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Heidi Klum on Losing Her Baby Weight

Earlier in her fourth pregnancy, Heidi Klum shared that her daughter referred to her baby bump as a "Buddha belly." Pretty cute.

As the due date of her fourth approaches, the fashionista is contemplating her post-baby body. Famous for, among other things, quickly dropping weight after the birth of her first son for a Victoria's Secret fashion show, Heidi insists that there are no tricks to her weight loss. She says:

"I've never really had any special girdle machines or anything like that. For me, it's, you know, really healthy foods, exercising, playing with the children, going to the park. Normal things."

Klum added:

"I never really put a lot of pressure on myself, but for me personally, I feel like it is always better to get into shape immediately . . . it works to kind of get back into shape, afterward, I feel great."

Learn what Heidi thinks of dieting.

Heidi says that she has "never done diets." I would like to offer a reality check on that statement. Heidi worked with trainer David Kirsch to get her ready for the runway after her second child. Kirsch's workouts are challenging, but he insists they be accompanied by a diet. He calls his three-phased plan The Ultimate New York Diet. In the diet, you avoid bloating foods for the first phase, which include fruit and dairy. During the second phase you avoid unhealthy, starchy foods and focus on protein, followed by a third phase focused on lean proteins.

We all know Heidi has great genes and a great body, but chances are high she has dieted during her career, at least while she was working with Kirsch. Maybe I am mistaken — what do you think?

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Dublin62505 Dublin62505 7 years
I don't predict she'll snap back like Brooke Burke. Brooke defies nature. Heidi tends to have large babies and her hips are considerably wider. We all know these celebrities and models have the best at their disposal, so it is no wonder when they turn up svelte a month after giving birth.
jcguccigirl jcguccigirl 7 years
she has said that she keeps egg whites in her kitchen so that she doesnt eat any junk. her diet may not have a name, but its called eating bland, healthy, and not very much!!!!! she tries hard to act like she is just one of these natural wonders - give me a break!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Asche Asche 7 years
She once said that women have to think realistically about losing baby fat. If you were lazy and ate crap pre-baby, you're not going to have an amazing body afterward. I agree 100%.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm guessing she probably just has a healthy everyday diet in general, so she doesn't "diet" in the traditional sense--going on a restrictive food plan for a few weeks to drop a few pounds.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
As someone who is going to be taking off the baby weight soon, I admire her. She's honest about gaining more weight than most other celebrities without apologizing for it. Eating healthy as a rule and exercising regularly are both lifestyle choices, not a diet. Eliminating certain food groups or drastically restricting any one thing is the part of that plan that I see as a diet.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
She's always said she's a very healthy eater, so I can understand why she doesn't say she's on a diet per se. I think she probably wants to put forth a healthier message. Always eat healthy, don't go on crash diets
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I think it's reasonable for her to say she doesn't diet, if she thinks of diets as extreme and short term. I also want to add that if everyone ate and exercised like celebrities, they might not look like Heidi, but they would certainly look better. I think it's more discouraging (and often dishonest) when celebrities claim "nature" or "genetics" alone keep them thin.
Bridey123 Bridey123 7 years
I saw her on The View one morning. She said she is always very food conscious and picky about what she eats, no doubt! She denied dieting on the show. Dieting by my definition is when you go on a ridiculous eating plan for a usually short amount of time, usually with minimal resuts. So she's prolly being honest, she doesn't 'diet', but she is always on a healthy eating plan and exercising regularly.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 7 years
heck yeah, she's dieted!!!!! david kirsch would probably refuse to train her if she didn't adhere to his "way of eating" AKA DIET - which is pretty intense and strict.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I agree with Yogaforlife on this one. If you eat healthy on a regular basis it isn't a diet it is just your diet, or the regular way you eat. I for one would like celebrities/super models to just once say that although they may eat healthy they are still just genetically gifted, especially when it comes to losing baby weight. Lets just be honest if a normal woman were to go on the same eating and exercise plan as Heidi Klum, her body is still not going to look like Heidi Klums.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
Consider the definition for diet: a food or drink regularly provided or consumed; a regimen of eating and drinking sparingly so as to reduce one's weight. I always separated the two definitions in my mind by whether or not the intent is a short-term or long-term goal. A short-term goal of losing 5 pounds by reducing what you consume is "being on a diet". In Heidi's case - her short term change in diet for a specific fitness goal seems to me to indicate she was "on a diet". However, when you decide to do a major change in your diet and keep it long-term (like eliminate dairy for ex.), I think of it as more of a lifestyle change and it becomes your regular diet. If you spend your life always watching portion size and eating very healthy, do you still consider yourself as "being on a diet"? I think a lot of people mistake someone eating healthy or watching what they eat all the time as "being on a diet". At what point does "being on a diet" become your "lifestyle" or regular diet?
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