THE family of a Redditch sales manager believe he has ‘performed a miracle’ after successfully reversing his Type 2 diabetes earlier this year.
39-year-old Manish Chaudhry, who first came to the UK as a student in 2004, visited his family in his home country India during the summer.
He said: “My family in India has a history of obesity and diabetes.
“I also had the condition, and at 17 stone, it was becoming a major hindrance to my life.”
Determined to make a change, Manish, with the help of his wife, began eating a more balanced diet and watched as the fat began to drop off.
“My family didn’t know that I had been losing weight so it was a complete shock when they saw me.
“They had never heard of anyone reversing their diabetes before – they thought it was impossible.
“When I explained how simple lifestyle changes could make a difference they were in disbelief.”
Manish says his weight loss success is thanks to his wife Poonam, who began cooking healthier meals for her husband.
Poonam said: “People think Asian food is high in fat but I can now do lower fat curries too.
“When I first started serving Manish he didn’t notice the change.”
“After a month I asked Manish to weight himself and he was astonished to see his weight had dropped by 9lbs.”
Inspired, Manish then went on to adapt other parts of his life, choosing healthier options on the road and when he was out dining.
But it wasn’t just his appearance that changed.
Manish said: “In my job as a regional sales manager, I had to deliver regular presentations.
“During the presentation I constantly found myself wondering if my colleagues were listening or looking at how fat I was.
“Now instead of baggy clothes I wear nice fitting suits and my confidence has soared.”
For more information on type 2 diabetes head to www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/