Name: Noshirwan Dumasia
Occupation: Fitness professionals
Age: 31 years
Height: 6 feet
Highest weight recorded: 125 kgs
Weight lost: 50 kgs
Duration it took me to lose weight: 9 months
The turning point: It does not matter what your profession is, your looks always make the first impression. Wherever I went, I was rejected because of my obesity. Additionally, I was not able to do my day-to-day work that is when I realised I had to put my foot down and do something.
My breakfast: 1 grated carrot, half a radish with one lime squeezed and a cup of green tea
My lunch: Chicken/eggs/paneer sauteed in vegetables and a cup of green tea afterwards
My dinner: A glass of warm milk
Pre-workout meal: A cup of black coffee
Post-workout meal: Protein shake or boiled egg or paneer
I indulge in: I eat subway, chicken biryani or chicken burger if I feel like but I calculate the calories carefully. I make it a point to burn at least half of them before eating and a bit after the meal.
My workout: I work out every day and target the major muscles with low intensity and frequent repetitions. I follow it by doing cardio for 30 minutes.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: I eat a handful of oats with hot water in a 300 ml mug.
Fitness secrets I unveiled: Intermittent fasting with Keto diet worked like a miracle for me.
How do I stay motivated? At the end of each day, I take a photo myself in the locker room to capture the progress. These pictures act as a challenge that I have to beat this achievement and improve more.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus? Whenever I used to feel demotivated or unfocused, I would look back at how far I’ve come and what all I have achieved.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight? It does not matter how good you are as a person as people will first judge you based on your looks only. It was very heartbreaking to be constantly judged on the basis of my looks.
What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line? I want to work hard to achieve a more chiselled and muscular body.
What are the lifestyle changes you made? Here are some of the changes I made:
1. Making sure that I only eat healthy food items
2. Sleeping on time
3. Maintaining a proper workout schedule
What was the lowest point for you? It was really heartbreaking to be criticised and singled out because of my weight.
Lessons learnt from weight loss: I have realised that you can achieve anything if you are focussed and disciplined. You don’t need to chase success if you are honest with your efforts.