At first, Manmohan decided to focus on making small changes. “I began monitoring my diet,” he recalls. “I started eating more clean food and complementing it [with] protein.”
Manmohan also used calorie counting to ensure his nutritional intake was balanced with what he was expending through exercise, and started to pay attention to the composition of macronutrients he was consuming.
Manmohan slowly developed a strong sense of self-discipline, hitting the gym five to six times a week. “In the beginning, the changes weren’t actually noticeable,” he says. Then one day, he was trying some of his old clothes on, and “they suddenly felt loose.”
Over eight months, Manmohan had shed 23 kilograms and reached AIA Vitality Silver Status – reducing both his BMI and his insurance loading – and he was feeling much better for it.