Chrissy Metz is the actress who played the role of Kate in the famous show ‘This Is Us.’ The actress has gone through the journey of her weight loss, and she always spoke about her journey with an open mind.
Chrissy is from Gainesville, Florida, and she has spent her childhood there with her step-father, mother, and four siblings. Chrissy has always shared how she had a tough childhood and then started eating food whenever she felt low and sad. Chrissy has always been honest about her weight and her journey. She shared how her father used to joke about locking her in the fridge whenever he saw her eating. For Chrissy eating the food was her only happiness, and there have been times in her childhood when the family lived in the lack of food available. When she turned 14 years old, her father used to force her to check her weight every time she ate.
Her weight has never stopped her from achieving her goals and trying to become the girl she wants to become. When she first came into acting, she was size 12. Her manager suggested that she lose weight, and she gave her best to lose at least 50 pounds at that time, but she still didn’t get any acting offers, which made her depressed. She gained more than 100 pounds, and that’s when she realized that it’s time to change her attitude towards the weight. So she started her diet and jogging to burn calories and lose weight, she successfully lost 100 pounds after the hard work.
She worked in a horror movie which is called American Horror Show: Freaky show, and in the show, she had to wear a very fat suit. Chrissy got really scared thinking what if she gets so heavy, and then she wouldn’t be able to move around.
After a lot of troubles and courage, Chrissy built her self- esteem and accepted her weight, which further helped her in raising her confidence. The people who have never been overweight in their life don’t understand that eating food so frequently can be a symptom too. She accepted that the only way she can accept her life and weight the way it is by telling the story to the world.
After a while, Chrissy got selected for the role of Kate in the show ‘This is Us’ which changed a lot for her. When she was signing the contract for the show, she also accepted the clause that she needs to lose weight for the role. It’s hard to just set the mind on losing weight without a goal, but now that Chrissy had a goal to achieve, she was focused on her weight loss more than ever.
There have been times when she used to be hard on herself and feel sad about her weight, but after a point of time, she understood that no one in this world is perfect. Everyone has their own flaws and battles to fight.