Overcoming: How Daniel lost 22 kilos and ran a half marathon
Until June 2014, public servant Daniel Gomes could not remember the last time he saw the balance below three digits. "I've been overweight for a long time now, and I've been overweight for many years now, and I've reached the dreaded three-digit house on the scales for years and years, weighing over 100 kilos."
Throughout his life, Daniel tried various diets and even took drugs to lose weight. "I even lost weight, but it lasted a little and then I got fat again." These diets did not work because they were too restrictive, I could not eat things I liked and could eat what I did not like. I could eat or not and the amount. "
When he was not trying on a crazy diet, Daniel's diet was extremely unruly. "I had binge eating and I used the excitement to eat, I would order two pizzas, one for me and one for the home crowd." If he was going to eat at a fast food chain, he would never eat less than two sandwiches. Daniel also ate very fast, so he could barely see what he was eating. "I only noticed that I had overreacted when I felt reflux and this happened frequently." In addition, Daniel's cholesterol levels were altered, along with pre-diabetes and liver fat. It was then that Daniel found the Diet and Health slimming program. "I started the first week practically without hope.I decided that if I lose a kilo or more, It was the first week and I almost fell on my back when I went to weigh myself, I had lost 3 kilos! "
Then Daniel continued with the method and, since the Diet and Health offers extra points in front of the practice of exercises, he began to walk. With the Diet and Health, Daniel was able to take control of the amount of food he was eating and what he would eat. each of them represented nutritionally. Cutting large amounts of sweets and other foods with high scoring was the biggest challenge. "Before I ate a whole cake watching a movie, today as just a candy." Now Daniel only eats large amounts of low-tar food. "I started consuming a lot of sausage and sauteed carrots."
Over time, Daniel started to add even more vegetables, fruits and fruits to his diet.
With the changes in eating habits and practice of exercises proposed by the Diet and Health, Daniel managed to lose 22 kilograms. Besides this desire, Daniel also had another goal in mind. "I had the dream to run to San Silvestre and I did it!" It was very exciting, I finished the test crying with joy, before the Diet and Health I could hardly walk and now I had completed the San Silvestre! After this event, he was able to complete the half marathon in Rio de Janeiro.
Daniel remembers that before the Diet and Health he was very accommodated in his life. "Now, I started to do a bachelor's degree to become a personal trainer so I can help people who do not believe in themselves, as I did not believe in me one day."
Decreasing numbers on the scale should not be the only goal of those who want to get in shape and gain health. Our total weight is made up of lean mass (muscles, bones and vital organs), fat mass, also called adipose tissue, which in addition to function fat deposition is responsible for the production and regulation of various hormones involved in the process of weight loss and weight gain, and liquid component.
This thinking is not 100% wrong, because to have a healthy diet and to lose weight with health, it is necessary to change some habits and include others in the diet routine. This means that if it is common to eat candy, quantity and frequency that they are consumed should be reduced. The same reasoning applies to a diet rich in meat, snacks, sweet biscuits, sausages (ham, salami, sausage) and / or frozen.