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Fat to fit: How I lost 33 kilos in one year

Last updated on: July 23, 2018 08:31 IST
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We'd asked you, dear readers, to tell us how you went from fat to fit.
Here, Rediff reader Aarathi Ganesh from Mumbai shares her weight loss journey.

Aarathi Ganesh

Aarathi Ganesh went from 103 kg in 2016 to 70 kg in December 2017.  Photograph: Kind courtesy Aarathi Ganesh

I am 41 years old. I weighed 103 kg in 2016.

I had hypertension, sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome and was borderline diabetic.

I had tried different ways to lose weight ranging from walking with intermittent diet control to joining clinics with weight loss formulae like lipolysis etc.

Everything proved to be temporary. I would lose around 10 to 12 kg then bounce back to my original weight.

My weight loss journey

In September 2016, I connected with a personal trainer.

I asked him if I could reach my goal of 70 kg. He told me it was possible. I wasn't sure.

Under his guidance, I started working out. I did not follow any diet plan immediately as I was finding it difficult to work out and also follow a diet.

My progress in the first three months were slow. I lost only 2 to 3 kg and felt defeated.

My trainer told me that without any diet plan, it was useless to exercise and expect to lose weight.

I was put on the Ketogenic diet under his guidance.

I have never turned back since.

With Keto diet and exercise, I started losing up to 3 kg every month.

By December 2017, I reached my goal weight of 70 kg.

I regained my confidence and vitality.

I thank my trainer and family members for their support along the way.

Earlier in this series: This lawyer lost 23 kilos in 6 months

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