Alyssa Milano Discusses Her Body Image After Kids Saying ‘The Female Body Is the Most Amazing Machine!’
Alyssa Milano, who is mum to Milo, 5, and Elizabella, 2, says having children totally changed her perspective on her body.
The actress says she’s never been too hung up about what her body looks like but says that pregnancy helped her appreciate it even more.
“Once you have kids, you realize what the human body is made to do,” the 44 year old says. “You realize why sometimes women’s bodies retain fat, and usually that’s biologically to create breast milk. You realize all the changes your body goes through hormonally.”
“It’s really an awakening, when you get pregnant and have a child, that the female body is the most amazing machine imaginable.”
Milano also says she feels lucky to have avoided body pressures as an actress.
“I’ve been aware of other people in the industry who felt that, but I’ve been very blessed in that I’ve never been impacted by that in my career,” Milano says. “People have always been very supportive of me in the business, no matter what weight I was.”
The mum of two hopes to pass on her healthy and positive body image to her children.
“I’ll take them to the gym, where they have a daycare center, so they can see where I’m going and what I do, and that it’s important to work out and be active in a world that’s so sedentary,” she says.
In her attempt to stay healthy, the actress has been a long time follower and advocate of the “Atkins lifestyle” which she says is not a diet.
“I eat whole foods that are low in refined carbs and low in sugar. And foods that are rich in healthy fats and proteins, vegetables, and any fiber-rich carbs,” she explains. “I think that when you call things a diet you’re setting yourself up to fail. Because to me that means there’s an end to it, and with health and fitness, you have to maintain your entire life.”
“For me it’s all about feeling healthy and strong, and fitting into my clothes, and keeping up with my kids.”
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