Katie: ‘I’m the best ver­sion of me I can be’

Katie Piper feels she’s the best ver­sion of her­self af­ter hav­ing her sec­ond baby, Pene­lope, in De­cem­ber

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Af­ter Katie Piper be­came the vic­tim of an acid at­tack in 2008, the as­pir­ing TV pre­sen­ter ad­mit­ted she ‘faked self-con­fi­dence’ as she re­built her life.

But 10 years af­ter her hor­rific or­deal, the 34-year-old tells us that she now feels ‘like the best ver­sion of her­self’ as she jug­gles her busy me­dia ca­reer with rais­ing her two beau­ti­ful daugh­ters, Belle, four, and six-month-old Pene­lope, with her hus­band of two-anda-half years, Richard Sut­ton.

She has also lost 2st in six months, and feels more grate­ful than ever for her body.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR BODY AF­TER HAV­ING TWO CHIL­DREN?

It’s al­right! I don’t think I’ve got an In­sta­gram-per­fect bikini body. If you saw me naked, my stom­ach has loose, wrinkly skin that has been stretched twice, but I’m proud of what I’ve achieved. I feel I’m the best ver­sion of me that I can be.

HAVE YOU FOUND IT MORE DIF­FI­CULT TO SNAP BACK INTO SHAPE THE SEC­OND TIME ROUND? I’ve ac­tu­ally lost 2st! It’s def­i­nitely harder, but it’s not im­pos­si­ble. I’m more con­fi­dent than ever be­fore.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF YOUR BODY? I’m grate­ful for all of my body, be­cause it’s in work­ing or­der. Hav­ing your health is some­thing I would never take for granted. I’ve known mo­ments in my life where I haven’t had my health and how re­stric­tive that can be.

HOW IS BABY PENE­LOPE?

She is such a good baby. Belle is more de­mand­ing, while Pene­lope is so chilled.

HOW IS BELLE FIND­ING BE­ING A BIG SIS­TER?

She’s very car­ing and she loves Pene­lope, but she gets jeal­ous. She’s de­mand­ing and can be very hard work.

WOULD YOU BE TEMPTED TO HAVE MORE KIDS?

It’s only been six months since I had Pene­lope so – it’s too early to tell!

WHAT’S RICHARD LIKE AS A DAD? He’s very hands-on. We work as a tag team. He is re­ally sup­port­ive of me ex­er­cis­ing and eat­ing healthily be­cause he knows that helps my men­tal health.

HOW DO YOU AND RICHARD MAN­AGE DATE NIGHTS?

Dates are few and far be­tween at the mo­ment be­cause the kids are our pri­or­ity. If I have a work event he some­times comes with me.

TELL US ABOUT THE HEALTHY HAPPY MUM PLAN…

It’s a light-hearted ‘mum man­ual’, which has tips and diet plans to help new mums get back to feel­ing their best. Be­ing a full-time work­ing mum, I couldn’t fol­low a diet where I was hun­gry! The Healthy Happy Mum Plan by Katie Piper and Terri-Ann Nunns is avail­able for £39.99 at the­healthy­happy mum­plan.co.uk

Katie and Terri-Ann have launched a diet plan for new mums Richard is a very hands-on dad

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