Ariel Winter had been justifying her recent weight loss to everybody for quite some time now but, finally, after many queries, she has decided to open up about her weight loss journey.
Winter, who is 21 years old and one of the cast members on the hit TV show Modern Family, shared on her Instagram about the unique way she lost weight.
Apparently, she switched her anti-depressant a while ago, and her weight loss resulted as a byproduct of that change.
According to Winter, she had been using anti-depressants since a very long time now and it caused a significant amount of weight gain which she was unable to lose despite serious efforts and changes to her diet or fitness regimens.
Her increased weight had caused her a lot of frustration because she felt as if her efforts were not paying off or perhaps her body was no longer able to get toned.
On Therapy Since A Long Time
Winter had been going into therapy sessions for more than six years and using anti-depressants throughout that period. Tapering off anti-depressants is a lengthy process, and Winter had been trying to do that with her previous anti-depressant for a long time now.
Since those anti-depressants were supposedly adding more weight to her body, therefore she was feeling increasingly unfit with their continuous use. But she knew she needed to switch her medicine, as she had grown tired of her ongoing sickness. She was determined to find herself an alternative.
Her quest to find a better medicine was not because of her weight gain but mostly because she didn’t feel all that well anymore.
Finding An Alternative
When she found a better alternative medicine, Winter noticed the results instantly. Her metabolism started working normally again and she was able to lose all those extra pounds that were added because of the previous medicine, without any additional effort.
Winter has not been addressing her weight issues for the first time. Back in mid-2017, Ariel had been shamed on the internet by trolls who did not approve of her wearing shorts as they looked too small on her (referring to her weight being on the heavy side).
Looking Thinner Not The Goal
And now again, when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram, looking noticeably thinner than before, her followers could not resist but post questions about how she could be that thin.
Most comments were not trying to say she looked bad, as no doubt Winter looks fresher than ever, but they wanted to emphasize that girls should feel comfortable in their own skin without wanted to become thinner just because the media industry demands it.
However, Winter clarified that losing weight to look a certain way was not what she had intended to do at all.
She just wanted to feel healthy again, as her weight gain had caused her to feel severely unwell. She is now feeling much healthier, both physically as well as mentally. According to her, she now wants to put on muscle mass and add some definition to her body.