Shraddha Srinath shares untold secrets

Shraddha Srinath has expressed how she feels about losing weight and how important it is to maintain a healthy body. The actress has reduced eighteen kilos in the last five years.

The actress said that it is not about losing grams but about leading a disease-free and healthy life with a quote, “Do it for yourself, not for the gram”. In Instagram, Shraddha posted two photos side by side. One from October 2014, and one from May 2019. She clearly looks thinner in the latter.

She also goes on to explain that even as she put on weight due to her lifestyle and eating habits in 2014 – when she was one year into her law career – she did not feel unattractive or lesser than anyone else.

She said, “With this job came good money and a fun lifestyle and I was suddenly spending on things that I previously NEVER spent on – food, clothes, going out, movies, you name it. I was at the peak of my obesity, I only found the motivation to exercise once a month maybe, I ate happily and mindlessly, wore clothes I wanted to despite my jiggly arms and thighs, never considered myself unattractive, never felt lesser than anyone else. I did have bouts of self doubt but I was too lazy to do anything about it and then soon enough the feeling would subside”.

“Not long after this photo was taken, I realised I was too young to be like this and so I went to my apartment gym, got onto the treadmill, and I raaaan. First I ran for 5 minutes, then for 15 and then I could run for a whole 40 minutes without a break,” she said.

She added: “Right: Darjeeling, May 2019. Five years later and 18 kilos lighter. Of course I worked my arse off. It took many 4.30 am alarms and some days of working out twice a day and many crazy diets. I’m not the fittest person but I exercise occasionally, I understand food better and I know how to play around with it. I know what calorie deficit means and what strength training is. Unfortunately, I’ve developed this unhealthy relationship with food and I haven’t been able to develop a sustainable lifestyle for myself which balances my love for food and healthy eating and exercise, but I’m working on it.”

“What made me do it? It was simple, I wanted to look better. But that’s not the end goal I suggest you have, because there is no end to “looking good”. You’ll always wish your belly was flatter, that other girl will always look better in that dress. Social media will always successfully feed your insecurities and you may end up miserable. So do it for your heart that works overtime, for your knees that will bear your weight until the end, for your body that fights for you and heals itself without you having as much as a clue. For a disease free life and for a good night’s sIeep. Do it for yourself, not for the gram,” she said.