New Mom Bethenny Frankel: I Don't Want to Lose "Five" More Lbs.

Celebrity Moms Jun. 18, 2010 AT 2:53PM
New Mom Bethenny Frankel: I Don't Want to Lose "Five" More Lbs. Credit: Dario Cantatore/Getty Images

Bethenny Frankel -- who famously squeezed into a size-4 swimsuit three weeks after having a baby -- doesn't want to go overboard trying to lose more weight.

"I probably now have five pounds to lose, and I don't even know if I'll lose them!" she told UsMagazine.com at Pampers' Daddy Play Date Fathers Day celebration Thursday in NYC. "I like it."

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Frankel, 39, was criticized by some for not eating enough during her pregnancy and setting unrealistic expectations for women.

Not so, she told Us.

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"I did indulge!" said the new mom, who welcomed daughter Bryn in May. "I had cheesecake. I had a dessert every day, but I didn't go overboard. I think people go crazy and that’s why they gain so much weight. People just have to be reasonable: Food is not your best friend or your enemy."

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Her post-baby diet these days?

"I’ve just been eating normally," she told Us. "You can't ever binge. If you don’t binge, you wont be overweight. I had a bagel today. I had a tuna sandwich and some chips. I'll have something good for dinner, but I don't eat ice cream and cake all day or whatever. I try to have good eating habits."

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