MBA student Karan Saini, a certified Nutritionist and Body Transformation expert, who has also launched his own fitness brand talked about his journey in an interview with SHAINA CHAUHAN. Excerpts:
What has motivated you the most towards fitness?
I have two reasons for that – I was very fat and people made fun of me. I wanted to change myself. Secondly, I wanted a hobby where I get a good return from what I invest in, so I went for bodybuilding.
Some insight about your transformation?
Initially I just started with fat loss, but once I saw the results, it became an addiction for me. I started with 1-2 hours of workout in gym. Now my lifestyle is 2 hours’ work out in the morning and a similar workout in the evening. Bodybuilding lifestyle is the toughest one to follow, and I love to do tough things.
Tell me something about your diet?
My diet keeps changing, it depends upon my goal. It is Calorie-surplus diet during size gaining season, and calorie deficient diet during my fat shedding season. I do prefer wholesome foods like eggs, chicken, cheese, milk, curd, veggies, fruits, potatoes, bananas, soyabeans etc. The supplements I use include whey protein which is made from milk.
What kind of struggles you faced during your transformation phase?
As I hail from a rural area where people are less aware about such things, my family also supported me very less in this. Among the sacrifices I made include investing all of my pocket money, time, energy, tears, emotions into fitness for last 4 years. I haven’t even celebrated my birthday since last 4 years. I faced a lot of problems but by God’s grace now things are changing.
What are your achievements so far in fitness?
I had participated in Mr Himachal bodybuilding in 2k17. My position was in top ten, besides a few powerlifting competitions as well. Now I’m preparing for Mr Himachal 2019.
What was the basic idea behind starting your own fitness brand ?
Since I’m into fitness for past 4 years, I have become a Cretified Nutritionist and Body Transformation Expert. So I decided to open my own fitness brand. Rising Alphas( Opc) Private Limited which has been launched recently. My mission is to create Himachal into a fitness hub. I want to generate more awareness about fitness among people, which lacks in Himachal Pradesh.
Any message for students?
I want to say that youth should stop the use of drugs and alcohol. My mission is to create drug free environment in Himachal and convert Himachal into a fitness hub. So let’s join hands together in this mission. Eat good, stay fit, stay healthy