AceShowbiz – Katharine McPhee has spoken of her “biggest challenge” during pregnancy. The former “Smash” star, who just welcomed her first child with husband David Foster, has revealed in a new interview that she is concerned about relapsing into an eating disorder while pregnant.
The 36-year-old singer and actress made a candid confession during an interview for the Monday March 1 episode of “Dr. Berlins Informed Pregnancy Podcast”. He first revealed, “It suddenly happened in a way that hadn’t existed for a long time.”
“I have felt really stable in my life for the past four or five years, and my weight is more constant,” continued the new mom. “But feeling like there was a relapse after getting pregnant was really shocking, disturbing and worrying for me, because I was suddenly so obsessed with food, from that first trimester.”
“He had such a distortion in his appearance,” he explained. “I think back to those photos and my husband was documenting how every day, because I was like, ‘Take a photo now. Do I show it? And I look back and I say, “My God, why was I so hard on myself?”
The “American Idol” student later revealed that she even approached a psychiatrist who had helped her before joining the singing contest. She recalled that he assured her “that it is very common for women who have suffered from eating disorders in the past to almost relapse, in a sense, when they become pregnant.”
“And it made me feel so much better that I wasn’t alone in this mental space … meeting him and talking to me about it,” she added. “It’s not like he gave me a bottle of pills and said, ‘Here are the anxiety pills.’ That’s not what he did when he met me, but he was talking and asking questions. ”
Although she had not “relapsed completely,” Katharine explained that “it was definitely a feeling [that she] had eaten too much and then [she] had felt that she couldn’t breathe anymore. “. He continued to share, “I couldn’t imagine if [this] because there was something new in my body that made me feel full or if I ate too much food.
“And there is a lot of anxiety,” admits Elyes Gabel’s ex-girlfriend. “But I resisted and I’m really grateful to be at the end [and] to feel so good and look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘Yeah, my legs, my thighs, my arms are kinda. thicker, but I’m okay with that ‘. “