After photos of her with a noticeably leaner physique went viral, actress Angel Locsin got candid on social media about her weight loss journey, saying it is not "without struggles and bumps" and that she is still "a work in progress."
In her Instagram post on Wednesday night, September 23, Angel began by reminding her followers that knowing the right pose or angle can change the way you look in photos.
"Hello everyone! About my recent post that became viral, first, I want to say that knowing how to pose the right way can help you look slimmer. I think everyone who posts OOTDs or watched Top Model knows this," she said.
She then told those who are struggling to lose weight to not feel "pressured" and to not rush through the process as pressure does not and will not help.
"I tell you that I understand that it’s not easy, having been fighting weight gain for years," she said. "Just take your time. Your body, your rules. Just don’t forget to love every inch of you in the process, no matter what other people may say. You are more than your weight or how you look. What’s important is how you feel and think of yourself. Shine. Don’t let the perception of others dim your light. I know you are trying. I know it’s hard. I understand "
Angel, whose spine injury in 2015 caused her weight gain, went on to share that she was able to slim down through her new diet and fitness program, but nevertheless acknowledged that she remains a "work in progress."
"Though I feel good now. I’ve been taking care of my health and trying out something new. I will share with you my process and journey some other time, when I’m more confident na. But this is not without struggles and bumps," she said.
"I will not let anyone dictate my pace. But I am looking forward to what I can achieve in the next 3 months or so. Love you, fats and all."
Read her full post below:
In her earlier post, Angel, 36, sent a similar message, telling her 9 million followers on Instagram: "Remember to love every inch of you."