I’m going to diet… Anyone want to join me?

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diet1Since I followed Biggest Loser Asia reality TV program which is aired every Tuesday night, my motivation to lost weight increased. I have not followed the Biggest Loser reality TV show before although I have heard about it. Maybe I’m too selective of the TV shows I watched in a week. I personally think The Biggest Loser is a very good show and it has help overweight people like me to realize that it is possible to reduce weight by eating correctly and burning the calories consistently.


Last Tuesday, we went to my wife’s supervisor’s house to check her Ph.D thesis. We did chit chat a little bit about our current weight. It was strange because both of them (husband and wife) were very particular in their food and both were on diet, although we saw they are just doing fine and do not look overweight at all. They highlighted that they are overweight and beyond the ideal weight according to the body mass index (BMI).

I declared that I weight is 76kg and he asked me to use his digital scale. Wow!! Oh gosh… the digital scale showed my weight to be 80kg!!! That shows that our scale at home is incorrect all this while? I know it was never calibrated and we trusted the scale 100%. Let say that the digital scale is true, that means, I’m extremely overweight.

Since that, I’m now controlling my diet, commencing on Wednesday. I need to only consume about 1300 calories per day. If I have the time, or if I consume more calories in a day, I need to burn out that calorie. Do you have any idea how much calorie of food is available around us?

Let me give some simple examples…

A plate of chicken rice = 600 calories
Curry puff (2 piece) = 256 calories
A place of rice with 3 types of lauks = 620 calories
A piece of fried chicken (any part, average) = 290 calories
Soft drink = 120 calories
Briyani rice with mutton curry = 630 calories

(I have a complete list… anybody want it?)

So, those are just a few examples. Yesterday, it was the first day, I tried to control the calorie intake and it was seriously not easy. I’m hungry almost all parts of the day. Now I understand how those people who have gorgeous curve suffer when they control what to eat and drink. No matter how hard it is, I need to control the calorie intake and food I consume. I need to get back to my ideal weight (based on my BMI).

Before getting married, I was 65 kg and my height is 170 cm. I should at least be 70kg to be in the healthy BMI range. If I get back to 65kg, I will look very skinny J . But that’s not my goal. 70kg should be good enough for me.


I don’t know when I’ll get there but let say I can reduce 2 kg per month (o.5 kg per week). Now is February and I weight 80kg now. Then, my estimation is by this July this year, I hope to reach 70kg. That will be a huge achievement for me as health is concern. My BMI will be within healthy range.

What about you?

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15 Responses

  1. titan says:

    hehe..berat aku pun dah bertambah..biasalah. sejak kerja nih, memang naik punya..kene plak ada duit nak beli makanan..kalau masa belajar dulu, maintain aje berat antara 55-58..sekarang, dah naik 60 lebih. haha..

    memang leh turun 5-10 kilo 1 bulan. Tapi itu plus puasa+riadah setiap hari. Memang leh turun. Sebab aku pernah buat kerja gila nih..

    cara aku lebih kurang aje macam biggest losser tu. Tapi serius, memang lapar gila masa nak berdiet nih..

  2. cyza says:

    Hehe….yep, agree with you big time. we tend to feel very hungry when we diet… 🙂

  3. Ezad says:

    I hope tomorrow futsal match will burn my calories..haha, “do or do not” ~ Yoda~

  4. cyza says:

    It will. It’s just a matter of how consistent can we burn that calorie. Once a week of futsal won’t be enough… but at least we sweat ourselves and socialize… that’s the most important thing… 🙂

  5. adamfaiz says:

    Many of my friends having the same problem but not me..maybe it is due to high metabolisme or genetic or both!! No matter how much I eat, my weight is maintained at certain level..Anyway I guess I should be thankful to Allah…I take it as a blessing..

  6. cyza says:

    Wow…you are very lucky my brother… hehe… You know what… I can’t control it anymore. Just now…I ate a lot…haha… 😉

    Time to burn some calories tomorrow…

  7. samdaddycool says:

    Senang je.. makan salad macam mat saleh lunch kat UK tu.. minum tanpa gula langsung. kalau lapar, bantai makan salad je.. NO rice, NO sugar. Memang sekejap je turun (ni kalau tak bersenam cara extreme, hanya control makan).

    Ada cara lagi satu nak buat, (yg ni kerja gila)… cuba google atkin diet. Yang tak bagus, tentang atkin diet, boleh kena gout. Ada kes kematian pernah direkod.

  8. cyza says:

    The first proposal is very very good. The problem… ops…the challenge is are we strong enough to sustain with only salad?

    The second proposal is practiced by my wife. But now she left that method and change to carb diet and control based on calorie intake.
    I think atkins diet is not that hard, but the problem in our lifestyle is that diet can be full of protein and normally protein are cooked or rather fried and involve oil… Too much oil is bad… Good oil like olive oil is too expansive!!!

  9. nuaeman says:

    So far my body still maintain.. still tough.. hehe..

  10. cyza says:

    Yes, I notice your size…very tough and huge BMI… 😉

  11. nuaeman says:

    Check my latest post..

  12. cyza says:

    Wah…good tips there….thanks bro

  13. Wow, is that so, though you it less and you it more, you stay slim? 😀 nice body i say

  14. I never thought of losing weight , the very first time i gone conscious is when I was chosen to represent as the muse and representative on a basketball parade

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