From flabby to fighting fit: Take-away addict transforms his gut into a chiselled six-pack in just 12 weeks
- Used to eat doner kebabs, pizzas and greasy fish and chips every night
- Cut out all processed foods, sugar and most carbohydrates from his diet
- Lost 2st and lowered body fat from 24.5% to 12.5%
- Trains for at least an hour a day, doing weights and high intensity cardio
- Now eats six small meals a day
- These consist of vegetables, fruit, lean meat and brown rice
- Hopes to help others transform their lives through motivational speaking
A take away addict who piled on the pounds after over-indulging on doner kebabs has shed the weight and transformed his body in just 12 weeks.
Omar Sharif, 22, from Coventry, West Mids, has said goodbye to his old, overweight self and transformed his flabby XL stomach into a sculpted six-pack.
He cut out all processed foods, sugar and most carbohydrates from his diet and now goes to the gym seven days a week.
Omar dropped from 14st 6lb and 24.5% body fat (left) to 12st 6lb, reducing his body fat to 12.5% (right)
Omar says that as well as transforming his body, his self confidence and energy levels have blossomed
Omar tenses to show off his new biceps, which he achieved in just 12 weeks of intensive training
Omar said: ‘There is no secret, it is just about discipline and hard work. My wife Raadia took picture of my body every week to help my motivation and I cringe looking back on my first week.
‘But it is really good as a motivator to make sure I never get back to that size.’
Previously, 14st 6lb Omar tucked into doner kebabs, calorie-laden pizzas and greasy fish and chips every night.
Newly confident Omar hopes to inspire others through motivational speaking
Omar now eats six small meals a day, made up of vegetables, fruit, lean meat and brown rice
Omar, seen before (left) and after (right) his weight loss from behind, had his wife take photos of him daily to track his progress and motivate him to continue
A foot injury meant he was out of shape, and unmotivated.
Omar said: ‘My self-esteem and confidence was at an all-time low.
‘I was gutted when my family mentioned that I was looking ‘big’ but I knew I had put on weight because none of my clothes fitted me any more.
‘I didn’t want to go out or do anything and I was sick of buying clothes in an XL.
Omar now trains for at least an hour a day, doing weights and high intensity cardio
Omar decided to set himself a goal of 12 weeks to get ripped and he researched various diet plans and workout routines on Youtube before he started.
Since completing his diet plan, he has shed two stone in weight and stripped his body fat from a staggering 24.5 per cent to 12.5 per cent.
Omar now eats six small meals a day, consisting of vegetables, fruit, lean meat and brown rice.
Omar said: ‘I don’t have “cheat days” instead I just eat well and train hard. The change in my body has been remarkable and all my family and friends are impressed.’
Now Omar is is proud of his toned physique and hard-won muscle definition.
Omar said: ‘Before I struggled to run for even five minutes and my joints would ache, but now I have loads of energy.’
Charity marketing co-ordinator Omar spends at least an hour a day weight training and also does high-intensity interval training.
He now hopes to help others fight the flab through motivational speaking.
Omar said: ‘I am so pleased that people have been motivated by my journey. I really want to help show other overweight people that it can be done.’
‘It is important to have a good support network around you and my wife’s support has been a huge part of my success.
‘I am now fit and beach ready, and for once I am confident when showing off my body. These 12 weeks have been incredibly tough, but so rewarding.’