A well-liked identify in showbiz with over one million followers on social media, actor Karan Tacker is fairly the heartthrob. While he’s made his presence felt in myriad roles, his physique and health regime have additionally been an inspiration to many. And regardless that gyms had been shut throughout the pandemic-induced lockdown, his resolve for health didn’t change.
“I was fit like never before during quarantine,” says Tacker, who introduced dwelling bars and dumbbells earlier than the lockdown. “Now, too, I’m using the same methods, even though gyms are open. Usually, one feels you need a gym to stay fit. My finding of fitness was that you don’t have to do much to actually stay fit and active,” he provides.
Talking about his every day regime, the actor says “If I’m in the gym for an hour, I make sure it is an intense session and my heart rate is 130bm minimum. That keeps your body engaged, burns fat and helps build muscles. A goodbody is the side effect of exercise, so the idea of fitness is to stay fit. Usme agar acchi body ban gayi, toh ban gayi.” But, he alters his exercise each two-and-a-half weeks. “The idea is to be functionally fit. If a director tells you to run up and down 10 times to get the shot right, you should be fit enough to do that. Even if you have to throw punches and kicks, you have to be fit and should not be panting and dying,” he laughs.
Workout apart, he additionally advocates a nutritious diet. For the previous three to 4 years, he’s been following the identical food regimen — excessive protein, reasonable fats and low carbs — however adjustments it in response to the sort of physique he’s aiming for. “I’m trying to get leaner, so I’ve cut down carbs and upped healthy fats such as ghee and white butter, as being a Punjabi, it’s always in our kitchen. Ghee is my weakness,” says Tacker, who cooks his personal meals.
So what’s his schedule like? “I start with a litre of water and then a cup of cappuccino. For breakfast, I have four whole eggs and three whites with oats. I also have a handful of almonds which my mother soaks overnight and peels in the morning. Then, I work out after having a protein shake. But, I want to tell people that supplements don’t help make your body, it’s only to aid nutrition. Don’t rely on it,” he stresses.
For lunch and dinner, he has 120g of cooked hen with sauteed greens sprinkled with olive oil, and within the evenings, opts for an egg preparation or a protein smoothie.