Fat to Fit – The Incredible Weight Loss Story of Adnan Sami
The British born singer musician, Adnan Sami has a beautiful fairy tale story that transforms him from a 206 kilos Hercules to a handsome 86 Kilos prince in a span of 11 months!!! This proud owner of a fit body proudly claims that if he can do it, anyone in the world can.
But this amazing singer and the fastest keyboard player in the world was having a great time and enjoying all the fame at 206 kilos. So what triggered this singer to lose weight?
Well, this dedicated singer’s life came to a halt when he had been told by doctors that he would not live for over 6 months if he continued weigh 130 kilos. There was also a time when it became difficult for him to walk even 5 steps without taking rest. There were many other problems he faced such as requirement for extra belt extensions in plane and a specially designed wheel chair while travelling. Sami couldn’t lie down without the aid of pillows. He also required an external help to get out of his bed. Daily routine activities such as leg stretching, standing straight became a burden!
Adnan Sami developed lymphedema in his knees in the year 2005. He underwent a surgery that left him bedridden for 3 months at stretch. Now this was the most difficult period of his life. Whenever he lied down with extra weight, the extra fat pushed against his lungs. This caused sleep apnoea. And yes, this amazing singer needed about two measuring tapes to get his clothes stitched! The 6x sized clothes he wore were always ordered in bulk.
Adnan Sami’s Battle with DEATH!
The turning point came when Sami’s doctors informed him that at 206 Kilos, he could not survive for more than 6 months! Somewhere, internally this talented singer also felt that his body was unable to bear his weight. He realized that he may give up any day.
Then decided to quit work for 6 months and moved to Houston. This was the place where he started his journey to achieve a fit body and a handsome appearance. On June 6, 2006, he had his heart’s fill –
• A huge cheese cake
• A potter house steak topped with lots of butter
• Mashed potatoes
After this sinful indulgence, Sami decided to go on a diet, regular exercise and work outs.
Adnan Sami Workout Routine
Initially, it was tough for him to exercise (of course, the 206 kilos were hard on him). So he opted for a well made diet plan and lost 40 kilos of weight. This was definitely a morale booster for this singer. This was when the singer planned to start on with a regular workout routine. He opted for a treadmill and did moderate amount of walking.
[calc id=1966]The results were fantastic. The singer noticed little changes such as he could lie down comfortably, sleep longer, and most importantly, the sleep apnoea started to disappear slowly. Adnan could stand longer now.
The trainer Prashant Sawant in Mumbai helped him in his work out routine. According to Prashant, Adnan felt exhausted after walks, but was regular with the workouts. Whenever in town, Sami trained diligently for about an hour. He did weights and a combination of weights and cardio exercises.
Adnan Sami Diet Plan
The nutritionist back in Houston realized that Adnan Sami was a ‘hard core emotional eater’. He always linked food to his emotions. He ate when he was sad and he ate when he was happy! This was the major contribution towards his massive weight gain.
Adnan stayed away from:
• Breads (including roti)
Sugar free drinks
Salads with one table spoon of fat free toppings
Adnan Sami’s dedication helped him lose weight at a rate of 23.4 pounds per month. This is definitely too high and a risky figure but well appreciated as Adnan Sami weighed more than 2 tones!!!