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Ellen Pompeo: ‘Post-Pregnancy, I’m 10 Pounds More Than I Ever Was, And I Love It!’

Wed, March 17, 2010 12:55pm EDT by Add first Comment

Can you imagine actually loving gaining weight?

Ellen Pompeo is loving the perks that come from being a mom. In addition to caring for her adorable daughter Stella, the Grey’s Anatomy star – who has been frequently criticized for her slender frame – is finding a new appreciation for her pregnancy weight gain.

“I went up a pants size during my pregnancy. I was a size 25 in jeans and went to 26. I gained 26 pounds!” the 40-year-old actress says in the new issue of Self magazine. “Now after the baby, I weigh 10 pounds more than I ever have. I love it, because everyone always told me I was too skinny before.”

Those extra ten pounds certainly make a difference – both on Ellen’s tiny frame and in the way people perceive her. She wants to be a good role model for her younger fans! “I thought, Oh, God, what if there are 14-year-olds who think I’m not eating, and then they don’t eat?” she says.

Even though the TV star isn’t trying to lose her baby weight anytime soon, she still keeps to a healthy eating regime. Ellen reveals that she takes a few hours on Sundays and prepares lunch for the week. “I premake everything for salads!” she confides, adding, “and during the week I just grab handfuls, add dressing, dump in a can of beans, some goat cheese, and I’m ready to go!”

Thanks for the tips Ellen! Do you think Ellen Pompeo looks good with the few extra pounds?

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