Former Miss World and Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is in the news for refusing to lose her baby weight straight away and daring to be in the public eye looking less than perfect.
Apparently, she’s been accused of ‘letting her country down’ and because she’s a Bollywood actress, she has a duty to look good and fit at all times.
I’m sorry, but what?! She’s just had a baby, for goodness sake! Why should she be expected to ping straight back into a size zero or whatever size just because everybody expects her to?!
It takes 9 months to make a baby and put weight on, so it makes sense that losing the weight gradually over the months is a lot better than losing it all on some silly crash dieting, a 1000 star jumps a day or a stint at some boot camp.
It’s nobody’s body, or business, but hers. As she has a little baby to look after, surely she should be concentrating on looking after her small one than going out for 5 mile runs at 6am with personal trainers, or living on nothing but steamed vegetables?
We’re too used to seeing all bones in the media, and the sight of anything such as a perfectly normal, healthy size 12 or 14 starts to looks ‘big’.
I’m sure she’ll lose the weight when, and if she’s ready. Not because the world tells her she should be.
Which is the way it should be – if you’re happy in your own skin, and with who you are, then why should you bow to pressure from others to lose baby weight quickly?!
Leave the new mums alone, and let them concentrate on their babies. They’ll do it when they want to!