Upen has also been following a rigorous high protein diet to get into leaner, tougher shape. "I drink four litres of water every day first thing in the morning, followed by six whole eggs, four toasts and orange juice. During my workout, I consume two litres of water and after working out, a protein shake and four bananas. Lunch is salad and half a steamed chicken while dinner is a full steamed chicken or raw fish and two litres of water just before going to bed. I am in bed by 10 pm as I get up early but before sleeping I eat a fruit salad and a protein shake.
I used to do lots of cardio and weights earlier but I found the exercise boring so now I follow the jogging routine. Early morning, it's cooler, the roads are emptier and much more fun." Upen says he's made his mother very happy with his exercise regime. "I am more focused, have more stamina and have the whole day to myself. My mum, who came down to visit me, was very happy on seeing the new me. I want to reinvent my whole look."