Sam Asghari Speaks Out On How He Lost 100 Pounds
Britney Spears' chiseled beau Sam Asghari wasn't always the muscle stud that he is right now, as he recently revealed how he was able to lose 100 pounds.
The 24-year-old said that his weight started to propel when he was cut from his college football team. In doing so, he eventually made his way up to 290 pounds.
“I was eating Doritos for breakfast, fast food, sugar, candy, no protein, a lot of carbs, and drinking sugary sodas,”he told Men’s Health. “My nutrition was extremely horrible. The stress and the fear of not going anywhere [in life] combined gave me my depression.”
Eventually he figured out that these habits were no good for him and he made a drastic change six months after leaving the team.
“I could either continue going through the same thing or I could give it another 100 percent,” he said. “I didn’t want to have to deal with that depression and disappointment anymore. I had to restart.”
Before he became known as Britney's other half, Sam worked three jobs: two of which he quit in order to make fitness his full-time job. That parlayed into him developing his body into what it is right now, which then led to many other exciting aspects of his life.
It was a tricky process, however, to get to this point. He became too obsessive with his new regime: measuring his body fat percentage daily and limiting his calorie intake to 1,500, but he was eventually able to find a good balance. In six months, he lost nearly 100 pounds, and was down to 9 percent body fat.
In doing so, he became a fitness model and booked gigs with several high-profile artists including his appearance in the Fifth Harmony video for "Work". Then he appeared in Britney's video for "Slumber Party", which led to the two of them becoming the couple they are today, and the rest is history.
Both Britney and Sam have posted videos of them working out on Instagram quite frequently, and well, they are just too adorable.
“The exercises, I come up with them, but the videos are because of my better half. She’s the video director,” he said. “It’s a very fun thing, and I look back at them and smile. Working out together is always nice and we try to do it a couple times. It’s super healthy, mentally and physically. It takes your mind off of everything else.”
He also admitted to working out to one of Britney's classic hits: "Stronger." Aww.
Keep up the good work, handsome.