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Thursday 19 October 2017

Dubliner's holiday plans inspired him to lose 27 kilos

Clondalkin man Adrian Bagaian dropped almost 27kg after he ditched his usual diet of KFC, McDonald's, deli rolls and fizzy drinks.
Clondalkin man Adrian Bagaian dropped almost 27kg after he ditched his usual diet of KFC, McDonald's, deli rolls and fizzy drinks.
Clondalkin man Adrian Bagaian dropped almost 27kg after he ditched his usual diet of KFC, McDonald's, deli rolls and fizzy drinks.

These photos show one Dubliner's amazing transformation from fat to fit after he decided the time had come for him to shed the pounds.

Clondalkin man Adrian Bagaian dropped almost 27kg after he ditched his usual diet of Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, deli rolls and fizzy drinks.

The 22-year-old says it was tough kicking his old habits, but said he can't believe how much better he feels after swapping oily foods for healthier fare.

"I try to eat as much fruit and vegetables as I can," he said. "I found it hard at first, but I feel so much better now.

"Switching the fizzy drinks for water was the hardest. But now I try to be as balanced as I possibly can. I get all my protein from eating good lean meats and fish."

The muscular cleaner said a major push for dropping the weight came from his upcoming travel ambitions to head to Thailand and Hong Kong later this year.

"The dream holiday was a factor," he admitted. "But I had just gotten too heavy, I was finding it way to difficult to do any exercise."

He also confessed that his weight was starting to affect his working life, saying that it was causing him to struggle if he was under a deadline to finish a job.

Workouts

Adrian says he swapped nights of sitting in front of his computer for workouts at the gym in his bid to get buff.

"I completely changed my lifestyle, instead of sitting in, I go to the gym five or six nights a week," he said.

"I joined Energie Fitness in Parkwest, they were amazing and really helped me," he added.

"My life has changed so much for the better and everybody sees me differently now.

"After people see that you are trying to do something with yourself, you get more respect," he said.

Adrian - whose new mantra is "sweat is just fat crying" - said that he has become much more confident in his own abilities.

"I hope my story encourages others to pursue their fitness goals," he said.

Adrian began his programme in July 2014 weighing in at over 110kg.

Last week Adrian weighed in at just under 83kg after dropping his BMI from over 25pc to just 13pc.

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