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Is Sara Ali Khan Right? Does weight affect mental well-being?

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Is Sara Ali Khan Right? Does weight affect mental well-being?


Sara Ali Khan in a new interview explained how carrying extra weight and being overweight affected her mental health. Sara Ali Khan once weighed more than 96 kgs. She had to shed almost 50 kgs of weight before her Bollywood debut. She recalls that at that stage,¬†she thought to herself that since there wouldn’t be a better tomorrow, she could eat whatever she wanted! Sara Ali Khan, is she right? Does excess weight affect your mental health and can weight loss promote an overall feeling of well-being? Is weight loss more than just a thinner frame? Let’s find out:

There’s no sugar coating the fact that carrying a lot of excess weight can sometimes give rise to issues like social awkwardness, negative body image, low self esteem, isolation, anxiety, stress, insomnia and sometimes even depression. Sleep disturbances are also caused by obesity, and as we know, poor sleep can have a significant impact on mood the next morning. The stress hormone cortisol can also spike the next morning, causing fatigue, irritability and exaggerated mood changes. You may even feel a sudden drop in energy.

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