Ajay Nair

 

How I reversed my age and beat pre-diabetes without medication

I weighed 121kg, my blood pressure constantly shooting to 160/110, and HbA1c (glycated Hemoglobin) count hitting a 9.6 when my family physician gave me the characteristic warning: “Aapki ke seeti baj gai hai” (Your health is on the rocks). Having tried diets in the past, and getting half-baked advice from people and Whatsapp University, I was sceptical about seeing a nutritionist. But things changed like never before after my first meeting with Amita. A simple Skype meeting with her made me feel that I need not lose my mind over losing weight. She convinced me that it was all about being fit and feeling good about your self.

I believe that if body is technology in itself, then Amita is an expert engineer.

When Amita said: “You are eating much more than you actually need”, I got worried. I thought that this might be another round of cucumbers and carrots for days. But what followed was a series of questions on my life style, food likes and dislikes, my sleep hours, physical activity, work hours etc, and I thought that here’s someone who is really trying to understand my situation and not using a standard formula approach. She ensured that I was never starved or feeling like I was 'on a diet'. This was faith building and I knew I had found the right person to handhold me through the journey to good health.

 

I believe that if body is technology in itself, then Amita is an expert engineer. She completely understood my life situation and used a very customised approach for my health needs.

 

‘Handhold’ is the right term to describe Amita’s counselling simply because she is aware of all the challenges that a person new to a nutrition programme might face. Distance never mattered. I never felt that Amita was in Pune and I was in Ahmedabad. She seemed to have gotten the pulse of my thoughts, and she would be always available to speak with me, take feedback, and make corrections and adjustments, most importantly, measure progress. Things began to look do-able. Initial days were of discipline building, and Amita never lets you give up.

 

Initial days were of discipline building, and Amita never lets you give up.

 

After the first 15 days, someone exclaimed that I was looking leaner! My enthusiasm had received a shot in the arm. But it looked too good to believe with the fear creeping in as to what if I came back to square one? Would I be able to sustain this? But then I decided to enjoy the ride. The much needed discipline in my lifestyle had begun to come in and I never looked back. Weight loss had become a beautiful experience. Within three months, my HbA1c had dropped to 6.6 without medication and blood pressure returned to normal. Trousers with size 42 had become extremely loose till I realised that now I need to wear trousers of size 35!!

 

Within three months, my HbA1c had dropped to 6.6 without medication and blood pressure returned to normal. From a waist size 42, I was now wearing trousers size 35!

 

My journey with Amita has been very fulfilling. Amita works to give you a lifetime of good health. And yes, the bonus has been that of my family is also becoming conscious to good health and #healthyeating.