The very fit Carl Guevara talks to Men's Health about getting rid of excess pounds

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This month's Men's Health issue, featuring Carl Guevara on the cover, comes with the primer, Runner's World Philippines, with running coach Rio dela Cruz. Visit Men's Health online for details.


Though fairly new in showbiz, Carl Guevara is determined to reach the top. But how driven is this 20 year-old young man?

During his shoot for the cover of Men's Health, he confidently took on the wall climbing challenge—which he did without a hitch, considering it was his first time.

Carl's determination clearly shows in the way he does things. From career, weight-loss, or life in general—he knows how the wall must be climbed: Take it step by step. And, yes, he's just about to scale the heights of the entertainment industry.

Looking at Carl's physique, it's hard to believe that at 16 years old he had weight problems.

"At my heaviest, I was 230-plus pounds," he told Men's Health. "Waistline ko noon, 38."

With the guidance of his personal trainer, the model-turned-actor hit the gym and focused on cardio exercises. In a year, with proper diet, he brought down his weight to 148 pounds.

He readily admitted that the drastic reduction was wrong. "Underweight na kasi 'yun, may time na ayoko na talagang kumain. Sobrang mali talaga, buti nga naitama ko na."

But one thing he learned in his effort to lose weight: "Naniniwala kasi ako na okay lang kahit mabagal basta sure na sure na tama yung kalalabasan."

In pacing his career, Carl Guevara takes it slow. He has no demands, no qualms. He's willing to take on anything and work with anyone. "Kasi doon makikita yung versatility mo as an actor,"he said.

Is he ready for the long haul of show business intrigues and long hours?

The young actor answered Men's Health with a confident smile, "Pinasok ko 'to, kailangan panindigan."

Read more about Carl this April in Men's Health-Philippines, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.


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