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Achieving ideal weight in 10 months.

The Challenge
Back then I was 80 kg (175 lbs). Based on BMI, my ideal weight should be 62 kg (136 lbs).

With this in mind, I set out to bring myself to my ideal weight. I was determined but I knew that it would be hard. So I used the following approach.

Make a bet with a friend, I will reach the weight in one year. If I succeeded, she will give me $100/-, otherwise, I will have to give her a treat.I started telling everyone in the office about my "bet".Shedding the first couple of kgs was relatively easy - by slightly reducing food portion and started going to the gym.

Then it happened - my weight plateaued after only 1 month into the bet.

Luckily, another friend of mine heard about the bet and sat me down and told me that weight gain an loss can be reduced to a very easy equation:

Input - output. If you consume more than you expend, you will lose weight. The same with the reverse. It all boils down to calorie intake and calorie use. To lose 1 kg of weight, it was neces…