A cancer survivor who gained weight during chemotherapy revealed how he overhauled his body in just three months.
Nick Rolt, 23, from East Grinstead, Sussex, who weighed 14.5 stones at his heaviest, stacked on the pounds after just two months intense chemotherapy to treat rare breast tumors.
He became aware of his health problems after developing severe chest pain that affected his active job, teaching seriously autistic teenagers.
Doctors found several mediastinal tumors in his trunk and ordered two months of debilitating chemotherapy, which blown Nick's weight from 12.5 to 14.5.
Nick, who was diagnosed in May 2018, was left extremely weak after the success of his treatment. He would get out of breath and sweaty and struggled to lift even 10 kg.
Nick Rolt (photo) from East Grinstead, Sussex, who overhauled his diet and exercise regime after receiving everything that was clear about cancer, told how he got the best shape of his life
The 23-year-old (pictured before his chemo) saw his weight spiral during two months of intense chemotherapy, after the discovery of mediastinal tumors in his torso
Nick, who has now lost most of his weight and sculpted his body in the best shape ever, spent three months following a strict gym routine and buying healthy food.
Speaking of how cancer changed his life, he said: & # 39;I have experienced hell, but I am so grateful that I am now alive and in good shape.
& # 39; It all started out of the blue during a vacation to Scotland, but I had no idea there was a rare tumor in my chest. Without seeing my girlfriend Isabel, I see a doctor, maybe I'm not here today.
Cancer was suspected after testing in February last year, but a CT scan, an X-ray and a biopsy were needed to finally confirm the tumors between my heart and lungs in May.
& # 39; They gave me a choice between stable or intense chemotherapy, so I took the harder and faster option to continue with an intense treatment right away.
Nick (pictured during treatment) suffered from chest pain affecting his job, which taught serious autistic teenagers before his cancer diagnosis
Nick (pictured earlier with Isabel) says without his girlfriend that he should go to a doctor, he may not be here today
The 23-year-old revealed that he was worried about how his friends and family could tell that he had cancer. Nick pictured in the gym
& # 39; I saw it as a challenge – I never doubted I could beat cancer. My concerns were the reaction of friends and family – I thought it was terrible to tell people and see them get angry – and the possible financial consequences. & # 39;
Nick got it all clear in August 2018, he revised his diet with the help of MuscleFood and Go to the gym to get back in shape.
He continued: & # 39; My body was two stones heavier and significantly weaker when the good news was finally confirmed by doctors.
& # 39; A brisk walk to the gym would make me breathless and sweaty, and I could barely weigh ten pounds when I got there.
& # 39; I had to be persistent and push my body harder than ever before to regain my strength and get fit, but a strict daily training routine and massive online buying of healthy ingredients paid off.
Nick (photo above) started to buy food from Muscle Food and followed a strict gym regime after everything was approved in August 2018
Nick (pictured earlier) who is still in remission, revealed that he is now committed to nutrition
Nick (photo) revealed that he is now back to his weight before the cancer and hopes to become a personal trainer to help others
Nick & # 39; s diet for …
Breakfast: breakfast cereal with milk
Lunch: pasta with chicken (or leftover dinner the night before)
Dinner: varied, but meals such as stir-fry, spag-bowl and curry
… following Nick & # 39; s diet
Breakfast: cuts apple with peanut butter
Lunch: sweet potato, chicken with herbs and broccoli
Dinner: sweet potato, chicken, lentils and spinach
& # 39; I nibbled on muscle-beautiful chicken fillets, low-calorie ready-to-eat meals, and handy, low-fat ready-made pots – ready in minutes – to help me rebuild my body and lose the extra weight. ;
Speaking of his exercise, he continued: & # 39; The training routine is always varied. I always start and end every session with cardio – it varies: running, cycling, rowing, ropes, boxing or weighted sprints.
& # 39; I do a horizontal push / pull day, a vertical push / pull day, a leg day and a deadlift day. I also do a body weight day at home, where I do a variety of body weight exercises. I have two rest days, usually on Wednesday and Sunday. & # 39;
Hoping to give something back, Nick, who already weighs 12.5 stones, currently qualifies to become a personal trainer in his spare time and is committed to fitness and good food.
He added: “I'm back on my pre-cancer weight and waist size, but I still wear the big t-shirts I brought in my toughest way thanks to the muscle I gained – it is now a nice feeling to put on clothing that feels a bit tight and sees the visual gain.
& # 39; After I adjusted my diet to get fit after my chemo, I really started healthy cooking – I am now committed to nutrition.
& # 39; My last tests in April were all good – I am still in remission – so I am training now to become a personal trainer. I hope I can use my experience to help others who have had a bad hand and are looking for change. & # 39;
Nick can be followed on Instagram @ nicholasrolt
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