He likes to spend time at the computer, even joining a computer club at school, creating Michael Bridges who could have weighed 350 pounds (about 158.7 kg). Moreover, this hobby is done while engrossed in eating foods high in sugar, carbohydrates, and other unhealthy foods. Furthermore, Bridges is not a person who likes to exercise. In 2017, when he entered 33 years, Bridges’ weight also continued to rise from that number. He is also aware that he must change.
One of the boosters is when watching himself in front of a mirror. Not that he never tried to lose weight. It has been decided many times, but it often fails. However, this time he tried to start from one step, namely to cut the consumption of processed foods.
On the other hand, it increases the consumption of vegetables and lean meat. Bridges slowly succeeded in losing weight. However, he needed to step into the next stage, which is to pursue the sport he likes. This is quite difficult because most types of games do not like him. “I hate treadmills, hate lifting weights because they are boring. So I want to find the right sport,” he said.
One day, a colleague offered him to join the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu study room. Bridges were interested in trying it, after all the class he would be following was giving a special price. Six weeks into the Jiu-Jitsu study room, Bridges began to feel in love. He also continued the sport to four to six times a week.
“I like it first week because this sport is like a video game using your body,” Bridges said. “There is always something that happens all the time, and you always assume what I have, and you do and predict what your opponent is doing.”
If in the past he only wanted to be healthy with Jiu-Jitsu, now the Bridge wants him to be better in each match. Setting the eating pattern becomes an element of Bridges’ effort to guard his weight. He oversees calorie intake below 2,000 calories each day and gives carbohydrate limits below 100 grams.
He also carried out a modified pattern of intermittent fasting on the day when he felt he was not too active and modified the calories needed on sports days. Instead of grabbing unhealthy snacks, Bridges now likes to eat healthy meals, like almond snacks. Bridges succeeded in losing weight up to 220 pounds (about 91.6 kg) and now is concentrating on muscle building and increasing her strength to the point where she can participate in Jiu-Jitsu competition.
He even just grabbed a blue belt and made him feel even better. This, of course, is not the only positive use he feels after losing weight. “I am emotionally a better person, even more, confident to talk to other people,” said Bridges. He now has a good lover and is more popular on Tinder. “I used to be a joke that I would die at the age of 40, but now I’m no longer worried. I’m sure it will be long and have a happy life,” he said.