Roxanne Tong Shares Tips for Smarter Weight Loss
The actress, who once weighed over 120 pounds, has found a suitable slimming method.
Enjoying a blossoming career and a sweet romance with Kenneth Ma (馬國明), 33-year-old actress Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯) is radiant as ever and looks to have slimmed down. The former Miss Hong Kong contestant shares her dieting secret in a recent interview.
Focusing Efforts During Post-menstrual Period Every Month
Reaching over 120 pounds at one point, Roxanne revealed that she successfully shed 10 pounds in two and a half months with a method recommended by her traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) physician.
She shared, “My TCM physician said that the menstrual cycle is a good time for weight loss, specifically, metabolism is enhanced during the 5th to 14th day after our monthly period [due to rise in estrogen levels]. This makes it a ‘golden time for weight loss’ for dieting by skipping snacks and desserts. Combined with appropriate exercise during this window, you will see pronounced weight loss effects.” Women will also feel more energetic during this time frame which facilitates exercising.
Strategic Cheat Days With Aerobic Exercise
Roxanne added that focusing weight loss efforts on the ‘golden time frame’ while allowing herself some cheat days during the rest of the month will be more effective and psychologically bearable. Besides this knowledge, she also calculates her daily calorie quota using the scientific formula for body mass index (BMI), while factoring in her exercise volume.
The actress would typically have eggs and grapefruit for breakfast, a carb-heavy lunch followed by meat for dinner, keeping within 1300 calories per day while slashing an additional 200 calories during the golden 10-day period each month. She combines this with stay-home aerobic exercise to burn fat. Roxanne said, “I’d use the treadmill, do bicycle workouts and K-pop dance every day. Just try to make myself perspire more.”
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.