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Weight loss: 'How I lost 29 kg in one year'

Last updated on: October 31, 2012 14:05 IST

Image: T R Sriniwas before and (right) after his weight loss
Photographs: Courtesy T R Sriniwas

Readers share the stories and strategies behind their weight loss.

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

Here is another response from T R Sriniwas, who has lost 29 kg over the past year:

It started off in November 2011. I weighed 114 kg and was not even able to breathe properly when climbing stairs or driving. I had a problem with severe snoring and sleep apnea. I used to eat pizza every alternate day, and drink eight to 10 cups of tea with a minimum of two heaping spoons of sugar daily. I never walked or took up any form of exercise. I used to eat a lot of white rice with ghee and fried vegetables, full of spice and salt. And I used to sleep at 10 pm every night without even waiting for my food to digest.

Since then, I have changed my routine entirely:

  • Now I have a 300 ml milk protein shake in the morning for breakfast and black sugarless tea early in the morning.
  • Lunch is at noon -- dry rotis, or sometimes boiled thick dalia with steamed vegetables, cooked with no more than one teaspoon of oil for tadka. I also have a lot of green salads with lunch.
  • At 3 pm, I have one black sugarless tea.
  • Then at 6 pm, it's another protein shake or papaya fruit bowl.
  • No cooked foods in the evening -- I have eliminated rice, carbohydrate-rich fruits and tubers from my diet.
  • I have stopped using elevators and take the stairs now.
  • I don't forget to drink at least four to five litres of water daily.

The result of all this is that I have lost 28.5 kg till date and 12 inches off my waistline. I am determined to come down below 80 kg now.

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!

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