For the movie Tully, actress Charlize Theron gained 50 pounds to better represent a mother with overweight and depression. In her forties, she gained weight for her movie role and a year and a half later, managed to drop the weight. After a difficult job that she defined as a "hell," Theron reflected on strict diets and, also, on processed foods and soft drinks.
“I wanted to feel what this woman felt, and I think that was a way for me to get closer to her and get into that mindset,” Theron told Entertainment Tonight. “You know, it was a huge surprise to me. I got hit in the face pretty hard with depression. Yeah, for the first time in my life I was eating so much processed foods and I drank way too much sugar. I was not that fun to be around on this film.”
Constantly eating poor quality foods plunged her into a great depression. Healthy eating is fundamental not only for our physical health but also for our mental health.
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When she finished filming, she started to lose weight but realized something: it was not as easy as when she was 27. At that age, she had also gained weight for a role, but getting back in shape was much simpler.
“I was worried. I was like, this is taking a really long time,” she said. “Because on ‘Monster,’ I just didn’t snack for five days and I was fine. You know your body at 27 is a little different than your body at 43, and my doctor made sure to make me very aware of that. Like, you are 42, calm down, you’re not dying, all good.”
Instead of going to strict and radical diets, the doctor and the actress opted for a healthy and balanced diet. The process was going to be slow but more effective. It was so in a year and a half that she managed to return to her weight.
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What can we learn? Processed foods are not healthy, nor are strict diets. None guarantees us good health. It is important to have a healthy diet to enjoy a good physical and mental state.
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