So she posted what she ate to Facebook.
On 1 April 2015, Milla Jovovich became a mum for the second time as she and husband, Paul W. S. Anderson, welcomed their daughter Dashiel Edan. Jovovich is already mum to seven-year-old, Ever Gabo.
And like most pregnant mums she struggled with her body image. So much so that she told parenting blog, Romy and the Bunnies, that by six months, she’d gained all of the recommended baby weight (with three months to go). She blamed the weight gain on feeling terrible for those first six months (yes, it is a lie that morning sickness only lasts the first trimester).
So in January this year, with 10 weeks to go, she decided to do something about it.
“I thought it would be fun and also helpful to post a ‘food diary’ on my Facebook page because going ‘public’ with something makes it that much harder to get lazy. Now it wasn’t just about me making random promises to myself, but about me putting my reputation on the line with my fans,” she said.
In case you don’t know Jovovich is a model and actress, and with both industries placing lot of pressure on how a woman looks, we can understand her statement.
Jovovich did say that eating healthier wasn't about losing weight, but about being healthy for herself and her unborn baby. She also committed to taking 12,000 steps a day.
I admit, I couldn't help myself but scroll through her Facebook to see what Jovovich's food diary looked like...so here are a few of her posts. But before you read it all, I just want to let all pregnant women know, including Jovovich, to not put too much pressure on yourselves. Creating a baby is hard work after all.
20 January 2015
"I've gained all the baby weight I need to have a healthy pregnancy and as of last week, I've started having to be really careful about my lifestyle so I don't continue to gain unnecessarily; which is not healthy for me OR my newborn... I have to be ready to start filming Resident Evil- The Final Chapter in August of this year and I will also be nursing an infant simultaneously so I don't want to be on any extreme diets to get ready to go back to 'action hero' mode!
Just so you understand, when I say diet, I'm not talking about losing weight, I'm talking about what I'm eating on a daily basis. I don't want to lose ANY weight right now."
24 January 2015
"Hey everyone! So here are the ingredients for this afternoons smoothie! It's super amazing this morning because it's got 'pumpkin spice' in it!"
29 January 2015
"Today, I did a lot less steps, but they were mainly uphill which has to count for more! lol! The hikes have been really challenging, but so much fun at the same time! I feel totally addicted to the outdoors lately!
Today, I had eggs for breakfast with a slice of whole wheat toast and another piece of whole wheat toast with peanut butter on it. A smoothie for lunch and for dinner baked a gorgeous piece of salmon with olive oil and parsley. On the side, I quickly seared some asparagus and roasted brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower with a bit of Pancetta bacon for flavor. It was so yummy!"
14 February 2015
"I am now officially half way through my 33rd week of pregnancy, which means I’m only 7 weeks away from delivering our new baby!"
7 March 2015
"This week was my husband's b-day and all my healthy eating went out the window! It’s been all restaurants, cheese plates and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches… AAAAAAHHHHH! So now I’m back with new resolution and I won’t be cheating this weekend."
Look, this all looks very yummy, but I, personally, just couldn't live without my chips while pregnant.
Before you go on any diet or take up any exercise regime while you are pregnant, please check with your doctor.
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