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Meghan Trainor Recently Opened Up About Her Journey To A Healthy Body Image

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By Melanie VanDerveer on April 22, 2023 at 9:30 PM EDT

Meghan Trainor has recently shared her thoughts on achieving her weight loss goals and her journey toward a healthy body image.

The singer, who is pregnant with her second child, openly discussed how she felt watching her body change during this pregnancy, after reaching her goal weight after giving birth the first time.

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Meghan Trainor Opens Up About Her Journey To A Healthy Body Image

Meghan Trainor

After her son Riley, 2, was born, the "Mother" singer said she lost weight the "healthy way," and it triggered an "unstoppable" feeling.

"I did it the healthy way, the long way, the one pound-a-week way. And it's a proud accomplishment I never thought I could do," Trainor told PEOPLE. "And now getting through a C-section and getting through that, just checking off goals of, 'What else can I accomplish?' It makes you feel unstoppable. And you're like, 'There's nothing I can't do.'"

Now that she's pregnant with her second baby, she said that her body is different than it was the first time around, and it was a tough adjustment watching her body change after her weight loss. But despite the changes, she knew they were necessary for her growing baby.

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"That was emotionally crippling, trying to go from like, 'Oh, I'm down to my healthiest I've ever been, but I know I'm about to grow big again,'" she explained. "And I had to keep reminding myself, 'It's healthy for the baby. I got to get big for the baby. And I've done it once. I could do it again.'"

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Meghan Trainor - TikTok
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Trainor went through some moments of "mini freakouts," thinking it was "not fair" that she was "going to have to stretch again."

"'What if I get new stretch marks over these stretches?' The cycle still lives in my brain," she said.

"And my therapist is great at showing me a visual of, 'Your brain was wired this way your whole life. And at 29, you have to learn how to rewire it, which is not an easy task. So, it's something you're working on every day.' And I'm like, oh, that's right."

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Meghan Trainor Credits Her Husband With Helping To Remind Her She's Healthy

Meghan Trainor and Daryl Sabara
Daryl Sabara - Instagram

Trainor's husband, actor Daryl Sabara, 30, helps her in her healthy body image journey. TikTok has also helped her in her journey.

"Body image is always there, but I'm learning to rewire my brain," she explained. "And I saw this girl on TikTok sobbing in her car and said, 'I'm 30 years old, and I finally love myself fully, all of me, my body, who I am,' sobbing. And she said, 'I want you to know you could love yourself someday too. It'll happen.' And I was like, 'I love TikTok.'"

TikTok helped Trainor see why it's essential to be transparent regarding body image. She said she's seen many people be honest about everyone's body is different.

"You could see a girl who's tall in a bikini, showing off her 185-pound body or something," she said. "And I'm like, 'Wow. It's so interesting how weight sits differently on everyone.' Numbers are just numbers. Whatever makes you feel the healthiest is where you should live."

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Meghan Trainor's First Book Will Be Released Next Week

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Meghan Trainor - Instagram

The "Made You Look" singer shares all her TMI pregnancy and childbirth details in her new book, "Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Motherhood." The book will be released on April 25 and will detail her relatable stories from her first pregnancy and motherhood.

She recently shared her excitement about the book's release on Instagram. "My book Dear Future Mama comes out APRIL 25th! It's all about my first pregnancy with Riley," she wrote in the caption. She continued the caption by saying the book features her trainer, dietician, OB/GYN, and husband. She also thanked her co-writer "for putting my word vomit into beautiful sentences."

Her caption concluded by saying, "It's very TMI and hopefully makes all pregnant warriors out there feel a little less alone."

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Many of her social media followers are excited to be able to read all about her experiences finally.

"WE ARE READY," one person enthusiastically wrote. Another added, "Proud of you!! You're achieving so many goals that you've had since day one & I'm so happy to have watched them all happen."

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