Adnan Sami is basking in happiness leaving the weighty days behind him. He has lost 107 kg weight and has come down from 206 kg to 99 kg. It has no less than a feat for him to accomplish the Herculean task.
Adnan was fit as a kid and teenager but after 20’s he became careless about himself. Before he released things went beyond control. He believes it was genetic and would hide behind some excuse. Later after his divorce in 1997 from Zeba Bakhtiyar and when his son was separated from him he went through a very low phase and started comforting himself with food. He was a foodie and a good cook who added all the lethal ingredients including cream, desi ghee, cheese and red meat to his meal. It went on until Adnan to his worry discovered that he has reached 206 kilos. His father was determined and asked him to put all work on hold and reduce weight. Adnan went to the US and with help started to live a normal life again. Adnan’s priority is to lose more weight and come down to around 70 to 75 kg.
“Everybody is structured differently. Some eat truckloads and nothing happens to them. While for some like me, even water is butter. People don't realise obesity is as much a disease as alcoholism or any other addiction. For me it was a nightmare. Life had come to standstill. I would walk a few steps and start gasping. I could never lie down and sleep. I couldn’t travel. At 206 kg my doctor said he was giving me just six months to live. I didn’t want to accept reality. It was a do or die situation. Diet, exercise and will power are my secret. I was never a salad person. But today I love it. I do one hour of treadmill and cycling. I feel resurrected. I once again have control over my life.”