Women may have just found a reason to either love or hate former professional wrestler, Dancing With The Stars alum, and mom-to-be Stacy Keibler. In a recent interview with Us Weekly, Keibler shared her own lifestyle and dietary habits, stating that she truly believes that “pregnancy is not a time to have an excuse to eat donuts.” As a former professional wrestler, Keibler is, no doubt, very experienced in the world of fitness and health, so it makes sense that she would take the business of being pregnant very seriously:
“[Pregnancy] is a time to be as healthy as you can be and build the foundation for your baby. I think that you should be even more conscious of what you’re doing.”
Stacy Keibler has not restricted her ideals to Us Weekly, but has also taken to Instagram to preach her healthy ways. Apart from daily musings, a recent number of Keibler’s posts chronicle her journey to motherhood and healthy food decisions, with some posts being punctuated with hashtags like #cleaneating, #healthyliving, and #fitpregnancy:
While Stacy Keibler’s positivity is inspiring to many, there is, of course, the other side of the coin, as Keibler’s outspokenness is quite the double-edged sword. Scan the comments in the Us Weekly article and it’s easy to see the opinions on Keibler are split. While no one would argue with Keibler on the fact that being healthy is an important part of living, many don’t love it when celebrities flaunt their perspectives, especially if their perspective seems to come from relative inexperience (e.g. this being Keibler’s first pregnancy).
It also doesn’t help when the relatively sensible idea of eating healthy is followed up with Keibler’s comment that “Everything I eat or put on my skin is organic… I only use organic products. Everything I put on my skin, basically I can eat.” It borders on the extreme to a mainstream audience, and could be counterproductive to Stacy Keibler’s message. There is the slippery slope that her musings may soon come across as judgmental and smug to many, and may even make some pregnant women feel bad about doing something as simple as eating a donut.
All in all, it seems less about the advice is given, and more on how it is delivered, because at the end of the day, it is very hard to argue that it would be better if one lived a truly unhealthy life — especially if it as at the expense of another life.
What do you think about Stacy Keibler’s comments on having a healthy pregnancy? Is it blasphemy not to give in to the cravings? Sound off below!