Chrissy Tiegen gets real about how celebrity mums lose baby weight so quickly

We all know it's true, but finally a celebrity mum has admitted it. 

Speaking to US Today, the refreshingly honest Chrissy Teigen explained how an army of "nutritionists, dietitians, trainers, and nannies" are the secret behind why famous mums seem to lose their baby weight immediately after giving birth.

"Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything," the 30-year-old model said.

"So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody's losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there. 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."

Teigen and singer husband John Legend welcomed their first child, daughter Luna, seven months ago. 

She made the celebrity baby weight comments in an effort to stop new mums feeling like failures if they don't get back into shape as quickly as the famous mums they see on the covers of magazines.

While a house full of help during the early days of parenthood might have helped Teigen find time to work out, they haven't been able to protect her from "mummy shamers" on social media.


Teigen and Legend like to share photos of adorable Luna with their social media followers, but there always seems to be somebody ready to pass judgement on their parenting of the baby girl.

In the weeks after Luna's birth the couple was criticised for going out to dinner without their baby, and most recently a Twitter troll criticised how Teigen was holding her daughter.

Teigen explained she liked to cope with the social media critics by being a  "proud shamer of mummy shamers".

"I just like to call people out," Teigen said.

"Sometimes it's just for entertainment of my other followers, and sometimes it's to genuinely see if they know that there's somebody else on the other side of that screen that they're talking to.

"Most of the time, they're just so excited to get a reply that that's the frustrating part: You realise they don't even think this, they're just saying it because they wanted to rile you up, or they wanted a hello.

"That frustrates me so much, because it's incredibly childish, one, and two, why do we need that kind of acknowledgement in society today, even if you say something negative?

"Why do you want that attention, why do you want a 'hi' to come out of calling someone a bad mother or ugly? That's where we are now?"



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On a serious note, Teigen believes it is important to talk about "the mood stuff" that can follow even the most perfect pregnancy and birth.

"That was really tough for me, and I think just 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," she said.

"Just the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on and how healthy I was, naturally made my mood change. 

"Some days, I wouldn't know how to cope with work and juggle things and still have time for a husband life."