I have read so many articles and listened to interviews on this subject and there are very mixed opinions out there.
Bethanny Frankel, Beyonce, Gisele, Abbey Clancy, Victoria Secret models Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosiol to name but a few, all lost their baby weight in record time. Bethanny apparently lost 29 of the 35 lbs she put on during pregnancy in just THREE WEEKS! That’s fantastic right? Mmm maybe not. I think it’s great that they have been determined and motivated to get back into their pre pregnancy size 4/6 jeans but I also think it’s sad that so much pressure is placed onto these women to lose vast amounts of weight in a very short space of time. Do they really want to do it for themselves OR is the real reason because of sponsorship deals and endorsements? Take Jessica Simpson for example whom they say put on a whopping 60 lbs during her pregnancy. She is now the new face of Weightwatchers, so on top of looking after a brand new baby and all that entails she now has to be completely focussed on her diet and work out routine. Isn’t this all just abit much? Or is it too much for the “ordinary” woman and not so for celebrities? After all they do have fitness trainors on tap and I’m sure not many of them are domestic goddesses in the kitchen, surely there’s a trained chef lurking beside the fridge? Regardless of this, we read about and see these women everywhere so like it or not we do begin to think of this absurd obsessive pressure to be thin post pregnancy as “normal” behaviour. Unfortunately, the result is that mommies to be out there establish unrealistic expectations when it comes to losing their baby weight. On the other side of the coin, I do realise that column inches drive these women and it’s part of their role as a celebrity so perhaps this is simply more important than enjoying the first few months of motherhood.