Del Singh, who has lost weight following months of acupuncture treatment at Birmingham Holistic Centre with therapist Sim Sandhu
Super slimmer Dal Singh has lost more than ten stone – after being told to avoid SALAD.
The 41-year-old almost halved his weight after ditching lettuce and tomato for a main meal on the advice of his Birmingham-based acupuncturist.
Dad-of-two Dal used to weigh 24 stone but now tips the scales at 13 stone 7lbs.
“As my 40th birthday approached, I wanted to make a change,” he said. “My friend had been treated with acupuncture for hayfever and the skin condition ecthyma and it worked for her.
“I was sceptical at first. But I had tried diets and the gym before, and they didn’t work. I thought: ‘Why not give it a try?’”
Dal started a 12-week course with acupuncturist Sim Sandu, of the Birmingham Holistic Centre in Kings Norton, in September 2011.
Along with the treatment Dal was given a tailor-made food plan for his body type.
“Sim would talk through my medical history,” he said. “She told me to avoid salads for a main meal, and got me into a better food routine. I used to miss breakfast, then come home at night and eat large meals just before bed.”
Now Dal, who works as a project manager, has turned his life around and has even ditched his blood pressure tablets.
With just occasional check-ins with Sim every few months, Dal is enjoying his new-found lease of life.
“My all-round general health and fitness has improved,” he said. “It’s great.”
Sim said: “Acupuncture focuses on the underlying condition that might be affecting the individual, digestive trouble, a slow metabolism, or polysystic ovaries in women.
“Dal had a sluggish digestive system so I told him to eat stews and root vegetables, and avoid salads for a main meal due to his body type.
“Salad would take him too long to digest and it would leave him really bloated, and ultimately be detrimental to his progress.
“Because the process works to enhance your health, it gets long-term weight loss results.”