We hear about celeb moms shedding their baby weight in record (and unrealistic) time, but Bethenny Frankel dropping 30 pounds within the first 3 weeks of her daughter’s life might just be the one that tops them all. Bethenny claims the weight loss was healthy and that her breast feeding her daughter and following a diet given to her by a doctor was what did the trick, and said most of the poundage she lost “was water retention exacerbated by a C-section, which doesn’t allow food for two days.”
Obviously Bethenny’s Skinny Girl lifestyle and the low birth-weight of her daughter coupled with this news is begging for commentary from the other side. The editor of Fit Pregnancy, Peg Moline said:
“I’m concerned if she’s taking care of herself, getting enough rest and enough food, and not obsessing about losing the weight so quickly. I worry about the message that sends to the rest of us out here, who aren’t invested in that ‘skinny girl’ persona and don’t have trainers.”
While Peg’s concerns are fair, I can see how the Real Housewife might not realize how obnoxious her message is. Bethenny, despite all of her crazy health food and obsession with “skinniness”, appears to be a naturally thin person who’s never dealt with serious weight gain or the pressure of a major weight loss. Bethenny said to the Post, “My message to women is to be comfortable where you are, to not binge at any point in your life, to eat a balanced diet with indulgences and to go at your own pace.”
Bethenny’s verbal message may be one thing, and flaunting her bod may help her brand in some ways, but I think the verdict is that her show-offy attitude is more off-putting than it is inspiring.