Megan Fox entered the motherhood club three months ago when she had her son Noah. She gained 23 pounds during her pregnancy and has lost 13 of them so far. And she's not working out. Many love to hate on Megan because she's gorgeous, says some odd things sometimes, and generally because she's gorgeous. Poor Megs. Fragile Megs. She's turned into one of my favorite new moms precisely because of that.
Megan says her body is too fragile for working out right now. So she's waiting. She's always been thin, and some people just drop those pregnancy pounds faster than others. And while she says she still wants to lose 10 more pounds, she sure looks amazing with them on here for the This Is 40 premiere. But who are we to say how much she should weigh? Provided she's a healthy weight, we should be happy for her. And happy for the fact that she's not rushing into working out -- something far too many of us, particularly celebrities, do after baby.
Twenty-six-year-old Megan told Us Weekly:
I can't work out yet because my body is still too fragile. I try to eat whatever I want, but I don't eat any dairy, and I guess that's the biggest diet tip. Try and stay away from dairy -- especially if you're a woman! It's really hard on your hormones.
Look at her -- giving mama tips! And good ones at that. Though staying away from diary for me is a very hard one. Cheese! I love cheese. I'd keep the extra 10 pounds just so I could eat cheese. And chocolate. And milk in my coffee. But good, healthy advice.
I'm really starting to like Megan. Megan, the mom. Despite the fact she had a challenging pregnancy and felt sick much of time, making her fear her baby wasn't human, along with her painful contractions that had her screaming for an epidural (totally relatable for many women), Megs wants to have more kids. A couple more. She wants a big family and she says Brian Austin Green is an awesome hands-on kind of dad.
Gorgeous. Hollywood star. Happy baby. Awesome husband. Doesn't work out yet and looks incredible. Sure, it's easy to hate on her. But we shouldn't. We should applaud her. She's not pushing for new moms to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight too soon. She's not pimping some diet or cleanse or crappy food. She's saying we should listen to our bodies and work out when we are ready, not when society thinks we should be ready.
Thank you, Megan!
Do you find what Megan says refreshing? Did you also feel your body was very fragile after having a baby?
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