“Diabetes run in family where family dont run !”
I will start with how i used to, what i did, what i think, and where am i currently standing in the battle.
How my lifestyle USED to be
Being a food lover, who tends to eat at whatever he wishes, at whatever time he craves. Adding to it IT profession does help in gathering and storing more fats and stopping me from sweating (which i used to do when i was very young). I had almost not sweated for a long time back in 2010 – (mid)13, now don’t get me literally. I used to gorge whole pizza with double cheese easily and then with a hour gap gulp my home cooked meal . I never used to walk, always on some or the other vehicle to ease my transportation. Whenever i used to go for grocery shopping , fill in plenty of package food and aerated drinks and gorge with lust. Without realizing body started to gain weight, it was not shocking for me. But things changed, with no time i was weighting 81 kgs from 65 kgs yes border line for type 1 obesity. TIME TO CHANGE!
Now let’s break down the problem and ask the question to oneself (a very followed technique to reach to a possibly easy solutions).
- Why am i gaining weight ? Is my lifestyle/ habit responsible? YES change it.
- What am i supposed to do ? Reduce weight ? YES reduce it.
- How am i supposed to do it ? Lets find out how
It all comes down to calories, suppose one
- INTAKES : 1000cal per day with all unhealthy food.
- BURNS : 600cal per day with less activity
- SATURATED : 1000cal – 600cal = 400cal (The problem maker !)
Now to maintain weight intake should be equal to calories burnt, but now to get in shape we have to burn calories. Equation is really simple SWAP the calories. So, we lower the calorie intake by eating healthy and burn more calorie by doing activities which facilitates same. With this in mind we chalk our plan.
What i did
I started activities before reducing the calories (wink) and that was not easy for a fellow who have stopped walking for a long time. I started walking for 2kms and it was hell of experience. I gave up plenty of times. But started again and again till it was a routine, and makes me restless unless i follow it. Now i walk for 4kms and run for 2kms and incrementing.
One important thing where one fails is to make it routine. I hate to wake up early so i break down my problem and found a solution, I WILL WALK ANYTIME ,now time is not an issue i remember walking at evening, night, mid-night unless it was a routine. Once its a routine half battle is won. I stopped monitoring my weight, my only motto was “Eat healthy and stay fit”. People often find excuses, reasons to avoid ,come on who are you fooling, at end it all comes down to you, its you who will be benefited.
Now we are good on burning lets focus on eat healthy. I completely avoided package food like noodles, chips, soups, ready to cook, cheese, salted peanuts. Instead i started with freshly cooked home food with very less oil, and changing from fried to roasted. And avoiding mid night snacks (i really love those especially sitting in front of TV).
After few couple of months i weighted damn 2 kgs dropped. First success !. Overwhelmed lets party ! Yeah really treat your body for such a success. Not to be frequent in gifting your body. After following and incrementing my activities i reached to a point where my weight was 75kgs. Then i stayed on this weight for almost like for months blame on my dying fire, but something was not right, later i found that body at some point goes into starvation mode. Really, what is this starvation mode? this is a phase where body don’t reduce weight because body feels its starving and reason for losing weight, so it halts, this is where hopes are lost and tossed, follow the routine and success will follow.
Status of my BATTLE
Currently i weight 74kgs following the daily routine day in & out chasing to be fit. I reduced 7kgs in period of 9 months. Yeah its long time and its gradual but i like it that way, bulging body is not starved, nor are there any post reduction consequences, skin is also not hanging loose which is a big problem in jiffy fat reduction.
Please share your experience if you had any. Or did any of my blah blah helped you. Or motivated (wink). I love to hear your screams.