90 Day Fiance star Loren Brovarnik revealed she lost 26 pounds. But it wasn’t through conventional methods. She admits that it was simply from “being active” with baby Shai. Taking care of her baby son contributed to her weight loss and healthy lifestyle.
The reality star shared a new photo of her post-baby body on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, June 23. She gained 32 pounds when she was pregnant with her son. Nowadays, Loren is proud of her weight loss just two months after his birth on April 14. The TLC star was honest on how she shed the weight.
90 Day Fiance star talks about her 26-pound weight loss
Loren Brovarnik took to Instagram Stories to talk about her transformation. The 90 Day Fiance star revealed to her followers that she lost 26 pounds and she didn’t step foot in a gym. She mostly credits “being active” with baby Shai helped her lose the weight. But she also has a new lifestyle thanks to her bundle of joy, as per In Touch Weekly.
“I still have a belly and that will take time. No, I’m not working out. I’m breastfeeding and changed my diet. I am going on daily walks, but that’s it. I think just being active with the baby is helping me,” Loren wrote in the text overlay of her Instagram Stories. “I have a few more to go and then some!”
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Magical Monday Vibes! ✨ Getting back into my jeans… barely 🤣 … but they close 👏🏼👏🏼 … no one can really prepare you for the postpartum phase, but I’m not rushing it, I’m embracing this journey and will continue to share it with you, unfiltered. The ups, the downs and the all-arounds. ✨ #8weekspostpartum #feelingmotivated #nofilter #lovewhoyouare #fuckthehaters
As TV Shows Ace previously reported, Loren showed off her svelte waist on Instagram. She provided her followers with a postpartum update.
“No one can really prepare you for [this phase], but I’m not pushing it,” Loren wrote in the caption. “The ups, the downs, and the all-arounds.”
Loren gets honest about her postpartum depression
During her Instagram Q&A chat, the 90 Day Fiance: Pillow Talk star revealed what she wasn’t “prepared” for before Shai’s birth. Loren admitted that she suffers from postpartum depression. She calls the mental health condition “a real thing” and it took its toll on her back in May.
“My body dysmorphia, anxiety, tics, insomnia, etc. are at an all-time high because of it,” Loren wrote. “I need to constantly remind myself I just grew a human for months and it’s OK to take time to heal and adjust. Patience is a virtue and time heals all.”
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Being a new mom is a rollercoaster of emotions. I've felt excited, exhausted, scared, in pain and every other emotion you can think of! I’ve experienced some postpartum depression and I’ve struggled with judgment and people sharing unsolicited advice. I’ve been a nervous nelly and found myself spending more and more time on the @peanut app connecting with other like-minded moms about all of my worries. Am I putting his diaper on too tight? Did I burp him enough? Am I nursing properly? Is it ok for me to cry? Having this community has helped me realize that most women go through this too. Whether we admit it or not, everyone needs help and support throughout motherhood. I’m so thankful to have a safe space like @peanut where I can go to find friendships, ask honest questions and get advice. It’s helped me know that I’m not alone and it can help you too! #peanutapp (This is my absolute favorite photo!)
The reality star also wasn’t prepared for the “emotions [her] heart has taken on” since the postpartum depression started. But she’s getting used to those moments and wants to cherish every moment of her life. While chatting with fans, the 90 Day Fiance alum responded to a follower who asked if she was going to start an Instagram account for her baby boy. Loren said that she and her husband, Alexei Brovarnik, debated it.
“So, we actually talked about this and have decided that we are NOT going to make him his own Instagram,” she responded to the fan. “We are more than happy to share him on our pages with you, but we don’t feel a newborn should have his own Instagram account.”
That’s a healthy update on Loren and Alexei’s life.
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on TLC.