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Blake Lively on the Pressure to Lose the Baby Weight: 'You Want to Be in Shape Right Away'

Blake Lively on the Pressure to Lose the Baby Weight: 'You Want to Be in Shape Right Away'

“Extra” caught up with Blake Lively at the Michael Kors Fashion Show, which she attended with Emily Blunt.

Just a few days ago, Blake showed off her post-baby body on Instagram, revealing that she lost 61 lbs. Of the photo, Blake said, “The only difficulty you feel is the pressure that you put on yourself, all moms put on themselves, in every single way, like the pressure to feed your baby, the pressure to get in shape, and to balance those two. “

As for why it’s so hard, she explained, “You want to be in shape right away, but you want to have enough calories and nutrients to feed your kid.”

Blake’s trainer Don Saladino recently revealed how she shed the pounds after giving birth to her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds. He told E! News, “The thing with Blake is that we always pay attention to food quality. The biggest misconception is food deficit… The big mistake is getting someone in a caloric deficit. What ends up happening, I understand that the thought process is that you have to restrict calories to lose pounds, but what you're typically doing with the general population, you are taking someone who is used to having cookies, pizza, or pasta and you are starving them of food. So now you are removing everything. Not only the food that they love, but food in general. I believe that food is medicine. I believe that we can still get a substantial amount of calories, proteins, carbs and fats to feed the body and become a fat-burning furnace.”

Of her workout routine, which consisted of resistance training and cardio, Dan said, “We kept the training very consistent. We made sure that she was in the gym four to five days a week. Certain days, we worked for an hour, and other days they only had 20 to 30 minutes because she's on a tough schedule with her kids.”