Pregnant Amanda Seyfried Talks Mental Health Stigma & Pregnancy Cravings
Amanda Seyfried is opening up about changing society’s stigma of mental illness.
Amanda recently shared that she has started eating more cottage cheese since she got pregnant, going on to reveal that she doesn’t understand the stigma about it being a food eaten only by people who are dieting.
“Whatever happens, [my baby will] hopefully crave cottage cheese his whole life,” Amanda told W Magazine. “And there will be no stigma with it for him [points to belly].”
“I also feel like there’s so much less stigma about everything, like mental health,” she added. “If I’d only known when I was obsessive-compulsive about stuff when I was 10, I would have shared it with my parents and not thought that I was crazy. But I thought I was crazy. You can’t step on this tile or … all those weird superstitions. You would share it with people and they would help you out and make you feel better about it. They’d say, ‘That’s really normal. Don’t worry. That’s just your anxiety running high and trying to control it.’ That could have saved ten years of my life feeling that I wasn’t normal. I really hope the younger generations are hopefully feeling safer in being who they are.”
Also pictured inside: Amanda and Thomas taking a stroll with their dog on Friday (December 2) in New York City.
Amanda has also been craving one specific type of food! Click inside to find out what it is…
“I crave everything that’s made of flour, butter and sugar,” Amanda said. “Or not even sugar. Just flour and butter. You know what? Not even flour. Just butter. A stick of butter. Butter now. I’m so glad I’m not in Paris right now. It’s actually very unhealthy, the amount of butter they consume.”