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Angie Unhappy with "Thin" Accusations, Blames Breastfeeding

Angie Unhappy with "Thin" Accusations, Blames Breastfeeding

We were all happy to hear that Katherine Heigl rejects Hollywood's pressure to be thin. Now Angelina Jolie is speaking about being thin in Hollywood as well, but as a mother.

Aside from dealing with the painful loss of her mom, Angelina attributes some of her weight loss to being a mom dealing with breastfeeding.

Jolie sparked concern among fans earlier this year when her already thin frame grew even smaller and the veins on her arms started protruding. But she insists that vanity is not to blame for her shrinking figure.

"I have four kids and I finished breastfeeding – it's been hard to get my nutrition back on track. Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it's because I want to fit into skinny jeans." She added, "Someone saying to me that I'm thin is not a compliment.”

Weight control after giving birth is difficult for all women (even Angelina Jolie), but especially for those breastfeeding. So for tips on breastfeeding and nutrition,

Staying on top of your nutrition while breastfeeding can ultimately help keep you on track after breastfeeding as well. To ensure keeping a grip on you and your baby's nutrition, try these tips from WebMD:

  • Complex carbohydrates are among the best foods you can eat while breastfeeding. "If you look at the Weight Watcher's diet for lactation, it's all about complex carb loading. It's one of the most successful long-term lactation weight loss programs for women. It helps them lose weight without sacrificing milk production," says Linda M. Hanna, IBCLC, program coordinator for Lactation and Prenatal Education Services at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
  • In addition, Hanna says it's also important to get enough protein and fat in your diet. Aim for at least three to five servings (1 ounce each) of fat a day. These could be vegetable oils, butter, or even mayonnaise. This, she says, will help your body to make a good supply of the super-fatty and satisfying "hind" milk that is expressed during the later half of each feeding, Hanna says.
  • "In the end we are talking about eating a balanced diet, with complex carbohydrates, protein, and fats, and with as little sugar and sugary snacks as possible," says Hanna.
  • Among the most important nutrients you need while breastfeeding is calcium -- a minimum of 1,000 mg daily is a must. While dairy foods are a great source, you don't have to drink milk to make milk. To meet your calcium needs, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests five daily servings of any calcium-rich food, including low-fat yogurt and cheese, as well as nondairy foods such as salmon, broccoli, sesame seeds, tofu, and kale.

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bushra bushra 8 years
thanks for this, fitsugar! glad to see more mum-related posts!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 8 years
Ladytronic, that's a common misconception that you have to eat stuff like that to breastfeed. Lots of women do it. They eat stuff they don't even like because they are told it increases flow. An avocado a day would be much healthier but still fat-rich. The fat is just good for you. I find it so odd that some women shrink after having kids while others blow up (add to baby weight) while breastfeeding. Even those who generally ate when they were stressed out shrink.
Basma Basma 8 years
She's just like that because brad doesn't wanna marry her !
rubialala rubialala 8 years
She does look too thin in this picture.
krisua krisua 8 years
She really looks TOO anorectic these days.
Ladytronic Ladytronic 8 years
i think running after kids ..even if she has nannies, and breastfeeding can keep you too thin especially if you are used to being able to not eat a balanced diet and eat very much.i have a friend who now has too eat a milkshake a day diet because she is floating away from breastfeeding and running after 3 kids
Jivespeaker Jivespeaker 8 years
She'll bounce back. She lost the one parent she was close to and I'm sure she simply lost her appetite while she was mourning...not to mention breast feeding. I'm sure that had to be really rough to deal with simultaneously. Baby blues + death of loved one = not something I'd wish on anyone. She looks like she's coming around now though. She'll put back on the weight.
1lyfe2live 1lyfe2live 8 years
I LUV HER..THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT HER THAT GLOWS. I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURE OF HER WITHOUT MAKEUP AND SHE LOOKS 10 YEARS OLDER BUT STILL SHE STILL HAS A BEUTY IN HER EYES.SHE IS MY IDOL.SHE GREW SO MUCH THROUGH OUT THESE YEARS AND YOU SEE THAT IN HER EYES. YOU CAN TELL I AM HER BIGGEST FAN!!!
pinkmoxie pinkmoxie 8 years
Angelina is definitely thin for her height, but in defense of her, I agree with her that it's not always vanity that is driving women to be thin, sometimes it's caused by other issues. When you are thin (naturally or due to other issues) it gets very tiresome when people comment on how thin you are. It's bad enough that Hollywood puts so much pressure on actresses to be thin, which bleeds into mainstream society, but it's worse when women have to defend their weight (thin or heavy). I wish we could see beyond weight. Because what matters is the content of one's character!
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