A super slimmer who ballooned to 19 stone after getting hooked on DOUGHNUTS has shed a third of his body weight – to transform himself into a hunky bodybuilder.
Kiran Bassan, 28, munched through up to 3,000 calories a day gorging on sugary snacks and junk food, washed down with full-fat coke.
The physiotherapist was so big he was unable to look at himself in the mirror but decided to take drastic action after he feared women would find him a turn off.
Kiran, of Tipton, West Mids., got in touch with a bodybuilding coach on Instagram, who set him a gruelling diet and exercise plan.
In two years he lost over six stone (38kg) to reach competition weight, and now weighs a trim 14st 2lbs (90kg) – as well as a staggering 40 per cent of his body fat.
In April, Kiran, a physiotherapist at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, competed in his first bodybuilding competition – and came third.
He said: “It started three years ago, when I left uni – it was more eating anything and everything, what I wanted. Crisps, cakes, chocolate, that kind of thing.
“I wouldn’t just eat one doughnut, I’d wolf down a six pack. I was hooked on them.
“When I was at uni, I was eating at any hour of the day, a packet of biscuits, whatever else.
“I came home, had mum’s food, which is good food, but I was eating on top of that.
“I’d qualified as a physio and I started working in 2014 and that’s when I started deciding I wanted to change.
“I didn’t like what was staring back at me when I looked in the mirror.
“I’d avoid looking at myself.
“I had a lack of self-confidence and would avoid talking to the opposite sex.
“I also felt tired all the time.
“At my heaviest I was 19 stone.
“There wasn’t any major issues, it was more my self confidence in wanting to look better, wanting a change, not wanting to be unhealthy, wanting to go for a run and not be out of breath.
“Being a healthcare professional as well, I had to identify what I’m doing for work and preaching, I almost need to practice.
“I found a bodybuilding coach called Scott Walay on Instagram in September 2016 and messaged him for help.
“At that point I just wanted to lose weight.
“But he said he could help me sort out my diet and exercise.
“As I started to see the changes over the first 12 months, I thought, ‘this is crazy’.
“The next 12 months is when I started getting proper serious.
“That’s when I honed in.
“In the first year I’d have gone from 120kg to around 100kg – in the second year it was around 90kg.
“When I got to stage weight I was 82kg, since then I’ve been relaxing and gone up to 90kg but a healthy 90kg, not what I was then, it’s muscle mass now.”
In April Kiran came third in Saxon Classic Bodybuilding Competition, at the Garrick Theatre in Lichfield, Staffs.
He added: “It was all worth it especially when I came third in the contest.
“It was the most incredible feeling when I was on stage.
“I had the biggest smile on my face and I was just concentrating on impressing the judges.
“I could hear everyone just screaming my name – it was mad.
“I want to keep competing and see how far I can take it.
“People I work with have seen the transformation, they have commended me on how well I’ve done.”
KIRAN’S DIET BEFORE
Breakfast – Sugary cereal and thick white toast
Mid-morning snack – Packet of crisps and chocolate bar
Lunch – McDonald’s or KFC
Afternoon snack – Six pack of doughnuts or crisps and chocolate
Dinner – Super-size portions of chicken and rice
Midnight snack – Crisps or chocolate
TOTAL CALORIES – 3,000
KIRAN’S DIET NOW
Breakfast – Eggs or oats
Lunch – Chicken, rice and broccoli
Dinner – Fish or chicken
TOTAL CALORIES – 1,500