KeKe Palmer Speaks On Her Weight Gain During Her Pregnancy

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 15: Keke Palmer attends the 2023 Fragrance Foundation Awards at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on June 15, 2023 in New York City.
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Keke Palmer is being transparent about her postpartum journey and the new things she learned about her body since giving birth to her son. 

The 29-year-old actress posted a video on Instagram of her talking to her trainer after working out. “I gained over 40 lbs during my pregnancy. I was over happy OKAY and I don’t regret it,” she said. 

She went on to say, “I will be honest, before my son I was very weight conscious and even still I was considered somewhat ‘fit’, however, I didn’t always feel it!” She added, “Yes a lot of those emotions can be fleeting, one day we feel great and the next we don’t, it’s natural!”

Palmer spoke about being an actress and that staying in shape is a key part of her job. “After my son and the weight I gained, I was afraid because I was ready to be in the house hahaha. My mental changed and I was kind of forgetting about, me, as an individual. This is where your support system counts because my loved ones created the space for me to remember myself.” 

She continued, “I know everyone can’t afford a trainer, and hell, the way this strike is going I hope I still can LBVS- @mrcalliet came into the picture right before The Met Gala and I was so afraid of getting back out there. It was my first night away from my baby boy(my boobs were GORGED by the end of the night lololol) He got me prepared and changed my mindset for the better. I feel more empowered after my son than I ever did before.”