"Best decision I’ve made in my life!"
A woman has revealed her health plan after losing 30 kilograms in weight.
Doli Hiralal always found an excuse to avoid socialising with others and when her doctor highlighted her high blood sugar level, she said she knew that she needed to drastically change her diet.
The 36-year-old revealed how changing her lifestyle habits has made her feel the best she has ever felt.
Describing her pre-diet as very carb-heavy, Doli had a few key factors that made her reconsider her diet and overall well-being.
She said: “Pre my body transformation I had a very carb-heavy diet.
“I would typically eat whatever I felt like with little knowledge of Macro contents.
“I would also rely on a lot of takeouts and easy meals. I had a lot of snacks, sweets, chocolates, and alcohol (socially).
“A couple of key factors made me reconsider my diet and overall wellbeing.
“All my clothes were tight, I no longer enjoyed dressing up, and would find myself making excuses to avoid socials.
“My NHS doctor had also pointed out that my blood sugar levels were high putting me at risk of diabetes (and we have a family history of this which worried me).
“I’d tried a number of fad diets which hadn’t worked.
“I ended up on a body transformation coach’s Instagram and booked a call. 24 hours later, I’d signed up! 9 months later 30kg down! Best decision I’ve made in my life! And I’ve sustained it!”
Doli was already a vegetarian but she felt the best option was to go for a plant-based diet.
She continued: “I was already a veggie and plant-based mainly.
“Working with body transformation coach made this easier for me as all my meal preps were planned initially.
“As months progressed I grew an interest in food types, macros, and what suited me and my gut best. Plant-based was best for me, based on how my body reacted.”
Throughout her weight loss journey, Doli’s family and friends supported her.
She said: “The most challenging part was sticking to a plan, and actually having to make adjustments to socials. I still went but made different choices with food and drink.
“It was hard to explain to people what I was doing and why, but I am truly blessed to have some fantastic people around me who understood and helped me!
“Positively, I feel the best I ever have! I’m more confident and aware. I have more energy, I’m calmer and happier.
“It took me a solid year to drop the weight, and then sustain it, but I believe in learning and growing everyday, so my habits are evolving as I learn more.
“It’s fantastic to see that my changes have had a ripple effect on those close to me, also taking their health and well-being in their hands!”
To prevent any unhealthy temptations, Doli planned her meals in advance.
She continued: “Being healthy can be expensive at times.
“What’s worked for me is planning and batch cooking some of my meals.”
“Not only do I save financially but it keeps me on track and ensures I’m not tempted to make poor decisions when I’m tired after a long day at work!
“I want to feel good and I want to be in control of my health. Eating well, and training helps me feel good.”
Advising those who want to lose weight, Doli added:
“Don’t take diet pills or follow fad diets. There’s no point in guessing what will work.
“Invest in yourself and get professional help. You wouldn’t do your own root canal, you’d spend money on the treatment with a dentist… this is no different.
“Get yourself a coach to help you get the results and sustain them for life!”