The glamour world usually expects actresses to look slim and sexy but being that is not an easy task. Saba Saudagar, who is well-known for her stint in ALTBalaji's BOOO... Sabki Phategi, talks to us exclusively on how her body type led her into depression and how she overcame it.
Talking to us exclusively Saba said, "There is always a pressure to look slim, sexy and glamourous. I have always had weight issues because of my PCOD problem. I have always maintained a diet and a workout schedule, earlier it used to affect me very much. When I was diagnosed with PCOD, a certain medication was prescribed to me. That had a side effect on me and I started putting on almost 5-6 kgs of weight every week. Because of which I stopped stepping out of my house for almost one and a half years, I used to not like the way I looked."
She went on revealing, "In this course of time, I even got into depression and started hiding behind closed doors. People didn't recognise me because of the way I looked, I was even body-shamed. People used to pass comments at me saying 'Delhi toh abhi bahut door hai'. I even went to weight-loss centres, one fine day I was even dehydrated and was admitted to the hospital. I was shattered, my confidence was lost. I didn't even know if I would be able to become normal again. It was a very bad phase of my life. There has been so much pressure several times where people were constantly commenting that you look bloated and fat. Sometimes I have been body-shamed even on sets and that got me so nervous that I thought the moment I pack up I am going to meet up with a surgeon right away. Several times I even thought of going under the knife, it would affect me so much mentally but then I realized it’s not worth it at the cost of your health. I was scared of the repercussions it would have on my health if things go even slightly wrong, so I refrained from doing it because I strongly believe that health is wealth. Nothing is more important than your health and peace of mind."
Talking about how she overcame her fear Saba says, "After 10 months of hiding and being depressed, one day I threw away all of my medicines out of the window and decided to work on myself. I started Ayurveda and miraculously those worked for me. But one day, all of a sudden I got this strength to fight myself and I started working on myself, and decided to bring myself back. I made peace with myself and I have struggled a lot through this. I think I wasn't exposed to the right treatment and then I started working out and it's been a hard journey for me. But yes it's been a tough road but here where I am." Also Read:-Booo... Sabki Phategi, First Poster: Tusshar Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat Make Their Digital Debut
Talking about her current diet and exercise Saba says, " I follow intermittent fasting where a low carb diet along with power yoga which I really enjoy doing with my trainer. I also trained myself under international trainer James Harrison where I used to exercise aggressively. I keep doing variations in exercising and enjoy dancing a lot since I am a trained classical dancer and sometimes I also opt for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), so I have always tried mixing my workouts and doing different types of activities to keep myself fit." Also Read:-Tusshar Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat Are Color Coordinated During Promotions Of ALTBalaji’s BOOO….Sabki Phategi
She also added, "In the first month of lockdown there was too much excitement about the food, since people were putting a lot of pictures about home made cakes, mug-cakes, dalgona coffee and I really got carried away with the same. Once I realised that, I realigned myself and started working out at home. Power Yoga is my comfort zone and that's what I did."
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