Chrissy Teigen has admitted she used to weigh herself three times a day before becoming a mother. The Lip Sync Battle host and model said she used to be hung up on her weight, but has felt more confident since welcoming daughter Luna, her first child with husband John Legend.
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"Honestly, I was so stuck on the scale game. Like, I was the kind of person that was, you know, pre-baby, I weighed myself like three times a day," Chrissy told Entertainment Tonight. "I knew how much I weighed at 8am, and I knew how much I was supposed to weigh at 1pm, and I knew how much I was supposed to weigh at 8pm."
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Chrissy Teigen admitted she used to weigh herself three times a day
However her pregnancy helped Chrissy to appreciate her body and feel more confident in her own skin. "When I was that pregnant, I was so, so incredibly happy - and at that point you're just like, 'This is it, take it or leave it!' I feel completely at food peace right now - having a baby has given me this weird confidence," she explained. "Like, listen - I'm gonna have these little cheat days, these little cheat moments... I always send the email [before a photo shoot] like, 'Just so you know, I'm not what I used to be!'"
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Chrissy has recently returned to modelling with a shoot in Sports Illustrated's iconic Swimsuit edition, and said it is great that the publication features women of all different shapes and sizes. "You start to realise that it's not about the number on the scale, it's about how you project yourself, it's those suits that you wear," Chrissy said. "I think this issue does more for people than anyone will ever know. We might look back and look at shows that I love - like, I love the show Girls for example, and I love that Lena Dunham goes on the show and she just does whatever, and she's like, 'This is my body, take it or leave it' - and I think every little bit of that kind of thing helps."
The model is more confident since becoming a mum to daughter Luna
The model added: "Every time some little girl gets to look in this issue, and see so many different body types and [women] embracing themselves, that's really important." Chrissy has been outspoken about body image and was recently praised by fans after sharing a photo of her post-baby stretchmarks, months after saying "we forgot what normal people look like now" due to airbrushing and photo editing apps.