Chrissy Metz has been given some food for thought by This Is Us producers: Hit the gym or find a new job!
“Her character’s arc is about slimming down, but Chrissy has gained weight,” says a source close to the 36-year-old. “She’s put on at least 75 pounds since filming began, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.”
Star’s health expert Alicia Hunter, author of The Accidental Diet: From Fugly to Fox, estimates that at 5-foot-5, Chrissy likely weighs 400 pounds and must eat at least 5,000 calories a day — the equivalent of 10 Big Macs — to maintain her size. “She’s at risk for a slew of health problems, from diabetes to heart failure to joint problems,” says Hunter. “A healthy weight for her age and height would be between 114 and 149 pounds.”
While Chrissy had previously said that she was “excited” to slim down — a contractual obligation she agreed to when taking the role — she has since turned her nose up at NBC’s offer to hire her trainers and nutritionists.
“No one is trying to be mean, but Chrissy isn’t holding up her end of the bargain,” says Star’s insider. “She needs to get in shape for the sake of her career and her health.”