An Expert Tells You Everything About Body Positivity
Bollywood is a place where everything that glitters is either plastic or photoshopped.Well, in most cases! Real and raw bodies seldom get visibility on silver screens and red carpets. And when they do, they’re trolled, policed, abused, and alienated. It doesn’t matter if you’re a star kid like- Sonakshi Sinha.
Sonakshi Sinha, like many other Bollywood actors was body-shamed for her weight. But she did not let critics break her spirit.
She openly and confidently talks about her experiences of being body-shamed and advocates the idea of body positivity and self-love, whenever she has a chance to. Something, I really admire her for. Not many in the industry have had the strength to do it.
In an interview, she said “I have been body-shamed, quite a bit, but I have learnt to move ahead of that, because that is what I have always believed in. Being true to yourself is important. It's really not about how you look, but what work you do and how many people you reach out to."
We were fortunate enough to have Sonakshi as one of our esteemed guests at our flagship event ‘The Future Of Wellness’. At her session with Neeha Nagpal, she shared her wellness journey with the audience and left all of us with some serious #fitspiration and #selflove goals.
She began by talking about how she was always a chubby kid and teenager, but never cared about her weight, until one day, she got on the treadmill and could not run for more than thirty seconds. She considered it a wake-up call and made lifestyle changes for her betterment. And she lost 30 kg, in a span of two-and-a-half years.
Well, now you must be thinking that she could have done it faster. Well, she could have. I have seen people lose the same amount of weight in a span of a few months. But that isn’t generally healthy. Neither for the body, nor for the mind. Sonakshi echoed similar thoughts. She highlighted the importance of shedding the weight in a healthy way and finding ‘balance’- the key to being healthy and happy.
Coming to happiness, she said something very beautiful “It’s most important to just be happy than to be anything else.” Something, I keep telling everyone. Being chubby and happy is a lot better than being skinny and sad.
As a health coach and someone who strongly promotes the idea of self-love and body positivity, my only message to all the readers is- to love themselves. To love their body. Unconditionally. Because when you love yourself and your body, you can never not take care of it or do injustice to it. Starving yourself is as bad for your body, as stuffing yourself. You have only one life and one body, don’t ever take it for granted.
Lots of love, happiness, and health.
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