phase of my life. I would keep eating outside at restaurants, junk food & lots of soft drinks! I fell into a toxic cycle of eating because I was sad & getting sad because of eating so much junk.
How did you accomplish your goals?
One day, I decided to start saving cash & calories by not eating outside food. I started with Intermittent Fasting & would only eat the food that was made at home. I believed that a normal Indian meal has the perfect balance of proteins, carbs, fibers & fats!
Training routine that helped you achieve your goals?
One of the things, that I could not get motivated enough to work out. I had lost more than 30kgs without working out which was fine until I realized the amount of loose skin I had hanging everywhere!
Which supplements did you take?
I did not take any supplements.
What challenges did you face during your transformation?
I realized in the beginning that losing weight is quite rapid & then after some time, it becomes stagnant. Because of that, my entire weight loss journey took around 1-2 years. Curbing midnight cravings was definitely one of my biggest challenges as I had a carton of snacks kept in my room for midnight munchies, back when I was overweight!
Suggestions for future transformers.
- Try not to indulge in sweets & outside food!
- For Indians, the Indian diet works best- only eat what’s made at home!
- One bite of dessert (eg. cheesecake) will make you equally as happy as eating the whole thing, so why waste calories?
- Don’t give up when your journey even if it is not going according to your plan.
Mention your weight, age, body fat % before and after your transformation.
I was 21 years old and I used to weigh 83kgs with a body fat of 46% and now I am 23 years old and weigh 52kgs with body fat 28%.