Jessica Alba is dishing on mean girl moms. Alba says that the “mean girl” high school tradition is also true for some moms when it comes to being judged as a parent, she told Yahoo.
Although she’s a successful actress and entrepreneur, proud of her $1 Billion Honest Company, Alba recalls how she felt when she was a first-time parent.
“I know as a mom — and as a new parent — I felt confused. And I felt judged,” admitted the 34-year-old actress.
Alba attributes the mean girl moms phenomenon that she observed to hormones.
“Doesn’t it feel like the mean girl thing from high school sort of just transforms into adulthood through motherhood? I think it has to do with hormones, right? I mean, this is the first time I’m actually saying this out loud, but that mean girl stuff happens when your hormones are going crazy. And then your hormones go crazy again when you’re pregnant and having a baby. And even when you’re breastfeeding. And I feel like maybe it’s just all those hormones, and people don’t know where to put their energy, so they just start clashing.”
Jessica has two little girls. Honor is 7, and Haven is 3. Alba revealed in The Honest Life that she battled the issue of when to stop breastfeeding.
“I breastfed as long as I could, but not as long as I wanted. I had to get back to work, and I wasn’t able to keep it going,” revealed the actress.
As a result, Alba’s Honest Company has products that support formula feeding as well as breastfeeding.
“The overall community online was either one or the other. And a lot of my friends did both. So I wanted to develop a real dialogue, and create a line that’s for everyone,” explained Alba in response to the clash. “So whether you want to breastfeed, or whether you want to supplement feed, we’re going to give you the best in both areas.”
In addition to Alba’s scoop on mean girl moms, Jessica has revealed the secrets of her banging bikini body, reported Entertainment Tonight.
Alba is dedicated to working out, sharing on social media those weight-lifting and core crunches to maintain her sleek physique.
Jessica follows a low-carb diet that emphasizes clean eating as well, and encourages her children to follow her lead.
“I have the same food philosophy for myself as I do for my kids,” said Alba. “We eat mostly lean protein and fresh fruit and vegetables, nothing processed or from a box, if we can. For me, when I don’t eat a ton of carbs, I have more energy.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Jessica combines her Paleo-style low-carb diet with CrossFit.
Alba’s trainer, Jennifer Johnson, emphasizes the importance of diet when it comes to staying slim.
“That’s Jessica’s strong point: She’s motivated nutritionally, and she eats a balanced diet of salads and proteins. If you’re eating right, that’s more than half the battle.”
[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]
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