MANILA - Host Raymond Gutierrez shared his weight loss journey on the ANC show "Headstart" on Friday.
In an interview with Karen Davila, Gutierrez stressed the importance of hard work and dedication, saying that losing weight is "100% in the mind."
"I've had access to the best gyms, the best trainers and everything is accessible through Google. But if it doesn't start with you, with how bad you want it, nothing will happen," he said.
"If you don't dedicate yourself to it, if you're not focused 100%, then you are going to let go, you might get too busy again. Then you will start all over," he added.
Gutierrez said he was able to shed pounds through intense exercise and eating healthy.
He did indoor cycling and boxing, got a personal trainer, and worked out with his fellow celebrities like Solenn Heussaff and Isabelle Daza.
"If you have a friend who likes to work out, align yourself with them... It really helps a lot to have a support system," he said.
Gutierrez also quit drinking alcohol and eating beef, pork, pizza and rice.
"Instead of rice, I would have sweet potato. Then in January, chicken and fish na lang. Then by Feb, I cut chicken na rin and just focused on fish," he said.
For snacks, he replaced chips with nuts.
Today, Gutierrez said he doesn't just feel 65 pounds lighter, but also a lot happier.
"I just feel so much happier now. I feel like such a positive person. You know before, I would be snarky, I would be sarcastic. I would make snide remarks and just have the tendency to be negative. But maybe that's because I'm unhappy with myself. And now my friends are like, 'Mond, you have such a positive aura about you.' I feel like I don't even need to say anything, my friends would be just like, 'you look happier,'" he said.
When asked to give a message to those who are trying to lose weight, Gutierrez said: "Take your time, but make sure that you are dedicated. Make sure that you are passionate about it. And make sure that you are consistent."
"If it's not going to start with you, then you are not going to see results," he ended.