Chrissy Teigen is not currently expecting with hubby John Legend. But she does hope to have a family one day—and she's looking forward to getting pregnant for one reason, in particular: The famous foodie told Women's Health U.K. magazine that she's always had to be mindful of her weight thanks to genetics, but that, "I'd love to have an excuse to be bigger!"
Hands up: Who can relate?! There were plenty of reasons I ate a lot in pegnancy—both physiological and psychological—and I know a lot of other women have similar experiences. If you've always worried about your weight and what you eat (whether it's because, like Teigen, your job requires it, or not), pregnancy can seem like a time when you can finally relax about some extra pounds.
I wouldn't say I used my pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted—although, if I'm being honest, I'm sure that was a factor too. It was mainly that when I was pregnant with my twins last year, I was eating for three, and I was pretty much ravenous.
The cravings got me, too: the mere sight of Red Vines in a checkout aisle made me grab for them like a savage animal. And then there was the sheer volume of food I was capable of consuming thanks to my ever-expanding size: At our go-to breakfast spot, I got the combo every time and ate every morsel on the multiple plates: scrambled eggs, potatoes, buttered biscuit, and a pancake with syrup. Nary a fruit or veggie in sight!
In the interview, Teigen also mentioned another way a future pregnancy would change her diet: "People will know as soon as I'm pregnant because I'll stop drinking."
And with that, she brings up another point about pregnancy and what we put in our mouths: We may allow ourselves to relax on the types of food and the number of calories we consume, but at the same time we have to watch out for all the food and booze restrictions recommended for pregnant women. C'est la vie!
Anyway with Chrissy's outspoken style, humor, and willingness to tell everything like it is—I, for one, cannot wait to see her pregnant and preach on what it's really like!
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Alesandra Dubin is a mom to one-year-old boy-girl twins. She's also a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of lifestyle blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.
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