Amazing Loser Meirion Towell
- Name: Meirion Towell (ask him anything on Talk)
- Location: Amsterdam
- Job: Process management expert at a major international Dutch bank
- Height: 5’9 (182cm)
- Age: 44
- Highest weight: 264lbs (120kg)
- Lowest weight: 169lbs (77kg)
- Plan: Calorie counting and Herbalife
How did you get to the position where you needed to lose that weight?
Just not taking care of myself properly – drinking too much beer, not exercising, only eating takeaway food, skipping breakfast and overeating during the day
[blocktext align=”right”]”I wasn’t taking care of myself properly”[/blocktext]
What negative experiences did you have of being overweight?
I was always out of breath even running 50 metres for a bus, or climbing a set of stairs. I was always suffering from colds and coughs. Mentally I did not have a lot of self confidence and I was always stressed. I was embarrassed by how I looked so I tried to hide myself away.
What made you decide to change?
Lying awake at night I felt a twinge in my chest. For me that was a wake up call – if I didn’t change my lifestyle I was heading towards a heart attack in my 50s. So I had to make the decision to really change this time.
[blocktext align=”right”]” I have so much more energy it’s amazing – I no longer feel listless and tired all the time.”[/blocktext]
What made it different from the times before?
This time there was a clear consequence if I didn’t do anything about it or continued to make excuses about being too busy.
How did you do it?
What did you eat over the course of an average day?
The first part was straight forward when I was just calorie counting but then I hit a plateau at 95kg (209lbs). That’s when I started Herbalife and started focusing on my macro nutrients as well.