We’ve all seen it – the celebrity mommy whose body has bounced back all too nicely after giving birth to her new baby. While we’re all aware (and yeah, jealous as all get out!) that celebs usually have personal trainers and other folks in their fitness corner, there are some famous moms out there who have gone the old route of clean eating and daily exercise to get buff. Take a look at some celeb mommy post-baby body weight loss secrets:
Supermodel Gisele sported a bikini in Vogue looking oh-so-svelte after giving birth to baby Benjamin just six months earlier. Gisele credits an active lifestyle during pregnancy for her post-baby weight loss: “I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week.” She also didn’t over-do it in the food department, so there wasn’t a load of weight to shed when the baby arrived.
Actress Nicole Sullivan recently graced the pages of Us Weekly to share her post-baby body weight loss secrets. Nicole turned to the Jenny Craig diet program to reach her goal weight in 15 weeks, consuming 1,200 calories per day. Sullivan also exercised with one of Jenny Craig’s fitness consultants, developing a workout plan of jogging three to six miles, five times per week, and lifting weights: “Once you start working out, you want to eat better.”
We all saw Real Housewives of New York City’s Bethenny Frankel’s ridiculously fast weight drop after she gave birth to baby Bryn… and well, we’re still scratching our heads over how exactly she lost 29 pounds just three weeks after delivery. Especially since she told Us Weekly, “I don’t believe in diets,” and credits the weight loss to 30 minutes of walking every day. Bethenny says she also maintains a low-fat, portion-controlled diet.
The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck has bounced back from several pregnancies without a hitch. What’s her secret? With her latest baby, Hasselbeck embarked on a 14-week program, which involved intense cardio and weight training “every other day, in a way that’s made me really strong,” according to Elisabeth. Hasselbeck also jogged short distances, with a longer run on the weekend. As for diet, Elisabeth wrote a book called The G-Free Diet: A Gluten-Free Survival Guide, which no doubt has been critical in her healthy living/hot body program.
We love Jenny McCarthy’s story because she, like so many mommies out there, put on a load of baby weight and didn’t shed it instantly. Jenny turned to Weight Watchers to get on track and even released the Wii fitness game, Your Shape, to help motivate others. Jenny gives full credit to Weight Watchers for her dramatic results: “They taught me portion control and to be conscious of what I put in my mouth.”
Once a glamorous swimsuit model, Kathy Ireland packed on so much weight after having children that she said, “I didn’t recognize the person I saw. I saw someone who looked overwhelmed, overstressed, overweight, over-everything.” Ireland shares how she gained 25 pounds without knowing it in her book Real Solutions for Busy Moms, a result of not making time for her own care. Her personal trainer friend and nutritionist got her back on track with exercise three times a week, as well as making healthier choices and cutting back on desserts.
Seriously, how fast did Heidi Klum return to the catwalk after her latest baby was born? No fair! Klum is no stranger to the pregnancy weight gain and loss – she simply exercises regularly with a personal trainer and follows a diet plan like the 3-Hour Diet, eating small meals every few hours.
Jennifer Hudson has had an amazing life, filled with both highs and lows, and has always struggled with her weight. Following the birth of her son, David Daniel Otunga, she became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, with amazing results! Jennifer told Good Morning America: “I set my mind to this challenge for a healthier lifestyle… It’s like, ‘OK, I have a child now and I want to set a great example for him.’”
What do you think of these celebrity mommies’ post-baby body weight loss secrets? Do you have any of your own to share?