Weight loss isn't an overnight journey and requires you to make many changes to get fitter. You also require constant motivation and discipline. However, once you get to the shape you desire, there is nothing like going back. Here is one such personal account which will motivate you to lose weight faster. Know how this 26-year-old ditched the flab and lost a whopping 20 kilos in a year's time!Name: Shubhashish Sharma
Occupation: Working Professional
Age: 26Height: 172 cm
Highest weight recorded: 94 kilos
Weight lost: 20 kilos
Duration it took me to lose weight: 13 months
The turning point: I was at a friend's wedding last year and some of my friends thought it would be funny to mock me for my weight. And while something like this typically has a negative impact on a person, it opened doors for me to really want my life to be better. It made me realize that I need to put my health first and lose all the extra weight. After reading a lot of articles on the internet, I started gaining knowledge about exercise and nutrition. To cut the long story short, I not only lost around 20kg of fat over a period of 13 months but also added around 15kg of lean muscle mass.
My breakfast: Breakfast should be rich in protein so I like to have something like oatmeal (2 cups) along with 4 boiled egg whites.
My lunch: 200gm grill paneer with minimal oil along with a large salad bowl I usually have something like paneer or tofu (200 grams) made in minimal oil with a cup of brown rice and a large serving of fresh salad. My focus is on high protein intake and minimal-carb consumption.
My dinner: For dinner, I have 200 grams of chicken breast with two cups of brown rice and yogurt (300 grams). When I do get to cheat on my diet, I like to have ice-cream. I also ensure that I drink 2-3 liters of water every day.
Pre-workout meal: A cup of black coffee with 2 bananas.Post-workout meal: One scoop of whey protein concentrate.
My workout: I religiously work out at the gym, six days a week. My routine involves weight training along with some form of cardio. Here is a low-down:
Monday: Legs, calves, absTuesday : Chest & shoulders + 20 min cardioWednesday: ArmsThursday: Lower back, hamstrings&abs +20min cardioFriday: Upper back & calves