Chrissy Metz Says Weight-Loss Journey Is About ‘Progress, Not Perfection’

THIS IS US -- "Lights and Shadows" Episode 410 -- Pictured: Chrissy Metz as Kate.
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This Is Us star Chrissy Metz said her weight-loss journey is about “progress, not perfection” in a revealing new interview published by Good Housekeeping. The actress showed an uncommon candor about her ongoing journey to overall wellness and talked about what she hopes will be a lifetime of positive changes moving forward.

Metz revealed that although she has battled weight issues, she has since come to realize several very important aspects regarding her relationship with food.

“I realize that I don’t have to beat myself up if I have XYZ food,” she told the magazine.

She noted in the interview that she has found herself using food not as fuel but as a way to self-soothe, searching for crunchy foods when angry or ice cream to calm down. The actress is on a continuing journey to understand her feelings and attempt to be aware of why she is craving certain things. She also is doing other things to deal with her feelings instead of eating.

Chrissy told Good Housekeeping that she is attempting to remain focused on her goals and encouraged her fans to do the same.

“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,” she remarked to the publication.

In the in-depth interview, Chrissy also talked about battling negativity, overcoming adversity, and other topics for which she gave readers sound advice.

The actress also posted to her Instagram account a series of nine images that encapsulated some of her most important moments of 2019 and wished her followers “an amazing 2020” filled with “happiness and wholeness” as seen in the images posted above.

As Metz films the remaining episodes of the current season of This Is Us, fans will see Chrissy work on some of her most emotionally raw material yet.

Fans are rallying around Chrissy’s character, Kate, more than ever, as she continues her life journey alongside husband Toby (Chris Sullivan), who is dealing with anxiety by compulsively exercising and using a new batch of friends for the emotional support he believes he is not getting from his wife.

In the first part of the show’s fourth season, viewers learned more about Kate’s journey from childhood into adulthood, her relationship with her brothers Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Kevin (Justin Hartley), and about her disabled son, Jack. Fans continue to support the character as she faces what appears to be her toughest challenge, how to fix her broken marriage.

This Is Us returns to NBC beginning tonight at 9 p.m. EST.