Actor Ram Kapoor turns 46 on Tuesday and on his birthday, we are bringing you some fitness inspiration as a return gift. The television star recently underwent a massive body transformation, losing multiple kilos and choosing a healthier way of life.
Ram left all his fans surprised when he shared pictures of his transformation on social media and got a tonne of compliments for his dedication and hard work. He opened up about his weight loss in an interview with Mumbai Mirror.
As he turned 45, he realised it was time to get fitter. But it was not all that easy considering his work commitments. “I decided that if I wanted to achieve my weight goals, I will have to take time off from work. It would need to be a substantial length of time — six months to a year.”
Speaking about his daily schedule, Ram said, “As soon as I wake up in the morning, I do an hour of weight-lifting on an empty stomach. And, at night just before I sleep, I do cardio. I eat limited food during a period of eight hours. For the rest of the 16 hours, I don’t eat anything at all. I have given up dairy, oil, most carbs and sugar. I have given up normal food as I know it.”
Back in 2013, Ram had told Hindustan Times in an interview that he had no intention of working on his physique. “I don’t want to work on my physique, absolutely not. It has already become a brand,” Ram had said.
But last year, Ram accepted that he has been an unhealthy man for a long time and thanked his fans for accepting him nevertheless. “I knew this journey is going to be tough. It is a hard decision to stop work completely for such a long period. I have been an unhealthy man for the last 10 years of my career. I am grateful that my fans accepted me the way I was, and that I had a career. At some point, I had to decide to get healthier. Once I made that decision, my health became the priority and my career took a back seat,” he said.
Ram was last seen in Abhay 2 and in BBC’s A Suitable Boy. He was also seen in Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad earlier this year.
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