I feel obesity is like your sinful karmas and you have to repay in this life only. Some wisdom haah! At 98 kg weight I was thinking about liposuction or consulting some professional who could help me get rid of my fat but the money involved was bit too much. Moreover this fat was the result of my bad karmas and I had to clean it up myself. As they say where there is a will there is a way, while surfing the net something caught my fancy, it was Atkins Diet.
Atkins Diet Plan is supposed to be a very low carbohydrate diet based on the scientific fact that if you don’t provide carbs to your body to burn as fuel, it starts burning body fat and that is how you lose weight. Well that sounded logical and easy to do.
How To Follow Atkins Diet and Lose Weight
This pyramid explains the diet easily.
So began my real weight loss journey.
My Daily Routine – Atkins Diet
5.30 am Wake up and go for 1 hour walk.
6.30 – 7am A tsp of roasted methi powder with 2 glasses of water. (good for joint pains and hunger supresser)
7.30 am A big mugful of black tea without sugar with a tbsp milk cream (malai) and four almonds.
9-10.30am 5 mile Walk at home (Leslie Sansone)
11.30 am 2 boiled eggs with a big mug of black coffee with 1 tablet stevias.
1-2 pm A big salad plate (blanched cabbage, capsicum, spinach) with 200gm grilled fish fillets. Two almonds.
5 pm Black tea with cream and 20 gms peanuts/ walnuts.
8.30 pm Cabbage, capsicum, ginger, spinach, green chillies, coriander cooked with one/two eggs. Two almonds. (Almonds were and still are my best sweet tooth pacifiers).
This was my daily routine for one month and I was damn sincere so no dairy or fruits for me. From normal 165 gm carbs daily on a 1200 calories diet I had reduced carbs to 30-40 gms. And yes it did work. In one month I lost 7 kg weight.
Next four months I introduced a small 150 ml cup of milk and 20-30 gms of paneer. Sometimes I had oranges too. By the end of April 2012 I was 25 kg lighter. It was not that I never slipped, yes I did and many times but I ensured that I exercised extra on those days.
Those first few months were stressful but I felt so full of energy and life. My biggest kick was when after four months I went to see my doctor he took some time to recognize me and after checkup reduced all my doses of meds. And sitting there in front of the doctor I realized that I had not used my inhaler even once in the past two months. Reason behind it was that I was exercising regularly and eating healthy. I feel proud to tell that till date I haven’t been consuming any meds but for my regular thyroid ones. (Yes, I have that problem too.)
With the loss of 25 kg came a realization too that contrary to what I had always thought that I HATED exercising, I actually LOVED it. Today I am addicted to exercise of especially my walk at home programs.
Today’s Walk Tip
It takes 10000 steps daily to start losing weight. Have you ever counted how many you take???
Stay tuned till I see you again, and remember—
Love Life- Live Life because you only live once.
P.S – Read Kanan’s inspiring weight loss story here.
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