The celebrity chef and cookbook author recently got real about her current weight being her “new normal,” and why she’s totally fine with eating whatever the heck she wants.
On Saturday, the 33-year-old described in great detail all the food she’d eaten over the past 24 hours: “Yesterday we went to Joy in Highland Park & ordered, I am serious, everything on the menu,” she tweeted, adding, “then we went to donut friend across the street and had apple fritters. then we went to somi somi for ice cream in k-town. then we went to Korean bbq. then I had a meatball sub at home.”
The next day, she made an entire Thanksgiving meal—just because she was craving it.
But before doing so, she decided to answer a question she gets an awful lot: “How do you eat like this??”
Teigen tweeted that she never lost the 20 pounds she put on during her second pregnancy because “I just love food too much.” She went on to add that she is “just coming to terms with my new normal,” when I had this certain number for so long!”
The Sports Illustrated model in a subsequent tweet wrote that she was at her thinnest right after giving birth to now 2-year-old Luna, but only because she was struggling with postpartum depression.
“I’LL TAKE THESE POUNDS AND THIS FEELING!” exclaimed Teigen.
This isn’t the first time the supermodel/chef opened up about the post-natal depression she suffered after the birth of her daughter. Teigen told Glamour in November that her postpartum depression snuck up on her a full three months after she gave birth.
“I thought postpartum was, you have the baby and you’re sad. It was like, no. It sneaks up on a lot of people. That’s why I thought it was important for me to talk about,” she explained.
Fans responded by thanking Teigen for her honestly and celebrating her candidness.
Many even shared their own struggles with postpartum depression and particularly weight gain.
Postpartum depression is a mental illness that affects women after childbirth, and greatly impacts emotional, mental, and physical health. Symptoms can last for months and include feeling unconnected to the baby, hopeless, empty, and alone.
According to the Office on Women’s Health, postpartum depression affects one in nine new moms.