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'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Gets Real About Her Weight Loss Success: "It Was Always Frustrating For Me"

Date October 29, 2019 14:13

Ariel Winter gained huge popularity from her role as Alex Dunphy on the hit comedy show Modern Family. But despite this career success, she has also had to deal with some personal challenges.

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In 2016, while she was being interviewed for Seventeen Magazine, Ariel opened up about haters calling her "fat" and "ugly" but she chose not to let all that bother her.

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She said the hateful words used to bother her so much when she was younger but eventually she decided to ignore words like that and simply focus on looking "fabulous."

Ariel Winter's weight loss

In April 2019, the actress did a Q&A on her Instagram Stories where she opened up about her weight loss secrets.

People couldn't help but notice that Ariel Winter's before and after photos show that she has undergone a dramatic physical transformation so they asked her what her secret was.

Ariel then got candid and revealed that she had gained weight initially due to the antidepressant prescriptions she was on and it seemed easier to accept her heavier weight than to work on the medications.

It was always frustrating for me because I wanted to be able to get fit and feel like the work I was doing was paying off, but it never felt that way. I had accepted it and moved on.

Eventually, Ariel made the decision to look for alternatives. And after seeking professional help, she was able to make some changes to her medications which ultimately led to positive changes in her weight.

The change in medication instantly made me drop all of the weight I couldn’t lose before by just giving me back a metabolism. That was very unexpected.

Ariel Winter is now about body positivity

During a sit-down with ENews in July 2019, Ariel explained that she regularly maintained her fitness by going to the gym but she hadn't given up on her favorite snacks which she still ate in moderation.

She explained that while she really valued healthy eating, she didn't think people should deprive themselves especially those on a weight loss journey.

Ariel Winter has had her ups and downs, especially when it comes to matters of body positivity. It can be tough to be criticized for your weight and overall appearance but rather than let it keep her down, the actress decided to turn her life around. Today, Ariel Winter is embracing who she is and encouraging others to do the same too.

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