Before confirming she and husband Tom Schwartz are “actively trying” to start a family, revealing how she and Schwartz have been holding up amid the quarantine, and reacting to Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark‘s baby news, Katie admitted that when it comes to her recent weight loss, she actually ditched diets to drop her unwanted pounds.
“I stopped dieting and started focusing on nutrition and learning what kinds of foods to be eating and eating things together,” Katie explained to Hollywood Life on the latest episode of their TVTalk series on Instagram Live. “[I’m] making sure [to] have protein, some kind of carbohydrate, [and] healthy fats. All of those kinds of things have to work in perfect harmony, so it’s less about not eating this, or not eating that, or counting calories.”
According to Katie, she only eats “when [she]’s hungry” and does her best to control her “portion sizes.”
“I don’t like diet culture. I love food, so I think just being as healthy as possible [is important],” she noted. “I have no idea what size I wear right now. There’s no [size] goal in mind. My goal is just to get healthy.”
While Katie and Schwartz are currently trying to conceive their first child, Katie said she isn’t in too much of a rush.
“I don’t want to think about it too much or put too much pressure on it. We are actively trying, but time will tell, I guess!” she shared.
Katie and Schwartz have been together for 10 years and when it comes to potential relationship challenges prompted by the pandemic, Katie said they had none. In fact, she said the two of them have been having a great time together.
“We’ve just been having fun. I would say it’s looked good on us,” she gushed.
After revealing that she was “kind of” inspired to get pregnant after learning that Stassi is expecting, Katie said she’s been asking her longtime friend all sorts of questions.
“I definitely am always asking her how she’s feeling or what she’s craving. She’s actually had a pretty easy pregnancy for the most part. I know she didn’t get sickness. I think she just feels uncomfortable, but I think she’ll be able to impart a lot wisdom on me,” Katie suspected.
As for how she first learned about Stassi’s pregnancy, Katie revealed Stassi dropped the news in a text message.
“She texted me and she was like, ‘What are you doing in February of next year?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t know.’ And then she had sent me a picture of a pregnancy test and goes, ‘I might need a babysitter.’ I was so happy but I couldn’t believe it,” Katie recalled. “[And] I would love to [babysit]. It’s so cute to see her. She’s got her baby bump and it’s just so wild to see her body changing and growing.”
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