When 31-year-old Mahaveer realised that he had to get back in shape and shed all the excess kilos for the sake of his family, there was no looking back! Without the help of fad diets or gymming, he lost a massive 21 kilos in a span of just four months. Read on.
Name: Mahaveer Jain
Age: 31 years
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Highest weight recorded: 103 kg
Weight lost: 21 kg
Duration it took me to lose weight: 4 months
The turning point: I had tried a lot of things over the years to lose weight and get back in shape, but nothing really worked for me. I was suffering from a variety of medical issues like high blood pressure, high sugar, high cholesterol levels and migraine. I also had weak immunity because of all the extra kilos. However, when in April 2020 my second child was born, I realised that I needed to live a long and healthy life to see my kids and wife happy. Hence, that was the day I decided to lose weight and get back in shape and with the support of my parents, my brothers and my wife, I was able to do it.
My breakfast: I choose anything from a bowl of sprouts, salad, a portion of fruits, poha, idli, dosa etc. I also have a cup of green tea.
My lunch: 2 chapattis with green vegetables
My dinner: I choose anything from curry and brown rice, vegetable sandwich, a bowl of soup etc.
Pre-workout meal: A cup of black coffee
Post-workout meal: My breakfast
I indulge in: I eat Idly Dosa Pulav from my favourite restaurant on my cheat days!
My workout: I love trying new things, so my workout routine wasn’t fixed. I do everything from walking, jogging, cycling to climbing the stairs.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: I did not go for any fad diets, rather stuck to homemade food. I drastically cut down on my sugar intake and used jaggery instead. I made sure not to skip meals to stay hungry to lose weight.
Fitness secrets I unveiled: I have realised that nothing matters more in life than staying healthy and fit. It took me 31 years for sure, but the realisation will stay with me for a lifetime.
How do I stay motivated? Now, since all my medial parameters are under control (sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol etc.), it keeps me motivated to stay healthy and fit.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? A lot of people got inspired seeing me lose weight which is a great feeling in itself and keeps you focused.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight? When you are overweight, every little thing is really difficult. While I never used to show it to anyone, but I faced several difficulties when I was unfit. For example, I used to get exhausted after playing with my kids for some time and climbing even two flights of stairs was a task for me.
What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? I want to stay healthy and fit.
What are the lifestyle changes you made? I changed my entire routine to become healthy, right from waking up early to sleeping on time.
What was the lowest point for you? My cravings were definitely my weak point during the weight loss journey. However, there was no lowest point as my wife used to prepare tasty yet healthy stuff for me! It helped me stay fit and lose weight. I had a hundred per cent support of my wife and my family on my journey!
Lessons learnt from weight loss: I have realised that health is the real wealth and anything is possible in life if you make up your mind.
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