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Weight loss journey: “I lost 23 kilos in just 5 months without stepping into the gym!”

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Oct 1, 2020, 07:00 ISTclose01/6​Weight loss journey: “I lost 23 kilos in just 5 months without stepping into the gym!” Being a doctor, when 24-year-old Suparna Suthesh saw firsthand how difficult life gets when you pile on excess kilos, she decided there and then to lose all the extra kilos. Without taking any help of fancy gymming equipment or fad diets, she lost a whopping 23 kilos in a span of just 5 months. Here is her immensely inspiring weight loss journey. Read on.Name: Suparna SutheshOccupation: DoctorAge: 24 yearsHeight: 5 feet 2 inchesHighest weight recorded: 90 kgWeight lost: 23 kgDuration it took me to lose weight: 5 monthsreadmore02/6​The turning pointI was attending to a patient in the Emergency Department of my hospital. The patient was a young, obese female. Seeing the team struggling even to secure the cannula, I realised the people who suffer the most when you gain an excessive amount of weight is your healthcare team. That’s when things changed and I decided to shed all the extra kilos and get back in shape. The journey from 90 kilos to 63 kilos wasn’t an easy one, but it was definitely worth it.readmore03/6My meal planMy breakfast: A cup of black tea, 5 almonds soaked overnight in water and one fruit.My lunch: Grilled fish or omelette with loads of green vegetables.My dinner: Grilled chicken, unflavored yoghurt and a bowl of green salad.Pre-workout meal: A cup of black coffeePost-workout meal: My post-workout meal was my dinnerI indulge in: Rice and roasted chickenLow-calorie recipes I swear by: Definitely a bowl of green saladreadmore04/6​My workoutI didn’t step into the gym at all during my weight loss journey. I did all my work out within the comfort of my hostel room. Each of my workout session burned 800 kcal roughly. I did two 15-minute sessions of jumping ropes regularly. I also included strength training and a little bit of weight training in my workout regime.Fitness secrets I unveiled: Weight loss is simple mathematics. Calculate your BMR and adjust your calorie intake and workout sessions accordingly.How do I stay motivated? I always make it a point to click pictures every time I reach a milestone. My phone wallpaper is of the time when I used to weigh 90 kilos. Seeing how far I have come definitely keeps me motivated.How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? Knowing that I should treat myself with love and respect doesn’t allow me to let my body, mind and soul go through any sort of stress–be it unhealthy food or unwanted worries.readmore05/6​What’s the most difficult part of being overweight?When you put on a lot of extra kilos, your ageing process starts accelerating when compared to others your age.What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? I am not yet done with my weight loss journey as I want to lose a few kilos more. After which, I will focus on toning and strengthening my body and maintaining that weight.What are the lifestyle changes you made? The biggest lifestyle change I have made is to not give in to any cravings. Now, I think twice before putting anything into my mouth.What was the lowest point for you? When I had sat down to prepare for my final year university exam last year, all I could focus on was on the fat rolls on my tummy and back. That was undoubtedly the worst feeling ever.readmore06/6​Lessons learnt from weight lossI have realised that people don’t show as much interest in your weight loss journey if you do not show a significant difference in your weight. When I had decided to lose roughly 20 kilos, even my closest friends used to mock and asked me not to expect more than 5-6 kilos of weight loss. Hence, make sure that you do not pay attention to any negativity and keep going on. Let people think and say, whatever they wish to, you should stay determined to your weight loss journey.readmore
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