“It is very easy to be fat, however, it is not easy to live your life in the same way. You may tell yourself everything – you are not exceptionally fat, or people should respect you the way you are, or how puny the matter of being fat is.”
I understand this because I have said the same to myself repeatedly for 20 years of my life.
I was born a 10 lbs baby, very healthy and very cute. And since everyone likes fat babies, I was the star baby. However, the weight kept increasing tremendously with age, and the cuteness had disappeared somewhere down the line.
Come teenage, I was quite dissatisfied with myself. Though I was a fairly good student, I was a popular kid amongst the teachers and the students, I had one major drawback attached with me – my overweight. While all my other friends were beautiful, I felt intimidated next to them. My relations suffered a few setbacks because of my weight, however, my true friends and parents stood by me despite everything. Not to mention, I was quite the laughing stock at times. Nick naming me was a hardly a problem for my peers. Also read : How To Deal With Stress?
So one morning, I decided to lose weight, no matter what. I joined the nearest gym and started going there regularly. The initial 15 days were very tough. Waking up at 6 in the morning, working out for 2 hours, not drinking soda – all this was very difficult for me.
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I am sure it is for you as well. However, the hard work paid off.
Transformation of Niharika Banarajee
In 8 months, I lost 35 lbs. I am finally slim. Though I am still working on my body to become as fit as I could become. So how did I do it? Keep reading!
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Weight Loss Diet Followed by Niharika Banerjee
What you need is determination. What seems difficult to you on the first day will become your warm up exercise in a few weeks. The feeling you get when you see your double chin disappear is incredible. In a few weeks, you’d realize that the fat on your back is much lesser than it used to be. And gradually, you find yourself slim and healthy. Also read : How To Lose Belly Fat Fast?
The diet I followed –
- Have a glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey.
- 20-30 minutes later, have some tea or coffee or biscuits (preferably green tea and Marie biscuits).
- 2 hours later, have your breakfast. You could eat poha (avoid adding potatoes in it), or 2 chappatis and some
- vegetable cooked in very little oil. I eat 2 chappatis and 1 egg. You could also eat some cereal.
- 2 hours later, have some Marie biscuits or some popcorn.
- 2 hours later, have your lunch. It should include green vegetables, chappati, some rice (very little) and daal (more in quantity). Also, add salad to your meal.
- 2 hours later, have a bowl of seasonal fruits.
- Before going to the gym, eat a banana and a few nuts. After working out, have a mug of chocolate milk with sugar free.
- 2 hours later, eave a sandwich – dice cucumber, tomatoes and/or boiled chicken pieces/paneer/eggs. Add a spoon of hung curd, grill the sandwich if you like, and you’re good.
Important tip – NEVER SKIP MEALS. NEVER.
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Weight Loss Work Out Regime Followed by Niharika Banerjee
My work out regime –
I worked out for 2 hours every day in the beginning, but since it is not possible for everyone to give so much time to the gym, I would suggest a work out program for 1 hour.
- Warm up – 5 minutes. This should include stretching, jumping and running in place.
- Cardio – 20-25 minutes. When you start working out, accustom your body to the new routine by brisk walking and cycling only. This will help you lose at least 4-5 lbs, after which you can include various other cardio work outs like jogging, running, aerobics and stepper exercises. Do a variation of this exercise. For instance, Mondays you can keep for a combination of jogging and running, Tuesdays for jogging and cycling, Wednesdays for walking and stepper, and so on.
- Strength – 30 minutes of strength is good enough for you if you want to lose weight. Keep days assigned to them, such as Mondays – abs, Tuesdays – chest and back, Wednesdays – arms and shoulders, Thursdays – abs, Fridays – legs.
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Always remember that this whole process would be a waste if you are not determined enough. Since I have already reached on the other side of the grass, I am luring you to come here, and see the greenery for yourself.