107 to 70: My notes on weight loss.

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BMI (weight/ (1.82 * 1.82)) and Weight progression from 2019 August to 2020 November
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Face gains (110 vs 70)

107 to 97 - OMAD and fits of binge eating:

From 2019 August to 2020 March, I followed One meal a day on and off. During this period, I didn’t take weight loss seriously and was happy with any progress. On most weekdays I was able to adhere to OMAD, mostly due to my weight-conscious co-workers. Being an avid Ent, weekends were a different story, full of binge eating sessions and munchies.

97 to 79 -Adapting to and surviving ADF:

When the lockdown started in March, I realised that I had the perfect opportunity to experiment with Alternate Day Fasting. This meant, skipping food for a day and eating protein-rich food amounting to~1500 calories the next day.

79 to 70 — Slowing down:

Once I hit 80, I stopped ADF and decided to slow down. i.e: averaging ~1000–1200 calories a day. Although there were a few days where I succumbed to my indulgences during this period, I was able to overcome them easily.

Some random observations:

  1. Weight loss is easy. Counting calories is the best and only approach.
  2. Gamifying the calorie allotment helped in sticking to limits.
  3. OTG grilled chicken is the best. (low in calories, easy to cook, high protein content)
  4. Despite what many people report, I didn’t notice any major improvements in my day to day life because of weight loss.
  5. Despite my initial fears, during ADF I never felt weak or fainted.

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