Chrissy Metz is the star of the upcoming NBC drama “This Is Us.” But what her fans might not know is that she lost weight for the role. On Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Metz opened up about dropping 75 lbs., since three years ago, she was at her biggest at 280 lbs.
“I was heavy,” she said. “It was definitely challenging emotionally.” Metz also said that she started working with a nutritionist and doing cardio every day…
“I’m down another five pounds, and my goal is 40,” Metz said. She added that she hasn’t been tracking her calories, but hasn’t exactly been eating pizza and brownies either: “I’m having grilled chicken and vegetables. I haven’t gone completely crazy.”
Metz said she has a newfound respect for what it takes to lose weight after donning the fat suit from her old size for “This Is Us,” in which her character is supposed to be heavier. She told People that even when she was wearing the suit, “I was like, ‘Good lord! This is a lifestyle.’
I would take it off and be starving. And then you would eat dinner and feel horrible about yourself. It’s just not fun.” Metz said that when she first started losing weight she felt pressure to lose even more, but “I had to just tell myself, ‘Take it one day at a time.’ When you feel the pressure of losing weight, of wanting to fit into skinny jeans or being on a red carpet in a dress that you know you look good in so you can hit your goals, it’s really hard.”
Metz said she has come to realize that no matter how much weight she loses, there will always be someone skinnier than her.
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Approximately a year ago the actress Chrissy Metz began losing weight and is now getting ready to debut her new svelte figure. The 37-year-old recently opened up about how she achieved the incredible weight loss and what we can expect from her on the upcoming season of This Is Us.
“Basically, I treat myself like a baby bird,” she explained in an interview with Health magazine. “I’m learning how to fly on my own and it’s the very first time I’ve ever done that.” Chrissy also revealed that she started practicing yoga which helped her become more mindful.
She has said that she is not going to pressure herself into losing more weight, but would consider if she could help other people with obesity by sharing her life experiences. Chrissy has a tattoo on her arm which says “Live, Laugh, Love” for each word she takes a single pound off.
Chrissy shared a before picture of herself and the after photo to show the people what one year of workouts and weight loss can do without any surgery. She looks AMAZING.
Chrissy Metz’s Achievements
Her new song, “Breakthrough” is about hitting rock bottom and then finding strength in herself. She sang her song on The Ellen Show after losing weight.
Chrissy Metz is best known for playing Kate Pearson in the NBC drama This Is Us, for which she has received critical acclaim and an Emmy nomination.
Metz’s other notable performances include her supporting roles in the films, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). She made guest appearances on television series such as American Horror Story, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mindy Project and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Chrissy has also modeled for Torrid’s plus-size clothing line and she wrote a memoir entitled This Is Me.
Since losing weight Chrissy has gained the attention of Hollywood producers who have asked the actress to lose weight and gain it back again in order for her to take on roles which applies to her character.
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