Coco Austin: ‘My daughter is human liposuction’
U.S. TV star Coco Austin has managed to keep her weight in check thanks to the “human liposuction” her daughter Chanel provides.
The blonde beauty’s two-year-old child, who she shares with rapper and Law & Order actor Ice-T, is all the encouragement she needs when it comes to matters of health and body positivity.
“I call Chanel my human liposuction!” Coco tells Life & Style magazine. “I was a lot bigger, then when I got pregnant with her (and) she sucked the fat out of me. I was like, ‘What the heck? I need to be pregnant my whole life!’ Then when I had her, that’s when the weight came back on. It easily came on faster – but now that I’m a mum I don’t (worry) so much about being in shape.”
The glamour model admits she finds it strange her health and fitness priorities have shifted so much after becoming a mum.
“It’s weird because you change,” she explains. “Your mentality changes so much and you think, ‘I don’t need it as much. I’m a mother. I don’t need to have zero per cent (body) fat’.”
Coco is now more interested in enjoying her life and this new perspective has also changed her diet.
“I’m more about being relaxed and comfortable, and for the holidays, you gotta just eat,” she smiles. “You shouldn’t be on a diet or counting calories – you’re just not a happy person. I love food.”
However, when the New Year rolls around, Coco, 38, will be back on the treadmill in a bid to knock off all the extra calories: “After the holidays just start slow (with exercise),” she advises fans. “When I turned 30 years old, I never did cardio in my life, and started to need it and once I did I started losing more fat. I had to hit the treadmill a little more, but it’s a must-have after you hit 30. Even if you just walk around the block.”