Liam Payne will never go back on the “militant” diet and workout regime he adopted prior to his racy Hugo Boss underwear campaign.
The Get Low hitmaker showcased his impressive physique when he stripped off for the nearly nude ads with Victoria’s Secret Angel Stella Maxwell last year.
And not only would he train every single day in the lead-up to the photoshoot, but he also counted calories and abided by a restricted eating plan.
“I wouldn’t rule out doing another campaign but I wouldn’t want to repeat that diet,” Liam told U.K. newspaper The Sun. “I had to eat five meals a day, and drink 1,200-calorie protein shakes almost every hour – to pile on loads of weight.
“Then you have to train hard every day. I call it fish month because white fish was the only thing I was allowed to eat for four weeks. But it works!”
Liam also noted that the gruelling fitness regime distracted him too much from his music and revealed that he had to put his songwriting on hiatus because he couldn’t concentrate.
“It was difficult to separate that lifestyle from everything else. When you’re in creative mode, you want to create, you want to be a bit of a slob and be in this chill zone. But that was so militant – I was counting calories and thinking about food and diet all the time. Now my life is balanced,” the 26-year-old explained.
While the former One Direction singer was the envy of his friends when he appeared in the Hugo Boss ads with stunning model Stella, there was one woman in his life who was distinctly unimpressed with the racy campaign.
“(My mum) saw the shots just before they came out and obviously there’s some very raunchy ones of me and Stella,” Liam recalled. “She was like, ‘What’s that?’ and saw Stella draped across me in this picture and then she hit me around the earhole.”
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