In a new interview at a cafe on November 7, model-turned-actor Hong Jong Hyun talked about losing weight for his recently concluded drama, 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo.'
He said, "I thought that [Prince Yo] would lose some weight because of all the hardships up to his death. But I lost more [weight] than I thought I would. I made sure I ate well, but I couldn't exercise and my days were irregular, so I lost a lot of weight. I lost more weight than I intended. I lost almost 7 kg (~ 15 lbs). I started off as 73 kg (~ 161 lbs), but fell to about 67 kg (~ 148 lbs). I lost a lot of weight, but I also was unable to exercise, so I lost my muscles on top of that."
Well, get plenty of rest, eat lots, and exercise more now!