First Name: Aasim
Family Status: Single
Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 22 pounds!
Height: 5′ 8″
Starting Weight: 195 pounds
Current Weight: 173 pounds
Aasim’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
What made you decide to lose weight?
I felt I was too fat and was feeling very lethargic too often.
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
I changed my diet completely but gradually at first and I started doing cardio twice a day for 3 solid weeks before starting weight lifting.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
Figuring out what foods to eat or not to eat and what exercise routine to stick to.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
After 3 weeks I started seeing a visible reduction in my weight.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
11 months. I watch my diet so I don’t load on simple carbs but consume complex carbs moderately and eat lots of veggies and fruits and I keep changing my workout consistently every 3-4 weeks.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
Fantastic! I keep having people come up to me and ask me about working out and diet. I even got two friends who have lost more than 25 and 40 pounds in a few months sticking to mainly my meal plans.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
Very much! I learned a lot from the suggested workout routines on how not to train the same muscles on consecutive days and diets like Atkins. There is a lot and I mean a lot to learn about health and fitness and ShapeFit helped me learn the essential stuff and even now I’m still learning. Thanks to ShapeFit I’m headed in the direction I need to go to have that ideal body. Thanks a lot!
Aasim’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Avoid carbs especially about 6 hours before going to bed.
Weight loss tip #3:
Eat protein rich food even in a small quantity. It all add up finally.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat lots of vegetables, fruits and low sugar dairy products.
Weight loss tip #5:
Take a full break from weight lifting for 10 days after every 4 months of training and also make sure to change your workout regularly. Building a good body is 80% your diet and 20% your workout!
Aasim’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
2 bananas, 2 egg whites, 2 cups of lentils, 1 glass of milk and sometimes a portion of vegetables if I’m still hungry.
Red rice, lentils, cooked vegetables, tuna or salmon.
Chicken, cooked vegetables, 1 glass of milk.
Snacks or Mini Meals:
2 egg whites, tuna sandwich toasted, cooked vegetables, fruits like apples or bananas and lots of water.
Aasim’s Weight Loss Workouts!
Monday: shoulders and triceps.
Wednesday: back and biceps
Friday: legs and chest
The main thing I felt was to change the weight and sets regularly. Even reducing weight and doing higher reps can be done, but change it consistently.
After the first 3 weeks, I maintained my cardio with sessions twice a week. I felt my diet was more important but now I do cardio on a regular basis which is about 3-4 times a week.