"After A Point, It’s Easy To Say, 'F**k It'" - Parineeti Chopra Opens Up About Battling Obesity

Swagata Dam , 21 Sep 2015
Parineeti Chopra in Juice magazine | Source: @ParineetiChopra Instagram |
Parineeti Chopra in Juice magazine | Source: @ParineetiChopra Instagram |

A few days ago, I wrote an open letter to all the girls who are trying to lose weight. And that’s because I am one of them and I know how difficult it is. In my heartfelt piece, I also mentioned how Bollywood actresses like Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Bhumi Pednekar have managed to triumph in their respective battles with fat. In the past, I have also blogged about Pari’s weight loss journey. And in a recent interview, the actress opened up at length about fighting obesity. Here’s what she said in her interview to Hindustan Times.

I took some time to understand my body. Why was I putting on weight despite the fact that I am a health-conscious person? Why was I not losing weight at all? So, I consulted a doctor… I was told that I should strike off eggs and milk from my diet chart because I was allergic to them. I used to have a lot of eggs, and I had a weakness for both milk and milk products.

Parineeti Chopra
Source: Twitter @parineetichopra

It seems it has taken her 5 months to reach here, but she’s yet to reach her desired weight. However, she has come a long way from the time she had returned from London.

I used to tell people that I was working towards shedding weight, but nobody believed me. People mistook me to be a carefree person. I used to tell everybody that I don’t want to remain fat. I was obese when I returned from London, UK; I was 86kg. It was just that the right steps had to be taken, which I am doing now. I started doing Kalaripayattu, a form of martial arts from Kerala. I do it every day for an hour. It has made me more flexible and stronger, and has also helped me build my stamina… I needed something that was not boring. I can’t do the usual cardio and treadmill stuff. I had done a small session of it before Ishaqzaade and quite enjoyed it. So I returned to Kalaripayattu, and now the results are showing. But I am not even 50% of what I have set out to be. Give me five more months, and I shall surprise you further.

Clearly, Pari is enjoying her weight loss journey…

My body language has changed. They are loving it. After a point, it’s easy to say, “F*** it” and that “I am going to return to eating everything”. But I promise I shall maintain myself from now. Snacking in the night is also ruled out. I shall not let my hard work go down the drain.

You go, girl!

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