Chrissy Teigen is accepting her 'new normal' after gaining 20 pounds following birth of son

Another open and honest moment from Chrissy Teigen!

Over the weekend, the 33-year-old mother of two answered a question she all too often gets asked after releasing several cookbooks.

"'How do you eat like this??'" she tweeted before revealing that she has gained weight since getting pregnant and giving birth to her and husband John Legend's son, Miles. 

"Basically I am 20 pounds heavier than I was before Miles. He's 10 months old, I never lost the last bit because I just love food too much," she confessed. "Just coming to terms with my new normal, when I had this certain number for so long!"

In an interview with ET following the birth of her oldest child, daughter Luna, Teigen shared how motherhood had changed her outlook.

"Honestly, I was so stuck on the scale game," Teigen said of her old habits. "Like, I was the kind of person that was, you know, pre-baby, I weighed myself like three times a day. I knew how much I weighed at 8 a.m., and I knew how much I was supposed to weigh at 1 p.m., and I knew how much I was supposed to weigh at 8 p.m."

Now that she's a mom, Teigen told ET that she's much more comfortable with a less strict diet. "I feel completely at food peace right now -- having a baby has given me this weird confidence," she said. "Like, listen -- I'm gonna have these little cheat days, these little cheat moments ... I always send the email [before a photo shoot] like, 'Just so you know, I'm not what I used to be!'"

PHOTOS: Chrissy Teigen in 2019

10 PHOTOS
Chrissy Teigen in 2019
See Gallery
Chrissy Teigen in 2019
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Chrissy Teigen attends the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 13: Chrissy Teigen attends the 24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Chrissy Teigen attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
Somi Somi!
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 30: Chrissy Teigen is seen on January 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Chrissy Teigen -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Chrissy Teigen (L) and John Legend attend All-Star Lineup Pays Tribute At 'Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration For The Queen Of Soul at The Shrine Auditorium on January 13, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NARAS)
hibernation 🐻
💚
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 08: Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend Universal 'US' First Screening Los Angeles at Pacific Design Center on March 08, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images for Universal Pictures )
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story

Sign up for Entertainment Insider by AOL to get the hottest pop culture news delivered straight to your inbox!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.