I met Mohd Faiz Azman, aged 27, of Johor National Park Corporation before the fasting month (10 August – 9 Sept 2010) while attending a meeting in Kelantan.
While on flight, I encouraged him to take the opportunity during the fasting month to shake off some kilos.
He took up the challenge.
His body weight reduced from 72 kg to 66 kg within the fasting month. His BMI dropped from 26 to 24.
This is a great achievement for him as he faced problem reducing weight in the past. It was difficult to reduce weight to below 70 kg. In the last 4 years, his weight was always above 70 kg.
What did he do during fasting month?
Instead of eating a lot after daily breaking fast, he ate moderately. More importantly, he increased his vegetable and fruit intake and reduced meat consumption. He did not over eat during the Hari Raya.
In addition, he did not take egg yoke and chicken skin since early 2010. This helped to reduce his cholesterol level. He also gradually gave up carbonated soft drinks since 4 years ago. His current favorable drink is sky juice.
I was so glad to see him in better shape when we met again during a meeting at FRIM today, 21 Sept 2010.
He looks energetic and happier.