The Hollywood actress had been struggling with her weight since childhood. As in her own words, Chrissy was “born chubby”. The actress proved her worth in the show “This Is Us”.
But way before that Chrissy Metz went through a lot of changes. And a lot of work. Metz has always been in hot waters for her appearance. Losing weight is a positive thing but no one should make fun of people in the name of losing weight.
Chrissy knows this lesson very well. That is why she has always been open in expressing her opinions about weight.
Chrissy’s struggle with weight is life-long. As we go along Metz’s story you will find a lot of upheavals.
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Weight Loss Journey
As mentioned earlier, Metz had the serious problem of being heavyweight. The problem with heavyweight is that it can attract many other diseases. However, Chrissy has always considered her weight seriously even when she was just a child.
When in her interview, with “The Hollywood Reporter”, the interviewer asked Metz about her struggle with weight throughout her life.
The actress said, “My soul problem was that I was definitely a chubbier kid.” She further told the interviewer that “My friends could eat whatever they wanted to, but I knew that as a kid if I ate certain things I would totally gain weight and would be in trouble. Therefore, I had to be very considerate of what I ate.”
The struggle during Chrissy’s childhood was real. She even joined multiple weight loss programs to lose weight.
As Metz said, “I remember going to weight watchers when I was like 11”. She said, “As you can expect I was the youngest person in the damned room. Which was very awkward. But I knew that I was the only person who could change this.”
When Chrissy was 14 years old, her stepfather would make fun of her weight. The actress said “l realized that my body was a problem for him.
He could not help but stare at me whenever I was eating. And he would sometimes say something that would ruin my day. Whenever I was eating he would say ‘get over this damn thing’”. This obviously is not good behaviour.
Chrissy’s problem with weight
Chrissy Metz loved acting since she was just a child. However, when after maturity she started finding work for her.
She faced some real challenges. Her weight, once again, became an obstacle for her. She even had a panic attack on one of her birthdays. The panic attack was due to thinking much about her weight.
This was one of Metz’s life’s most hard times. After this incident, Chrissy started taking her weight seriously and started following a healthy diet.
She said about her diet that “After that panic attack I started eating a 2000 calorie diet and I also started walking.”
Chrissy’s Eating Habits
In one of her interviews with Glamour, she opened up about her childhood memories. The actress said “I remember there were nights when my mom would not eat dinner to make share that we eat. It is very sad but when you are 9 or 10 years old you can’t help.
It felt very bad and I think this is the reason food equals love in my family. That is the way we showed love to each other.”
She further said “Maybe that is the reason food took so much importance in my life. Whenever my grandmother picked me up from school, she would make me a grilled cheese sandwich. Which I loved a lot.”
The actress continued “As I got older I connected my emotions with eating. It turned into ‘Oh, I’m happy let’s celebrate and eat. I’m sad? Let me eat my feelings.” That’s the way Chrissy Metz built eating habits.
The show, This is Us, helped Chrissy in losing weight
As Chrissy was cast for “This Is Us”, she was immediately required to consider her weight. Because the role she was playing would also have to lose weight.
This in particular helped her in maintaining a disciplined healthy life. And she also got someone who was also watching her progress.
In Metz’s own words “That was a win-win for me. Because it is one thing to try to do it on your own. But as human beings, it is an ego thing, we are more likely to do something for someone else.”
Chrissy said about the character of Kate that “I like her character. She is very determined in her own way. She has decided to lose weight and she will. This character has given me a lot of inspiration”.
She also considered her personal life as well. She said about her motivation for weight loss as “My efforts are for nobody but for myself. I want to have a fit and healthy body. I don’t want to be put in a box, I don’t want to be limited by anything.”
How Chrissy lost weight?
Chrissy Metz lost weight with a lot of consideration. As she was working in the show, she had to follow the routine. She had to lose weight but not too much. After eating healthy food and doing a lot of exercise, Chrissy succeeded in shedding some pounds.
Chrissy’s diet was simple. She ate green veggies and fruits. Metz had to abandon her favourite food, pizza, sandwich, and hamburger.
The actress also took the help of fruits’ juices to lose weight. She had to follow a strict routine. Where she would wake early in the morning around 6 pm. Before breakfast, Metz had to walk for an hour.
Chrissy joined a gym for doing workouts. She also took the help of the ancient practice, Yoga. You can also see her doing yoga in the show.
You might have thought that she was acting but in the matter of workout, she was serious about that even during the show. Given that all the hard work, the results were huge.
In Chrissy’s own words “I was so gung ho, I lost 100lbs in less than five months”. Indeed, the results are huge.
What has Chrissy said about her weight loss?
It seems that Chrissy is very satisfied with her life now. As she writes “I thought that success and joy were not coming to me. They were inside me all along only I did not know about it.
Every little act I did of showing up for myself brought me to this moment, right here where I am talking to you.
You are hard-wired for this dream and you will make things happen once you stop waiting for things to happen.
Turn all the attention you are putting toward what other people are saying to what you are saying.” She writes “You’ve got this. Say it: I’ve got this”. Chrissy is very happy and grateful for life.
Before & After Weight Loss
The photo tells it all. Before working in “This is Us”, Chrissy weighed around 290 pounds. However, after a lot of hard work as of now, her weight is 182 pounds. A huge change.
As you can notice that Chrissy Metz went from a very desperate situation to where she is. This all became possible because she did not give up.
She did not give up on her dreams. From the beginning of her career, Chrissy seemed determined. She is not living a healthy life but also wealthy life.
All because of her hard work. There is a great lesson in Metz’s story. That is, if you want to change your life do not wait for the right moment as the right moment never comes you have to take a moment and make it right.