Sam Faiers has revealed how she’s planning to lose the baby weight after welcoming second child, Rosie, in November.
The mum-of-two, who’s currently on holiday in Dubai, took to social media to share her decision to start a diet to lose her post-baby weight.
Taking to Instagram, Sam said she is going to start the 5:2 diet in a bid to ‘shift the excess weight’, two months after welcoming her second child, Rosie.
‘I know I’m a bit late on the detoxing/fitness/diet craze. But I’m starting today 🙌🏻👊🏻 after second baby it seems to be harder to shift the excess weight’, she wrote.
The former TOWIE star then goes on to explain that she’s been eating what she wants and not really following an exercise regime in the first weeks since welcoming her little girl, but that she’ll give the 5:2 a try.
‘To be fair I have been eating what I want & only minimal exercise. I am going to try a 5:2 diet I have heard really good things about it. And it’s totally healthy for us breastfeeding mums.
‘I will keep you all posted on how it’s going. #summerbody #mummyfitness #detox #mymummyfitnessplan 👊🏻’.
However, some fans wondered if the diet is actually safe for mothers who are breastfeeding.
‘I want to do the 5:2 as well but I’m breastfeeding and worried my already poor milk supply will be affected!’, one said.
Another asked: ‘can you do 5:2 whilst bf? I loved 5:2 when I did it and would love to do it this time as my 2nd baby weight won’t budge this time either!! But was worried not eating would affect supply? If not Im totally on that!! 😁’
On the official website of the 5:2 diet, Dr Michael Mosley, who trained as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London, cautions that the diet is not advisable to ‘pregnant women or breast feeding mothers’.
However, responding to fans’ queries, Sam wrote back: ‘I have researched & it’s absolutely fine. If anything it’s better for your supply as it’s packing you out with vitamins & nutrition x’