Weight loss requires two things – consistency and a I-can’t-stop-won’t-stop attitude till you achieve your target weight goal. 20-year-old Abhishek Bhagwat tells us that apart from developing a positive attitude that’ll help you sail through your fitness journey, you also need to realise that time is the most essential factor and you have to give yourself that. “As they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day—major changes will also not happen so easily,” he says.
“I weighed 136 kg at the beginning of my journey. I was both a studious and foodie kid. So all I did, growing up, was – sit for long hours and study and eat with no remorse or self-control,” he adds. But after a couple of years, he realised that his bad eating habits are harming his body very severely. This led him to commence on a fitness journey and get rid of all the excess body fat.
“I followed a simple yet effective philosophy to lose weight (he lost 44 kg and trimmed from 136 kg to 92 kg), I deem it my ‘5 gems for weight loss’ plan. Let me breakdown these gems as tips for you below.
5 tips for weight loss –
Eat Whole Foods
Quit sugar and consume moderate and complex carbohydrates
Stay in a Caloric Deficit
I firmly believe that if you follow these 5 gems consistently you’ll lose weight and get in shape!”
He also lists his weekly workout routine to help you curate one for yourself.
Weight loss workout routine he followed –
“My exercise regime was/is intense and dynamic. However, this is what a weekly breakdown of my weight loss workout routine included:
– 3 days of basketball, this included training, drills and games
– 3 days at the gym – 20 mins of cardio (HIIT treadmill) and 50 mins of weight training. In weight training, one must focus on more compound movements while wanting to lose weight rather than isolated ones. Squats, Deadlifts, Military Presses, Assisted Dips, Pull Ups and Bench Press are extremely effective exercises.”
Any tips for someone who’s trying to lose weight?
“My only advice to someone who is committed to losing weight is: trust the process! There are going to be days where you feel like nothing is happening despite all your hard work you’ve put in. On these days – just close your eyes and see your goal in your mind, it will help you keep going!”
Disclaimer: The fitness journey, diet and workout routines shared by the respondents are purely for inspirational purposes and in no way intend to propagate a specific body type. Please consult an authorised medical professional before following any specific diet or workout routine mentioned above.
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