Ever the conversation starter, the reality star and mother of 4 has just given us something else to talk about.
In her new memoir, Spelling It Like It Is, Tori reveals the true way she dropped the weight she gained with son Finn.
She’d previously told the world that, like a good celebrity, she used a healthy diet of fish, veggies, and soups along with swimming laps to slowly slim down.
Not so. In fact, she barely exercised; she can barely doggy paddle, she admits. And as for the menu, she writes:
“So I took off my weight the old-fashioned way. I like to call it the Just Keep Your F–King Mouth Shut and Eat Air diet. It’s all the rage.”
Now, when I first read this, my thinking was pretty clear: This is not right. It is not right that these celebrity moms make it seem like even keeping up a healthy diet and exercise regimen is doable.
How is it so easy to cook healthy meals when you are exhausted? And how can you really hit the treadmill when you are breastfeeding and your breasts are the size of melons?
I just don’t get it. And then, I realized, that Tori might possibly feel the same way. Maybe — and this is a big maybe — she also doesn’t know how it’s possible to wake up at dawn for a Tracy Anderson session and then dive into a day filled with baby bottles and kid disasters. Maybe she can’t figure out how to whip up balanced meals of protein and veggies plus healthy snacks either.
Maybe this sad admission is actually a way of saying that the standards that we hold ourselves to and the expectations that we dream up — especially as new moms — are essentially impossible.
How about admitting that getting back to a place where your body feels good, unless you are part of a very lucky and rare club, means a painfully slow slog. And even if you are committed to the slog, it is still hard to keep going when you can’t devote your entire life to the cause.
I wish I could invite Tori over for dinner. I think we’d have a lot to talk about.
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