Yasmien Kurdi has been “chubby” all her life.
Even when she joined StarStruck in 2003, “Hindi ako payat. Sa batch namin, ako ang healthy,” she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview.
The Anna Karenina star underlined: “Fear ko ang maging dabiana.”
So when she gave birth in January of this year, “Ayan na, mukhang mangyayari na yung sabi ng Nanay ko na tataba talaga ako.
“Ginuest nila ako sa Startalk ‘tapos nakita ko yung sarili ko, ang laki-laki ko! Umiyak ako nang umiyak.”
That triggered her postpartum depression, which was defined by babycenter.com as “having recurrent feelings of intense worry or panic…any time during the first two months” after giving birth.
The Second Princess of Batch 1 resumed, “Tapos nakikita ko yung sarili ko, ang laki-laki ko talaga!
“So, na-feel ko yung fear ko, grabe yung takot ko na ayokong maging dabiana, yung ganun.”
That became her motivation to lose weight.
WHAT SHE DID. She’s sporting a much slimmer figure now… thanks to juicing!
Why is it the healthier way of shedding off the extra pounds?
According to mayoclinic.com, it makes the “body absorb the nutrients from fruits and vegetables better” and “gives the digestive system a rest from working on fiber.”
Thanks to her husband, too!
The 24-year-old star said that the dad of her baby, Rey Soldevilla Jr., has been very supportive.
“We’re trying to be healthy.
“Nakaka-inspire din kasi siya rin mismo ang gumagawa ng mga juices ko.
“Siya yung nagsasabi sa akin na, ‘Work-out tayo today,’ you’re ano, ganyan-ganyan…
“So, I’m really happy na ang dami niyang tinutulong sa ‘kin.”
Her diet is strictly “no-carbs.”
And for her fitness routine, she does brisk walking “every other day lalo na kung walang taping.”
Yasmien added, “I do Zumba sometimes pero fun lang, alam mo yung gano’n?
“Parang masaya ka, inaalagaan mo yung baby mo, and then yun, pumapayat ka.”
Lastly, she has the bashers to thank as well.
“Gusto ko ring ma-thank you rin kayo dun na pinapayat niyo ako.
"At siyempre sa mga tao din, yung mga haters at mga bashers, siyempre dahil sa kanila, namu-motivate ako.
“And kung wala sila, hindi ako mamu-motivate at hindi ko mare-realize na mataba ako.”
Now that she has achieved her desired weight, she wants to inspire other moms.
Yasmien’s parting shot: “Hindi porke mommy ka na, kailangan maging mataba ka, mas maging mataba ka. So hindi puwedeng ganun…”