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A Triumph of Common Sense: Losing 165 kg without Surgical Intervention

A Triumph of Common Sense: Losing 165 kg without Surgical Intervention

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majk2« My name is Mike
In my short life, I gained 250 kg and this is a story about how I got rid of 165 kg myself – just myself, without diets, stomach surgeries, without trainers and doctors... and it completely changed my life!"

In April 2008, Mike took matters into his own hands and began his long journey towards his cherished dream. Can one person really change so much? See for yourself!

Mike talked about how he did it:

What diet did you follow?

I didn't follow any specific diet, just followed common sense and consumed those products that have always and everywhere been labeled as "healthy". These were fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean sources of protein such as fish and poultry. I completely excluded fast food. Eat fewer calories than you burn, and you will lose weight and make it a habit. Looking at the facts, getting educated in nutrition – it's already half the battle.

What kind of sport did you practice?

I didn't have access to a gym or trainers, so I instinctively did what I thought was necessary and saw that it worked for others as well. I skipped walks with friends where we gathered to eat. I walked for errands and shopping instead of taking transportation. Only after I lost most of the weight did I start lifting weights, hoping to build muscle mass and tighten my sagging skin.

What surgeries did you have if you had problems with sagging skin?

I didn't have any stomach surgeries or bypasses, I completely ruled out that option. I lost weight and got in shape all by myself. Of course, when I lost a significant part of my weight, I was left with a large "skirt" of skin and a chest like a woman's, but I was lucky to have it removed through my medical insurance. It was not a typical case, as far as I've heard!

vocabulary В. Dostoevsky: "It takes a really great man to be able to resist even common sense."
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