Andy Lau Has Never Been Out Of Shape In His 39-Year Career, And Carina Lau Just Revealed How He Does It
For a celebrity, even a little bit of weight gain can be treated like the gravest sin. Netizens shake their heads, shame them, and start speculating on why and how they dare to let themselves go. It is a superficial world out there, and even those who are usually lauded for their beauty are not spared.
However, there is one star who has miraculously been able to steer clear of any fat-shaming throughout his entire career. We’re talking about Andy Lau, who, by the way, kicked off his showbiz career in 1981.
So, how has the 58-year-old Heavenly King managed to keep fit and fab for four decades?
Andy’s pal, Carina Lau, recently revealed one of his dieting secrets during an appearance on a programme, and no, it does not involve anything crazy like an all-tomato diet or surviving on one super plain meal a day.
According to Carina, Andy introduced her to the 16:8 diet, a popular form of intermittent fasting where one consumes all their meals within an eight-hour window and refrains from eating for the remaining 16 hours a day.
“You don’t eat anything from 7pm at night until 11am the next morning, then you can eat whatever you want over the next eight hours,” she shared. “It’s very useful! That’s why Andy has never been fat!”
Of course, Andy doesn’t exactly eat anything he wants, even outside of the fasting period. He, his wife Carol Chu, and their seven-year-old daughter Hanna are all vegetarians, with Andy giving up meat for his family over six years ago. He has also abstained from white rice for over 10 years and only eats multigrain rice.
He’s also strict about the temperature of his beverages and has not drank anything cold in over three decades, because drinking hot — but not too hot — water is believed to help boost blood circulation and metabolism, which also slows down the body’s ageing process.
Sure, that sounds like it would take a ton of self-discipline, but no one has more self-discipline than the hardest-working man in showbiz. In fact, the one and only time we've ever see an out-of-shape Andy was when he donned a fatsuit for 2001 rom-com Love on a Diet.