Here’s your dose of inspiration for the day!
This is the miraculous story of a young woman who lost 64 kilos within a span of 18 months via healthy dieting and exercise. According to a report published in India Today, 28-year-old Pallavie Kakkar overcame morbid obesity by shedding a whopping 64 kilograms in the span of just a year and a half.
Here are a few excerpts,
“So, in 2014, when I went home on chutti, I discovered I was 132 kg. On returning to Mumbai, I suffered from this really, really excruciating back pain. As it turns out, it was gallbladder stones. I had to get it operated immediately, and thanks to my weight, the gallbladder had become so full of puss that it had started touching my liver. After 10 days in the hospital, the doctor asked me to either lose weight or brace myself to handle other major issues like thyroid and diabetes and a couple of very complicated bone-related problems.”
The good thing about the whole process is the fact that she never took it to crash diets or starving in the long run. She advanced slowly and managed to grab onto what’s most important with the right dose of vitamins and minerals.
“I started to go for little walks after my surgery, besides following a strict diet and routine. Initially, it was a task to walk even for 200 meters, but I had to build the strength gradually to keep going… After two months or so, I started gymming and swimming, and have been at it for the past one and half years. It’s not been easy; it’s never easy. The journey of coming down from 132 kg to 68 kg has been tiring, both physically, and emotionally. But I’m better (much better) for it…”
And if you’re thinking ‘she must’ve starved herself to look like this, “Well, I didn’t. I eat healthy, yes–everything from fresh fruits and veggies to eggs and chicken and fish and brown rice. The trick is to always make healthy choices. I do indulge in junk food from time to time, but it’s a rarity. The most important part of your diet is water–4 to 5 liters a day worked for me.”
H/T: India Today