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).
“The only pressure I really felt was self-inflicted pressure, and that was really fleeting,” Alyssa told E! News.
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.
“[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.”
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.