Mozhi actor Ramya Subramanian, who made her debut as an anchor on the age of 15, says she confronted physique shaming that pressured her to resort to excessive measures, from slicing again drastically on meals to figuring out continuously to cover her “flaws”.
Popularly often called VJ Ramya, she is now additionally a well being coach, and has simply launched Cease Weighting, (printed by Penguin), a ebook that pivots on her personal journey to health. “This ebook is about my story, my journey, and I’ve put forth the whole lot, together with the errors I’ve made,” she says, including that she hopes to information readers on “what to do and what to not do,” along with sharing wholesome recipes and train pointers, in addition to recommendations on skincare, hair care and psychological well being.
Ramya’s journey started when she found weight coaching. “It was a recreation changer because it made really feel assured. I participated in energy lifting competitions the place I achieved gold medals in a number of competitions. This introduced a serious change within the behaviour of many individuals as they by no means imagined this sari-clad lady as an influence lifter. Quickly, many approached me to hunt recommendations on how I misplaced weight.”
She says, “Many individuals have informed me about their melancholy when their buddies or kinfolk physique disgrace them. The conversations normally start with ‘You have got develop into skinny, misplaced an excessive amount of weight or gained weight’ as a substitute of ‘How are you/How do you’re feeling at this time’. I feel society wants to vary its notion.”
Displaying love by meals, the Indian manner, additionally has its drawbacks, she states. “Sadly we now have been raised in a situation the place a baby’s achievement is widely known by rewarding them with their favorite meals. Even throughout my childhood, my mother inspired me to eat extra, which resulted me in turning into a plump baby.”
Ramya suggests that folks get their youngsters extra concerned in bodily actions. “Enjoying sports activities helps in focus, agility, multitasking, hand and eye coordination.”
She advises individuals who wish to shed some pounds to be “conscious of each meal you eat”. The actor-turned-health coach concludes, “Solely self-discipline and consistency will make it easier to obtain your objectives.”
The ebook is priced at ₹399. It may be bought on-line.