Los Angeles, Feb 20 (PTI) Actor Camila Mendes says she has chosen to address her “anxiety around food” as she is through with dieting. Also Read - 'Happy Birthday Iggy Potter'! Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sara Ali Khan Share Lovely Wish For Ibrahim Ali Khan
In a long Instagram post, the “Riverdale” star said she decided to question her lifestyle choices after she recently met a naturopath. Also Read - Gauahar Khan Remembers Her Father in a Heart-wrenching Note, Says 'I am so Much of You Papa'
“When did being thin become more important than being healthy? I recently went to a naturopath for the first time in my life. I told her about my anxiety around food and my obsession with dieting. She phrased a pivotal question in such a way that struck a chord with me: what other things could you be thinking about if you didn’t spend all your time thinking about your diet? “I suddenly remembered all the activities I love that used to occupy my time. At some point in my life, I allowed my obsession with being thin to consume me, and I refused to make room in my mind for any other concerns,” Mendes wrote. Also Read - Love You Khansaab! Eijaz Khan Plants Kiss on Pavitra Punia's Forehead As He Holds Her Passionately
The 23-year-old actor said her constant worrying attitude ate into her favourite pastimes such as “education, cinema, music, etc.” “I’m done believing in the idea that there’s a thinner, happier version of me on the other side of all the tireless effort. Your body type is subject to genetics, and while eating nutrient-dense foods and exercising regularly will make you healthier, it will not necessarily make you thinner, and the current system fails to make that distinction,” she added.
Mendes also shared a poster that read ‘Being #DoneWithDieting is about naming the ways that dieting has harmed our mental and physical health’.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.