Lucy Mecklenburgh slams trolls over 'postnatal body' comments

Lucy Mecklenburgh hits back at trolls who claimed her toned figure isn’t a ‘realistic postnatal body’… ten months after welcoming son Roman

Lucy Mecklenburgh has hit back at trolls after they claimed her toned physique isn’t a ‘realistic postnatal body’ and said she ‘doesn’t eat’.

The former TOWIE star, 29, took to Instagram Stories on Saturday, saying she ‘loves food’ and is actually consuming more calories while breastfeeding baby Roman.    

She had originally shared a sizzling snap flaunting her sensational figure, explaining in the caption that she’s ‘being kinder’ to herself since welcoming her son. 

Shutting it down: Lucy Mecklenburgh has hit back at trolls after they claimed her toned physique isn’t a ‘realistic postnatal body’ and said she ‘doesn’t eat’

However shortly after sharing the image, the mother-of-one was forced to hit back at some negative comments which had criticised her appearance.

She penned: ‘For the odd negative comment saying I don’t eat & my body isn’t a realistic postnatal body…

‘My body is a real postnatal body as I had a baby in March & this is my body now.

‘I LOVE food! More importantly I’m breastfeeding so I actually have to consume more calories to be able to feed by bubba everyday & have enough energy to run around after him all day.’

Hitting back: She defiantly said ‘my body is a real postnatal body as I had a baby in March & this is my body now’ in response to the trolls

Mama: The former TOWIE star, 29, welcomed her now 10-month-old son Roman in March 2020 

Lucy previously revealed she lost four stone after giving birth, telling MailOnline she ‘didn’t do any diet or quick fixes’. 

She explained how she didn’t feel ‘pressured’ to return to exercising four times a week once her doctor gave her the all-clear to workout again.

Lucy continued: ‘I didn’t put pressure on myself and had good nights’ sleep. I just listened to my body and I needed rest.

‘For the first two months, I did the odd bit of walking. I try to get one nutritious meal in the day, not just coffee and biscuits which I would probably have if Ryan wasn’t such an amazing chef.

Glowing: Lucy previously told MailOnline that she didn’t put any pressure on herself to start exercising and losing weight after having her son (pictured one week before giving birth)

‘I tried to do 10 minute stretches a day and ease into light workouts at home – I haven’t got any big golden thing that gave me the weight loss. 

‘I thought after my eight week check when I got the all clear [to exercise] I would have been back to training four times a week, but I just thought to myself “I’m tired, when I get an hour free, I either want to spend it by having a nap or it’s extra play time for Roman. There’s always something else that needs doing”.’

Admitting the things she once considered as paramount in her life have shifted, the TV star added: ‘It is important to stay fit and healthy to have some me-time, but when you have a newborn, you just want to sleep and spend time with your child.

‘Priorities do change, I don’t have time to train four times a week like I used to, but that’s fine. My life is different now, Roman is my priority, not the gym!’   

Lucy also recently admitted she struggled following the birth of her first child – but isn’t sure if she suffered postnatal depression.

‘Lockdown parents deserve a medal’: Lucy has also admitted she found being a new mum really hard, combining sleep deprivation with a global pandemic and a baby with allergies 

She told a fan it is ‘hard to tell’ whether she had ‘any form of postnatal depression’ during a Q&A on her Instagram Stories at the start of January.

In response, Lucy concluded: ‘Maybe. It’s hard to tell with lockdown on top of being a first time mum. I love Roman more than anything in the world but I found being a new mum really tough. 

‘Sleep deprivation is torture! Then add on that a global pandemic, a baby with allergies & tongue tie. Lockdown parents u deserve a medal’ [sic]

When another fan asked how she coped with sleep deprivation, Lucy said: ‘I didn’t! I wish I had reached out for help looking back.  

‘Please keep in contact with people who will support u and know it will 100% get better!

‘Nap if poss, don’t worry about the cleaning it can wait & don’t worry if u can’t even face getting out your pj’s somedays. Sending u love super mama’ [sic]

In 2021, Lucy revealed she is looking forward to ‘taking Roman out’ as well as ‘seeing friends and family, restaurants, atmosphere and lots of laughter’. 

Lucy welcomed baby Roman with former Coronation Street star Ryan, 36, in March 2020. Ryan shares daughter Scarlett, 12, with ex Tina O’Brien.  

Family: Lucy welcomed baby Roman with former Coronation Street star Ryan, 36, in March. Ryan shares daughter Scarlett, 12, with ex Tina O’Brien

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