Internet-friendly weight loss diet plans and frantically-worded weight loss tips are as sustainable as their real-time value on your Google news feed. Simply put: no fad diet plan can help you achieve your fitness goals beyond a point as they’re just not focussed on helping you make any holistic changes in your daily lifestyle. Much like the changes 25-year-old Mayank Satija tells us he made to lose 25kg in 6 months.
“What you eat is key! At my heaviest, I weighed 120kg, and was gradually able to lose the excess body weight and fat by cleaning up my diet. I cut out sugar completely. I also began following a very active workout routine.” Here’s his diet and workout plan:
Weight loss diet plan he followed to lose 25kg:
Early morning: A glass of hot lemon water
Breakfast: A bowl of oats or cereal
Midday: A cup of green tea
Lunch: A big bowl of sprouts, a bowl of dal, a homemade vegetable preparation, and a small bowl of poha or porridge
Evening: A cup of green tea
Dinner: A glass of juice with some salad
Workout plan he followed:
“I’d work out 6 days a week for upto 2 hours. The exercise routine:
Cardio: 30 minutes:
Cycling, jumping, stretching, running on the treadmill
Floor Exercises: 30 minutes
Mostly ab exercises
HIIT: 20 minutes
After his initial yet drastic weight loss, Mayank emphasises he stuck to his diet and workout regimes to retain his new body weight. Makes sense to us.
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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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