The “Modern Family” star was candid on her fans’ Q&A session in her Instagram stories on Tuesday. Ariel Winter answered different sort of questions concerning her weight loss and mental health. And this is not the first time that the 21-year-old addresses fans’ questions on such issues.
Back in January she even replied to one of the body shammers. However getting back to the recent event, when one of her fans asked: “Why so thin?” the actress began her written answer:
For years I had been on anti-depressants that caused me to gain weight that I couldn’t lose no matter what I did. It was always frustrating for me because I wanted to get fit and feel like the work I was doing was paying off but never felt that way.
She said that changing her antidepressant helped her lose weight.
Further on, she continued that finally, she moved on and found a medication that works for her.
Winter explained: “The change in medication instantly made me drop all of the weight I couldn’t lose before just giving me back a metabolism” and added that “I feel better mentally with the change.” No matter that it took her “forever” to find that change.
Her next goal? She admitted that she would want to gain some pounds of muscle and get healthier.
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When it comes to the other question that a fan made about her mental health. Winter responded: “Mental health is incredibly important to me. Same amount of importance as physical health.”
She even opened up about her therapy writing:
I’ve been in therapy every week for 6 years and I don’t know where I’d be without it. I’ve grown so much as a person and been able to learn how to deal with things from my past that affect my present. It’s a journey so I’m not all the way there, but I’m doing pretty good.
Winter concluded her answer saying that she feels lucky to have people and fur babies to support her. Furthermore, she said that she hopes the issue of mental health will not remain a stigma and people will talk more freely about it. Instead, Winter finalized her writing: “Always take care of yourself and don’t listen to anyone telling you it doesn’t exist or it’s something to keep to yourself.”
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