A slimmer Geoff Eigenmann has returned to the spotlight after a six-month hiatus from television. The actor’s last project was the Kapuso drama series Forever, with Heart Evangelista early this year, after which he received a “fat memo” from the network.

At the birthday celebration of his manager Perry Lansigan on October 15, the actor told PEP.ph that the memo motivated him to shape up.

“I know how I should feel and what should I look like,” he said. “When I started in GMA, I was 160 pounds. When I got the memo, I was 210. So, malayo talaga (The difference was really huge). Kailangan (I needed to do something). I have to take action. Para sa akin din naman 'yun, e (I know it’s for my own good).”

Geoff revealed that it took two months before he got into his present weight of around 170 to 175 pounds.

“Aside from people telling me to lose weight, I honestly missed working. Na-miss ko talaga siya (I really missed it),” he said. “Kasi, wala akong ginagawa, palagi lang akong nakatambay na lang. Basically, gym-bahay. Gym-bahay, so nakakabato rin after a while (I had nothing to do; I was idle. My routine was basically to go to the gym then back to the house, gym then house. It got boring after a while). So, I decided to take control and go to the gym.”

When it came to his diet, Geoff said he didn't stick to a particular regimen.

"Nothing specific, kumakain pa rin ako (I still eat normally). Hindi nga lang ako nagpapaka-busog (I just don’t eat too much). I still enjoy my meals," he added.

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(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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