Chrissy Metz is the first to admit she's an emotional eater.
"I eat my feelings—when I'm happy, when I'm sad," the actress tells MarieClaire.com. "When you do put the food down and those feelings come up, you're not being numbed anymore. You're like, 'I got to deal with this.' That is hard." For example, "If I'm upset or I have to confront somebody, I'm like, 'This feels really icky. Let me have a burrito.'" But Metz hopes to break that cycle. "I believe that if we haven't learned our lessons, they will continue to come and circle back around," the 36-year-old This Is Us star says. "Obviously I haven't figured it out with food."
Many viewers identify with her character Kate Pearson's struggle to get healthier—Metz included. "I do want to lose weight," she says. "But not because anyone is telling me to do it."