How Chrissy Metz Really Feels About Her Weight-Loss Contract

Chrissy Metz has struggled with her weight her whole life, admitting to The Hollywood Reporter that she was "born chubby."

The actress even joined Weight Watchers at the age of 11.

However, her difficulties with her weight led her to develop a real kinship with her most-famous character,

Kate from This Is Us, whose weight-loss journey series creator Dan Fogelman modeled after his own sister's.

But before This Is Us, Metz experienced a wake-up call on her 30th birthday that inspired her to get serious about being healthy,

as noted by Marie Claire. She later landed a role in American Horror Story and, interestingly enough,

 but she has finally reached her happy place and she refuses to let anybody else take the credit for it. 

One element to Metz's story that has consistently gained traction relates to the so-called weight-loss contract Metz signed to appear on This Is Us.

 When the show began, Metz openly told TVLine that she was happy to sign it.

She shared, "Because it's one thing to try to do it on your own. But as human beings, it's an ego thing: We're more likely to do something for someone else."

On their progress thus far, the series creator further clarified that he and Metz discuss the plan for Kate as well as Metz's own goals about once every year.

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