Blake Lively has admitted she put "pressure" on herself to find a balance between getting back in shape and feeding her baby.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

The actress lost 61 pounds after giving birth to daughter Ines 16 months ago, and while it has been a tough journey, she insisted the only difficult thing about it was the standards she put on herself.

Speaking to Extra, she explained: "The only difficulty you feel is the pressure that you put on yourself, all moms put on themselves, in every single way, like the pressure to feed your baby, the pressure to get in shape, and to balance those two. "

The 30-year-old star - who also has three-year-old daughter James with her husband Ryan Reynolds - added that it was a case of knowing she had to have the right nutrients to take care of her child, rather than rushing to get back in shape immediately.

She said: "You want to be in shape right away, but you want to have enough calories and nutrients to feed your kid."

Indeed, it comes as Blake has revealed it took her 14 months to lose her pregnancy weight.

She told Entertainment Tonight: "I just wanted to do it slow and steady, and so I did. It took me 14 months, but I felt proud, so it's important for moms to know that ... It's also your thing, where you want to like, put on Spanx and be like, 'Look how skinny I look after a baby,' but really, it doesn't matter how many corsets you put on - I was still a full 61 pounds over my weight. Also kids change so much, so if they change your body, and [as a result it's] not a priority to get back into shape, that's awesome too. It doesn't have to be the priority. It was for me."

Meanwhile, Blake previously took to Instagram to reveal she lost the impressive amount after giving birth to 16-month-old daughter Ines.

Sharing a picture of her showing off her progress on Instagram, she wrote: "Turns out you can't lose the 61 lbs you gained during pregnancy by just scrolling through instragram and wondering why you don't look like all the bikini models. Thanks @donsaladino for kickin my A double S into shape. 10 months to gain, 14 months to lose. Feeling very proud (sic)"

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