A medical student has dropped more than 10st after ditching his £700 per month takeaway habit.
Nithun Puvirajasingan, 25, from Harrow, London, weighed 22st 6lb at his heaviest after spending £25 per day on fast food.
He used to plough his way through 6,000 calories daily until he decided to change his ways in December 2021.
Now, Nithun – who weighs 11st 3lbs – gleams with pride as he shows off his slender physique.
Nithun Puvirajasingan, 25, from Harrow, London, has dropped over ten stone after ditching his £700 per month takeaway habit
The student documented his journey which shows his epic transformation from an XXXL to an extra small.
He said: ‘I was a fit guy, who played rugby and went to the gym, until the lockdowns in March 2020.
‘I completely fell off the wagon when everything shut down. I felt lost and turned to food for comfort. I still can’t believe I let my diet spiral so badly out of control.’
Now, Nithun – who weighs 11st 3lbs – gleams with pride as he shows off his slender physique
The student documented his journey which shows his epic transformation from an XXXL to an extra small
Nithun said he used food as an ‘escape from reality’ and ate takeaways daily.
He used to spend approximately £25 per day on fast food which would always be washed down with a fizzy drink.
He said: ‘I was working in my family’s convenience store and surrounded by food.
‘My breakfast was usually a microwave Cornish pasty and sausage roll followed by a flapjack.
‘Then I would order a large fillet burger meal with five wings and an extra piece of chicken from KFC for lunch.
After 20 months of unhealthy eating Nithun decided enough was enough and made a gym in his garage
‘For dinner, I would order Singapore fried rice, fried pork ribs, chicken wings and hot and sour soup from a Chinese takeaway and then eat a Pot Noodle and steak slice.
‘Even though I’d feel sick by what I had eaten, I still would eat around 500 to 600 grams of rice with a homemade curry when I got home.’
After 20 months, Nithun decided enough was enough and made a gym in his garage and ditching the junk food.
He ‘fell off the wagon’ when everything shut down during the pandemic, saying he turned to food for comfort
He said: ‘I was drowning myself with food and it was taking its toll. I refused to see friends because I was ashamed and hated myself.
‘My blood sugar levels were high and I felt so unhealthy. I remember thinking, “I need to change my lifestyle before it is too late”.
‘Even speaking on the phone was a task because I was so unhealthy.’
Nithun recalls his first few workouts being difficult but he was determined to lose weight.
By January 2022, he had dropped down to 11st 6lbs.
He adds: ‘I was working out four to five times per week. I was weak as hell but I didn’t give up.’
For dinner, he would order Singapore fried rice, fried pork ribs, chicken wings and hot and sour soup from a Chinese takeaway and then he would eat a pot noodle and steak slice
Nithun recalls his first few workouts being difficult but he was determined to lose weight, Now, he is 11st 3lbs and couldn’t be happier
Nithun’s diet before
Breakfast – Cornish pasty, sausage roll, flapjack and large coffee
Lunch – Large fillet burger meal with five wings, 1 piece of chicken,
Dinner – Chinese, Pot Noodle, Steak slice, biscuits, and curry with rice
Snacks – Sandwiches and crisps
Nithun’s diet now
Breakfast – Toast with two eggs
Lunch – Prawn sandwich with low calorie bread
Dinner – 300 grams of rice with curry and vegetables
Now, he is 11st 3lbs and couldn’t be happier.
He said: ‘I am building muscle and want to get stronger. My life is so different now, I love it.
‘People think I am vain because I can’t stop looking at myself, but it’s because I am still in complete shock.
‘I am so proud of myself and I want to help other overweight men.
‘It’s so hard to slip into a dark hole of depression and use food as a coping mechanism.
‘My heart goes out to all men and women who are going through this. But if I can change my lifestyle then anyone can.’