Chrissy Teigen has not lost all the weight she gained while pregnant with her son Miles and she’s okay with that. A celebrity daring to admit that they can be happy while at a higher weight? You bet we’re going to celebrate that message all day.
The cookbook author tweeted about her weight over the weekend, saying that she’s often asked by people how she can enjoy so many delicious and rich meals. Her secret? She loves food. Same, girl. Teigen says that she’s 20 pounds heavier since giving birth to her 10-month-old son Miles and is finally coming to terms with her ‘new normal.’
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To put things in perspective, Teigen was at her thinnest after giving birth to daughter Luna, but the weight loss was a direct result of her postpartum depression, which she has been open about. So yeah, a few extra pounds is much, much better than not being able to get out of bed in the morning
the thinnest I’ve ever been was right after Luna. Postpartum depression. I’LL TAKE THESE POUNDS AND THIS FEELING!
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 30, 2019
Fans have been praising Teigen for sharing her new normal, with many moms and people who have sought treatment for depression agreeing that their bodies aren’t the same as they were before and that’s okay.
Girl, same. After my second child, I was walking 4 miles a day after a long day, crying over laundry and barely eating. Post partum depression is a beast, and while I was the thinnest ever, I was the unhappiest ever. You’re awesome for embracing the healthier you!
— Erica K (@ericak2011) March 30, 2019
Having suffered from depression most of my life, and now having found what’s works for me (plus 50 lbs because of meds); I always say “I’d rather be fat and happy than skinny and dead!” Screw what anyone else thinks!!
— CanadaKicksAss (@CanuckBCGirl) March 30, 2019
I gained 40 lbs after coming back from the peace corps after a decade at a certain tiny weight and adjusting was strange but I was so happy to finally weigh numbers that said I wasn’t in crisis anymore
— Eve Ettinger is @ AWP (@eve_ettinger) March 30, 2019
I lost so much weight with post partum depression and loads of people were saying “you look so amazing, I can’t believe you had a baby 4 months ago” & my heart was screaming “do you know how much difficulty I am in” but I nodded and smiled. I wouldn’t do that now.
— Allie Keith (@alliekeith) March 30, 2019
Thank you woman. I’m recovered from an eating disorder and alcoholism – and when I am skinny, I’m feeling bad and up to no good. When I’m an average size, I’m usually feeling great. Thank you for being a positive role model 💜
— Amanda Bruce (@AmandaLeeBruce) March 31, 2019
My body seems to have settled about ten pounds above my former fighting weight, and I am more than fine with that even though I’ve had the odd comment from family members. I 3D printed two people and I like bread, die mad about it.
— The Disaster Ballet (@disasterballet) March 30, 2019
Appearing on the cover of Good Housekeeping in February, Teigen said that it’s okay to struggle with one’s changing body shape, noting that she’s made a concerted effort to change her mindset and find peace knowing she no longer has to live up to the demands of being a swimsuit model.
“I think, in a way, we’ve forgotten what a regular body looks like,” said Teigen. “There are people out there who are struggling, and I’m struggling, and it’s OK to come to terms with realizing it’s going to be a bit of a journey. I’m not blind: I see my body, I see the difference in shape, I see that I gained weight. But I also see with those same eyes that I have a beautiful baby boy, and an amazing little girl, and I am very happy.”
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