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Fat to fit: This lawyer lost 23 kg in six months

July 16, 2018 09:44 IST

Amit from Belgaum, Karnataka shares his weight loss journey.

Amit Hiremath

Amit Hiremath went from 110 kg (left) to 87 kg in six months. Photograph: Kind courtesy Amit Hiremath

I am 29 yrs old and an advocate by profession.

Motivation to lose weight

In January 2018 when I checked my weight, it showed 110 kg.

I was shocked and got depressed for a couple of days.

I convinced myself to join the gym and see how it would work out.

I found a trainer; his name is Shah Rukh. He charted a diet plan and workout schedule which included cardio, lifting weights and improving core strength along with endurance training.

The next six months, every morning, I spent two hours working on my body. I did this for six days a week.

Diet plan

  • 6 am: Two glasses of lukewarm water within 5 minutes of waking up.
  • 6.30 am: Tender coconut water before workout.
  • 7 to 9 am: Two hrs workout
  • 9.15 am: One idli with sambar and chutney and 4 peeled almonds soaked overnight.
  • 11 am: One bowl of oats mixed with apple or banana, dry fruits and 1 spoon honey.
  • 1 pm: Half plate of poha with curd
  • 2.30 pm: Two chapatis or jawar roti with any sabzi (preferably green sabzi) with salad made from cucumber, carrot, radish etc along with a small bowl of brown rice.
  • 5.30 pm: Orange/mosambi/pineapple juice or black coffee
  • 8 pm: One glass milk and 2 oats biscuits or 4 to 5 egg whites 
  • 10 pm: One glass Luke warm water just before going to bed.

Tips you can follow

  • Drink at least 8 to 10 glass of water through out the day.
  • Drink water half an hour after your lunch.
  • Walk for at least half an hour before you sleep.
  • Have buttermilk in the afternoon instead of curd.
  • Use jaggery instead of sugar in your favorite dishes. Drink sugarcane juice at least twice a week.
  • Have brown bread with peanut butter instead of oats
  • Use olive oil as a substitute to your regular oil.

Avoid these

  • Sweets and fried items
  • Junk food and ice creams
  • Cold beverages and packed fruit juices.
  • Sleeping immediately after lunch.

Cheat meal

I have one or 2 cheat meals a week. But I make sure I cheat moderately.

I have egg curry or kaju curry with tandoori roti and a few spoons of ice cream.

Challenges

The first 15-30 days are the most challenging. But once you start feeling comfortable with the regime, you will enjoy it.

What I learnt

If you want to lose weight, you will need self motivation. Your mirror is your best friend.

Once you start losing weight you'll be motivated to continue till you fit in to your old favorite clothes.

I weigh 87 kg. I lost 23 kg in 6 months.

I feel young, fit and happy when I receive compliments from my friends and relatives.

I'd like to thank my wife, dad and friends who always helped me stick to my diet and focus on my weight loss.

I'd also like to thank my trainer Shah Rukh Kamate.

I hope to bring my weight down to 80 kg with muscular training.

Earlier in this series: He lost 25 kg in six months


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