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Rediff reader Aastha Bhat, 16, from Faridabad, Haryana shares her story.
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I had been gaining weight for a lot of reasons. I used to eat junk food and always wanted to eat more.
My friends at school and the society I lived in called me moti, but it didn't matter so much. Until one day, I struggled to fit into a dress of my liking.
In October 2018, with the support from my parents, I made up my mind to change my lifestyle, balance my studies and work out.
My dad is a regular runner. He encouraged and helped me.
Initially, we looked up for resources on the Internet. Later, my cricket coach helped me with a diet plan.
It took me approximately a year to reach 61 kg.
I started jogging and running along with some stretching exercises.
I work out 4 days a week and have run approximately covered 500 km till date.
This is what my diet looks like:
Pre-workout drink (6 am): Detox of apple, cucumber, ginger and mint. This was my drink the whole day as well.
Breakfast (7 am): 3 boiled egg whites, poha or 2-3 idlis and a glass of low fat cow milk.
Mid-morning snack (11 am): A bowl of fruits
Lunch (1 pm): Two chapatis, vegetables or dal and a small bowl of green salad.
Evening snack (5 pm): Lemon tea and rusk or black coffee without sugar.
Dinner (8 pm): A bowl of dal and occasional chapatti with a bowl of green salad.
Before bedtime (10 pm): A glass of milk
In addition to the above I used to drink 4-5 litres of detox water or plain water.
I minimised direct sugar intake, avoided deep friend stuff and stopped junk food.
It was challenging when my weight reached a plateau despite my workout and diet plan.
I used to crave for junk food but had to be determined not to eat anything unhealthy. With time it became a habit.
I never had junk even on my cheat days.
I want to lose some more weight; I aim to hit 55 kg this year.
I learned very early that a fit body is equal to a fit mind and amazing confidence.
My academics have improved a lot and I have also started playing club cricket. I aspire to play in the national cricket team some day.
Recently I participated in Pinkathon Delhi 2019 in the 3 km category and was ranked 12th out of 134 registered participants.
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