If you’re reading this, let me be clear. There is no atheist way to lose weight. And yes, I am an atheist who lost 4kgs in a month. I just want to describe how this happened, and after you experiment with my plan, you may also learn how to maintain your body.
To start off, I was never unhappy with my body or weight. I have never quite wanted to lose weight. This just happened, coincidentally. It’s science, I guess.
Here is the thing. Since I was born, I have never been overweight. Sure, we all have different definitions of “overweight” but I have been of medium weight my whole life. What can I say? Apart from the time I lost my job at the Central Bank of Kenya, when I added 6 kgs because of stress, eating and doing nothing, my weight has been generally fine.
So this is how I lost 4 Kgs in one month.
My breakfast has been fried peanuts and coffee. That’s it. The peanuts cost about KShs 6o at Naivas Supermarket. I buy them on my way to work. For lunch, I normally have githeri, ugali or fried bananas. The lunches are not taken every day. I take twice of three times in a week.
I don’t work out. Wait, I used to work out before this magic happened. But for the month of November, I quite never actively worked out.
I have not time for gym. I am in a very busy job. But my house is on the fourth floor, and I work at the fifth floor in Westlands. I prefer taking stairs to taking the lift. I also walk a lot on my way to work. I take two matatus. To get to the second matatu that takes me to work is about 3 kilometers walk. That is about 50 KMS in a week!
Checking my weight
I only checked my weight twice. At the beginning of the month of November and the end of November, 2020. I am not into checking my weight every day. As I said, I just stumbled onto this information when I checked my weight.
I take two bottles if Guinness every Saturday during our atheist meetings. I don’t know whether this is relevant to the whole weight loss issue, but during our atheist meetings, that is what I do.
At the end …
The end? I lost 4kgs. My conclusion, it’s all about diet. And genes I guess. Definitely not prayers.
Hope to see you during our next atheist meeting.