Following is a personal weight loss success story submitted by Aidalina. She lost 25kg over only eight months. Please note that all credit to her success is hers alone. I personally had no role in this.

In Aidalina’s own words

I am Aidalina, just finished my masters in Human capital Management in UMS KK.

I’m actually a normal kid back then but start to balloon up during my 1st year degree. My heaviest weight was 78 kgs. My turning point is when I started comparing my self with my friends. I envy how they can dress up very nicely.

I am not ashamed at all to reveal these pics because my intention is to convey the message, “impossible is nothing” .In fact, these are the pics that make me proud being me. It is not how I have transformed that makes me happy but the fact that I could share this as my “SUCCESS” story. And I always bring this up especially during interviews when they asked “tell us about yourself” or ” the biggest achievement in your life”…

Like most woman I do battle with my hips and thigh, but trust me with correct target exercise, difference does show.

…Like most woman I do battle with my hips and thigh, but trust me with correct target exercise, difference does show….

And fer my case, affronts, abusive words, offensive remarks, rude comments, slurs had heightened my will power!

My obstacles will always be food temptation, temptation, temptation!

How I lost 25kgs in 8 months

Here are some of my personal tips.

  1. Restrict your food. Like it or not, weight loss has to begin with this, the less you eat, the less calories you’ll earn, so your readily activities can burn more energy. So begin with this. No need to take a mammoth step, try with little step first. If you usually eat one scoop of rice, try half. This little difference will surely give large impact.
  2. Move. Not necessarily exercise or sports. But simply move. Be mobile. Park far from your destination, walk, take the stairs instead of elevator. Go window shopping. A 2 hours window shopping compared to 40 minutes jogging=which 1 is more fun? =) so, move!!
  3. Drink lots and lots of plain water. Make this your only water. With 0 calorie, drink this before you start ur meal, this will control your food intake after that. Plus, this will save up your calories intake. You can’t save on the food, sacrifice on the drink, lost some, gain some. =)
  4. Buy a scale. But dun weigh yourself too often. Try every 3 days.Having a scale is like giving urself a reminder everytime not to over eat.
  5. Share! Always share your meal with your friends, not only you eat less, but you can make your friends happy! =)
  6. Drink green tea, this can increase your metabolism.
  7. Take whole body pics everyday, also to monitor your weight.
  8. Do not ever skip breakfast because this will cause you to eat more towards the end of the day which is a no2! So, no harm having a heavy breakfast, instead of a heavy dinner.
  9. Exercise! In whatever exercise that defines you.
  10. Count your calories. Roughly. So you know when you go overboard. Like bun=200kcal,milo=130kcal, roughly. Always go for the round, more figure. If its 185 kcal, round it up to 200kcal, so, you will stop when actually you are taking up less. =) Try to stop before your reach 200kcal per day.
  11. This is not about losing weight per se, its about Loving and being kind to your body, eating unhealthily will cause you lethargy, begin slowly. Do not expect speedy result. This is all about WILLPOWER3, NOT TOO AMBITIOUS & REALISTIC !!

For more information: Visit Aidalina’s blog

Kevin Zahri

I am a US certified personal trainer and nutritionist with over 12 years experience. Over the years, I have published over 10 books, written for Men's Health, other fitness and lifestyle magazines, hosted TV shows and appeared on various TV shows, programs and magazines. I am also an avid corporate wellness speaker and web entrepreneur.

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  • Jake

    Hey keep up the good work

  • wau.. tht great! keep it up!

  • kev.. she did very well laa… i salute aidalina…! :)

  • kak ina

    congrats aida…i tried but maybe my age kot…low-met dah kottt…

  • milo_virgin

    gud job..congratz..

  • carmel

    I’ve been skipping rice for about a week and the result was amazing!Besides that,I drink a lot of Green Tea :)
    Thank you to Aidalina for the great tips!

  • thanks fer all the comments!~

  • marchel

    wow…but any xperience for 30++ age can reduce weight successful

  • bob

    i took my pic daily and weight myself hourly…i was 135kg!!now i’m under 115…expecting to go under 100 this year!taking less than 2000cals/day, big breakfast and small yet often meals frm noon to 8pm(eg:1 bun of potato bread or 2jacobs crackers..)Drinks lots of plain more vegies and fruits..AND AEROBIC DAILY + WEIGHTLIFTING!!!

  • bob, congratulations!!

  • ranjani

    hi bob….
    can u guide me pls….

  • honey

    congrats aida.maintain ur look prettier after transformed ur body.i’ll try my best to follow and do all the tips given.

  • zaisma

    wowww…want to be like u….hope can be like u…i already try to skip my dinner…take bfast..but it doesn’t work at all…ermmmmm…hampa…

  • julia

    good job girl.. u motivate me more.. i lost 6kg in 4 month.. i will use all the tips as my guide line.. salute u again. keep it up..

  • Ramzi

    My friend…lost 15 kg in 2 months from 135kg to 120kg,after follow the guidance from the web & book of Kevin Zahri…what a surprise!

  • ziha

    congrats aidalina!
    i’m also in the same journey…

    Ramzi, may i know your fren’s daily menu or calories intake? n how he start diet from 135kg to 120kg in 2 mths..

  • lily sofia

    great work girl…i am still stuck with my temptation:(

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  • sabreena

    aida..can i ask..what kind of exercise work fr thigh and hips..

    • I think its better you message her terus at her blog ..

  • thanks all! :) do visit my blog yeah!

    • make sure you sign up for my affiliate program so that u can untung sekali :)

  • purple mimi

    kevin, please show me how to count my daily calories intake? desperately wanna get my BMI = 50kg. i am now touching 100kg and only 5"2. help…. i wanna be just like aidathepinkgoddess too :(
    thanks in advance…

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  • huwaaa… i am still fighting to reduce my weight. cant help craving for instant coffee. i wish i can start losing 1kg a week…5kg in 5wk. discipline! discipline!!

    • jangan minum yang 3in1 …. minum coffee O Kosong ataupun buat sendiri …. its ok… saya pun minum coffee hari2 :)

  • aina safiya

    hi aida..that's great!how do u do that??i juz can decrease my weight abot 4kg for 4 months..i dont hv any idea even i've skipped dinner and do lot of exercise,sometimes i feel give up..but not yet,someone please guide me :-(

  • Julie

    aidalina..jangan la bagi kurus sgt. dah nampak u skinny sgt. Should gain 3-4kg lagi..baru cantik.

  • kenapa susah nak view ur blog..ur stories really motivate me..huhuhuh

  • azue83

    my brt 50. my tinggi 149cm..i nak trun 5 kg dari dlu dlu x pernah berhasil ;(
    im so sad n frust with myself..napela i cant be like others..yang semangatnye kuat n even trun berkilo kilo dalm 2 3 bln..

    try n try but give up..

  • Girlzda90

    berat sye 60.tngi 159.hmm mcm2 cara dah buat tp x sad:((

  • Zulikha88

    green tea yang instant ke?

  • azie aziz

    green tea tanpa gula .

  • azie aziz

    sy usaha turunkan berat sy sebelum ni 110 kg bermula dr june 2012 ,dan berat terkini 96.5 kg. Apa pun yg terbaik ialah kawal pemakanan (5 kali sehari)+senaman+kira kalori intake+ minum air kosong sekerap mungkin. Disiplin kena kuat. Target sy ialah 56 kg dan harap sy berjaya melakukannya.

  • Naz Rio

    Hi Kevin,
    Accidentally went to this thread, & its interesting to know that people had success in reducing their wieght..

    Just in my case, I was an active swimmer during my early 20’s, compete in several MASUM competition, & on that time, my weight was only around 72kg..

    But When i start work, i join bodybuilding & my weight shoot up to 95kg but I confuse whether i’m overweight or not. I still can wear my old pants coz my hips maintain..FYI, I’m 32 years old & 180cm in height. Weighing 95kg now.. Still active swimming and body fitness but confuse whether i’m overweight or not..

    I’m serious about controlling my diet and having hard workout in gym & doing endurance swimming & jog frequently..should I reduce my weight or maintain my weight? I dont like to be skinny & too fat…hope for your advice..I’m thinking to be tough & fit, physically & internally..TQ..