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Weight loss: 'I lost 19 kg for my dream girl'

Last updated on: November 11, 2012 16:22 IST

Weight loss: 'I lost 19 kg for my dream girl'

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Readers share the stories and strategies behind their weight loss.

Recently, we invited you to share your diet and exercise strategies with us.

Here is another response from 25-year-old Raghu from Bhadravathi, Karnataka, who lost 19 kg in a bid to win the hand of the girl he loves:

I lost 19 kgs only in four months because of my dream girl. The 'before' photograph here was taken in January 2012, when I weighed 82 kg with a 35-inch waist; the 'after' in May 2012 shows me at 63 kg, with a 28-inch waist, which is still the same.

It was in November 2011 that I fell in love with an 18-year-old girl. She is now studying in Class XII and she is seven years younger than me. She looks very slim and cute, but me -- I was a fatty!

When I saw the difference between the two of us in photographs, I decided that I wanted to be slim, like an 18-year-old boy.

Finally, my wish came to be, without any bodybuilding. The reason behind it was that I started jogging every morning for an hour, from 5 to 6 am, and also began dieting.

My diet:

  • My breakfast usually consists of toast or rinsed seeds (it may be channa dal or moong dal).
  • I don't eat oily foods (avoid chips, samosas, vadas etc).
  • My lunch is three chapattis, a handful of rice, a couple of veggies and some green salad.
  • Evening snacks are usually the trickiest -- making them healthy is a difficult task. So I try to stick to some decent biscuits, but just a few.
  • Dinner is usually some dal or chicken with three-four chappatis. This isn't completely fixed, however.
  • I don't drink.
  • I don't include aloo (potato) in my sabzis.

Now I'm very happy and look like an 18-year-old.

We want you to share your weight loss story with us. Write in to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject line: 'How I lost weight'), with a before and after photograph, if possible and we'll feature the best entries right here!


Image: Raghu before and (right) after his weight loss
Photographs: Courtesy Raghu