Precious Lara Quigaman sheds post-pregnancy pounds; practices family planning

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Precious Lara Quigaman is grateful for the support that her husband Marco Alcaraz gives her in terms of her weight-loss goals and career decisions.


Precious Lara Quigaman didn’t make a lot of public appearances during her pregnancy and right after she gave birth, but in a recent interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) she confessed that she gained a lot of weight at the time.

From 110 pounds, she gained 50 pounds during her pregnancy, then lost only 10 pounds after giving birth.

One incident left Lara suddenly flustered. “Minsan, sinubukan kong mag-shopping, 'no, bibili ako ng damit.

“Sinabi ba naman sa akin, ‘Kelan po kayo manganganak?’ Siguro a month after na ito na manganak ako. Ang init talaga ng ulo ko dun sa saleslady!” she recalls with a laugh.

But after a few months, she was able to regain her figure, thanks to her new weight-loss partner.

“I started with Marie France around March, so four months.

“And sabi ko nga, before nung hindi pa ko nagbubuntis, ang problema ko talaga is yung arms ko kahit hindi ako buntis.

'Problema ko talaga yung arms ko, sa TV ang laki-laki.

“Pero ngayon feeling ko mas smaller pa siya kasi kapag pinapanuod ko yung sarili ko sa TV, hindi na malaki yung braso ko.”

Lara talks about her three favorite treatments, which helped her achieve her goal weight and figure.

“Yung pinaka hindi ko masyadong gusto pero effective, yung FMS [Fat Mobilisation System].

“Yun yung cold wrap, binabalot ka ng malamig, 25 minutes lang yun pero magbu-burn ka talaga ng 2,000 calories. Ayun, isa lang yun.

“May Tripolar. Yung Tripolar naman is heat. Yun yung isa sa mga favorite ko kasi parang, kapag dinidiinan lalo, mahilig kasi ako sa mga mainit.

“Parang minamasahe yung tiyan ko. Tapos ang laki talaga… sobrang, the day after parang ang flat agad ng tiyan ko, ang laki talaga ng nababawas sa inches.

“Physique, ano naman siya, muscle toning. Ultra, permanently inaano niya yung mga fat cells, so isa yun sa mga the best talaga. Medyo masakit siya pero sobrang effective niya.”

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SUPPORTIVE HUSBAND. During her period of insecurity, Lara’s husband Marco Alcaraz was always there for her, constantly assuring that she's still beautiful and sexy even at 150 pounds.

His reaction when Lara attended her slimming sessions: “Inggitero 'yan, e. Gusto niya din," she quipped.

“Pero kasi si Marco naman, masipag mag-gym. Tapos ako, lagi niya 'kong niyayaya. Pero ako, sobrang tamad ko talagang mag-gym, hindi niya talaga ako madadala dun.

“So ang gagawin niya, magpupunta siya sa gym, isasama niya ko, ako naman sa Marie France. Alabang kasi kami, e. So sabay kami.

“Suportado din talaga ko. Siyempre, gusto niya rin na maging maganda yung pakiramdam ko sa sarili ko.”

FAMILY PLANNING. On having another baby, Lara confides, “Ako, pangarap ko talaga magkaro'n ng maraming anak, gusto ko nga twelve, e. Pero dahil nahirapan ako manganak, ayoko na.

“Pero siyempre gusto ko naman may kasama si Noah, yung baby ko.

“So plano talaga namin siyang sundan, pero siguro pag magpu-four na si Noah. Not so soon, kasi ang hirap.”

Lara admits that they practice family planning, “Oo, meron talaga. Pag medyo malaki na siya [Noah], para ma-enjoy din naman namin siya 'tsaka makapag-focus kami sa kanya.”

On her preferred method, she reveals, “Nagpi-pills ako.

“Actually, gusto ko nga yung injection pero ayaw nung doctor kasi kapag ininject ka, four months yun magla-last, so hindi mo alam kung anong effect sa body mo.

“So, once ma-inject yun, hindi mo na puwedeng tanggalin, di ba? So kung tataba ka or magkakaro'n ka ng pimples, or whatever, wala kang magagawa.

“So, at least kapag pills, you can stop it any time you want.”

"WORK IS WORK." Are there limitations to the roles she would accept now that she is Mrs. Alcaraz?

Lara says, “Parang wala naman. Actually, sobrang gusto nga nun [Marco] na sexy yung hitsura ko, e.

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“So hindi naman niya ako pinagbabawalan or wala naman kaming napag-usapan na ‘O, kapag ganyan, hindi puwede.

“‘Kapag ganito suot, hindi puwede. Kapag ganyang may kissing scene, hindi puwede.’ Walang ganun.”

For her part, Lara tries not to be a jealous wife to Marco, “Uhm, tina-try kong umiwas manood.

“Kasi minsan kahit alam ko naman na walang ibig sabihin dahil work talaga, siyempre kapag nakikita mo yung asawa mo na may ka-kiss, siyempre, di ba, parang ang sakit-sakit sa loob.

“Pero hanggang ganun lang. Hindi naman kami nag-aaway or hindi naman sumusobra yung pagseselos.

“Hindi to the point na hindi kita papayagan gawin 'yan. Kasi work is work, 'tsaka artista kami.”


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