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How Nadya Suleman Lost Her Baby Weight

How Octomom Slimmed Down to 125 Pounds

Whatever your opinion of Nadya Suleman's decision to carry eight babies at once, most can agree that her quick slim-down is rather astonishing. When her octuplets were born nine months ago, Nadya weighed 270 pounds. In the latest issue of Us Weekly, she admitted she packed on the pounds by "eating everything in sight." Now this five-foot-seven single mom of 14 has lost 145 pounds and 39 inches off her waist and weighs 125 pounds.

How did she do it? To find out,


With her previous pregnancies, the Octomom admitted she had no problems getting back to her pre-pregnancy size 1 or 2, thanks to her skinny genes. This last time around, simply delivering the eight babies in January helped Nadya lose 40 pounds instantly. Losing the rest of the weight, however, wasn't a walk in the park. This mama joined the local gym and sweats it out three times a week at midnight! Yep, after her children go to sleep, a nanny stays with them while she exercises late-night for 90 minutes. Since Nadya gets her cardio from chasing after the kids, her gym workouts are devoted to strength training. She does top-secret crunches (which she hopes to reveal in her own fitness video), tricep kickbacks, bicep curls, shoulder presses, and lunges. Her dumbbell of choice? A set of 12-pound weights. I don't know how she does it, but Nadya claims she gets by on only three hours of sleep a night. She can't possibly keep that up for too long.

A healthy diet also helped Suleman lose her baby weight. Her day is filled with five protein-based meals or snacks, including turkey, sushi, eggs, and lowfat cheese. She also includes whole grains such as oatmeal, and veggies by eating salads and stews. Her favorite snacks include Pinkberry frozen yogurt and cottage cheese with fruit.

Although Nadya needed help to get pregnant and deliver her babies, she boasts that she's slimmed down with diet and exercise alone, and didn't need any surgical help.

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wren1 wren1 7 years
After seeing her on a new cover of Star magazine in a bikini, not for one second do I believe that she got her stomach like that after 8 BABIES without surgical assistance. Did you see pics of her stomach with the babies? No way.
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 7 years
I wouldn't be surprises if it was the midnight crack diet ;)
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
Are you seriously telling me that she didn't have to have a tummy tuck after it was so huge? I don't believe that no surgery was involved.
kittyvaness kittyvaness 7 years
@#22 : So should calm down, writing with caps lock key on is not going to make your post more powerful... She didn't commit a crime, she has the right to have a 14 kids. But eight in a single pregnancy can't be good for the mom and especially for the kids. It's already hard to bear the aftermath of the birth of twins, triplet, so I just can't imagine with eight babies plus the other six.... 3 hours of sleep is just insane ! For a day yes, but it's unhealthy to go down this road for months. Then exercise and diet is not exceptional. Good for her she has shed her pregnancy weight, but then again, I don't think it's good to put her on the news again and again.
Interested Interested 7 years
She is not currently on any government assistance so I don't know how we could be buying her gym membership and sushi as another poster suggests. She may get a family discount for a gym membership. She does have 6 older children, 3 of whom are old enough to use a gym
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I think this woman is insane, but whatever. There's no way I'd be able to get by on 3 hours of sleep a night. That is just simply not healthy. But yeah, I agree with the other posters that said that we as taxpayers are buying her gym membership and sushi and Pinkberry. She obviously has zero shame and doesn't mind her life being on display for the entire world to see.
PhillyEagles1 PhillyEagles1 7 years
WOW. Kudos to her for losing the weight. The story is about her weight loss and I think it is interesting and amazing what she has done. Thanks FitSugar for sharing!
vanillabean vanillabean 7 years
I do not believe anything this woman says, and just because she lost weight does not mean she is qualified to do a fitness video (along with a lot of other bozos out there).
jadelyce jadelyce 7 years
why is this on here? This woman is an attention whore, hence the 14 kids, you're only feeding the monster. This site, FitSugar, I would think would be for women that make healthy choices in their lives. Ugh.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Oh, give Fit a break. She's not promoting this woman as being a healthy role model - she specifically said that she couldn't keep up sleeping only 3 hours a night for long. I'm no Octomom fan, but I do think this story is interesting.
EML13 EML13 7 years
And I should be looking to this woman as a healthy role model because ...?
arianamarie arianamarie 7 years
ugh i hate her...she's totally the weight i wanna be we have the same height, i've been trying to get to 125 for the last six months!
Beaner Beaner 7 years
I know we don't all agree with the decisions she's made, but that's pretty amazing, to lose all that baby weight in under a year.
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