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Chrissy Teigen lists all the help celebs receive to get "in shape".

Chrissy Teigen is well known for her no-BS approach to life, refreshingly unafraid to call things (or people) out.

Now she’s blown the lid on what’s really involved when a celebrity loses their ‘baby weight’, and it’s certainly not as easy or as effortless as the magazine covers and Instagram snaps would have you believe.

“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed anything. So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be out there,” she told The Today Show.

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And by “all the help” she really does mean a full team of qualified experts dedicated to getting her “back into shape”.

“We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape,” she said.

“But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”

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It’s a truth bomb many of us could do with hearing more often.

After giving birth, a time when a woman’s body has just gone through the most enormous challenge to, you know, bring a human being into the world, the last thing anyone should be worrying about is getting their body “back”.

It hasn’t gone anywhere – it’s just changed.

It’s not just during or after pregnancy either – Teigen’s comments go some way to reassure women (pregnant or not) that what celebrities are doing is fine if that’s what they want – but it’s not realistic, normal or in any way required for anyone else. (Post continues after gallery.)

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The 30 year old also spoke candidly about the other post-pregnancy changes she feels we need to speak more about.

“I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about. Whether it’s postpartum depression, or, for me, some days I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things,” she said.

“I think the mere act of losing those endorphins – I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”

The more we talk about both aspects, the more transparent we are about the realities – the better we will all be.
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