Published: 4:17 p.m. BST, 2 September 2022 | Updated: 5:40 p.m. BST, 2 September 2022
She welcomed daughter Lilah with beau Ryan Thomas in June and owns a health and fitness website called Results With Lucy.
And Lucy Mecklenburgh candidly revealed the realities of her post-pregnancy body in a Q&A with her Instagram followers on Thursday, saying she struggled to find time to exercise like most. .
The TV star, 31, who also shares two-year-old son Roman with the former Corrie actor, has revealed she has gone up two dress sizes and her busy life rarely leaves time to exercise – although she has made peace with it.
‘I’ve gone up two dress sizes and I don’t have time to exercise’: New mom Lucy Mecklenburgh candidly discusses her post-pregnancy body two months after welcoming daughter Lilah with beau Ryan Thomas (left in July, right in 2019)
During the chat, one follower asked “Are you back to your pre-pregnancy weight?” Do you exercise? diet? I don’t love myself anymore.
Lucy agreed to write: “I get it, so many changes in our bodies so quickly that I can sometimes feel like I’m unfamiliar with my body.”
“I have wider hips, a bigger belly and breasts and two dress sizes bigger than before Lilah”.
Busy parents: The TV star who also shares two-year-old son Roman with the former Corrie actor has revealed she’s gone up two dress sizes and her busy life rarely leaves time to do exercise (the couple pictured together in June)
She continued, “I weigh about a stone more than I used to but try not to weigh myself too much. I rarely have time to exercise, but I love post-natal Pilates. I try to walk a few times a week and chase after a toddler all day haha.
“As far as food is concerned, I started trying to eat as much as possible, mainly for energy and to feel good”.
She concluded: “Bath cooking helps and simple, quick meals that everyone in the house will eat. I don’t follow a restrictive diet, just balance and variety”.
Truth bomb: Lucy agreed to write: ‘I get it, so many changes in our bodies so quickly that sometimes I feel like I don’t know my body’ (pictured in 2019)
In August, newborn Lilah was rushed to hospital and put on oxygen after becoming “really sick” with bronchiolitis.
Lucy shared an image of her daughter in a hospital bed and explained she was being fed through a tube as she battled the respiratory tract infection, which is common in babies under the age of two.
Lilah contracted bronchiolitis from Lucy and her fiancé Ryan Thomas’ eldest son Roman, two, who contracted the disease in kindergarten and suffered from ‘coughing and choking’ before being transported from hospital emergency.
Lucy also shared a snap as she breastfed her baby, while thanking NHS doctors and nurses for their help.
Scary times: In August, newborn Lilah was rushed to hospital and put on oxygen after becoming ‘really ill’ with bronchiolitis