The pandemic crashed many people’s diets and saw increased waistlines with more time spent at home consuming comfort foods. However, for those wanting to take greater charge of their health and weight, Miss Hong Kong 2020 winner Lisa Tse (謝嘉怡) and first runner-up Celina Harto (陳楨怡) share their dieting secrets, which do not require skipping any meals.
Lisa Counts Her Calories
With her height at 5 feet 3 inches, Lisa appears plumper when standing next to taller contestants. It was said that TVB ordered Lisa to lose weight prior to the pageant. In a span of three weeks, Lisa successfully lost 11 pounds. Sharing her diet plan on Instagram, Lisa stressed that the most effective way to lose weight is to control caloric intake.
“When I participated in the Miss Hong Kong Pageant, I tried my best to monitor my caloric intake and output. The most effective way to lose weight is to burn calories. Many quick weight loss programs will not work after a while and are not sustainable. The method to lose weight is different for everyone, so you have to see how much you typically exercise and how much you usually eat.”
Despite monitoring her calories, Lisa did not cut out her usual consumption of foods and continued to eat carbohydrates such as rice. “For breakfast, I would eat an egg, salad, and sandwich. For lunch, I would eat a piece of fruit. For dinner, I would either eat a sandwich or rice with meat. However, I would control my portions.”
Celina Recommends Healthy Eating Habits
Two months prior to the pageant, Celina began dieting and successfully lost seven pounds, going from 114 pounds to 107 pounds. Her diet regimen focuses on replacing white rice with quinoa, avoiding sweets, and doing moderate exercise. “Do aerobic exercise for 45 minutes every day. Use quinoa instead of white rice and avoid sweets. For breakfast, eat three egg whites, chicken breast, and lots of vegetables, like Chinese cabbage, sweet potatoes, chicken breast, and drink a cup of soy milk.”
Achieving toned abs and shapely legs, the 23-year-old also added that there is no one-size-fits-all weight loss program. “This is just my way of losing weight. Everyone’s body is different, so it will not be suitable for everyone.”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.