Chrissy Teigen admits to have made some mistakes during her Post-partum recovery, but the cookbook author has made up her mind to change her health habits and treat her body right.
Teigen told women’s health for their October cover that “After 2-year-old Luna, I was drinking too much, I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body.”
The 32year old had mentioned having post-partum depression back in 2017 and she shares that taking antidepressants and a vacation to Bali helped her feel better. “It’s like, what could be more important than mental health? What’s more important than being proud of yourself and doing the best you can for your body?”
The former swim suit model said that her view on her body had completely experienced a shift.
“Honestly, I don’t ever have to be in a swimsuit again,” Teigen says. “Since I was 20 years old, I had this weight in my mind that I am, or that I’m supposed to be. I’ve been so used to that number for 10 years now. And then I started realizing it was a swimsuit-model weight. There’s a very big difference between wanting to be that kind of fit and wanting to be happy-fit.”
When Teigen talks of “happy fit” she’s mostly referring to her achievements in the gym. “Sometimes I think I’m the weakest person, but I can plank for 20 minutes,” She says. “I’ve always had a really strong core, but it’s truly in the core of my body, like, the stuff that’s on the outside — kinda gummy, but the stuff that’s on the inside: strong”.
Teigen’s Instagram followers are happy about her body image honesty as many of them can relate to the struggle she is dealing with as a mother.
“I know they’re Facetuning, Photoshopping — and even I’m getting down on myself!” she shares. “Imagine the girl who’s out there scrolling and feeling like she isn’t good enough.”