“After 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.”
In a recent interview with Women’s Health, Chrissy Teigen admitted that while she was struggling with postnatal depression (PND), she would often find herself drinking. And while we’re sure she wasn’t going on a bender every weekend, we completely get how indulging in a glass of wine or two, after finally getting the kids to turn in, can quickly become the norm.
Chrissy admitted that her unhealthy, nutritionally poor eating habits and overindulgence in alcohol didn't do her any good. “I remember being so bruised from nothing.”
But after taking antidepressants and going on a wellness retreat in Bali with her family, she says she realised there are much more important things. “What could be more important than mental health? What’s more important than being yourself and doing the best you can for your body?”
So also came the realisation that, while she started as a swimsuit model, landing the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2014, her priorities, and naturally, her body, had changed after having Luna and Miles.
“Two kids in, you can’t eat the way you used to.
“Since I was 20 years old, I had this weight in 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 realising 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."
So she told Women's Health, in that classic, confident Chrissy Teigen way, “Honestly, I don’t have to be in a swimsuit again,” as she appeared on their October 2018 cover in a grey-blue sweatshirt looking beautiful, happy, and healthy.
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