Okay, now I will tell you a long story. I don't talk much in everyday life, I have been thinking over these words for a few weeks, trying to build a single picture.
My name is Egor, and I am 30. I work in IT or rather, people are working for me.
I was quite plumpy since the very childhood, much due to my grandmother - she comes from Odessa, and for her it was an important mission to feed me. While other boys were climbing the trees, I was sitting at the window and eating varenyky.
As a teenager, I began to gain 10 kg per year. And by the time I became interested in girls, they had absolutely no interest in me. Plumpy, bulky, awkward - I couldn’t say a word to them.
Then I met my future wife. Being really agitated, I even managed to lose 10 kg. Instead of plumpy I became a large and heavy man.
Things were going well at work, I was 25, I had many plans, ambitions and the whole world in front of me. Together with a colleague, we created a company and began to get orders from foreign clients. We started to earn our first serious money.
At 26, I could boast of everything that many people reach only by the age of forty - a large steady income, the wife who gave birth to my heir, a spacious apartment in a new building, a country house for the summer, two cars.
Meetings with business partners required regular meals, often unplanned. Food in restaurants late in the evening, a large amount of alcohol, a personal driver and almost zero mobility - and my weight began to grow at a huge pace.
I can’t say that I didn’t do anything. I did. Once, inspired, I even hired a personal trainer - but it didn’t last long. Short of breath, weak, I could not even go up the stairs - thank God, there were two elevators in my house and there was no need to make any effort at all.
My weight exceeded 115 kg at a height of 187 cm. And that's when the problems started. My son grew up and when I went for a walk with him, I felt like his grandfather, not his thirty-year-old father. It was difficult for me to breathe, to walk, I felt like an overfed hog, which was about to be slaughtered. A friend of mine advised me a protein diet, so I started to eat a lot of meat and no carbs. Until one I woke up with bruises covering half of my face, a terrible breath and the feeling that I had been drinking hard all night. I had pain in my kidneys. I was tired of everything.
I worked at the same pace - meetings, parties, eatings out at country restaurants. My wife did not like it, and my weight continued to grow. On one far from perfect day, she asked me to go to bed in another room. She said that I snore and she can't rest. And a week later she asked me to let her go. She said that she felt married to a rich, but decrepit old man.
At that time we rarely had sex - I started to lose my potency.
ЯI started panicking. I am 29, and I am a decrepit bag of fat. My woman wants to leave me and take my child with her. What kind of man would put up with it?
I went to a clinic to get some help. Passed a course of treatment and unpleasant procedures. With great difficulty, I lost five kilograms in two months. The doctor said this is my maximum, otherwise I will get some heart diseases. .
But I already had them. I was constantly getting short of breath. My wife moved to her parents.
I did just the same thing a lot of people would do in my position. No, I didn't start to look for help or get some information. I started drinking.
This is exactly what I was doing when my business partner found me a week later, bothered by the fact that I didn't contact anyone at all.
I am really grateful to the old friend who helped me to recover. Going back to normal, I found myself in an empty apartment, with a row of bottles and still a big belly, which I no longer dreamed of getting rid of.
After talking to a friend, I found the contacts of a nutritionist. Honestly, I have never believed in this nonsense. Nutritionists are special people for women who tell them how much lettuce they can eat. Yes, that's exactly what I thought before.
The first thing that the specialist did was to tell me off for trying to lose weight on a protein diet. It turns out that you can’t do it like that, right away, as it can seriously harm your body. My second surprise was that our mind strongly resists attempts to deprive the body of the usual amount of food and gives the command to intensively accumulate fat. In general, losing weight is not just eating lettuce. The nutritionist created a diet for me that was ideally balanced not only in calories, but also in nutrients.
Seems like I should have been happy. But we all understand that it's impossible to find the time and cook all that chicken with feta and tomatoes myself, to make sure that everything is tasty, fresh and prepared on time. Why didn’t I hire a housekeeper or a cook? Just because I can’t stand any strangers in my house, this is my little quirk. But here it turned out only for better. Because this is how I found the company http://monsterfood.com.ua/. A food delivery? What's so unusual about it?.
The thing is that I have found more than just food delivery! What the guys do is design a special diet for athletes, people losing weight and those who just want to live a healthy life. Everything is balanced down to a gram! And, what is important to me, it’s not just three lettuce leaves and a tomato. Monster Food have over 250 dishes in store. And to be honest, not every restaurant dish tastes so good.
Ready-made fresh food was brought right to my house. I just came home and got my norm of vitamins and calories. And magic - I no longer craved for fatty or fried food, and then quit drinking alcohol. Work partners also supported it, saying that healthy lifestyle is now the trend.
I have been using the services of Monster Food for 3 months, at the same time going to the nutritionist. He fully approved the menu designed by them.
Now my weight is 95 kg. I started doing sports, made up with my wife and a son, and - what I'm especially proud of, men will understand me - we are expecting a baby again. I am almost 31, and for the first time in my life I feel a real man, not just the bag of fat. But did I really need to wait for so long?...