Keke Palmer recently shared some helpful tips for new moms who may be struggling with the pressure to “bounce back” after giving birth. Palmer, who welcomed her first child in February, emphasizes the significance of prioritizing one’s well-being by doing whatever possible to feel good
“There’s always this thing of, ‘How’d they do it?’ And I think for me, the main thing I would say to any new mom is do what you can when you can, whatever it is that makes you feel good,” Keke, 29, says in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE.
Additionally, Palmer urges new moms to focus on themselves and their own well-being.
She says, “If it’s important to you, then hell yeah put in the work miss girl. Get you whatever diet you want to do or whatever workout regimen that works for you. And if that’s not what you’re worried about, then don’t worry about it.”
In her own personal journey, Palmer has learned to do what makes her happy.
“I’ve gone on my own personal journey with how I feel about my physical appearance. And I think the main thing I’ve learned through my experience is to do what makes me feel happy,”she says. “If I feel like I need to hold it back and I need to do a little bit more work, or [if] I want to feel better about myself, I just do it.”
The Nope actress warns new moms to not get caught up in the hype of celebrities who appear to have “snapped back” after giving birth.
“Anytime you see a celebrity doing a snap back or whatever like that, it’s part of the damn gig,” she says. “A part of our jobs is to look good and to look the part. So don’t think it’s this thing where it’s like, ‘We doing it because we got it like that.’ No, the job is on the line. If we want the checks to get signed, we got to be what we got to be.”