A FITNESS coach has spent the final six months piling on weight.
Andrew Roberts deserted his common punishing coaching regime and nutritious diet in a bid to achieve 4 stone.
As an alternative of nourishing vegan curries, the 23-year-old tucked into junk meals corresponding to burgers, pies and pizzas in addition to ice cream, biscuits and crisps.
However now he’s working to take all of it off once more.
Andrew, from Haywards Heath, set himself the problem of gaining and shedding a number of stone so he might higher perceive individuals who battle with their weight.
He needs to encourage individuals who have been over-eating and confronted psychological health points through the pandemic.
Andrew, who does his teaching on-line, mentioned: “I wished to study what these feelings are like and undergo them myself. One of the best ways to do this was to achieve weight and undergo the weight-loss course of.
“As I placed on an increasing number of weight, I realised the impact that the shortage of train and dangerous weight loss program has on psychological well being. By the tip of the load acquire, I used to be in such a foul place.
“I additionally had a scare bodily which resulted in me having to go to the hospital to get examined after having pains in my coronary heart, left arm and leg.
“Fortunately, the outcomes got here again OK and nothing irregular was occurring. I’m decided to complete the journey to encourage my followers.”
Throughout the first half of the problem Andrew didn’t sleep properly, his motivation ranges dropped and he was feeling detrimental.
He mentioned: “Once I began I used to be at ten per cent physique fats and I’m now 25 per cent which is classed as overweight.
“To placed on this weight, I had stopped understanding and had gone from consuming 2,000 energy of wholesome vegan meals every single day to consuming 5,000 energy of vegan junk meals each single day.
“My journey thus far has been extraordinarily laborious mentally and there have been large modifications in my well being.”
At his heaviest, Andrew reached 15st 2lbs (97.15kg), 4 stone (25kg) above his beginning weight.
He has already misplaced half a stone by returning to his wholesome life-style, although he expects to take six months to get again to regular.
He mentioned: “It was a profitable first week, regardless that loads of the misplaced weight was water, it’s nonetheless an important begin and I’m very proud of how it’s going.
“If I follow my regime then hopefully the load will proceed to drop on the similar price.”
“I’m already noticing that I’m sleeping higher and that I’ve extra power and I’m not getting huge crashes of tiredness.”
Andrew posted photos of his problem on Instagram, the place he has almost 5,000 followers.