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Cassie Describes ‘Depressing’ Postpartum Weight Loss Journey After Thyroiditis Diagnosis

Ups and downs. Cassie detailed her postpartum weight loss “struggle” eight months after welcoming her and Alex Fine’s daughter, Frankie.

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While the singer, 33, was “feeling pretty good” at first and quickly got down to 15 pounds from her baby weight, the Connecticut native’s initial weight loss “only lasted a couple weeks.”

Cassie Describes Postpartum Weight Loss Journey After Thyroiditis Diagnosis
Cassie Courtesy of Alex Fine/Instagram

After Cassie gained 15 pounds back, she had bloodwork done and was diagnosed with postpartum thyroiditis. “My thyroid was hyper for a short period (hence the anxiety [I felt] and weight loss) and then slowed down causing me to gain weight back,” the actress explained in a recent blog post. “From what my doctor told me it’s not super common. About five to 10 percent of women experience it within the first year after childbirth.”

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Cassie called her next three months “confusing and depressing,” writing, “I changed my diet paying attention to things that I reacted negatively to (ie, bloating). I actually started roughly following an autoimmune diet (AIP) in fear that my thyroiditis would turn into Hashimoto’s Disease (an autoimmune disorder). … I had completely lost my mind, but I’m glad that I did. I needed to understand what was happening with my body.”

The “Me & U” songstress was “unhappy with” herself at the time and felt “discouraged,” but her personal trainer husband, 27, helped her stay focused.

“Once I was able to rebuild my core strength a lot of my pain went away,” she concluded. “Consistency was key. The program that Alex designed for me was the best gift he could have given me besides Frankie, of course. … [It] wasn’t easy in the beginning, but it was worth it and I’m so glad I didn’t give up.”

Last month, the dancer debuted her post-baby body on her Instagram Story, writing, “I haven’t posted anything like this in a while, but I’m very proud of myself. The female body is truly an amazing thing. I didn’t rush to lose weight after having Frankie in December, but when I was ready to I struggled with it for some months. This is me today 7 months postpartum. Feeling really good, I’m healthy and working on my strength. Love your body!”

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She and Fine announced in June 2019 that they were expecting their first child and tied the knot three months later.

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