New mom Chrissy Teigen credits her slender post-baby figure to the exercise regime she continued throughout her pregnancy.
The model and her husband John Legend welcomed their first child, daughter Luna, last month (Apr16) and Chrissy has left fans stunned over how quickly she shed her pregnancy pounds, after showing off her flat stomach in various photos on social media in recent weeks.
The 30-year-old insists she hasn't been working out since becoming a mom as she is still recovering from childbirth, but she is convinced staying fit while expecting was the key to bouncing back so quickly.
"I worked out more pregnant than I ever did not pregnant!" she laughed to People Now. "So for me, to be able to come back after wasn't a concern."
"I just wanted to feel good and feel energetic," she explained of her decision to continue hitting the gym in the months before she became a mother. "I'm still at that point (now) where I can't work out, which is awesome!"
However, Chrissy insists everyone has their own way of dealing with the extra pregnancy weight and women shouldn't feel pressured to lose it immediately after birth.
"I think some people actually get really weirded out if you do bounce back too quickly, because you really should be at home with this little thing and taking care of her and not so concerned," she said. "But you'll never have the right answer and you'll never be right to everybody, so you just live and do what you can do best."
Chrissy's comments come weeks after fellow new mom Kelly Clarkson expressed her disbelief at how thin the model looked just three weeks after Luna's birth.
After John shared a snap of his wife cooking a Mother's Day (08May16) brunch, wearing a crop top and cut off denim shorts, Kelly remarked, "Okay, what?! She just had a baby. My train of thoughts.... #hateher #justkidding #kindofnotkidding".