It has been two months since actress Aiko Melendez surprised her fans and followers with her remarkable weight loss transformation.
And it's difficult to deny all the hard work she has put into getting back to shape, when she flaunted her fit body in a pink, one-piece swimsuit while on a vacation with her kids and friends.
The Wildflower star posted her sexy photos on her Instagram page on Monday, August 3.
"Bounce back 10x stronger!" she wrote in one of the captions of her posts.
Among the celebrities who sang praises for Aiko in the comments include Vina Morales, Pops Fernandez, Cherry Pie Picache, Alex Gonzaga, Jaya, Marlo Mortel, Jackie Lou Blanco, Katrina Halili, and Nikki Valdez.
In a vlog discussing her weight loss, Aiko, 44, revealed that she went on a calorie-counting diet where she can only eat 500 calories worth of food per day for a month. This consists of two boiled eggs and a cup of coffee for an entire day.
In her second month, she decided to up her calorie intake to 1000. This time, her diet included blackberries, strawberries, and water with lemon and apple cider vinegar to avoid having food cravings.
According to Aiko, she would also often eat kimchi, a staple in Korean cuisine, as it helps speed up the metabolism.
In the same vlog, Aiko likewise revealed that she underwent a Brazilian Buttlift procedure.
Aiko, in an Instagram post last June, said she almost lost hope in losing weight.
"But I never stopped until I reached my goal. With determination and motivation. And with prayers," she said.
"Never lose hope in everything that you AIM for," she told her followers. "Sa mga gusto pumayat, kaya natin 'to! Kung kaya ko, kayo niyo rin."