Tia Mowry opened up about her journey to get back to her “pre-baby weight” after having two kids. The Sister, Sister star gave birth to her son Cree in 2011 and her daughter Cairo in 2018, and the actress decided to take her time and let the weight fall off naturally without having to snap back right away as many celebrities have done. In fact, Tia denounced “bounce back culture” in a recent Instagram post. With a carousel of photos showing off her body attached, the Family Reunion star shed light on the pressures for women to get their pre-baby bodies back and how she decided to approach it.
“You guys, I want to talk about body image and self-love!!! After babies, “bounce back” culture can add so much pressure when it comes to losing baby weight and getting back to our pre-baby bodies,” she wrote in the now-deleted Instagram post. “Now, I’m back to my pre-baby weight, but man did it take lots of discipline and hardwork!!”
She began sharing that she decided to go the tough route and lose the baby weight in a natural and healthy way. “Bounce back culture has made it so difficult for us to love our bodies after having babies. I made sure to do it in my time, my own way, and the natural way. Was it easy? No, it was hard! But not feeling pressured and just doing it in my time made it feel that much better. Mommas, be gentle on yourselves!!! We have brought life into the world, and for that… we are superheroes. I love you guys! 💕💕💕”
This isn’t the first time Tia has spoken out against snapback culture. In an October 2021 post, the 43-year-old preached about women loving their bodies and how she appreciated her body before, during, and after pregnancy.
“Pregnancy was such a special time in my life and I loved it and my bump! I also loved my body before pregnancy,” she wrote.
“We’re led to believe we should love one over the other. But it was important for me to be super proud of BOTH bodies instead of feeling pressured to be a part of the snapback culture.”
She added, “I think instead we can look at our bodies and love and acknowledge them for keeping us alive and keeping our babies alive! Mamas, we can allow our bodies to just BE while we nourish them (and our little ones!) with good things, instead of buying into the snapback culture.💗”
Tia has been documenting her operation bounce back on Instagram updating fans about her progress with several photos including an April 13 post where she put her “natural body” on display stretch marks and all.
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