Vidya Balan Says Her Family Took Her To A Doctor After She Started Doing Crazy Things To Lose Weight

Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan's long-lasting battle against weight gain issues is all about rediscovering your body's intelligence and keeping faith in it. Find out


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Vidya Balan Says Her Family Took Her To A Doctor After She Started Doing Crazy Things To Lose Weight

Over the decades, we have seen some incredibly talented actresses gracing the big screen and winning our hearts with their incredible acting. Vidya Balan is one such actress, who has inspired us not just by her acting, but also by the way she lives her life and the decisions she had taken in one of the most terrible phases of her life. The Padma Shri awardee had impressed everyone and had proved the mettle of her acting once again with her incredible acting in her film, Shakuntala Devi. (Recommended Read: Inaaya Naumi Kemmu Has An Important Message For Everyone Amid The Pandemic [Video Inside])

Vidya Balan had gotten married to Siddharth Roy Kapur in 2012 in a traditional wedding ceremony. The couple has been giving major relationship goals through their PDAs on their respective Instagram handles. However, the actress has talked about her long-lasting battle against weight gain in her latest interview. Scroll down to read it all!

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In an interview with the Mid-Day, Bollywood actress, Vidya Balan talked about her fight against weight gain issues over the years. The actress revealed that there was a time in her life when she had started thinking that her body is her life's biggest problem. She stated, "For the longest time, I hated my body because I have always been a 'fat girl'. When I was a child, people called me cute, and I enjoyed the attention. As I grew older, people started asking me why I wasn't losing weight when I had a pretty face. I felt, if my films weren't working, it had [something] to do with my body. At one point, it seemed like my body was my life's biggest problem."

Going further in her interview, when Vidya Balan was asked about the things she did to lose some weight, the actress has revealed, "I would work out like a beast and deprive myself of the food I loved. I did that for several years, and yet, continued to gain weight. If and when I did lose weight, I would feel it was alright to be fat. But, then, the weight would come back on, and it was always a nightmare, again." (Don't Miss: Alia Bhatt Repeats Her Zimmerman Dress For Riddhima Kapoor Sahni's Birthday Bash, Makes A Statement)

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Vidya Balan also revealed how once her parents had taken her to a doctor after she had started drinking 10 litres of water in a single day. Throwing some light on the same, she added, "When I was 17, somebody told me that if I drank 10 litres of water a day, I would lose weight. I started to do so, and, almost every night, I would puke. My family worried for me, and when I told them what I was doing, they took me to a doctor, who fired me. When I stopped doing that, I gained the weight back. I have a body type that I couldn't change. My hormonal issues had [escalated] because I was rejecting my body.


However, it was in the year 2019, when Vidya had finally realised something special about her hormones. Talking about the same in her interview, she said, "In 2019, I realised that I was still living the dream of being an actor; nothing else mattered. The body that is keeping me alive is the subject of my conscience. I stopped exercising like a beast, and I started eating whatever I wanted to. Guess what, my hormones began to balance. I began to eat gajar ka halwa whenever I desired, [and] for the first time in a long time; I dropped two kilos." (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Pours A Heartmelting Birthday Wish For Her 'Love' Nick Jonas With Beautiful Memories)

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