Actress talks weight loss, newfound confidence and acceptance
Isla Fisher graces the cover of the latest issue of Fitness magazine, but don’t expect her interview to read like anything other celebrities would give. She doesn’t boast about being able to work out every day, or stick to a very restrictive diet, but preaches instead body acceptance and a healthy body image.The actress, who will be seen next in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby,” tells the publication that she’s come to terms with the fact that she will never ever have a flat belly again because she has two adorable, healthy children.
“I gained 65 pounds [29.4 kg] with my first baby and 70 [31.7 kg] with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea,” she explains.
Each time, she lost part of the weight through breastfeeding, but she also had to work with a personal trainer because she had to go back to work soon after giving birth.
They met 3 times a week.
“That was both inspirational and terrifying because I didn't want to let the trainer down. After I had my second daughter, I slowly lost the weight by breast-feeding, hiking in [LA's] Runyon Canyon and working with a trainer every couple of weeks,” Isla explains.
From the way she praises the benefits of yoga, it’s possible that it also helped her shed some of the weight.
Her body will never be the same though, she adds, because, she will probably never have a flat belly again.
“It's still my favorite because it reminds me of my greatest achievement: my babies,” Isla explains.
“For me, so much about life is acceptance. You can look in the mirror and find a million things wrong with yourself. Or you can look in the mirror and think, ‘I feel good, I have my health, and I'm so blessed’,” she says.