Sam Asghari is known for his toned physique, but Britney Spears’ boyfriend wasn’t always so ripped.
Asghari opened up to Men’s Health about how he packed on the pounds after playing college football, and went on a mission in 2013 to eat better and get fit.
“I was eating Doritos for breakfast, fast food, sugar, candy, no protein, a lot of carbs, and drinking sugary sodas,” the 24-year-old revealed. “My nutrition was extremely horrible. The stress and the fear of not going anywhere [in life] combined gave me my depression.”
He decided to make a change and become a personal trainer, and changed his diet from junk food to lean proteins, veggies and complex carbs.
Six months later he was down nearly 100 lbs.!
I was inspired, I was ambitious, and I wanted a change. I told myself that nothing was going to stop me, and nothing ever did. I was Inspired to work my ass off because my family worked way too hard for me to be here, I would never take any opportunities for granted , and will always will give it all I got. Things happen for you and not to you. Don't ever point any fingers 💯 #pizzaforlunch#oreosfordinner#doritosforlife
After his transformation, Asghari became an actor and model, even landing a role in Britney’s “Slumber Party” video.
These days, the couple has fun filming workout videos and posting them to Instagram.
“The exercises, I come up with them, but the videos are because of my better half. She’s the video director,” he said. “Working out together is always nice... it’s super healthy, mentally and physically. It takes your mind off of everything else.”