Weight loss is easier said than done. In fact, on the click of a button many websites flashing weight loss plans and diet hacks will pop open at the click of a button. But be wary. Don’t start following just any plan you come across without considering its pros and cons. Weight loss, or fat loss, can only be achieved by following a sustainable routine. A routine that can help you build your body as well. 31-year-old Chirag Mehta highlights the routine that worked for him here.
He tells us that he’s a very self-motivated person. And once he decided to lose weight and build a ripped, modelesque physique, there was no stopping him! “At my heaviest, I weighed 96 kg, however within five months of following the below weight loss plan I lost 14 kg and trimmed to 82 kg.”
Weight loss plan he followed:
“As my first steps towards weight loss:
1. I completely stopped eating sugar and deep fried food.
2. I started calculating my daily calorie intake to create a deficit. It helped me start eating right and clean.
3. I also followed a proper workout schedule comprising cardio, weight training and core exercises.”
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What is a calorie deficit diet?
A calorie deficit is a specific diet pattern that revolves around the number of calories you consume in a day. According to Healthline, “the concept is based on the idea that as long as you eat fewer calories than you burn, you’re bound to lose weight.”
What to eat if you’re following a calorie deficit diet?
This diet pattern requires you to calculate the number of calories your body needs to consume to function smoothly without feeling hungry, and how much deficit you need to create without harming your health. Keep in mind that the number of calories required to create a deficit is different for different body types. You can calculate yours online via a calorie calculator.
How does he maintain his current weight?
“I have been working out for a long time now and don’t really need to calculate my calorie intake anymore. I have enough experience to understand how much to eat and from what sources to eat to keep the weight stagnant.”
Any tips for someone who’s trying to lose weight?
1. “Fitness is a passion. Don’t workout because others are doing it. Workout because you want to see yourself fit.
2. Make exercising as fun as possible and your weight loss journey will be a cake walk.
3. Lastly, remember the mind dictates, the body just follows!”
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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