For Alyssa Milano, losing weight after welcoming her second baby was no easy feat.
"I don't know how [other moms] do it. I didn't feel pressure from within the industry. Any pressure that I felt was from seeing other celebrities get down to their [pre-baby] weight in two weeks, and I know that for me that's just not in my makeup, biologically, there's just no way that I could've dropped all that baby weight in two weeks," the 43-year-old actress said of her 55-pound weight loss in a recent interview.
Alyssa while pregnant in June 2014 (left) and in May 2016 (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The only pressure I really felt was self-inflicted pressure, and that was really fleeting," Alyssa told E! News.
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The former Who's the Boss star and her husband, David Bugliari — who married in August 2009 — welcomed daughter Elizabella, 20 months, in September 2014. The couple are also parents to a four-year-old son, Milo, who was born in August 2011.
#NationalSiblingDay #BellaAndMilo A photo posted by Alyssa Milano (@milano_alyssa) on Apr 10, 2016 at 4:50pm PDT
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"[Having a baby is] exhausting, and the only thing you really have is food to get you through those first two months. Especially if you're breastfeeding," Alyssa continued. "There comes a point where you're like, 'Okay, I've kind've got to get serious [about losing the baby weight]. So I gave myself 18 months."
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After shedding more than 50 pounds following her daughter's birth, Alyssa now says she's at her "happy weight." "I don't know if I'm going to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I'm breastfeeding also, that's a big part of it, so I just call it my happy weight," she said.
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