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Melissa Leong of MasterChef reveals the secret to maintaining her lean physique

MasterChef’s Melissa Leong reveals the secret to maintaining her lean physique – despite her bread as a food critic

As a food critic, Melissa Leong is paid to eat – but incredibly, she still manages to maintain a lean physique.

And the 38-year-old MasterChef judge revealed the secrets behind her tight figure in an surfaced interview with body + soul healthy-like podcast in November 2018.

In the interview, Melissa confessed that she was blessed with a fast metabolism during her twenties, which is when she first started working as a food writer.

Revealing her secrets: As a food critic, Melissa Leong is paid to eat - but amazingly she still manages to maintain a lean physique

Revealing her secrets: As a food critic, Melissa Leong is paid to eat – but amazingly she still manages to maintain a lean physique

“I thought my metabolism was fine – I can eat anything, I can do all things,” she confessed.

“I would have these massive eating sessions with my chef friends, where we would go out all day and eat all things, and it never occurred to me that all my friends are dudes who are six feet or 150 pounds. I would just match them to the toe. ‘

But after noticing when she was thirty, Melissa noted that her metabolism was starting to slow down, prompting her to make some lifestyle changes.

Get candid: 38-year-old MasterChef judge revealed the secrets behind her tight figure in a resurfaced interview with body + soul's Healthy-ish podcast in November 2018

Get candid: 38-year-old MasterChef judge revealed the secrets behind her tight figure in a resurfaced interview with body + soul's Healthy-ish podcast in November 2018

Get candid: 38-year-old MasterChef judge revealed the secrets behind her tight figure in a resurfaced interview with body + soul’s Healthy-ish podcast in November 2018

“My metabolism wasn’t the same as it was and I didn’t look the same anymore, and that was really sobering to realize,” she said.

When not eating out at restaurants for work, Melissa said that on her days off, she consumes “ very simple things, ” sticking to the basics, such as meat and vegetables.

She also spoke of her love for Pilates and described it as her ‘go-to’ exercise in an interview with WHO magazine earlier this month.

Keeping fit: Melissa also spoke about her love for Pilates and described it as her 'go-to' exercise in an interview with WHO magazine earlier this month

Keeping fit: Melissa also spoke about her love for Pilates and described it as her 'go-to' exercise in an interview with WHO magazine earlier this month

Keeping fit: Melissa also spoke about her love for Pilates and described it as her ‘go-to’ exercise in an interview with WHO magazine earlier this month

“I really missed my Reformer Pilates sessions during lockdown because I’m someone who likes to train with lots of toys!” she said.

“But since I got home, I’ve really embraced Mat Pilates.

“It’s amazing that you can use your own body weight to exercise, and it’s something anyone can do without a huge budget.”

Making Changes: After noticing when she was thirty, Melissa noticed that her metabolism was starting to slow down, prompting her to make some lifestyle changes. Depicted with Reynold Poernomo

Making Changes: After noticing when she was thirty, Melissa noticed that her metabolism was starting to slow down, prompting her to make some lifestyle changes. Depicted with Reynold Poernomo

Making Changes: After noticing when she was thirty, Melissa noticed that her metabolism was starting to slow down, prompting her to make some lifestyle changes. Depicted with Reynold Poernomo

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