In this week’s Transformation Tuesday, we speak with Kelvin Koh, who is in the best shape of his life thanks to weightlifting and intermittent fasting.
After a trip to Hokkaido 9 months ago, Kelvin Koh was surprised to find that he couldn’t fully clasp his watch strap! “I weighed 99kg, and I didn’t want to hit 100kg, so I started doing something about it,” he added. The solution? Intermittent fasting.
Kelving dropped 15kg in a span of 3 months, which was more than what he had expected, so he set his eye on bigger goals. He planned to drop to 80kg eventually, and started hitting the gym regularly, doing a mixture of weightlifting and HIIT classes.
9 months later, he adds that he feels “the best I have in years”, and complements the work he puts in the gym with a clean, whole diet. Read more about his transformation in our full interview below!
FF: At which juncture in your life did you decide to embark on your fitness journey?
Kelvin: About 9 months ago. After coming back from a holiday in Holkaido, I weighed 99kg. I didn’t want to hit 100kg, so I started doing something about it.
FF: What goals did you set for yourself, and what did you do to achieve it?
FF: What are the main challenges you faced, and how did you overcome it?
FF: Based on your experience, what advice would you give to beginners who are thinking of starting their own fitness journey?
FF: What are some of your favourite ways to workout?
FF: How do you maintain a balanced diet? Any tips to share?
Kelvin: I simply try and eat whole and real food. So very little processed food for me. I also always insist on having a portion of vegetables at every meal. On days when you want to eat healthier, you just got to be sure, it’s not fried, has little or no sugar and minimal salt. I think with intermittent fasting, your hormones are corrected and your metabolic rate doesn’t slow. What that means, is that your body will help you eat healthier. Salad will taste better. Clean, simple food will also taste better.
FF: What has been the best part about getting fit?
Kelvin: You have more energy! You look better and you feel better!