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Stacey Solomon: I've got a mum tum

Stacey Solomon has insisted she didn't feel under pressure to lose her baby weight - despite the trend for celeb mums snapping back into shape post-pregnancy.

The mum-of-two and former X Factor star put on about two stone while she was expecting baby Leighton, her son with fiance Aaron Barham.

And she told this week's Closer magazine: "I love food too much to ever deprive myself and I hate seeing new mums obsess over dieting and exercise after giving birth. It's not the most important thing - especially when you have a baby to take care of.

"I'm only 22, I've got a good metabolism and I'm eating healthily. I've still got a bit of a mum tum, which I'd like to tone up, and my hips are quite wide, but it doesn't bother me. I like my body. It does the job!"

Stacey revealed she has managed to lose weight, however - by munching on spinach.

The singer and TV presenter, who is also mum to four-year-old Zach, said: "I know I've lost a lot of weight already, but with Leighton they told me my placenta weighed more than he did - he was 7lbs 7oz - so, when he was born, I lost about a stone almost immediately. It was a really easy labour - I felt like I'd popped out for the day and came home with a baby!"

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