A 28-stone man who became so heavy he broke his shower floor after gorging on 7,000 calories every day has transformed himself into a ripped personal trainer after shedding 12 stone.
Umar Malik, 26, from West London, always struggled with his weight but began eating 70 slices of toast and 56 eggs every week when he turned 18, and within three years he had gained 10 stone.
Umar, who says he was ashamed and upset with how he looked, became so big that after hitting 28st his scales could no longer measure his weight.
He wore a size 6XL at his biggest and knew he needed to make a change in 2014, when his shower floor could no longer hold his weight and began leaking water into his kitchen.
However, he didn’t fully commit to losing weight until 2015 when he began attending a gym every day and started eating a strict daily diet of 3,000 calories.
By November 2017, the personal trainer, who now helps others through their weight loss journey, had dropped down to 16st 2lbs and completed an unbelievable body transformation.
Umar, from Ealing, said: ‘I remember standing in front of a mirror and feeling ashamed of how I looked. I knew I needed to make a change.
‘I had no body confidence. I was so big that the scales couldn’t measure me anymore. It was my lowest moment. It was just not healthy.
‘My family were really supportive but they didn’t really know what to do. I would love to go back and be there for myself because now I know what I needed.
‘Growing up in a typical Asian family, it was generally seen that if you ate a lot then you were the good kid and if you didn’t then there was something wrong with you.’
He admitted: ‘I think that’s where it all started but I have always had a big appetite and enjoyed food. I was out of control but I didn’t want to commit to losing weight.
‘When I was growing up I couldn’t find clothes that would fit me and I had to wear my dad’s clothes. My weight would stop me from going out and socialising.’
Umar said: ‘I went into my own shell and I was on my own a lot which was very unhealthy physically, mentally and emotionally. This didn’t change until I lost weight.’
Umar decided to make a change in 2015, overhauling his diet and exercise plan.
He now eats a calculated diet of six small meals a day and as well as doing strength training and cardio every day.
And his new physique and hard work netted him a job at Ultimate Performance, where Umar now works.
The company claims to have some of the world’s leading personal trainers who have also worked with celebrities including Gemma Atkinson, Scott Mills and Ryan Thomas.
Umar said: ‘There was no way I wouldn’t see a result as long as I continued eating a strict diet and exercising regularly. It was always going to happen. I felt really good about it.
‘I wanted to be really strong and I achieved that goal. I now fuel my body so it is ready to work. I know what works for my body and what is best for me.
‘I am much more confident now and I love going out socialising and meeting new people.’
Even though he has transformed his body and now wears a size 3XL, the personal trainer still struggles with his image and believes he is much bigger than he actually is.
Umar said: ‘Everything is a whole lot better. It has 100 per cent changed my life but I am still very conscious of my weight and I genuinely think I am bigger than I am now.
‘In my job, when I am with clients I often do get emotional because I have been there and I know what it is like and how it felt. Losing weight is a very daunting thing.
‘I enjoy everything about the job. I have always gravitated to help people in the gym. I love being there for people like I wish I could have been there for myself.’
Umar’s diet before
7000 calories a day
70 slices of toast a week
56 eggs every week
Umar’s diet after
3000 calories a day
Six high protein meals a day
Daily weight and cardio training
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