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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tips on How I Became Size 12 from 18- Egor Efiok


You recently published some photos of Egor Efiok at Ibeshe Beach 2 weeks ago that she shared on her BB. As you know, she used to be very big, so she decided to turn it into a positive thing when your readers began to email her and send messages on FB and Twitter asking her about her weight loss secrets and seeking help in losing weight themselves. She has also been approached by a magazine for a photo shoot to encourage weight loss. (Thanks to Ladun’s blog, hahaha yes thanks to my blog). Egor decided to use the opportunity to give some inspiring advice.

Her Statement Below;


"I didn't just start my weight loss journey. It has been 14 months and people are now used to my new size. The only reason it has cropped up now is because of the bikini photos I posted on my DP when I went to Ibeshe Beach 2 weeks ago. While my body isn't yet quite 'bikini worthy', I occasionally take shots like these to encourage myself. I actually did not go on the beach that day in my bikini because I was very shy. I was conducting a photo shoot for a client and those photos were taken in my room with my BB and although everyone was urging me to go outside, my liver failed me! I used to be very big, so I want to inspire others. If I can do it, so can they.
I have suffered crippling sciatica for almost a decade and will sometimes be unable to walk for two weeks at a stretch. Mine is bad because I have it on both sides rather than just the left side as most people do. Wearing heels and lifting anything even slightly heavy would instantly inflame my sciatic nerve and I have gone everywhere trying to find a physiotherapist that can trap the nerve. However, since I lost weight, it has become manageable, so it is evident that the benefits of losing weight outweigh the risks. You can do this in the comfort of your home.
I hired a personal trainer for the first 6 weeks and he taught me all my exercise routines. I now do everything unaided. Initially, I lost 35kg and was a UK dress size 8, but because I'm big boned, it made me look gaunt and ill. I'm naturally voluptuous and lost all my curves, so a lot of people complained. I'm now a healthy size 12 and work out vigorously and control my diet to maintain this weight. It's not easy though and working out has made me gain some muscle. I've read comments on some popular sites where people have poked jibes at me calling me 'manly'! Lol! They are entitled to their opinions anyway and I'm proud of my 'manly' body and 'sexy bow legs'!
I'd rather gain a bit of muscle than go back to my former size 18. I'm more interested in inspiring other people because I know how they feel. However, I'll admit that it is a constant struggle to maintain this weight and I have relapsed a few times. I put on 6kg over November and the Christmas period because I wasn't working out. I was very busy organising the London premiere of Turning Point and was invited to be one of the Calabar carnival judges as I arrived back in Nigeria. Trust Calabar! All that ekpangnkukwo and Afang soup! They spoiled me rotten and I had a lovely time. As soon as I returned to Lagos, I resumed my vigorous work out and running sessions and am now back to my healthy size.

I receive a lot of emails from people enquiring about my weight loss tips and I'm seriously considering releasing a free fitness DVD on-line after shooting my next movie. Honestly, anybody that follows my exercise and diet routine will maintain a healthy weight. You can eat what you like really and you can even eat 5 or 6 times a day. These are the tricks: Eat small portions, reduce your carbohydrate intake (white rice, white bread and yam are the worst culprits), eat a lot of vegetables (your eba shouldn't be more than a handful), drink lots of water, AVOID fizzy drinks and try not to eat after 7pm. If you feel peckish after then, snack on fruits.
For exercise: Run for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week. Do sit ups, crunches, squats and as many indoor exercises as you can, regularly. Finally, always remember that you are human, so if you relapse, don't feel guilty; just pick yourself up and start again".

63 comments:

  1. For helpful weight loss tips, check out my blog! You will find really helpful information for FREE!

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    1. How much does your personal trainer charge? I really need the motivation too to get me back on track, pun intended.

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    2. you can email egor on egorefiok@gmail.com for his details

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    3. Why do I have the feeling anonymous 04:11 is a li'l evil vixen.....lol@ pun intended/motivation ...

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    4. Lol@ lil evil vixen.

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  2. Thanks Egor. I'm one of those who asked for the 'secret' behind the rapid loss. I pray God helps me too. Ladun I will post my pixs soon

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  3. Abeg ladun show us d bow-leg naw,am in love wit pple who has dem

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  4. Good for you Egor

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  5. I know her to be fat before now. Na wa oh

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  6. I am trying this out.

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  7. I love her sense of humour and motivation! She didn't abuse those haters that called her manly. My size right now is perfect but if I ever become overweight, I'll definitely refer to her advice!

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  8. You need to do something to make you look like a woman

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    1. hahahahahahahahahaha.

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    2. Grrrrrrr...coming to getchu!!! :D

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  9. Anything for attention.

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  10. fairplay to her,brilliant! wish most of our bloated and overweight Nigerian ladies will toe her footsteps i follow similar excersise tips although I'm lucky i naturally dont eat much anyway only twice a day and cups of peppermint and honey tea and wholemeal twiglets,my own challenge is white rice and drinking enough water not easy drinking loads of water in this our climate much easier in a warmer climate like nigeria..
    love white rice too much but trying and succeeding to carefully measure the amount i eat daily and its the only cargo i allow myself daily now and the jogging as well up to 45-50minutes non stop now clap for me!lol

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    1. not cargo o its carbo before spotters enter lol

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    2. Mwah @ lucabracee

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    3. Shut the fuck up Luca. What is a man commenting on such posts for... oh i forgot...you are a faggot. "cups of peppermint and honey tea and wholemeal twiglets" gay much????

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    4. @anon 23;30
      shows how regressive and archaic your mindset is, so you dont know anything peppermint is used to aid digestion???looooool even a primary school kid will tell you real honey is much healthier for a controlled sugar intake and wholemeal baked twiglets thats if you know what that means is a much healthier option of nibbles than crisps and other oil/fatty based nibbles..try and educate and enlighten yourself before embarrassing and disgracing yourself in public
      …i am commenting on this because i dont want to be one of you nigerian men with man boobs and a beer belly hanging over the belt,i dont want to be battling diabetes and heart problem in my late 30s and 40s

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  11. Way to go girl...
    Thanks for the tips. Definitely gonna try dem out
    Size 18 to 12 aint no small deal
    Congrats

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  12. Ladun...
    Dis has 2 b one of ur best posts of 2013...
    To help out ppl like dat 26yrs old-claming-EniolaFATmus.. B4 she bursts!!
    Her diet is very encouraging!
    Once u cut down on carbs..
    U will b a new person!!
    It works!
    But Ladun.. Cudnt u hav posted a 'BEFORE' pic 4 ppl like us just hearing of her 4 d 1st time?
    *smh*
    Billie jean

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    1. hahahahahaha.

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    2. Billie jean, u are officially my favourite now. This is a lovely comment from u. U rock! ;)

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  13. All of u that keep shouting send tips send tips!! I hope yall have stopped eating cow leg and Nkwobi with stout and gulder!!
    Becoz the rate @ which naija girls in Naija eat especially when u take them out...they will order all the menu in a bid to finish the man's money! Tomorrow their tummy will bulge out and they'll start shouting weightloss Send tips send tips! Naija girls in Naija are gluttons when it comes to eating food!
    The best secret to weightloss is EXERCISE and HEALTHY EATING!!!!! Finish!

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    1. Gbenga cow leg and nkwobi won't make you add weight. meat is protein. alcohol yeah it will.

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    2. gbenga is lucabracee

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    3. lool very soon lucabracee will be good luck jonathan in disguise

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  14. I love being fat becos when im skinny i dont look good at all.

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    1. yea thats another fin as well when people loose weight all the excess skin hardly firms up so being healthy is the key lik jennifer hudson she really overdid her weight loss and when she smiles all the excess skin on her face is quite unappealing and all..

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    2. This Egor or whatever her name is, is too vain and petty!

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    3. Sharrap! Idiorikoriwa!

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    4. Vain and petty bitch, why reply to every negative comment? Are you so jobless now? Or broke? Nobody to do PR scam for anymore? Or maybe you also lost Some sense with the weight. Why not try using what's left of your sun dried brain to improve your manners? You never know! You might still be mistaken for a human on a hunting day!

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    5. Your mother is the vain and petty BITCH! U think Egor has the time to be commenting? Oloshi buruku idiot! Animal! She is a lovely person and I am waiting here to VOLTRON u stinking volture! Smelling staphilococcus diseased yansh! God punish u for your comment! APE!

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  15. Chai Ladun I hope you charged her for this publicity cos i rem when u posted those pics and people were yabbing she should not come and say otherwise 2mor ohhh ..

    Btw the key to loose weight is cut ur sugar to the bearest,ur cabs,eat fruits and exercise simple .Nuffin rocket science about it..

    http://aomosale.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. lol nawa o, is it nt the same thin the chic just sed? y r u trying to form u knw better? wat dfrent tin did u js say? smh people cn nver js appreciate and move on, alwes tryna prove something, abeg jare, gan sit down. oya if ders nun rocket science about it, den gan do it nw and come n show us.. mseww. and pls kip ir reply to urself. *rme*

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    2. Lmao! Don't mind d wannabe! See her ponkios blog sef! Coming here to find customers! Go back to Durbar hotel! Ozu!

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    3. Must you be rude? Anofia

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    4. Your mama na Anofia!

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  16. She looks too muscular tho ,oya clap for urslf my dear lucabracee.@ Dr van kedu babym

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  17. She looks too muscular tho ,oya clap for urslf my dear lucabracee.@ Dr van kedu babym

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    1. lol alero baby thanks I'm clapping

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  18. I love her body,it takes determinatn and discipline to achieve this.I'm nt fat,bt most of ma fat deposits on my arm and stomach though I dnt eat much,do situps everiday,tanx 4 d tips,wud start my arm exercises soon.

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  19. Well done Egor. I love how candid you are in telling your weight loss journey. I am inspired...

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  20. Lol at people who took this far

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  21. A before n now pix wld have made more sense n encouraging.

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  22. Egor dear, you look smashing.

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