Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari has opened up about 100-pound weight loss transformation to Men’s Health.
He spoke to to Men’s Health about how he lost close to 100 pounds over a period of just six months.
He weighed 290 pounds, and started being depressed. He was watching college football game on television back in 2013 which reminded him of his glory days on the field in high school and how fit he was at the time.
“I was living that life six months ago, and I was no longer there,” he told the magazine. “I was disappointed in myself. I thought, ‘I wish I could go back and change things.’”
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's football program rejected Asghari during tryouts. But he kept up the same eating habits despite not exercising regularly.
Juggling three jobs — a Best Buy team member, a Gold’s Gym sales rep and a nightclub bouncer — said he often found himself snacking on candy, chips and fast food inbetween shifts.
“My nutrition was extremely horrible. The stress and the fear of not going anywhere [in life] combined gave me my depression," he explained.
“I told the general manager [at Gold’s], ‘I want to be a personal trainer, and learn about the human body and the scientific aspects of it,' and he said, ‘Sam, whatever makes you happy,’” Asghari reflected.
In order to stick to his strict diet, Asghari gave himself a $50 grocery budget.
“Because of that low budget, I wasn’t able to buy other things that would break [my diet],” he recalled.
Eventually, Asghari reached three percent body fat and grew obsessed with shedding pounds, telling Men's Health he'd limit himself to 1,500 calories each day.
Asghari said he's since added more calories, maintaining around 7 to 9 percent body fat — which he believes is a healthier move.