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'This Is Us' Star Chrissy Metz Addresses Weight Issues -- 'I Don't Have To Beat Myself Up'

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By Mike Walters

'This Is Us' star Chrissy Metz is opening up about her weight issues...and the actress is revealing how she is dealing with it in her life, saying, "it’s really about progress, not perfection."

In the newest edition of 'Good Housekeeping' Metz answered questions about how she deals with keeping up a healthy lifestyle while being a working actress.

“I’ve battled weight issues, but I realize that I don’t have to beat myself up if I have XYZ food,” Metz said after discussing her eating habits.

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She continued, “Instead, I change my perspective and think, 'What is it that I’m angry about?' since we tend to want crunchy foods when we’re angry or ice cream when we soothe ourselves. All these things I’m just trying to be cognizant of.”

One of the key's to success the actress explained is to not give up if you have a bad day, or slip up on eating healthy. “If a waiter takes a tray of food and a glass falls and the drink spills, they don’t just throw the entire tray on the ground. You get another cup of whatever you spilled and you keep going,” Metz explained.

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She continued, “So often if something isn’t perfect, we go ‘I quit!’ That’s not conducive to forward progress, and it’s really about progress, not perfection. If we were perfect, we wouldn’t have anything to attain or achieve.”

The actress explained her on and off-again relationship with Instagram and the emotional reaction to people's sometimes negative messages.

“Every single time I post something [I think]: 'What is my intention? Am I seeking validation? Do I want somebody to think I look pretty because I’m feeling bad about myself today?'” Chrissy said.

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She continued, “I always start with that. Sometimes people come to my page to look for positive encouragement ... but the only thing I can do is be myself, and hopefully, that inspires people.”

As for the haters, she says “It’s peace of mind knowing that I can’t blame other people or make excuses if I’m not happy. Knowing that I feel good because I am being diligent about taking care of myself mentally, physically and emotionally creates self-esteem. Staying consistent and rigorously honest is hard; it’s a daily practice. But no one is going to do for me what I need to do for myself.”

Bottom Line: Chrissy Metz is the best, and speaks to the heart of many of us!

Check out the whole interview to see what actress has coming up in 2020.

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