As a child, I was never skinny. I grew up to be slightly overweight but was a broad frame.
Things suddenly started going wrong once I hit the 20s, my periods became irregular and I started gaining weight.
At first I did not notice it, as was busy pursuing my masters in nutrition. But in 1 year I moved to 64 kg from 56kg & that is when I realised there was something wrong. I discovered I was suffering from PCOS.
I started studying about it in detail and was convinced that weight loss and maintaining weight to ideal levels was the only solution to have a healthy hormonal profile. Also, being a dietician myself, it was important to be well within my ideal weight limits.
The next barrier to excess weight and PCOS was when I was planning to have a child.
I was very upset to hear I was suffering from infertility and it would be tough to become a mom. It was very depressing to hear about fertility treatments and the side effects, it made me very scared and depressed.