Family Status: Single
Hometown: Pune, India
Pounds or Inches Lost: I lost 83 pounds!
Vishal’s Weight Loss Story!
When did you become unhappy with your weight?
We had a family wedding and the pictures of the wedding showed the way people reacted towards me which made me really unhappy. I did not like people advising me and I wanted to prove that it’s not impossible for me to lose weight all by myself.
What made you decide to lose weight?
I looked at the pictures of my sister’s wedding and the videos. I looked horrible. I wanted to change this!
What were the most important changes you made to lose weight?
The first important change I made was in my thinking I had decided that I would not give up unless I achieved my goal weight. I modified my eating habits. I avoided junk foods and ate more of the juices and fruits. I started calorie counting and planned my meals each day.
What was most challenging about losing weight?
The most challenging thing was sticking to it and being motivated and determined and not giving up.
How long did it take you to start to see results?
Initially I got results in the first month which made me quiet happy but gradually it started slowing down. I therefore kept changing my diet and exercises to keep it going.
How long did it take for you to reach your current weight?
It took almost a year and a month.
How long have you maintained your weight loss and how do you do it?
Just a month I still want to get a couple of pounds off me.
How has your life changed now that you’ve lost weight?
It has definitely made me more confident. It has changed the way people react to me. People no more make fun of me, which always happened when I was fat.
How did ShapeFit help you reach your weight loss goals?
I read ShapeFit’s success stories and they motivated me. Whenever I was tired of the basic exercises in my routine, I was able to learn new exercises looking through ShapeFit’s extensive exercise guides.
Vishal’s Weight Loss Tips!
Weight loss tip #1:
Drink lots of water.
Weight loss tip #2:
Never give up.
Weight loss tip #3:
Count your calories.
Weight loss tip #4:
Eat less burn more.
Weight loss tip #5:
Stop eating 3 hours prior to bed time.
Vishal’s Weight Loss Eating Plan!
Egg white omelet with veggies. Whole wheat toast (no butter). Water.
Chicken breast sandwich with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread (no mayo). Small salad with balsamic dressing.
5 ounces of grilled salmon with stir fried veggies (made with olive oil).
Snacks or Mini Meals:
Protein bars and protein shakes.
Vishal’s Weight Loss Workouts!
I did not do too much weights. I just did some light weights 3 times a week.
2 hours of walking (morning and evening 1 hour each) stopped using the elevator and started using the stairs (I live in n apartment on the fourth floor). I did some cycling and running on the treadmill while in the gym twice a week.