Chow Yun Fat got everyone talking about his drastic weight loss when he attended Hongkong comedian Dayo Wong’s show at the Hongkong Coliseum.

The movie legend, 63, visited Dayo backstage where they jokingly compared weights. Dayo, 57, who also lost a lot of weight recently, joked: “I guess you are about 5kg heavier than me now. We both weigh 50-something [kilos]!”

Chow Yun Fat’s weight loss journey reportedly started in 2014 when he was filming crime-comedy flick From Vegas to Macau. It was rumoured that the actor, who had tipped the scales at 81kg then, had felt the pressure to become slimmer because of his younger co-stars, like Nicholas Tse, and he eventually lost a whopping 13 kilos, thanks to a strict diet. His drastic weight loss so alarmed his Singaporean wife, Jasmine Tan, that she reportedly said: “It’s enough. He needs to stop!”

He also became an avid hiker, frequently trekking Hongkong’s mountains. He was apparently inspired by super fit Heavenly King Aaron Kwok, who jogs for an hour every day regardless of his schedule. 

Yun Fat has responded to questions about his weight loss by explaining: “Actually I really like to eat, I can really eat a lot of rice, fish, meat and other typical food. Normally I don't eat at night; only twice during the day. In the afternoon I eat fruits and potatoes. Now that I’m 13kg lighter, I feel very comfortable. I walk faster too. Every week I go hiking, and occasionally I get a back massage."


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