Leading a sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest culprits behind unexpected obesity. It also increases the risk of developing other health problems. Nilesh, a Chartered Accountancy student watched his weight go up in a similar way and the constant judgement and health issues made him undergo a transformation.His weight loss story is a true example which shows that discipline goes a long way in promoting good health. Read his story below to gain more tips and tricks:Name: Nilesh Choudhary
Age: 26Highest Weight recorded: 85 kilosTotal weight loss: 16 kilos
City: Delhi (Originally from Bihar)
The duration took me to lose fat: It took 3 months for me to lose weight and I have been able to sustain it.The turning point:
I was preparing for my CA exams in Delhi. During my finals, I put on a lot of weight. I didn't even realize I had gone from 67 kilos to 85 kilos. There was a time, I developed such a big belly, it was difficult to stand straight and see my feet.
During this phase, I was bullied by people, even those close to me. I knew, either I could get the weight gain get the worse of me, or fight it out.
I enrolled in a gym and started following the Ketogenic diet.
Breakfast- Paneer- 100gm (home made with low fat milk) + Butter -100gm +Veggies-100gm.I used to make any thing like Chilli paneer, Paneer dopyaja with these three things.
Lunch- Nuts (Soaked Almonds-25, Walnut-4, Friend Peanut-50gm-100gm & Anjeer -2)
Dinner- Mutton 500gm -750gm.
Any snacks I prefer: NoPre workout meal/drink- No pre workout meal/drink.
During workout- Water -1-2 liters with BCAA -1 scoop.
Post workout meal/drink- Whey Protein -25gm (Isolate) + Coconut oil- 25 g
My workout: My regime is a mix of cardio, weight training and functional training. These helped achieve fat loss as well as maintain it. During my transformation days, I worked out for six days a week and never skipped the gym.
Fitness secret: Workout became a priority in my life. I made a commitment to myself that for me to have a body like this, I have to put in efforts to take care of it no matter what it takes.
How do I stay motivated:- I do not look for motivation anywhere outside. I was my only source of motivation and inspiration. In the gym also, it was always ME Vs ME. I try to beat my yesterday, every today. I feel that one needs to scout for motivation from the inside. It has always been ME vs ME. I compete against myself and motivate my own self. Comparison against others isn't going to help.
Since there is no one else who knows my body better than myself, I, along with my elder brother designed my diet plan and workout. This kept me super focussed and meticulate.
How do you ensure you don't lose focus: My hard work and its result kept me focused. I feel, if, you are doing anything for your own self, anything that makes your inner soul happy, then no one in this whole world can divert your focus, except you.
What's the most difficult part of being overweight: I knew that all the extra weight was putting me at the risk of developing health issues. I used to sweat profusely and developed breathing problems. Then there's always the society. Life becomes problematic as people start to judge and look at you in a different way.
What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? I want to be the best and fittest version of myself. I want to be in a shape where I can do anything possible-be it acro yoga, stretching, gymnastics, or run a marathon.
What are the lifestyle changes you made: I make my own food every day and minimize my spice and sugar intake.I keep a count of my micros and macros with every meal.I also drink a minimum of six litres of water every day.