An actor’s job has never been easy. They not only need to work on their acting skills; they need to work hard on their appearance as well. Surely, actors are surrounded by fitness experts, advisors, nutritionists and trainers, who remain by their side throughout workout sessions but film actors themselves, have to work hard to get a well-chiselled physique. Today, we are here with another motivational weight loss story of a well-known Bollywood actor- Arjun Kapoor. Let’s start.
Arjun Kapoor’s Weight Loss Journey
Arjun is definitely a heartthrob and has won zillion of hearts with his unmatched acting skills, handsome looks, and ripped body. But this lad was not always prized with these possessions. Before making a smashing debut in Bollywood with the film “Ishaqzaade”, Arjun was overweight and looked a lot chubbier in his teenage. In fact, at 140 kgs, it was impossible for him to fit into any airline’s economy seat. For this reason, the actor could only fly in business class as it boasts wider seats. Besides, he suffered asthma at the age of 22 and could not run for more than 10 seconds. Media reports revealed that he had lost around 50 kgs of weight before setting the screen ablaze with his heart-winning performance. Behind his muscular and toned body, lies a series of strict diet regimes and years of hard work.
How the Weight Loss Journey Began
Arjun was inspired by the fitness icon, Salman Khan, who motivated him to burn extra layers of fat and trying his hands in acting. Upon making his mind to make his career in acting, he was determined to undergo strict weight management programs. Besides, he wanted to lose weight in a right and healthy manner. Arjun has never been a fan of dieting, but he made serious changes to his diet plans to reach his weight loss goals. He gave up on the junk food and replaced rice with a protein-rich grain, Quinoa. Apart from this, he achieved a fit body by performing extreme workouts.
Arjun Kapoor’s Diet Plan
Arjun is a foodie by nature but he religiously follows customized diet plans created by his nutritionists and fitness experts. Earlier, he was so fond of eating junk foods that he could consume 3 burgers in one go, but today, he loves to stay away from unhealthy foods, and rather, picks healthier options such as fresh fruits, crunchy nuts and seasonal vegetables. Sources reveal that the actor avoids sugary drinks and follows a low-carb, high-protein diet that aims at triggering weight loss. Let’s take a sneak peek into his diet chart:
- Breakfast: 4-6 egg whites, one egg yolk, toast
- Lunch: Chapaati made from bajra or wheat flour, vegetable, dal or chicken curry
- Post-workout: Protein shake
- Mid-day/ evening snack: fresh fruits such as strawberries, pineapple and nuts
- The actor loves to gulp down black coffee but avoids sugar and sweets.
Arjun’s Workout Regimes
We all know that achieving a muscular, toned and chiseled physique is not that easy. Similarly, achieving a perfect body was not a walk in the park for this handsome hunk. He has undergone rigorous workout sessions for a prolonged duration, which brought him closer to his weight loss goals. The ‘2 States’ fame worked extremely hard 6 days a week to get a slimmer and he lost around 22 kgs in the first year. After shedding the extra pounds, he started CrossFit and heavy weight training for muscle building. Arjun’s workout regimes include everything right from yoga to cardio exercises. Once the actor tweeted- Yoga was and will always remain the key ingredient to my fitness! Here is what Arjun’s regular workout plan looks like-
- Weight training
- Cardio exercises
- Circuit training
- Bench presses, deadlifts, squats, and pull-ups
For the movie ‘Gunday’, Arjun was made to undergo rigorous training, five times a week for 60-90 mins each day. During this phase, he was trained under the guidance of Harry Ranson. Besides, the actor has also worked with Kyle Arthur, a fitness trainer who introduced him to RAW 28.
We hope you find Arjun’s story inspiring and interesting. Perhaps, the actor’s fat-to-fit transformation is no more a secret, now, take out your yoga mats and start warming up for the fast approaching International Yoga Day. Thanks for reading!