Name: Nitesh Gandhi
Profession: Marketing Professional
I started to gain weight during my school days when I was about 14 to 15 years old. The weight gain was due to poor nutrition. No one in my family had the correct knowledge of nutrition to guide me on the same.
An incident during my younger days helped me decide to transform my unhealthy lifestyle into a healthy lifestyle.
The Turning Point
I used to look much older than my age. This was one of the greatest problems I faced. Difficulty in performing active tasks in my daily routine was another problem: all these things encouraged me to start my weight loss journey. I started searching for a fitness app that would help me with my transformation journey and I found HealthifyMe!
Weight Loss Transformation Journey
I lost my weight from 37 kgs, from 105 kgs to weighing 68 kgs. It took me about 1.5 years to lose such weight, but after losing weight I looked weak. So, I increased my weight by increasing my muscle mass. I started weight training and changed my calorie intake budget in the HealthifyMe app. I now weigh 76 kg and want to reach my weight goal of 78 kg.
Tips/Things that worked well throughout the transformation journey
One tip that worked well for me was to never give up. There may be a time when you won’t be able to control your diet but don’t see it as a failure. Start again with positive energy because you can do it! Avoid sugar as much as you can, plan your last meal as light as you can
And don’t make unrealistic goals. Take it slow because, as you know, slow and steady wins the race!
Favorite features on the HealthifyMe app
My favorite features include:
- The calorie tracker, which tracks almost all Indian foods
- The portion control details such as, like protein, fat, carbs
- I also love the water intake tracker.
The most significant change in lifestyle after Joining HealthifyMe
The most significant change for me is I am much more active, energetic, and also look better!
Breaking down barriers
There were many times when I indulged in cheat meals, but I never gave up.
Whenever I got tempted by a cheat meal, my guilty conscience would remind me of all the hard work I put to reach my goals. But whenever I fell off the wagon, I would dust myself off and jump right back on!
Initially, I used to feel low, but over time I started to dislike eating unhealthy food because it no longer gave me happiness. Prioritizing my health and setting new fitness goals for myself is what gave me happiness!
Reactions from friends and family after the transformation
People used to say. “Bhai tu to aadha ho gaya, smart ho gaya, kaise kiya, bahut mehnat ki hai ladke ne!”
How do I feel now – after achieving my goal?
I feel great and proud now. I always set new goals for myself, my current new goal is to increase my muscle mass and body strength. Setting a new goal after completing one keeps me motivated!
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