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Trista on Losing the Weight After Baby, Not All Roses

Trista Sutter, perhaps the only person who's been in a successful relationship after appearing on The Bachelor, has added a new addition to her family. Turns out however, that losing the weight is not as easy as she expected. US Weekly got the scoop from Trista on how the weight loss has been going and while she's not a big Hollywood celebrity, I think it's interesting because she has a real perspective on it all.

Here are highlights:

How are you feeling about your body?
My friend said that when I came home from the hospital, I’d be back in my old jeans. Fifteen pounds did fall off immediately, but the fact that it’s been three months and I’m still not in them is a bummer.

What’s your routine? Five times a week for an hour we do a combination of yoga, Pilates and power-lifting exercises. But I’ve had abdominal pain, so I haven’t been able to do the more aggressive exercises. When I danced for the Miami Heat, a lot of times I led the ab exercises, so the fact that I can’t focus on it when it used to come easy to me is frustrating! Still, I’m getting into the groove. After Max has gone to bed, I do abs at night while I watch TV. I try to do situps for entire commercial breaks.

Is it hard to find the time to work out? That’s the question! If I have a date at the gym with Brock [her trainer], I’ll do it. But if I’m home, I’ll find something else to do, because there are a million things to get done. If I didn’t have a trainer, I’d have a friend call and say, “What’s your workout time today?” and put it in my calendar.

There's more, including what she's been eating, so

What’s your eating plan? I know if I try a crazy crash diet I will rebound from it. Those diets are just not realistic with my lifestyle. I’m trying to keep it a little bit looser, so I don’t burn out, but the main philosophy of my diet is that it’s higher in protein with healthy whole-grain carbs.

Because I’m breastfeeding until Max is 6 months old, it’s just not safe to cut calories, so I’m eating smart: five to six meals a day to keep my metabolism running. Sweets are a huge problem in this house — we love ice cream, especially Ben & Jerry’s Oatmeal Cookie Chunk — but we don’t really drink, so that helps. My father-in-law just said this is a sad time, because we have more healthy food in our refrigerator than beer!

Is it tough to find time to eat healthy? I showed up at the gym one day at 3 p.m., and the only thing I’d eaten all day was a bowl of cereal! Max is my top priority, so when he needs me I’m feeding him or playing with him. Food just doesn’t pop into the picture a lot of the time; I really need to think about that, or I will ruin my metabolism by not eating.

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