Losing 42 KG is a big deal, yet Sohel Belim achieved the toughest, read more to know how.
Like many people, Sohel belim resolved to lose weight in the New Year. At the time he weighed 120 kg and experienced "constant aches and pains." A doctor explained he was at risk of becoming diabetic. In 2020 When Sohil went on a quest for some great but pocket-friendly weight app that guides him throughout the process he came across WFH - WELLNESS, FITNESS HEALTH It's an app that makes you focus on your diet & workout, basically, it transforms you into a healthy habit building lifestyle.
Just after Joining the WFH program, he started working out six days a week. In just one month, Sohel dropped from 120 to 110 kg. After 3 months, he lost more than 30kg. We love to bring you stories of real men who change their bodies—and their lives. Our hope is that their dramatic transformations will help you get inspired to start your own weight-loss journey.
The reason that Motivates weight loss
I've always been a foodie who enjoys both cooking and eating. But my love of food came with an unspoken but obvious drawback. My inactive lifestyle combined with a sedentary job caused me to gain weight. Excess weight and fat are associated with a variety of health issues ranging from back pain and knee pain to more long-term issues such as diabetes and thyroid.
With the passage of time, I've realised that my weight is stopping me from being my best self, and I've become a little self-conscious. So I decided to lose weight in order to redeem my health and confidence.
What is the most difficult part about being unhealthy?
"The self-loathing had just built up—and realising how much I'd let myself go physically was depressing, I even moved into an apartment building with gym facilities, and I promised myself every day that I'd go tomorrow, but that never happened." I promised myself that I would change my diet and eat more healthily, but it never happened."
I discovered a weight loss app called WFH WELLNESS, FITNESS HEALTH that specialised in dramatic body transformations through some Google research. I was sceptical at first, but I eventually signed up for the programme because of the low cost and the promising features.
Starting Phase and procedure of transformation journey
The app includes features such as a BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator and a TDEE calculator. As a result, I learned that your body weight is determined by the amount of energy obtained from food versus the amount of energy used by your body.
The extra energy you consume from food and drink is stored as fat. To lose weight, the amount of energy you consume from food must be less than the amount of energy you expend; in other words, eat less and exercise more. Obesity does not have a "quick fix." Weight loss takes time and dedication.
The app estimates how many calories you burn per day while accounting for your physical activity throughout the day. It also calculates how many calories you should have consumed in order to get to work and lose that extra fat in order to reach your goal. It recommends your calorie intake based on all of those calculations, which will help you determine what and how much food and in what portion you have to eat.
The entire diet chart is already set up in the app based on your goals; all you have to do is follow. WFH Dietician provided me with a complete meal plan that included macronutrients as well as micronutrients. Proteins like eggs and meat, as well as carbohydrates like refined sugar, were measured using macros based on my TDEE.
In my breakfast, I mostly stick to homemade egg and boiled egg sandwiches and low sugar tea, in lunch to take my protein intake of the day eat meat with some leafy veggies and multigrain roti, and in dinner mostly finish up with light soups. I used to eat fruits as snacks.
My job requires little travel because I have to meet clients for meetings and attend events. I was concerned about how I would stick to my diet plan, but the WELLNESS FITNESS HEALTH app coach and team make it easy for me to adjust my meals while travelling, attending events, or visiting a restaurant with proper nutritionist guidance. The WFH Dietitian's nutrient-rich, delicious meal plans helped in achieving the best results.
Macros and quantified diet
The best part about WFH is that you will receive ingredients measuring spoons as a free gift after registering with WFH. All you have to do is measure the listed foods according to the instructions and spoon numbers provided, and you'll be eating properly calculated calories in no time. As a result, you'll know exactly how many calories you're consuming throughout the day, and you'll be able to reach your goal faster.
It is fairly obvious that in order to lose weight, you must increase your physical activity and mobility. There was also no escape from workouts. However, in WFH, you have all of the workouts planned and detailed assigned to you, along with extra education information about how a specific exercise works on which part of the body, making you enjoy those workouts.
In the workouts, I mostly did Zumba and cardio. In comparison to other traditional cardio exercises such as running and skipping, my favourite was Zumba. It's such a fun and effective exercise that you won't even realise how many calories you've burned. WFH has an impressive collection of Zumba videos with amazing moves and fabulous Bollywood music.
With the help of a trainer, and their 24*365 support systems I learned about counting macros: the carbs, protein, and fat in food. Changing my diet, logging at least did training three days a week helped me see results. Over time, I increased my cardio sessions and Zumba workouts, resulting in a 30kg weight loss in 3 months.
How did you stay Motivated during the journey?
The journey I took was not easy; an impossible task was accomplished in such an efficient manner. I'd like to express my gratitude to the team of coaches and trainers who kept me motivated and explained everything to me. Their support system helped me as a friend and supported me in weak times and never let me give up.
What are the lifestyle changes you made?
I made significant lifestyle changes, such as shifting my diet away from unhealthy junk food and toward healthy, wholesome foods. I started working out almost every day. I've realised that our body needs rest and that we must keep a nighttime routine and take at least 8 hr sleep.
What did you give up for your transformation success?
Because I was a foodie with little physical activity, I gave up those lazy days in order to not only make my body physically more active and healthy but also to strengthen it mentally. I stopped eating haphazardly and started eating foods that are good for not only my taste buds but also my body.
Lessons learnt from the transformation
I've realised that if you put in enough effort, almost anything is possible. Any goal can be accomplished if you decide to achieve it. I'm much more confident and healthy now. I am thankful to WFH - WELLNESS | FITNESS | HEALTH for making my fitness journey successful. And making me feel more confident in myself.