Chrissy Teigen for Women’s Health Magazine

Posted on September 20, 2018

Chrissy Teigen covers the October 2018 issue of Women’s Health magazine photographed by Eric Ray Davidson.

 

 

On post-partum with daughter Luna: “After Luna, I was drinking too much. I wasn’t eating as much because I was full from drinking. I wasn’t being good to my body. I remember being so bruised from nothing.”

On the shift in her perspective after starting antidepressants and visiting Bali: “It’s like, what could be more important than mental health? What’s more important than being proud of yourself and doing the best you can for your body?”

On how her new book, Cravings: Hungry for More (out September 18) reflects her new lifestyle: “Two kids in, you can’t eat the way you used to. I changed, so the book had to change. With the first book, I wanted to get people out of the headspace of a 15-minute meal with less than five ingredients. Now I identify more with the people who don’t have time for that shit.”

On breastfeeding and her body, post-baby #2: “With your second, you just, like, pop’em on. I look at my boobs and I’m like, What the heck happened? They face outwards now. They’re like giant disks. I don’t even know how to hide them. I forget that people are still like, ‘Whoa!’ And I don’t mean to shove my boob in their faces.”

On some celebs creating unrealistic expectations for their fans: “I know they’re Face-tuning, Photoshopping – and even I’m getting down on myself! Imagine the girl who’s out there scrolling and feeling like she isn’t good enough.”

On easing back into intimacy with husband John Legend: “It doesn’t matter who you are – even if you’re a sexy R&B crooner or an ex-swimsuit model, you’re just tired. We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No! We’ll get back into it again. But it is funny: If he performs somewhere, and I go, I’m like, ‘Oh he’s sexy.’ We’ll probably have sex that night.”

On her top talent at the gym: “Sometimes I think I’m the weakest person, but I can plank for 20 minutes. I’ve always had a really strong core, but it’s truly in the core of my body, like, the stuff that’s on the outside – kinda gummy, but the stuff that’s on the inside: strong.”

On learning to appreciate her new body: “Honestly, I don’t ever have to be in a swimsuit again. Since I was 20 years old, I had this weight in my mind that I am, or that I’m supposed to be. I’ve been so used to that number for 10 years now. And then I started realizing it was a swimsuit-model weight. There’s a very big difference between wanting to be that kind of fit and wanting to be happy-fit.”

 

[Photo Credit: Eric Ray Davidson/Women’s Health Magazine]

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