• Raburu went back to the gym, aiming to get the desired results in six months, and when it did not work, he resorted to gastric bypass surgery.

• Willis Raburu said he wants to leave a legacy of possibilities.

'No gym and alcohol,' Willis Raburu explains weight loss journey
'No gym and alcohol,' Willis Raburu explains weight loss journey
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Media personality Willis Raburu's weight loss journey began six years ago.

In 2021, Raburu went back to the gym, aiming to get the desired results in six months, and when it did not work, he resorted to gastric bypass surgery.

Speaking to Mpasho's Elizabeth Ngigi , Raburu said his weight has been on and off again. He said his major setback has been his eating patterns.

"I have no issue with discipline in terms of when I commit to going to the gym," he said.

"It's just when I do not go for a week or two, it's very easy to gain the weight back. It is an issue with my relationship with food and that is where the problem is.

"You have heard it said that it's all about the kitchen more than the gym so that is how it has been."

Raburu explained that with the full bypass surgery, he is not allowed to use alcohol for about three months to a year.

"Recommended is one year. Also, eating smaller portions is almost guaranteed because of your smaller stomach," he said.

"For a while, you can't go to the gym, and when you do go back, you start slow and work into it."

He was on a weight loss journey for years before going for gastric-by pass.
Willis Raburu. He was on a weight loss journey for years before going for gastric-by pass.
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Apart from the health factor, Raburu explained that the decision starts in the mind.

"You have to love yourself enough to start. You have to know it is an investment in yourself and that is a great investment too," he said.

"This is something I thought through before I did it. It is worth it."

Away from the surgery, Raburu said he wants to leave a legacy of possibilities.

"To show people you can be anything you want to be if you set your mind to it and work at it," he said.

"That it is more than just money, it's about humanity and decency, and it's about making an impact and leaving things and places better than you found them. It's about growing with each other, and that is what life is about."

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