(CNN) - Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said she's experienced sexism working on Capitol Hill from some of her male colleagues - one of whom, she said, warned her of getting "porky" after she had a baby.
The New York Democrat recounted the story to People magazine in an interview posted Wednesday promoting her book "Off the Sidelines," due out in September.
"Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” one male colleague told her when she was using the House gym.
Another example: After Gillibrand lost 50 pounds of baby weight after giving birth to her second child, a fellow senator said, while squeezing her stomach, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!"
“I believed his intentions were sweet, even if he was being an idiot,” she said.
In the interview she also discussed Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects as well as her own political future.
She said she's content in the Senate for now but as for Clinton, her predecessor in the New York seat and potential 2016 White House candidate, Gillibrand said, "In my mind, she's definitely running."