It was one of many few instances Serena Williams wished to lose.
The tennis champion mentioned lately she stopped breastfeeding her daughter, Alexis Olympia, to slim down for her return to the courtroom. She mentioned she’d heard that nursing would promote weight loss, however that didn’t occur for her.
Even a vegan, sugar-restricted food plan with robust exercises didn’t do the trick whereas she continued to breastfeed.
“You hear when you breastfeed you lose weight and you’re so thin, and it wasn’t happening to me,” Williams mentioned at Wimbledon on Sunday. (She superior Monday to the second spherical, with a straight-set victory over Arantxa Rus.)
“What I’ve learned through the experience, every body is different, every person is different, every physical body is different,” she mentioned within the clip above. “For my body, it didn’t work, no matter how much I worked out, no matter how much I did.”
So, after six months of breastfeeding (Alexis Olympia was born in September), Williams lastly arrived on the emotionally wrenching choice to cease.
“I literally sat Olympia in my arms, and I talked to her, and we prayed about it,” she mentioned. “And I told her, ‘Look, I’m going to stop. And Mommy has to do this.’ And I cried a little bit, not as much as I thought I was. And she was fine.”
She mentioned she shortly shed weight after she stopped breastfeeding. “It was crazy. And I just kept dropping. That’s when I learned that everyone was different. Sorry to go on about that, but I wanted to say that, so women out there know that’s not true. Everyone takes things different. I think it’s important for us to share that message.”
Mayo Clinic Women’s Health wrote final 12 months that breastfeeding “can … help you lose weight gained during pregnancy,” however didn’t provide absolutes. “It often takes six to nine months to lose” maternity kilos, the clinic added in an article printed on HuffPost.
Williams’ breastfeeding remarks start on the 11:30 mark within the video above.
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