Hong Kong actress Angela Tong Ying Ying is no stranger to fad diets.
According to a report in The Straits Times, the 38-year-old has tried everything, from diet pills to the carbohydrate-free Atkins diet. She even resorted to eating only green apples.
"Diet pills made my heart race. The Atkins and apple diets made me grumpy and I kept yelling at my assistant," says Ms Tong, who was in town to promote a new weight-loss treatment programme by Marie France Bodyline.
Since entering the Hong Kong entertainment industry after being crowned Ms Chinese Montreal in 1995, the actress says her weight has always fluctuated.
"In this industry, you can be really busy or not doing anything. When I'm not doing anything, that's when I put on weight," she says.