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
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