Wu Jinyan Has Been Dieting Since She Was 10
Weighing less than 45 kg (99 lbs) at 165 cm (5 feet 4 inches) tall, Wu Jinyan (吴谨言) is skinny, and some say, probably too skinny. But the 28-year-old Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> star said she has had a period of time when she “was heavier” and shared that she has been watching her food intake since she was just 10 years old.
On a recent episode of the Chinese variety show U Can U Bibi <奇葩说>, the host asked Wu Jinyan if there was any moment in her life when she looked heavier. She immediately said, “Yes. My heaviest weight was at around 48.5 kg (107 lbs).”
Audience members laughed at Wu Jinyan’s answer, but the actress quickly clarified, “I’ve been strategically fasting since I was 10 years old. I’m very careful with what I eat, and very picky. I know what would make me fat and what won’t. I’ve understood this concept at a young age.” An audience member quipped, “What happened to you?”
Wu Jinyan’s careful eating habits is perhaps stemmed from her background as a ballet dancer—the actress started learning ballet at 10 years old, and although she has switched focus to acting, she maintains a physically active lifestyle. In order to look more convincing in her role for Yanxi Palace, Wu Jinyan actually underwent another diet—the 631 diet, where she would split meals into ten separate servings everyday – six servings for breakfast, three for lunch, and one for dinner. She ate brown rice instead of white rice, and abstained from eating carbs at night. She dropped to 44 kg (97 lbs).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.