Chrissy Teigen Says Her Post-Baby Weight Loss Was Not ‘Normal Or Realistic’
The model got real about what it takes to lose pregnancy weight.
Chrissy Teigen is the queen of calling out social media bullsh*t.
She has no problem lifting the lid on what life in the public eye is really like, from avoiding the supermarket by grocery shopping online, to screengrabbing paparazzi pictures of yourself for future hair and make-up inspiration.
The 30-year-old is also the first to hit out at anyone criticising her parenting skills. Chrissy and her husband John Legend welcomed a baby girl, Luna, back in April, and the new mum wasted no time in speaking out about the not-so-cute parts of motherhood on Twitter.
Now Chrissy is getting real about post-pregnancy weight loss and the unrealistic expectations celebrity culture gives new mums. If you want to lose weight after giving birth, feel free, she says, but be aware that the only way female celebrities manage it so fast is because they have an unlimited budget, a clear schedule and a team of experts at their beck and call.
“We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic,” she said on The TODAY Show.
“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed anything. So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be out there.”
The model also opened up about the “dark” periods she faced following Luna’s birth, admitting she struggled to cope at times.
“I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about. Whether it’s postpartum depression, or, for me, some days I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things,” she recalled.
Chrissy added that she’d had a “great pregnancy” and so wasn’t expecting her mood change post-birth to be so stark. “I think the mere act of losing those endorphins – I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”
Thanks Chrissie, for being so honest <3
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