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‘Why people thought I was pregnant’ – Actress Adunni Ade speaks on her weight gain struggles

NOLLYWOOD actress, Adunni Ade, has revealed the secret behind her sudden weight gain, stating that she has always been skinny but Nigerian food humbled her.

The 43-year-old single mother said even when she had her two kids, she added weight only in the tummy but Nigerian food has made her gain a lot of weight despite the little portions she was consuming.

Reacting to the weight gain, the actress started getting depressed over pregnancy speculations making rounds on the internet.

While shooting for a recent picture, Adunni Ade said she got shy at some point because she felt she had lost all her beauty, but realised her beauty doesn’t have anything to do with her weight.

She urged her fans never to give in to bodyshaming or discrimination that comes with weight gain.

Her words; “I’ll like to plead with you all to try staying healthy! I had always been skinny. My weight gain during pregnancy were always in the stomach but Nigerian food will humble you. I swore weight gain wasn’t in me! I eat in small portions but then the weight gains started. Genetically, I have a huge tendency of being on the heavy side, so before I knew it boom the weight started. I was wearing Uk18 at some point! I was like what??? Depression sunk in! Blogs carried I was pregnant! From US 2 when I arrived damn near 10 years ago. It isn’t easy I’ve gotta admit but it is worth it. Make that change for yourself! You can only achieve your goals while alive and fit! I know I joke a lot but let’s take our health more seriously!

I was extremely shy during the shoot coz I thought I had lost all my alluring self but guess it’s still there. Cheers to us all who are fighting one demon or the other.

“Do not give up!”

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