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Reality Check: Milla Jovovich's Body Is "Sort of" Back

Reality Check: Milla Jovovich's Body Is "Sort of" Back

Often times, it seems celebs are pregnant one day and the next day they're not. It's as if there is no evidence of the pregnancy, except the new baby. For everyone else, it takes time to get back to your pre-pregnancy bod — they say to give yourself at least nine months; after all, it is as long as it took for you to put on the weight.

Supermodel-turned-supermom Milla Jovovich recently revealed that she has not lost all her pregnancy weight (she's down 62 pounds from her gained 70-plus pounds a year ago). And what's more? She attributes her lost pounds to hard work with trainer Harley Pasternak, not just breastfeeding. She recently said:

I was really good when I was pregnant. I wasn't the crazy pregnant chick. I'm crazy anyway, so pregnancy really evened me out. I was like, "Whatever, I'm 200 lbs. Get me another bagel." I'm sort of back to normal. But, I like this workout, I like to train. It's part of my world. It's good for me to be disciplined, because in so many areas of my life, I'm kind of lazy. It's nice to have some pattern in my life that stays the same and I get to do some working.

I love that she is honest about her weight after the baby is born, and how hard it is to lose it (even with a superstar trainer helping you out). So if you're working to get rid of those pesky pounds that crept up on you during your pregnancy, remember that it takes time for everyone, including the rich and famous.


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that when doctors say that it's expected to gain at least 20-30 lbs - that's in an ideal situation. we all know that LOTS of women (MANY MANY celebs included) gained much more than that - even upwards of 70 lbs and yes it may not be necessary or healthy - it happens. i LOVE that she's honest about what she was like and how she's doing now, and that she admits to working really hard with a trainer to keep it off. there are the preggo celebs that just baffle me - nicole kidman for one - since she BARELY looked preggo when she had Sunday and then not even a couple weeks later she was back to her skinny jeans. some women are just lucky that way. i think that there are a combination of things that you have to do in order to get back to your pre-baby weight, and there's nothing wrong with it. eat when you're hungry while you're preggo and work hard afterwards. that's kind of the way to go.
Advah Advah 8 years
Hah I once mentioned the "breastfeeing made me lose all the baby weight" quote to my mum who breastfed my two siblings and I - her reply was: "Really! I've never been SO hungry as when I breastfed you guys, I couldn't stop eating *all the time*."
bibelot bibelot 8 years
Also: kudos for telling the truth about how HARD weight loss can be. Makes me feel slightly less flawed, seeing that a "supermodel/supermom" has to work her a$$ off too.
bibelot bibelot 8 years
Yays for MJ enjoying her pregnancy and not getting (too) schizophrenic about her diet!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
regarding her 70 lbs weight gain: even MJ has said that it was too much and that her doctor told her he was worried. But her bagel quote rocked. She also said before she got pregnant (b/c she was having trouble getting preg) that she was "just going to take a year off and eat". That said, I love that it took her a while to get it off. Celebs like Jessica Alba scare the shit out of me.
lovelystate lovelystate 8 years
love her and love the bagel quote.
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 8 years
I love that she said that. I gained 60 pounds with my daughter, not with totally excessive eating. I retained soooo much water and fluid. I had cankles! It was horrible. So puffy. I lost it pretty quickly though. My body will never be the same as pre-baby, but I like my curves so much better anyway. Sounds like Fleurfairy has a little obsession with weight.
eliepoo eliepoo 8 years
this just makes me love her more. =)
whenturtlesfly whenturtlesfly 8 years
nice breakdown #17 (deviousmuse)!
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
Also, this is how many women's weight gain is "supposed" to average out: (Borrowed from Amalah's "Weekly Pregnancy Calendar" ) 12 pounds: Maternal stores (fat, protein, Cheezits, etc.) 4 pounds: Increased fluid volume, aka water weight, aka blooooaaaat 2 pounds: IN YOUR BRA 2 pounds: Uterus 2 pounds: Amniotic fluid 1.5 pounds: Mmmmmplacenta 7.5 pounds: Baby! ("HA!" says the woman who birthed a 10-pounder.) If you'll notice, that's 23.5 pounds... not including the baby. So doctor's recommend around a 30-pound weight gain... but that's not plausible for every woman in every situation (as you can tell by the two I described above.)
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 8 years
fleurfairy - In addition to the hormones causing you to gain weight, some women experience severe nausea if they don't constantly have food in their stomach. My mom's doctor told her he'd prefer that she put on more weight than necessary, if it meant her nausea was kept in check, and therefore her stress levels. Yes, it was more difficult for her to lose the weight after, but she had an overall healthier pregnancy because she was able to relax more. Also, my cousin gained nearly 80 pounds (on her 5'4" petite frame) when she was pregnant with twins - the doctor put her on bedrest at 4 months because of her high-risk pregnancy, which meant she wasn't even able to move around normally, let alone exercise, to burn regular calories.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I've always loved Milla Jovovich. She always seemed so down to earth... and she's beautiful no matter how much she weighs. Plus, as I've mentioned probably about 5 times before, I have an affinity for people who are Ukrainian, haha! :]
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
fleurfairy for some people all the hormones make them gain additional weight. The women in my family are lucky. We're petite and we only gain the belly and nothing else. If I'm lucky enough to take after them I shouldn't gain much weight either. Some weight gain is eating and exercise and some is genetic and hormonal.
hope2be hope2be 8 years
I love MJ. She's awesomeness in my book, always good to read about celebs being honest about what they do after pregnancy to lose the weight.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Gaining 70 lbs during pregnancy is completely unnecessary and unhealthy! The baby weighs 10 lbs at the very most. Do these women really need the 60+ extra lbs? They treat pregnancy as an excuse to go hog-wild and eat everything in sight.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
ah mj, that's just one more reason to like her!
BLAG BLAG 8 years
Hi all, while not all women can claim they lost weight quickly due to breast feeding, I am one of the few exceptions who did just that. I lost about half of the 35 pounds I gained within 48 hrs of giving birth, the rest plus an additional 5pounds were gone in about two weeks after I delivered my baby girl. I am still breast feeding and eating like crazy and have yet to set foot on that expensive treadmill my husband purchased. Until then, all the mothers in hollywood were liars in my book. Now, not so much.
nancita nancita 8 years
This is so refreshing to read. Sometimes it really scares me how quickly celebs lose the baby weight. And she looks great of course.
missyd missyd 8 years
I always thought she was an admirable lady :)
mtiger mtiger 8 years
It's nice to see a celeb actually admit to working out!
CYL CYL 8 years
I love her more now. Celeb baby craze has really set up some unrealsitic expectations for women on how fast/easy they should loose their weight
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
it doesn't matter if she gained some weight, she's still really gorgeous!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Milla looks adorable. I like it when celebrities say that staying in shape is hard work and that it isn't always a picnic, especially after having a baby. And, while I've never had any children myself, I think attributing post-baby weight loss to breastfeeding alone is a joke.
secrethoughts secrethoughts 8 years
That is awesome and so refreshing to hear. I'm sooooo over all these new celeb moms who claim that they lost 50 lbs and regained their perfect stretch mark-free bodies by breast feeding and eating healthy. *Rolls eyes*
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I love that quote too.
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