Celebrity Chow with DJs Melody Chen and Desiree Lai

Celebrity Chow with DJs Melody Chen and Desiree Lai
CLEAN EATING: Melody Chen (far left) and Desiree Lai.

Fare for the day was gluten-free food at organic and raw food eatery The Living Cafe.

And the diet-friendly meal got ONE FM 91.3 radio DJs Desiree Lai and Melody Chen recalling their most health-conscious moments.

"I've tried counting my calories using this fitness tracker that I wore like a wristband," said Lai, 33.

"It counts the number of steps I take and I had to key in the amount of food I ate. I had to log on to the Internet to find out how many calories were in one char siew pau.

"After a couple of weeks, I gave up."

Chen, 37, has attempted the juice fast, as well as diets where she "had to cut out all her carbs". But like Lai's calorie-counting misadventure, "those diets never lasted very long".

"I'm almost 60kg, though I might not look like it," she deadpanned.

"Growing up in the media has been extremely stressful, as everyone scrutinises your weight. I've done modelling and people have asked me: 'Why are you so heavy?'

"I've kind of given up on checking my weight. As long as I eat right and feel good about myself, it's okay."

Lai and Chen crossed over from sister station Kiss92 to the newly-rebranded ONE FM 91.3 last month. Lai hosts the weekday 10am to 1pm show, and Chen takes over for the 1pm to 4pm slot.

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