Kristen Bell On Her Post-Baby Body: 'I Have A Huge Muffin Top -- Who Cares?!'

10/01/2013 03:07pm ET
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 4505 -- Pictured: Actress Kristen Bell during an interview on July 29, 2013 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

The 33-year-old mom, who gave birth to daughter Lincoln in March, recently spoke with E! News about her new lifestyle.

"I'm definitely trying to lose [the baby weight] — I want to be clear. But I'm not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year," Bell told E! News.

As for those mothers who feel like they have to lose the weight overnight, she said, "It's like, by the way, don't you want to look like you've had a baby? I'm sitting here with you, I'm crunched over, I have a huge muffin top—who cares?!"

This isn't the first time Kristen Bell has made it clear that she won't take part in the "baby weight rat race." The "Veronica Mars" star appeared on the cover of Redbook Magazine 11 weeks after giving birth -- without having dropped each and every pound she gained during pregnancy.

"I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse," the new mom told the mag.

"How did we get to this ridiculous place, where losing the baby weight is a competitive sport followed by millions?" the magazine's editor in chief Jill Herzig wrote in a blog for HuffPost about Bell's cover. "Magazines certainly haven't helped, with their covers of celebrities in bikinis, all smiles and hipbones, showing off how thin they've gotten just a few months -- or even weeks -- after giving birth. As the editor of Redbook, I'll admit I've sometimes been part of the problem."

Bell explained, "Look, I'm like any other woman. All this evolved b.s. that I'm telling you is my mantra: It's not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that's just part of the journey of having a baby. I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size."

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