Weight has always a bit of a hush-hush issue in Hollywood.
Two of them, being Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell and Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik, who have both opened up about their healthy (and not-your-average-Hollywood) outlook on life.
"Being beautiful doesn't mean being skinny. It's about being healthy," Mitchell tells Self magazine.
"I'd starve myself for a day, and the next day I was hungry, tired and miserable," the 26-year-old star recalls her mindset in her younger days. "When I felt so bad about not being able to fit into size 0 jeans, I realized I had to make a change."
After struggling to reach a specific "number on the scale," Shay says she finally began thinking about what makes her happiest, "I want to try different foods and enjoy myself," she explains.
And Big Bang Theory's Bialik couldn't agree more. The mother of two and self-professed "fattest woman in Hollywood" is proud of her fuller figure (per Hollywood standards) and says she doesn't want to be a spokesperson for any lifestyle brand.
"I call myself the fattest woman in Hollywood and folks, I may very well be," she pens in a personal essay. "I don't diet, I don't exercise any more than your average mama, and I eat foods that are fun and delicious."
Bialik continues, slamming a recent interview, in which the writer claims the TV star wants to lose "a pound or two" (a quote which she firmly denies).
"A ‘pound or two' is not my issue…If I wanted to lose weight, it's very simple. I'd stop eating all the fun food I eat all the time and work out more," she writes. "If you want to sell a skinny lifestyle of deprivation and false perfection to America's women, don't use me to do it. I'm a horrible example. And proud of it."
As you should be.
Props to both brave ladies.