How I lost 13 kgs in 4 months

Not sure how, but i have managed to do it.  Yup, without any major effort or cutting down on food intake or exercising or even getting any illness, i have managed to cut down 13 kgs since the beginning of this year.  The only thing i have changed on course of my food has been an increase in the amount of water intake.

Earlier i hardly drank much fluids.  At the beginning of this year, i wanted to bring my Body Mass Index (BMI) level below 25 (healthy range) and so started drinking between 3-4 liters of water / juices per day.  What started off as a chore has finally become a normal routine now.

The main reason why i started looking at cutting down my weight was for the simple reason that i felt my weight was increasing and so was my tummy.  But what was the final call was the nagging pain that i started having once in a while in my knees.  It was becoming certain that my knees were unable to carry the weight of my body and something drastic had to be done.  Not to mention that iam on the wrong side of 30 already.

I start off my day with a glass of water and then a glass of tea. At work, i have a 1 liter water bottle which i fill up with water the moment i come to work.  I finish the bottle twice a day. After i go home, i drink another 1 litre plus of water by the time i go to bed.

It has worked well, the trousers are loose, i can finally feel my tummy has flattened.  Now, its time for me to start exercising so that i can build up some muscles.

PS: Overdrinking of water is also dangerous.  It flushes out a lot of important chemicals that are needed for the body.  If you feel giddy or weak, its best to relook at the process.  Losing weight is good  as long as its done in a slow and steady manner.

And now for the hardest part.  Trying to keep the weight constant.

+++

7 Comments

  1. Good work man. I’ve been trying for a while to cut down mine, the BMI is over 30 now. And I’m approaching the 30s as well. About time I listened to my body.

    I’ve been drinking a good amount of water ever since I landed back in Kerala. But the weight only appears to climb 😦

  2. saritha says:

    That’s good work 13kgs in 4 months wonderful.But do you think just drinking more water u are able to reduce weight without any food restriction or workouts.

    I reduced 4 kgs in 3 weeks and now inspite of food restriction and yoga not able to reduce further but not gained since last few months.I am 4 kgs more than my idle weight but my problem is the tummy fat which doesn’t wants to go.

  3. Liju Philip says:

    i too hit the initial block and was unable to lose weight after losing the initial 3-4 kgs. Finally, it worked. Hope to keep it that way.

  4. Liju Philip says:

    There has been no food restrictions. I have been eating the same amount too. Now, i need to start exercising or doing yoga to keep the weight in check.

  5. Dev says:

    Though I am not trying to lose weight, but still I do end up drinking 4-5 litre of water everyday. I guess it is really important to flush your system with water as it cleasnes the body from inside. And add a bit of lemon to it, and voila…your body will become spankingly clean from inside!!
    Congrats on shedding the kilos… 🙂

  6. Anu Menon says:

    I just stopped by to say hi and happened to read your post… i have to cut my weight to 5% of what a am 🙂 n ive tried everything except water! 😀

  7. dinu says:

    good one !! well done 🙂

    and I am trying to increase weight 😀

Comments are closed.