Every new mum should listen to what Kristen Bell has to say about baby weight

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The actress is embracing her post-baby body (extra weight and all)

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

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Kristen Bell says she is 15 pounds heavier since giving birth to her first daughter...and she doesn't care one bit.

Giving new mums a refreshing break from the onslaught of celebs rushing to get back their pre-baby figures - Kristen Bell has said she is 'proud to sit out of the baby weight rat race' and embrace her new figure.

Appearing on the cover of Redbook magazine 11 weeks after giving birth to her and fiancé Dax Shepard's daughter Lincoln Bell, the Veronica Mars actress said, 'I'm going to continue working out and see where it goes.'

'I'd like to get back down to where I was before the baby…But if this is where my body wants to be, so be it. I'm not going to make myself miserable for the rest of my life trying to get back to where I was before,' she said.

A message that she later echoed on Twitter:


But this level-headed reaction to her changing figure doesn't come naturally she confesses, '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,' Kristen told the magazine.

'I refused to worry about something I could not change, and I still refuse,' she added.

Kristen Bell - we could not love you more.

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