It’s important to have proper tools, work with the right people, but it’s equally important for producers to think about themselves. Here’s how I gained and lost some weight. Before army, I was a skinny long guy. I weighted less than 70 kilos yet was like 190 cm tall. (That’s about 150 lbs and 6’3″ I think). After army I found a magical piece of food that helped me to gain additional kilos: eating sausage got me those 20 new kilos.
Okay, I might have eaten something else too – but I think one of the biggest differences compared to my earlier diet was that I started eating sausage. I’m not saying I ate a lot of sausage, but I used some now and then, and ate more meat than earlier. At some point I weighted 90 kilograms and felt that this weight wasn’t so good as I had imagined earlier (when I was skinny I kind of hoped that I could weight 90 kilos). I decided to lose some weight and used another simple trick: stopped eating sausage and lost 10 kilos. Sure, I exercised bit more and added lots of vegetables to my menu. I also jog and avoid eating lots of meat (at summer you can’t avoid barbecue, can you) to keep this weight.
Don’t believe what the press says: not all game developers survive only with pizza and coke… and you sure can lose weight by simply changing your diet a bit. Add more vegetables. Eat less pizza and avoid sugar. Very simple tricks that worked for me.