Dimples Romana shares easy weight-loss tips with women 'na hindi bati ng exercise'

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Jan 4, 2019
<p>Dimples Romana gives up one food item to lose weight, and exercises at least "15 minutes a day" to maintain her figure.</p>
PHOTO/S: @dimplesromana on Instagram

Dimples Romana can rise to any fitness challenge without sweat.

Yes, except for one activity that has made this versatile actress think twice: "Running."

"I am not that agile," she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during the GLAD Feasts event held in December 2018.

The 5'7" mom has the physique of an athlete, but admitted, "I cannot run to save my life. I am really lampa."

So, what's her fitness routine?

"I do jumping jacks then I would do lunges and squats, yung kaya lang ng katawan ko.

"Kasi mahirap namang ipilit simply because you want to be fit; there are many ways to exercise.

"Pagpawisan ka, without being as intense as those na nakikita natin sa gym.

"Kung ano lang yung kaya kong gawin, and effective naman."

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She also tried Pilates for "strengthening," a mind-body workout that targets core muscles and the abdominal area.

For six months now, the Kapamilya actress has been regularly exercising for "at least 15 minutes, minsan, one hour."

She stressed, "Basta ang importante, every day, consistent ka na gumagalaw ka nonstop for a certain number of minutes. Basta gumalaw ka lang."

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Her routine is just right for busy women who have daily grind, and, at the same, are hands-on moms.

"As much as I want to allot more time, itutulog ko na lang or I would rather spend it with my children."

And, so far, she has consistently lost weight after giving birth to her son Alonzo Romeo Jose in February 2015.

"Hindi ko siya pinilit. At ayoko rin ng payat na payat talaga."

GOODBYE, RICE!

How about her diet?

"Wala gaanong changes. I cook kasi, e, and masarap talagang kumain.

"But the major thing I did was, I changed my rice to quinoa. Parang nakasanayan ko na lang."

Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein, and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.

It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E, and various antioxidants.

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<p>Dimples Romana gives up one food item to lose weight, and exercises at least "15 minutes a day" to maintain her figure.</p>
PHOTO/S: @dimplesromana on Instagram
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