On whether her beauty routine has changed since becoming mom:
“Absolutely. It’s just about how do you, how to expedite everything. Efficiency. And you really have to check, I need more mirrors because you just have, ‘Oh right, there’s throw up on my shirt.’ You got to really attempt to keep yourself glamorous. It’s beautiful, because it brings you right down. You’re like, ‘Oh I look cute,’ and then you’re like, ‘Oh right, I have baby food on me’ or the little one gives you a kiss, and it’s so sweet, but you get like spaghetti cheek.”
They both gave birth 3 weeks ago, but Kelly Clarkson can’t relate to Chrissy Teigen’s already skinny post-baby figure, so she commented on the model’s Instagram photo:
‘Okay, what?! She just had a baby! My train of thoughts…. #hateher #justkidding #kindofnotkidding #jealouslikeJonas.’
Last year, the singer was quoted saying:
There are just some people who are born skinny and with a great metabolism – that is not me,’ Kelly told Redbook magazine. I wish I had a better metabolism. But someone else probably wishes they could walk into a room and make friends with everyone like I can. You always want what someone else has. I don’t obsess about my weight, which is probably one of the reasons why other people have such a problem with it.
The 43-year-old actress went from 172 pounds to 126 pounds after giving birth to her daughter Elizabella 16 months ago, thanks, in part, to the Atkins low-carbohydrate diet (she is 5’2”).
“I feel so much better than I did before it’s crazy,” Milano told ET. “You know that feeling when you’re dieting where your stomachs growling and you’re angry and moody? There’s none of that, because you’re getting fats and proteins. It’s great!”
With two young children at home (Milo, 4, and Elizabella, 1), dropping the weight makes it easier for her to keep up with her growing family with husband Dave Bugliari. She opened up about what motherhood has been like for her.
“Every aspect is amazing,” she gushed. “I looked at Milo’s feet the other day. He’s got these two toes that cross each other, and I was looking at my husband’s feet. Those are where those toes came from!”
One aspect that has been particularly rewarding for Milano is being able to breastfeed.
“It’s been a joyous time to be able to feed them,” she said.
The actress has come under fire for posting pictures of herself breastfeeding, but she considers the practice to be a beautiful thing.
“It is just an amazing process that my body is giving her nourishment,” she said. “Women — we are the most perfect machine ever made.”
As much as she enjoys using her body to feed her children, Milano cleared up the misconception that breastfeeding helped her lose weight.
“I don’t know who started that myth, but breastfeeding to me makes it harder,” she said.
On getting her pre-baby body back 1 week after giving birth:
1 week post baby ..the left was me at 36 weeks ( I had Chanel at 37 weeks) I was basically in shape before I got pregnant but during pregnancy I stopped my workout regimen at 4 months preggers and pretty much became a fruitarian after that lol..No not really, I ate other foods of course but craved fruit. I lost 10 pounds before I even started to gain baby weight probably because 1- I stopped drinking alcohol. 2 – I stopped weight lifting and lost a lot of muscle and 3- I ate really healthy and took my vitamins everyday.(I’m gonna post my whole routine soon on my baby blog www.thecocoblog.com).
I gained 13 pounds my whole pregnancy and now I way almost back to norm at 137 pounds. All this is strange to me too, how my body took so well with pregnancy because I was mentally prepared to blow up like a whale and I was totally cool with it I really could have cared less how my body looked it didn’t matter to me..I couldn’t wait to get a bump and rock it! ..I would’ve gone through anything to make a healthy baby ..I had the heavens really watching over me and know everyday how blessed I am.. I believe anybody could too go through a wonderful experience and thats why I made a baby blog so people could know the steps I took..I hope to bring inspiration.
“I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.” In fact when her manager told her she was “back,” Washington took issue with the phrase. “She meant it as a total compliment, but we had this great conversation where I was like, ‘You know what? I try really hard not to use that language, because it’s not about going backward in life.’”