Actor Ira Sone Story has lost nearly 10 kg. However, the actor, who also suffers from POF, a condition which leads to menopause early, says it required a lot of struggle from her end. “This needed a lot of dedication. I was suffering from massive body image issues and I knew I had to make some changes which will be tough considering one of the downsides of POF is weight gain. I won’t be exaggerating if I said I almost cried every day because of food cravings and body ache, post my gym sessions. But I’m glad I didn’t stop there. I earned it and I’m proud of doing what was impossible in 2.5 months,” she says.
Ira says that being fit is very important for all actors. “Being lean is important because we tend to look fuller on camera. But to me, as an actor, it’s very important to stay fit because our work requires a lot of mental clarity and a strong immune system to work for such long hours,” she says.
Talking about how she went about losing weight, Ira says, “A diet was prescribed by my dietician Jaydeep Bhuta. The diet was a customized detailed plan considering my health condition and dietary requirements. I lost 8-10 kgs in 2.5 to 3 months.”