This Man’s 50-kg Weight Loss Is For Every Chubby Person!
What is the use of a dream if it does not lead you to something awesome? For Rohan Mahajan, his obsession with airplanes made him realise what he needed to change to touch the sky. With determination and conviction, Rohan decided to lose weight and it worked wonders for him! Here’s how the budding pilot did it…
Name: Rohan Mahajan
Occupation: Student Pilot
Highest weight recorded: 125 kilograms
Weight lost: 50 kilograms
Duration it took me to lose weight: 1 year and 6 months
The turning point: Growing up, I was very fascinated with airplanes. I always wanted to be a pilot. But, soon I realised that my lifestyle and my weight would be a huge obstacle in achieving my dream. Thus, I began my journey from being fat to fit.
My breakfast: A glass of milk, 6-8 egg whites, 2 slices of whole wheat bread with a light glaze of butter.
My lunch: 300 grams of chicken breast with brown rice. Or herbed salmon.
My dinner: Minimal carbs, minimal protein intake, but a lot of leafy vegetables.
I indulge in (What you eat on your cheat days): I followed a diet plan that did not consist of a stereotypical three-meal plan a day. Instead, I split these meals into several meals a day (6-7), thereby boosting my metabolic rate. This gave me the freedom to eat what I like without craving for cheat days.
My workout: They were a combination of light weights along with high amounts of cardio, specifically, HIIT which stands for High Intensity Interval Training.
Low-calorie recipes I swear by: Personally speaking, fish was my go-to food. With barely any fats and high amount of proteins, it’s a win-win for both taste and health!
Fitness secrets I unveiled: Losing fat is not difficult as long as you’re constantly determined and focused.
How do I stay motivated?
I’ve been asked this question a lot of times, and I solely believe that the strongest and greatest way of motivation is success. Seeing results every month not only made me happy, but it was my constant motivation to achieve more.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus?
This is something that comes from within. Nobody can force you to get up at 6 am and workout for an hour daily. It is extremely important to stand by your decision and have strong will power to support it.
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight?
Apart from the fact that your heart is at risk, I believe social acceptance is the most difficult part of being overweight. I strongly believe that not being socially accepted is the most difficult part, especially for a high school student. Being fat shamed is certainly the most difficult phase.
What shape do you see yourself 10 years down the line?
Without a doubt, I can say that I see myself at a healthier, happier and safer phase. I hope to inspire and help others through this time.
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What are the lifestyle changes you made?
I went from binging on a packet of chips every day to working out an hour every day. Changing one’s lifestyle is definitely the hardest thing to do and that’s why it’s the most important thing when it comes to losing weight. I went from being lazy to running 4-6 kilometers a day. It’s all about going out there and proving to yourself that it is possible. I strongly believe that if there’s a will, there’s always a way!
What was the lowest point for you?
My lowest point was definitely being looked down upon during the early days of high school. Until middle and elementary school, every chubby kid is considered cute. But within a flash, in high school, the same cuteness turns to being ugly and fat.
Lessons learnt from weight loss: Anything is possible with sheer determination and willpower. It is all about commitment and dedication. One needs to have passion and zest for success. Ultimately, nothing tastes as good as losing weight!