May Chan Plans to Lose 120 Pounds in Weight

By on January 25, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, NEWS

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The Hong Kong paparazzi caught Inbound Troubles <老表, 你好嘢!> star May Chan (陳嘉佳), better known as Siu Po (小寶), meeting up with former TVB actress, Shirley Cheung (張玉珊), the current CEO of Sau San Tong, a beauty lifestyle and weight loss company. Shirley’s company had achieved past success in helping Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜) lose more than 100 pounds in weight.

On Monday afternoon, a nervous looking May and a female friend met up at a coffee shop in Tsim Sha Tsui’s The Peninsula Hotel. Moments later, Shirley Cheung with folders in hand, came in the coffee shop to greet the pair.

For an entire hour, May and Shirley discussed about May’s diet plans. Currently at 240 pounds, May expressed that she wanted to lose up to 120 pounds. May showed a photo of herself twelve years ago, the year she slimmed down to 140 pounds. Shirley smiled at the photo and said, “You are gorgeous! As long as you still have the confidence, this photo of you will not be your past, but your future.”

Shirley also took a long look at May’s hands, attentively measuring her body size. Shirley explained the conditions of her company’s diet regime, warning May that she would have to overcome many obstacles during her dieting process.

Shirley will separate May’s diet regime into two major parts. The first part will involve May going through activities that will help boost her confidence. The second part will involve May to change her eating habits and intense exercise.

Shirley later took May to her company’s store in Tsim Sha Tsui for further discussions and examinations.

May will begin her diet regime after she finishes her current projects at hand.

Source: Next Magazine # 1194 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

47 comments to May Chan Plans to Lose 120 Pounds in Weight

  1. Funn Lim says:

    She has very pretty features. Good luck to her. If Joyce can do it, so can she. But I am afraid after losing her weight she may be just like everybody else and losses her cuteness. I am not saying she should remain fat, what I am saying is just don’t go overboard.

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    • airtranbay replied:

      shes cute for all the wrong reason. the audience might think shes adorable, but keep in mind she would want to get marry someday. shes doing this for herself. this is a good opportunity to be healthy and look better.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        You mean she is cute because she is fat and chubby? That wasn’t what I meant. And what has losing weight got to do with getting married? She is losing weight for her own health (and acting career – no girl wants to be known as the cute chubby one) and not for some guy. At least she got her priorities straight.

        And she looks very pretty. What look better? Only slim people are pretty? I feel she has the features, she is already prettier than a lot. She needs to lose weight, but please don’t go saying only thin people looks good or gets married.

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      • Marie replied:

        I think what airtranbay was referring to was that it is easier for one to find a partner if one’s physique appeals to the other sex more. Let’s face it, as humans, we are sexual being, and males are trained to look at a woman’s physical appearance unconsciously.

        Losing weight is good and healthy especially when one is overweight or if weight causes health complications. If the people at TVB really think that she is pretty enough, then why not let her be another “Tavia” or “Kate,” so let’s face it, the world ( at least in Asia) is not ready to accept an overweight person on screen, at least as a leading actress.
        And when airtranbay was saying “She will look better” means she will indeed look better than how she looks currently. If that’s not what she is aiming for, then why would she go through all these torture? And in previous interviews, she had indicated that she would like to slim down and like everyone else around her, find a husband.

        Funn, how many times have you heard of comments such as ,” She is pretty but…too bad she’s overweight?” That, to me, suggests that most people obsess about weight when it comes to judging a person’s overall physical appearance, regardless of how beautiful of features you are blessed with. I know it’s sad, but such is life, and I dare anyone tell me otherwise.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        “how many times have you heard of comments such as ,” She is pretty but…too bad she’s overweight?” ”

        Since I am no supermodel myself, yes many times. But it is a wrong perception when society equates being slim as being attractive/beautiful. Someone once told me a girl can have a pimple face but as long as she has a hot body, all will be ok. I think her observation is true.

        But in HK that is dangerous. They like not slim people but skinny, lollipop head, that sort. For voluptous stars they’re called fat. So yes I know what the names will be called for May Chan.

        Anyway when she is slim, it will not be enough. But what I am saying is being chubby/fat doesn’t mean that person is unattractive.

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      • jayne replied:

        Funn,
        Hot body can mean different things depending on your perspective. Dressing well to create a better-proportioned body can give a woman more confidence and others a more flattering impression.

        When I go to the Korean spas, where everyone is in their birthday suits, many bodies are far from perfect.

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  2. picklehead says:

    Well as long as it doesn’t affect her health I don’t see why she has to lose weight. Hong Kong culture and chinese culture in general does not value people if they are outside the norm of being super skinny.

    Unfortunately, overweight people are still viewed as chariccatures, rather than real people.

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    • airtranbay replied:

      she is overweight no matter how you want to spin it. people do want to look attractive. its not always about the heart. sometime people want to look pretty outside too. it is also healthy to work out and be fit.

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    • WildBerries replied:

      It’s not so much about HK culture, even in other countries’ standards she’s still overweight. Being 240 pounds is no crime nor should it be anyone else’s problems, but it will eventually affect her health.

      If the program is as good as it sounds I think it will help her health and confidence which is a win-win situation for her. Best of luck to her.

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    • 939393 replied:

      you dont see why she has to lose weight? seriously? didn’t you know that obesity is a health issue and can cause many adverse effects to one’s body?

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      • picklehead replied:

        I think you are missing the point here. You can be overweight and still be healthy, you may not agree and unless she’s had a physical cleared by a doctor, we shouldn’t be judging her appearence.

        One thing I really dislike about the asian culture in particular, is that the skinnier you are the better. In rural areas they look for people with good hips for breeding (maybe I am old fashioned but I’ve heard it).

        However, if you look to other cultures (specifically the black community) they value women for their curves. I’m not talking morbidly obese, but I am talking some junk in the trunk. Yet asian men would more than likely look the other way.

        If she’s doing this for health, kudos. But again, if she is doing this to be accepted into HK society I think it’s a shame. Chinese modern culture is obessed with weight. Don’t forget, she probably looks heavier than the average person because actresses are super lollipop thin.

        It’s too bad HK is behind North American culture, granted there’s only a handful and I mean a handful of heavy set actresses that can become a leading lady (melissa what’s her name).

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      • 939393 replied:

        I think you are missing the point as well. what i am trying to convey here is that there are many chronic diseases associated with obesity and she should lose all those weight to lead a healthier lifestyle.

        Yes, i do agree that the Asian culture are obsessed about having a thin figure, but i dont think it is 100% correct for you to compare us with the black community because we’re genetically programmed to have a tinier built.

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      • dd replied:

        >I think you are missing the point here. You can be overweight and still be healthy, you may not agree and unless she’s had a physical cleared by a doctor

        This is true to an extent. Being overweight puts you at risk to many health problems. You also might find yourself to be sick often.

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      • dd replied:

        >Don’t forget, she probably looks heavier than the average person because actresses are super lollipop thin.

        She’s 240 pounds. She pretty much doubles a normal female’s weight.

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    • Nicole replied:

      She’s morbidly obese. Even if she doesn’t have any health issues now, it doesn’t mean that she won’t develop any. Of course, you can still be sickly and skinny, but there’s a higher chance for overweight people for many health conditions.

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      • picklehead replied:

        >Yes, i do agree that the Asian culture are obsessed about having a thin figure, but i dont think it is 100% correct for you to compare us with the black community because we’re genetically programmed to have a tinier built.

        It has nothing to do with being genetically programmed. This has to do with attitudes. Even in north america, you will find heavier Asians with non-asian partners. In North America the average size is 12, yet for asian males they gravitate towards the super skinny girl. I’m not saying that’s wrong but that is a reality.

        Whether or not she loses weight it’s not for us to judge that it’s good for her. I think she is bowign to the pressures of TVB.

        Even after Joyce lost all that weight, is she doing alot of acting as she hoped she would? I don’t follow her alot but I don’t see her in that many TVB series or hear about her that much. I may be wrong but for her, losing the weight didn’t necessarily change her popularity. Again, if she stopped when she was a healthy weight that’s one thing but she really pushed it to the limits.

        I’d like to see a more diverse pop represented in TVB. That’s just me.

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      • Crystal replied:

        “It has nothing to do with being genetically programmed.”

        Asians are known to have smaller frames due to genetics. Google. Works wonder. Many articles on it. You can even find articles comparing the races in terms of body build up due to genetics.

        While you are absolutely correct that PARTS of the asian community do have attitudes where they like to be slimmer, that goes for any other ethnic communities. Where do you suppose the entire “Barbie” figure came from?

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      • 939393 replied:

        thanks for speaking my mind @Crystal.

        it’s scientifically proven that asians have smaller built even if you continue to deny it. I for one, am slim despite eating as much as an average asian man. (i’m a female btw) but i am perfectly healthy and am also an athlete who used to represent my school in various sports competitions.

        it’s not that we’re ‘judging’ her because she’s ugly for being fat, but because it’s unhealthy. Did you hear what the girl said about her eating habits? if she continues to do so it’ll damage her health and significantly reduce her lifespan.

        In regards to Joyce, she doesn’t need to act in tvb series. she’s recognized as a talented newcomer in the music scene and has acted in several movies.

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  3. ita says:

    I think she’s famous because she is chubby. It’s a niche market. Losing her weight i’m afraid that she will lose that competitive advantage. Yes, She has a good feature and cute, and so does most actress in entertainment circle.

    She has those Bobo hung features, very baby face. She’s 27 or 28 if i’m not mistaken.

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  4. Bubblez says:

    The most important thing is that she needs to be healthy and make a balance. If she loses too many weight, it could also cause problem. I hope she can do it though 🙂

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  5. TVBFanatic says:

    All the best to her. As long as she does it properly, losing the weight is best for her health.

    It does remind me of the Korean film “200 Pound Beauty” – a great film for those who haven’t seen it.

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  6. hannahh says:

    Goodluck! She will be a goddess! i like chubby look now too!

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  7. iampheng says:

    Okay, she is very fat. However, her face is so cute. Her eyes are so big and round and sparkle with character—they’re going to be huge if she loses 120 pounds–that’s a lot of wait…that’s practically me!

    If she doesn’t do it for her career (which I think is valid because money is important) she should do it for her health. She doesn’t look very tall, it is better for her to try to lose weight now than later when it might become difficult or even dangerous.

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  8. pepe69 says:

    its her body & if she really want to lose 120 pounds, then its a huge motivation also to us (who also intend to)… she wants to make a different & be a role model of healthy living person… we r proud of her as making positive statement

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  9. picklehead says:

    Let’s also not forget the fact that alot of HK actresses or people in general are getting double eye-lid surgery. Why can’t people accept who they are?

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  10. Eunice says:

    She should do it for health, but not to impress others. I think she is special in her own way being chubby. Too many overly skinny girls in HK.

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  11. dd says:

    No-one should ever be famous for being fat.

    “But what about Lydia Shum?”

    She died at 62, when the life expectancy is at like 85. Even my gramps lived until 70 even though he smoked a packet every day.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      She didn’t die because of her weight. She died of cancer. Your statement is wholly insensitive.

      And cancer strikes anyone of any weight. Before she died she lost a lot of weight. Not a good thing when it is due to sickness.

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      • picklehead replied:

        Funn

        I am with you on this one and it will be hard to prove our point with any other people here.

        I can’t remember the name of the actress, but there used to be one (she dated savio and was in song bird), they referred to her as being fat when she really wasn’t. She was maybe average at best. When she lost alot of weight, people still referred to her as being chubby.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Cutie Mui! Mui Siu Wai, right? She has a chubby face so she dieted and dieted until she looked like stick thin. Sharon Chan too and remember Kenix Kwok?

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      • picklehead replied:

        Kenix Kwok was never considered “overweight” was she?

        Now she looks anorexic. I remember seeing a series with her and I thought, whoa she is just head and all bones.

        I found that to be true of Nnadia chan in a series she filmed with Gordon. It was a period piece about the four scholars.

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    • dd replied:

      Cancer affects 1/3 of the Earth’s population.

      Lydia Shum has had many medical complications throughout her life due to her weight.

      Wiki:

      Shum suffered from several serious chronic ailments: cholangitis, diabetes, and hypertension. In 2002, she was admitted to the Queen Mary Hospital (QMH) in Hong Kong and had 36 gallstones extracted. In September 2006, Shum was diagnosed with a liver tumor and cancer around the gallbladder. Doctors immediately removed one third of her liver.[4]

      Prior to a cholecystectomy done in 2002, she suffered bile duct inflammation in 1978 and again in 1989. On 22 September 2006, the inflammation recurred. Four days later, it had complicated her liver and she went into a coma until 1 October. Once again, on 29 January 2007, she entered the operating room to remove a liver tumor which weighed 2.7 kg. On 8 March 2007, the tumor was found to be growing so she had another cholecystectomy.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        So what are you saying? Thin people don’t have cancer, diabetes, etc? Yes she has ailments due to her weight but cancer and tumour is not always associated with weight. She had many illness due to her weight that could have killed her but in the end it was good old cancer which can strike anyone with a family history or pure bad luck. Would have lived longer had she been slim? Well even being slim has its ailments if you don’t live a healthy life. Weight is an issue but weight is not the issue. Being fat is not a death sentence.

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      • dd replied:

        Funn, obesity is a major cause for liver cancer which Lydia Shum died from.

        2006年9月她因做了通膽管手術後出現併發症而再度入院,並且入住瑪麗醫院深切治療部,當時有傳她罹患末期膽管癌,其心臟和肺部衰竭,並且已被切除部分肝臟,情況危殆。

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Lydia was really fat back in the day. There were lots of tabloid stories back in early 2000’s pinpointing her weight and her health crisis. Her health was really poor through the years of treatment and sad to see she died. Obesity is really health crisis in the USA.

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    • dd replied:

      Various cancers are linked to your diet, my post was not an ad-hoc fallacy.

      For example, esophageal cancer can be caused by the lining in your esophagus bening worn down by acid reflux/GERD exposing lymph nodes and causing esophageal rupture (rarely)

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Which means can hit anyone who is bulimic? Those who vomits often?

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      • dd replied:

        *Anorexic, and can also affect people who get regular heartburn because of acid being washed up back up from the stomach due to a pH imbalance (imbalanced diet, the more you eat the more acid is needed to digest this extra food. This is why you often see overweight people complain of heartburn)

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      • dd replied:

        My bad, you’re right about bulimic, I got my translations wrong.

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      • cloud9 replied:

        dd i wanna ask sometime back, are you in medical field ?

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      • dd replied:

        I did medical science for 2 years until I found my true calling in translation and interpretation.

        My parents never forgave me.

        Haha.

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  12. Suzevil says:

    I hadn’t even realized that Shirley Cheung stopped acting at TVB! Wow…it’s pretty impressive that she is now a CEO of a company!

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  13. pinkie says:

    i think her facial features are very pretty: big eyes, small nose and nice lips.

    she’s very cute and pretty now even when she is “fat”. but i think if she wants to have a better health in the future, she should lose some weight. i hope she doesn’t get too skinny though.

    good luck to her!

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  14. Mr. Lee says:

    Being overweight is bad for your health and bad for the environment.

    Hope she reaches her goal of a healthy ideal weight for her height.

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  15. Cleo says:

    Thank God. I think this is the right thing to do. I was afraid they were going to promote another lifelong Fay Fay.

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  16. exoidus says:

    Obviously she will get the services provided by SST for free in exchange for using her case for adv. purposes

    Why ppl need others to tell them what to do? It’s simply logic i.e eat healthy and exercise no magic required, LOL

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  17. happybi says:

    wow she look really pretty when she was 140 lbs. Losing weight does make a huge difference. I would love to drop some myself. Best of luck to her! If she did it once, she can do it again!

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