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Busy Philipps Asks: Why Are We So Obsessed With Taking Off Baby Weight?

busy and amy poehlerAdd Busy Philipps to the list of celebrity moms who refuse to bow to the Perfect-Body-After-Baby pressure.

(Which, by the way, also puts her on my personal list of Celebrity Moms Whom I Now Adore.)

In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Cougar Town star says, “I do think moms should be given a break, all across the board. And I think that the most important thing is that you’re healthy.”

Busy maintained healthy eating and exercise habits after having her daughter Birdie, in part for herself, and partly “so that she hopefully grows up to see that her self-worth isn’t defined by how thin she is.”

It’s a philosophy she’s living by now that she’s pregnant with her second child. Busy is taking care of herself by taking prenatal Pilates classes, but she’s not about to freak out if she doesn’t lose 40 pounds a week after the baby is born.

She’d rather not have anyone else freak out, either. “I find it to be strange that people get obsessed about how fast actresses and celebrities are taking off their baby weight,” she tells the site. “I guess people like to look at them and feel better about themselves or feel worse about themselves.”

Busy has no respect for those who pass judgment on pregnant celebs without knowing them or their medical histories personally. She cites the doctors who were quoted last year commenting on Jessica Simpson’s weight gain from an outsider’s perspective: “If you don’t treat her, then how do you know?”

Alas, this won’t stop the media from watching and commenting on the post-baby figures of the celebrity set. But consider yourself warned: Busy is one mom who won’t be working out 10 hours a day after her child is born…and she doesn’t care what you think of that.

(But she gets a big thumbs-up from this blogger!)

[Photo: via Twitter]

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