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Paolo of Ben&Ben on His Pre-Weight Loss Body: "I Don't Love That Version of Myself Any Less"

The Ben&Ben vocalist opened up about his fitness transformation and how he achieved his health goals.
Paolo of Ben&Ben on His Pre-Weight Loss Body: "I Don't Love That Version of Myself Any Less"
IMAGE (LEFT TO RIGHT) Karen De La Fuente via Instagram/paolobenjamin_, Youtube/Karen Davila
The Ben&Ben vocalist opened up about his fitness transformation and how he achieved his health goals.

Paolo Benjamin, one of the frontmen of Filipino folk band Ben&Ben, made headlines last March for sharing the results of his fitness journey. He was able to lose about 80 pounds in a span of two years.

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In an interview with Karen Davila, Paolo talked further about his transformation.

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"It's one of the best things I did for myself, definitely. Getting to a healthier version of myself, sobrang nafi-feel ko talaga 'yun," he said.

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PHOTO BY Youtube/Karen Davila

Paolo revealed that even walking became difficult for him when he was overweight. He suffered from gout as well. His brother and bandmate, Miguel Benjamin, added that this was why Paolo was sitting down for many of their past performances.

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Sharing how he was able to reach his health goals, the musician shared, "Ang daming nags-struggle to lose, mas maraming nags-struggle to keep it off. Ang pinakauna kong ginawa I would say ay maging aware ka muna kung gaano karami talaga yung kinakain mo. Tapos ang next question is, okay, gaano ba dapat karami? Kilala mo naman yung sarili mo eh so depende talaga sa 'yo."

"Ako hindi gumagana sakin 'yung walang riceintermittent fasting," he continued. "Ang tinanggal ko 'yung many snacks in between."

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Aside from changing his eating habits, Paolo also adopted multiple forms of exercise. He started by going to the gym in his apartment building, before expanding to biking, running, and weightlifting.

"Mahirap siya simulan pero mabilis mo makikita 'yung results, and it gets harder and harder," he claims. Now, Paolo can run distances as far as 21 kilometers—and he would do so at least once a week!

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Although he worked tirelessly to reach his fitness goals, Paolo carries no resentment for his past physique.

He explained, "It was a long process, pero looking back I don't love that version of myself any less. It was just a different version of me."

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Watch Paolo Benjamin and Miguel Benjamin's full interview below:

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