Meet Gaurav Sharma, a 20-year-old boy who has regained his confidence after losing 20 kilos in four months. â€˜Gaurav loves his renewed energy for lifeâ€™ says his dietician Neha Chandna who shares his amazing success story with us. Here is another true weight loss story of a veteran who lost 61 kg in nine months without dieting.
Q: What was his weight when he came to you?
Gaurav came to me when he was 87 kg. I told him that he could drastically cut his chances of getting all kinds of diseases if he lost some pounds.
Q: What triggered Gaurav to lose weight?
Gaurav wanted to feel good about himself. He was sick of feeling lousy and tired all the time. He lost his confidence because of his weight. His friend was my client who got amazing results from my diet. Looking at a live example in front of him, he thought he should give it a try and thatâ€™s how he started with the diet and exercise regime I suggested.
Q: How did you go about it?
In our first session, I asked him a couple of questions to understand his lifestyle, eating habits, likes, and dislikes. When I got a hang of it, I went ahead to take his weight and parameters like fat percentage, muscle weight, water weight and bone weight. After studying all these, I prescribed a balanced diet for him and also suggested him an exercise regime he needed to follow. I met him every week to review and modify his diet and measure his inch loss. In fact, every week when he would come to me with fruitful results he would innocently request me to allow him to have a McDonaldâ€™s burger or a sandwich from Subway. Get inspired by Arjun Kapoorâ€™s weight loss story.
Q: What kind of exercise and diet program was he on?
He was on a balanced diet which involved eating the right food at the right time in the right quantity. He started with basic cardio exercises and graduated to weight training and functional exercises.
His diet contained natural and unprocessed foods like fruits, nuts, oats, salads, sprouts, pulses and whole grains. He followed a 2-3 hourly eating pattern where he ate meals in small portions to help him digest the foods better. His mid meals were mostly fruits and nuts. His evening snacks were pulses or sprouts and dinner was extremely light like soups, salads, and veggies. Here are 17 foods that can turn every man into a supermanâ€¦well almost, promising good health and bigger biceps.
Gaurav exercised for 1 hour daily.For the first month he did plain cardio like treadmill, running, elliptical and cycle. In the second month, he proceeded with functional training like body weight exercises including squats, lunges, and planks. He further progressed with a combination of weight training and functional training combination in the following months.Try these 5 best strength training exercises for weight loss.
Q: How much does he weigh now?
Today he weighs 67kgs.
Q: Is there any need for him to reduce more?
Now we are working on increasing his lean body mass to give him a more toned and lean look.
Q: Have you given any tips to maintain his weight?
Yes, he needs to take this as a lifestyle change and maintain his pattern of eating. Even if he cheats a bit, he needs to get back on track with his diet and exercise. I have recommended him to eat small meals every 2 to 3 hours and drink plenty of water.