In a couple of months, he had got his weight down to 69kg.
As the fat melted away, his waist also shrunk, from an unhealthy 95 cm (37.5 inches) to a very healthy 83 cm (32.5 inches).
Mike’s blood sugar levels also fell, as did his cholesterol.
So much so, he was able to come off all medication including insulin, metformin and gliclazide.
“There were hurdles,” Mike said. “Such as family celebrations, my work taking me away from home and I find it difficult finding restaurants or hotels with healthy options.”