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20 Quotes and Tips From Celeb Moms on Pregnancy Pounds and How to Lose Baby Weight (Photos)

Amy Adams

Amy Adams worked hard to lose her baby weight.

Losing baby weight has got to be one of the toughest struggles that any woman goes through in her entire life! I remember thinking that my pregnancy pounds would come off fairly quickly, and was kind of shocked when it took a whole nine months to get my pre-baby body back.

Celebrity moms are no strangers to feeling the pressure to get back into picture perfect shape as quickly as possible after giving birth. While we know in the back of our heads that most of them have a lot of help from personal chefs and trainers, we still can’t help but wonder what their secrets are for getting red carpet ready after having a child.

Amy Adams is one celebrity who didn’t let shedding post-pregnancy pounds get the best of her. She had such a great attitude about losing the weight and said:

“Being pregnant finally helped me understand what my true relationship was with my body—meaning that it wasn’t put on this earth to look good in a swimsuit. I’ve been working out when I can, and I’m trying to eat in a healthful way, but losing weight is not my number-one priority. It’s part of my job to return to some semblance of what I was before. But I don’t feel I’ve ever made my career on my rockin’ bod.”

To see quotes and tips from 19 other celeb moms about baby weight and how to lose it, take a look at our slide show below.

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 1 of 19
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    "I put on 40 pounds with Moses. And I found it really hard to loose the last 20 pounds. I didn't mind having the big boobs. But it was the stomach roll, the back fat, and the post-pregnant butt. And it was so hard to get rid of. I haven't eaten meat for about fifteen years. I eat fish, a little bit of dairy not much milk but I love cheese."
  • Kendra Wilkinson 2 of 19
    Kendra Wilkinson
    "It's about portion control, healthy choices and not mixing proteins and carbs in the same meal because they digest differently."
  • Kourtney Kardashian 3 of 19
    Kourtney Kardashian
    "I feel good! I'm just starting to get comfortable being in a bikini again. I'm excited. Scott told me recently that he could tell my body was changing. He also said he could tell I'm noticing it because I'll do these stupid dances in the mirror."
  • Jaime Pressly 4 of 19
    Jaime Pressly
    "Sure, I wanted to lose my baby weight, but I didn't want to lose my butt! I think it's sexy when women have shapely bodies."
  • Melissa Joan Hart 5 of 19
    Melissa Joan Hart
    "You don't have time to eat because you're chasing them all the time! You kind of lift them in the car seat, out of the car seat, in the highchair, out of the highchair."
  • Britney Spears 6 of 19
    Britney Spears
    "My diet has a lot to do with my getting into shape. I have no sugar. I don't eat fruit or even fruit juice because of the sugar.
  • Melissa Rycroft 7 of 19
    Melissa Rycroft
    "I tried to stay as healthy as possible during the pregnancy, so it's kind of made it a little bit easier. But I think everyone will agree — it's not easy trying to lose baby weight no matter how much or little you gained!"
  • Jill Scott 8 of 19
    Jill Scott
    Kickboxing and outdoor activities - "We have fun! There's a world of discovery in his eyes, and I want to be around to enjoy it!"
  • Christina Aguilera 9 of 19
    Christina Aguilera
    "I started out slow, just listening to my body and making sure I didn't overdo it. I feel a sense of accomplishment."
  • Ashlee Simpson 10 of 19
    Ashlee Simpson
    Everything in moderation - "If I have pizza or Taco Bell one day, I'll have home-cooked meals the next."
  • Kim Raver 11 of 19
    Kim Raver
    "The key thing I learned about post-pregnancy weight loss is that it really helps if you are in shape during pregnancy."
  • Kate Hudson 12 of 19
    Kate Hudson
    "I've danced my whole life. I work out all the time and I'm not worried about being totally perfect."
  • Ali Larter 13 of 19
    Ali Larter
    "From the morning through night, I just wear my workout clothes so that if I can grab a half an hour here or there then I'm ready to go".
  • Tiffani Thiessen 14 of 19
    Tiffani Thiessen
    "I'd love to be my size again but my body is just not that way. It doesn't work that way for me and I'm okay with that."
  • Salma Hayek 15 of 19
    Salma Hayek
    "Everybody tells you that if you breastfeed, it's going to come off like this (hand gesture.) It's a lie! It's not true. . . I'm going to say something. Except for a couple of exceptions, the only reason people lose weight like that when they're breastfeeding it's cause they're not eating. And this is not good for the baby.
  • Alyson Hannigan 16 of 19
    Alyson Hannigan
    Breastfeeding - "I know it's a cliché, but I was eating just ridiculous amounts of food but still losing weight."
  • Danica McKellar 17 of 19
    Danica McKellar
    "I don't really have time to eat as I'm too busy working on my math or with Draco . . . It's such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really."
  • Nicole Richie 18 of 19
    Nicole Richie
    On people saying she lost weight too quickly - "I had to address it and say, 'No, I don't have an eating disorder.' I've never gone a day without putting food in my mouth. So I want to know why I'm the face of a problem."
  • Brooke Burke with daughters Sierra and Neriah 19 of 19
    Brooke Burke with daughters Sierra and Neriah
    "I never “diet”, but I do believe in creating healthy eating habits that you can enjoy and stick to. I try to eat 5 times a day, small meals, every three hours or so."

 

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