‘People take it so personally’
Mindy Kaling has decided to discontinue discussing her weight loss, as she feels that people are taking it too personally.
In an interview with Allure published on Tuesday, the former “Office” star was asked if she had a message for those who felt that they had lost an advocate for body inclusivity after she lost over 40 pounds.
Kaling, who is 44 years old, immediately declined to discuss the topic, stating, “It’s not particularly exciting for me to talk about my body and how it’s scrutinized.
“So I think I’m just not going to delve into it because unfortunately, it dominates the conversation and people take it so personally,” she added before the interviewer moved on to ask about her children.
Kaling recently acknowledged that she is the “healthiest she has been in years” after losing weight.
“That’s a pretty amazing gift, isn’t it?” she shared on Instagram alongside a photo of her 5-year-old daughter Katherine and her 2-year-old son Spencer last month.
However, this is not the first time the actress has acknowledged the extensive commentary surrounding her changing physique.
“I know people are really interested in my body and the changes in my body, and I think it’s flattering. Sometimes it’s just a little overwhelming, so I try not to pay too much attention to it,” she told People in May.
Instead, she discussed the amount of “time and energy” she is devoting to “trying to be healthy.”
“I simply tell myself that I have to do at least 20 miles a week of either hiking or running. And that has been incredibly beneficial for me,” she told the outlet.
In fact, Kaling mentioned that these days, she “basically lives” in workout clothes and has made fitness a “major commitment” in her life.
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“It’s challenging with two kids, but I wake up really early and make time for it,” she continued.
“I’m feeling really confident in my body these days, which is not something I’ve been able to say for my whole life, unfortunately … I feel great.”