Over the past few few years, actor Geoff Eigenmann had always struggled with weight issues.Despite some seasonal attempts at looking lean and mean, he would inevitably fall back to old habits and balloon again in no time.But lately, Geoff seemed to have stumbled on the fitness secret that had long eluded him.When he faced the press recently, he surprised everyone with his more visible jawline and flatter tummy.This writer even ribbed him, and asked if he's sporting six-pack abs nowadays."Naku! Ah, hindi naman. Kulang pa rin," he replied.So, how did he lose weight this time? And is this a more long-term commitment?He reveals, "Lifestyle change talaga. For the past year, I’ve been doing intermittent fasting."So, I barely eat now. One or two meals a day. So, in my case, that’s really helped me a lot."Saka mas gusto ko yung ganoon na hindi ko dini-deprive yung sarili ko of certain foods. Kasi with intermittent fasting, you can eat kahit ano naman, e. Basta nasa tamang oras."Intermittent fasting is not actually a diet, but a method of timed eating. It is focused on when you will eat, and not what to eat.How did he stumble upon this kind of diet regimen?"Actually, there was a time na sumikat siya sa Hollywood, and dito, marami na rin ang gumagawa."But ako, I first found [out about] it sa gym na pinupuntahan ko before, sa Ultimate Fitness. Yung mga trainer ginagawa and very similar siya to my eating pattern."I decided to take out, kumbaga, my midnight snack. So, nung tinanggal ko 'yun, nag-literal intermittent fasting na ako."So, I fast for about 16 to 18 hours a day. Kumakain lang ako within six to eight hours in 24 hours."In one year, I've lost 20 to 30 lbs.," he beams proudly.GEOFF ON JUGGLING CAREER AND FATHERHOODNow that he is a father of two kids, how does Geoff juggle his showbiz career and fatherhood?He narrates, "Actually, when my first daughter came, ano ako noon, vacation to work. So, it was easier to work."Now, it’s harder kasi my son is only two months old at nakasabay niya yung pag-start namin ng The Killer Bride. So, I’ve been out of the house often now at hindi kami masyadong nagkikita."But I make it a point when I go home that I spend time with them, especially with my firstborn kasi noong siya pa lang, inaalagaan ko talaga siya, like, we sleep together."Now that I'm out of the house, she's having sleepless nights kasi hinahanap niya ako. So, that's kinda hard, but okay lang naman kasi hindi pa ganoon kabigat yung mga scenes namin."Geoff and partner Maya Flores have two kids, namely Arabella and Augustus Geoffrey.What was it like when he had his second child?The proud dad says, "Ay, ibang klase, 'cause I have a daughter and a son now. Ibang klase pa rin. With my daughter sobrang maalaga ako. Sobrang protective. Now with my son, I can’t wait for him to get older and throw him around. Hahaha! Parang ano na, rough play."How did having two kids have such a drastic effect on his lifestyle?He admits, "Yeah, kasi ako, ever since I've practically changed everything, almost everything I do on a daily basis. Uh, nag-iba na ang perspective ko sa buhay na what I’m gonna be doing now is all for them."I don’t even think about myself anymore. Kahit na pagod ako sa trabaho, na sunud-sunod ang mga araw ko, I just say yes. And, 'cause I know that this is for them din talaga, lahat ng paghihirap ko para sa kanila."GEOFF AND MAYA'S WEDDING PLANSHas Geoff firmed up his plans to tying the knot with the mother of his two kids?"Ah, now, we talked about it. Pinag-uusapan na namin what we want to do and where we want to do it."Pero as of now, my focus is still on The Killer Bride kasi mahirap ipagsabay 'yun. It will happen at the right time naman and for sure, malalaman ng lahat," he says.
“Keep your head up and stay cool.”This was what actor Geoff Eigenmann said he would tell his “The Killer Bride” co-star Joshua Garcia if ever the latter would seek his advice.Geoff said that while Joshua would often keep to himself while on the set of their latest teleserye, he was well aware that the young star was “going through something” in his personal life.Geoff was referring to Joshua’s recent breakup with actress Julia Barretto, who is now involved in a controversy with fellow ABS-CBN contract artists, Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo.“Joshua and I have the same personality. We just keep to ourselves, but I’d hear from people around us what’s going on with him. What he is going through is difficult,” Geoff told reporters at a recent media gathering when asked to share his observation on how Joshua has been behaving at work lately.“If ever he’d ask for advice, I’d be there for him, as well as for Janella (Salvador, another young costar) or any other cast member,” Geoff pointed out. “To me, they’re like family, especially since we see each other on the set almost every day. They’re a good bunch of people. I would love to be part of their lives onscreen and off.”In the series, Geoff plays Vito dela Cuesta, a musician who falls in love with Camila dela Torre (Maja Salvador). Their love story takes an unexpected turn when he sees his soon-to-be wife drenched in blood while holding a knife beside his brother’s dead body.Meanwhile, Janella plays Emma, the woman who claims to be possessed by Camila’s soul; and Joshua plays Elias, Vito’s right-hand guy who vows to protect the Dela Cuestas at all costs, including from Emma.Geoff said he saw a lot of himself in Joshua. “It’s because we’re both introverts. When it comes to his character, he knows what he has to do. He knows how to play with it. It’s true what they say about him being a talented actor. There’s a lot to watch out for in Joshua in the future.”As for working with Maja again, Geoff said he saw how much she had matured as an actress. “She has become a real pro. I noticed that she is now more confident in answering questions during interviews. Also, she can really handle the crowd, no matter how big it is. Ako kasi, mahina sa ganyan. Crowds make me nervous.”Geoff and Maja first worked together on the 2006 comedy film, “First Day High.” They were also part of the series “Moon River,” a project that the Kapamilya network chose to shelve. “‘The Killer Bride’ is really the perfect project to launch us as a tandem, especially since we’re now much older and have more experience in our respective lives that we can share onscreen. So far, people say we have chemistry,” Geoff said.Geoff said that when the role was first offered to him, he accepted it right away. “This is a project that’s too hard to pass on for any actor at any stage of his career. It’s such a huge show,” he stressed. “I guess not everybody knows that before this, I did a project for TFC (The Filipino Channel) for the same group — for Direk Dado (Lumibao, director) and his team. It was shot in Dubai. I was also with Maja.”Geoff, who is now a father of two, claimed that fatherhood has made him a better actor. “It has changed my perspective in life. What I do now is all because of them,” he pointed out.“The Killer Bride” started airing on Aug. 12.