The young actress of the Malayalam industry, Karthika Muraleedharan, who acted in Dulquer Salmaan's Comrade in America and Mammootty's Uncle, recently opened up on her amazing physical transformation journey. Sharing a long post on Instagram, the actress revealed that how she was body shamed from second grade for being curvy and how she hated her herself until she got into training for the training of weight loss.
Her post reads, "I have been chubby since I was a little girl, it was brought to my notice in 2nd STD . Fat-shaming was persistent since then till my adulthood. The thing is it's not just an appearance issue , as a child I had to develop weird defense mechanisms to keep me going because it's not just school but your friends outside of school AND family . I would shame myself, hate myself, then started gaining more weight to rebel which in-turn worked against me."
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She added, "Then I joined an industry known for unhealthy beauty standards! The FAT SHAMING AND SEXUALISATION started on a much much MUCH larger level than I could handle. My body and I have been in a constant state of war with each other for a very very long time and I was getting tired , I couldn't convince the world to accept me as I am , I couldn't accept myself either so I started out with fad diets - Low Carb, exessive excercising , Keto , Juice-ing - you name it. NOTHING WOULD STICK. Why? Because I hated my body and I was doing all of these things because I hated it soo much , I wanted it to stop existing & become something else , something against my adult understanding of what is healthy, beautiful and fit. I had to fix my relationship with food, with my body, my mind and my belief systems . I needed something sustainable , something to replace all this unnecessary bullshit standards and dialogues around me . I wanted to be an authentic version of me that I would love."
Speaking about her weight-loss journey, Karthika asserted, "Serendipity struck and I came across @adika.yoga I joined Neelam with the intention of weight loss only but in-turn it changed the way I consumed food, my respect for myself, my body and instilled a sense of fearlessness and power ,which wasn't in the nutrition course but when your body and mind are fed well the energy it produces is unstoppable. I started seeing my body less as a machine and more as an amazing being which absorbs all that you give it and returns the favour 10 folds! This is not a paid promotional post. I recognise the change I am going through and I have been getting DM's saying I have been doing XYZ still not losing weight and how to lose weight . These are the answers I came across and I am sharing them with you."
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