Paolo Contis has lost 32 pounds in less than two months.
Netizens have been surprised to see the huge transformation, as the Kapuso actor originally weighed 210 pounds during the pandemic.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asks Paolo in an interview via Zoom, what is his secret to losing so much weight?
Paolo reveals that in the past, he had tried several techniques to lose weight. As he is among the many Kapuso actors who are returning to work amid the pandemic, he admits to not having enough time to go to the gym or run regularly.
That is why he tried juicing—which was recommended by his partner LJ Reyes.
WHAT IS HIS JUICING DIET?
The 36-year-old actor underwent a detox program, drinking bottles of juice, which is a mixture of seven types of fruits, vegetables, herbs, roots, and prebiotics.
He tells PEP.ph, “Ang ginagawa ko, six days akong nagdi-detox, then I rest for one day. I lost thirty pounds in less than two months
“Iyong pandemic weight ko, nawala."
He drank Pure Jus for six days and abstained from solid food.
"Iyon talaga. Hindi siya bilang promotion or what ha, sobrang effective niya.
“At saka healthy, iyon naman talaga.”
The ingredients were actually soaked in kangen or alkaline water.
What are the benefits of juicing?
The juices were formulated by Kristal Hierco-Reyes, a 36-year-old entrepreneur who started juicing in 2014 because of Ellen Adarna.
“Noong time na iyon, na-inspire ako at gumawa ako ng sarili ko. At that time, nagwu-work out ako sa isang studio, and napansin lang nila iyong iniinom ko."
Reyes is neither a doctor nor a nutritionist. Her juices were formulated after "years of studying" and learning through experience.
She reveals to PEP.ph, “Through the years nagri-research ako, nagbabasa at may mga formula akong nagagawa na mismong mga clients ko ang nakakapagpatunay through their testimonials na naging effective po sa kanila ang juice."
The businesswoman, whose multi-million business started with a five-thousand-peso capital, says her juices as pure as possible, without any additives.
"If you think ang mga kinakain mo, puro unhealthy, puro processed food, ito iyong formula na makakatulong para ma-cleanse iyong mga sugar, preservatives, oil na kinakain natin."
She adds, "So, ito iyong best way talaga na iyong ginagamit ko, organic na vegetables and premium fruits. And pure lang talaga iyong juice, walang halong water, walang sweetener. Iyong tamis na nakukuha, sa fruits lang talaga at walang processed sugar.”
How much does it cost?
The program that lasts six to seven days is worth PHP15,000.
There's also a three-day detox program that costs PHP6,500, and is inclusive of 18 bottles of Pure Jus, three immunity shots, and seven detox teas.
Of course, it's best to consult a doctor first before you make drastic changes on your diet.