Growing up in front of the limelight, there has always been a lot of talk regarding Bea Alonzo's physical appearance. Despite her weight and looks being subjected to public scrutiny, however, the actress makes it a point to be totally *honest* about her health and self-love journey.
Bea got candid about her weight gain in a recent YouTube vlog, revealing that while she and her BF Dominic Roque often play sports, she finds it difficult to lose weight because of a recent diagnosis.
"Tennis is a good sport. Gusto rin namin ni Dom to be able to play doubles in the future so kapag medyo hindi na ako busy, I will go back to playing tennis,” she says. "I also gained weight so nahihirapan din ako na tumakbo-takbo lalo na kapag lateral. Sumasakit din yung tuhod ko. Aside from having PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. So that’s the reason behind my gaining weight."
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid "doesn’t create and release enough thyroid hormone into your bloodstream," which slows down your metabolism. Because of this, you can gain weight and feel more exhausted than usual.
The actress shares that she's addressing her diagnosis by working out and taking better care of her body. “I am trying to address that now by working out, by dieting, and taking meds for it and supplements. Wish me luck, sana matapos na siya,” she reveals in the same vlog.
You got this, Bea!