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How'd These Celebs Lose Their Baby Weight?

How'd These Celebs Lose Their Baby Weight?

It amazes me how celebrity moms have not only lost all their baby weight and look as amazing as they did pre-pregnancy, but they do it in a few months or less. Part of the reason is the enormous professional pressures they must feel to look good, but they also have access to the best trainers and personal chefs, and time to work out. Many celeb moms have also attributed the loss of baby weight to breastfeeding. For most women, breastfeeding alone isn't some easy fix — losing the 40 to 60 pounds gained while pregnant is a combination of breastfeeding, a healthy diet, and regular exercise. Take this little quiz to see how these celeb moms slimmed down after baby.

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Can you guess which celeb lost 60 pounds after having twins, without exercise?

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Which celeb lost her baby weight and then some, but attributed it to emotional stress from the passing away of her mother?

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This celeb gained 48 pounds while pregnant, and slimmed down in just seven weeks with intense workouts with a trainer. Who is she?

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This celeb gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy because of her weakness for sugary breakfast cereals and fast-food burgers. Breastfeeding and working out helped her slim down. Who is she?

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Who accredited her weight loss after baby to a healthy diet and breastfeeding?

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This celeb dropped 28 pounds after her baby was born by working with her personal trainer and also by eating lean proteins such as salmon.

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This celeb says losing her baby weight didn't come easy. It took a lot of hard work. Who said this?

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Who says her secret to losing baby weight was breastfeeding?

MaggieLei MaggieLei 8 years
I was actually pretty happy to see that some of these women gained 40+ pounds. They probably needed to! If you started out super-skinny, some people just need to gain weight to help them carry the baby! No big deal. It hardly means you're eating hamburgers everyday- unless you're anemic and craving them. Pregnancy is hard enough without criticism. I gained 45 with my first and lost 20 before I left the hospital and 20 over the next 2 months without exercising. The other 5 took much longer maybe because I was breastfeeding and maybe because it was my Halloween candy weight! Who knows.
nivradmitch828 nivradmitch828 8 years
i gained 35lbs during pregnancy (from 105 to 140 and i am only 5ft. tall) and it was mostly composed of water retention. i had a very complicated pregnancy ( had bell's palsy on my 36th week of pregnancy and eclampsia). It was really hard because they have to do a cs op on my 37th week of pregnancy as my bp won't normalize. anyway, i breastfed for 3 months and during that time i never lost any weight gain i had during pregnancy. i only manage to loose about 20lbs a year after giving birth due to my operation and i did follow a strict diet and a hell lot of exercise! there are women who can have their body back without exercise or diet ( is it because of their genes?) but it will definitely take time and not just as easy as the others claimed they do.
macneil macneil 8 years
Everyone I know kept a big lump of fat until they stopped breastfeeding, and then the lump of fat miraculously dropped off. My weight loss has never started until I've stopped lactating, and then it just goes, with no diet or exercise - as my friend says, you get your old body back, but you may not want it back. Whatever you had to do before to stay in shape, you have to do after. No doubt it can help you lose weight in some cases. But for other people, and there are lots of them, I think breastfeeding likes you to keep a nice 10-14 pound store of fat in case of necessity, and your metabolism adapts to keep it. This must be possible - I ate almost nothing in the second half of my pregnancy, but kept gaining 2 pounds a week, that weight had to come from somewhere. I eat more now and haven't been able to exercise since giving birth, but have lost the 35 pounds again in 6 months.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
Yikes. I didn't realize how harsh people can be when they find out some people gain more than 20-30 lbs over their pregnancy. I gained 80 lbs during my pregnancy. Yes, everyone can go ahead call me a glutton now :) My son was 10 lbs, hehe, he's pretty big. The first week after giving birth, miraculously almost 20 lbs fell off (water weight, I guess). Then when I was breast feeding, around 30 lbs fell off although I wasn't exercising and I was eating normal/healthy food. So far (it's been 3 1/2 years of birth), I've lost 70 lbs of my weight gain. I was never in a hurry to lose them all (to go back to pre-baby body).
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
7 out of 8 correct...I should have gotten the Xtina question right (I knew that one). But this is pretty great!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
60 lbs for one person could be a completely normal amount of weight to gain, especially if they were super skinny before getting pregnant. It's probably better than they do that than being pregorexic and trying to gain only like, 8 lbs and try to lose it right away. My aunt has battled an eating disorder for most of her life and when she was pregnant with her first few kids, she tried like crazy to not gain ANY weight and her kids had low birth weights and their teeth were malformed due to lack of calcium in utero. So lets not knock the celebs that gain 60 lbs when they're pregnant...obviously, they know how to lose it again and they do it. It makes me sad that it has to be such a contest, who can lose the most weight the fastest? It should be about being healthy and having plenty of time to spend with your new baby.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I hate stories like this; it makes it seem like a competition to lose weight. I've had friends get depressed because they feel like they can't lose weight fast enough and they compare themselves to celebs or to women who just "snap back".
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I gained 40+ pounds with both my pregnancies. The weight gain varies and the weight loss varies too.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 8 years
Gained just shy of 40 with my twins and it was the most I'd gained with any (mom of 5 here). YES I nursed and I ate superhealthy but it didn't just 'suck it all out of me'. I wish it was that easy and it's annoying to read this too, not because I'm jealous, but because I don't buy it.
littlekaren littlekaren 8 years
I agree Chrstne. Totally. I have had 2 kids. First time I gained 50-55 pounds (I'm 5'8" and I got up to 170.) Second time I only gained 35. It was indeed because I gave myself carte blanche the first time around, but WHO CARES? I am 36 and have had no problem getting my body back from the weight gain. My 1st daughter was very healthy and she is SUPER smart. My second was only 6 pounds at birth and is still super skinny, but she is still very smart and she's healthy too. So, take from that what you will.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Anyone who is being watched like a hawk will obviously be under a lot of scrutiny for eating too little (so people say) or eating too much (so people say) or gaining to little or too much. I'm sorry, but if and when I become pregnant, I don't give two sh*ts about what anyone has to say about how much weight I gain and my body. If it doesn't do harm to yourself or the baby what's the big deal? If you are 5'8 and you weighed 120 before pregnancy and 170 as your highest weight in your pregnancy -- wtf? That is perfectly fine for the mother, and perfectly fine for the baby. If you are not used to eating a lot, and then all of the sudden cravings kick in, or you lose the ability to do the exercises you once did -- what do you expect? Don't live in fear that you will kill your kid because you gained 50 lbs. Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. With me, my mom gained a minimal amount of weight, and was very sick throughout her pregnancy -- I was also born premature because of it. When she was pregnant with my brother she gained 60 lbs, and guess what? She was not grotesque or extremely unhealthy. She bounced back from it as well. You shouldn't eat burgers all the time, but you do need to eat more than you did before...and everyone is different. Sometimes eating a healthy amount for you and baby will cause mom to gain a lot of weight. Some people won't.
TammyO TammyO 8 years
I gained about 25lbs with both of my children and it was super hard to get off until I just hard core exercised and ate right. Breastfeeding alone didn't do squat for me. I get real sick abd tired of lots of celeb moms saying all they did was breastfeed and the weight just melted away. Ugh! And even with exercise my stomach will never be the same as it was before getting pregnant, but that's ok.
I think the theme of the day is moderation. You should not be gaining that much weight, unless it's water weight which some women do retain during pregnancy. Then to drop that much weight so very quickly has to be bad for your bones and muscles and the elasticity of your skin. I have to struggle to eat healthy and excercise because of my busy life, and I am not holding up these celebs as the banner for health and fitness.
bushra bushra 8 years
a very fair point mamasita. it's like two extremes, you have those who go over the top with eating and those who watch every calorie and work out more than necessary - i read an interview with a lady a few weeks back who worked out the whole nine months, and because her stomach muscles were so tight the baby couldn't be delivered naturally. is it really that difficult to focus on the child - why would you get pregnant otherwise?! sigh.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Mamasita, I don't think that's way off at all ! Imagine being watched like a hawk -- people saying you are fat when you gain 3-5 lbs... suddenly you are supposed to gain weight .. cart blanche to eat as much as you want ! How sad.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
my theory (could be TOTALLY off) is that so many of these women are already on the very thin side based on their careers, so its like "woo hoo I am pregnant, free pass to eat/be whatever weight I want". I agree with both of you though that it is pretty self indulgent, and I can only imagine not good for you to gain so much weight and then drop it SO quickly.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
I agree. There is no reason to gain 60 lbs, even with twins. It's gluttony.
bushra bushra 8 years
is it me or is the amount of weight these ladies gain pretty shocking?! i only gained 14lbs! and the most of it dropped when they baby was born!
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