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Tranformation of the Day: Chawa lost over 100 pounds. Our sister from Botswana wrote in to share her success. At 19 years old, she was suffering with asthma, high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. Portion control and exercise allowed her to take her health back.
I lost over 100 pounds in 2 years. I am from Botswana, but I reside in South Africa. My starting weight was 135kg (297.6 pounds) and I currently weigh 77kg (169.7 pounds).
What was your motivation?
At 19 years old, I was pre-diabetic and taking high blood pressure tablets. I was also using my asthma pump everyday. My doctor told me that I had to change, because I was 19 and had the heart of a 68 year old.
How did you change your eating habits?
I cut down on eating saturated fats and processed sugar. Portion control became my best friend.
What did your workout routine look like?
I began by walking/jogging on a regular basis. I work out 4 days a week. I’ll start weight training next month to tone up.
When did you start your journey?
I started my journey 2 years ago, in 2015.
What advice do you have for others who want to lose weight?
Portion control can be your best friend. I suggest eating 3 square meals and 3 snacks each day to keep your metabolism fast. Never have carbs as one of your 3 snacks.
Now, I’m focused on woman’s empowerment and helping others through the selling of health products, including eating and exercise plans. I post inspirational pictures and information on my Instagram accounts. You can keep track of my transformation there.