11 Celebrity Moms Share How to Snap Back Into Shape After Having a Baby
Pregnancy brings lots of emotions like joy, excitement, happiness, and sadness too along with dealing with post-pregnancy weight. Being a celebrity, it is even more important to get back in shape. Lisa DeFazio, RD, a nutritionist in Los Angeles said, “Celebrities work hard and they put the time in because their career depends on it.”
Bright Side has learned the secrets of those celebs shedding post-pregnancy weight. Not only do they get rid of their baby weight, but they’ve also become an inspiration for many moms and moms-to-be.
J. Lo has always been one of the fittest celebs but not even she could remain untouched by post-pregnancy fat. She took her own time to shed weight, in the first initial months, she started with light walking workouts. Later she started her training which included a 4-mile run, a half-mile swim, and an 18-mile bike race. Also, she said, “The important thing is to keep mixing it up, so your body has to adapt and that’s when the results happen.”
Halle Berry gained 35 lb with her baby girl Nahla but she was adamant about getting her red carpet figure back. She used to eat small meals every few hours and avoid sodium-rich and fried foods because they kept her blood-sugar levels steady, which is crucial to managing diabetes. In fact, her favorite go-to meals included homemade soups or fish with leafy greens like kale or spinach and brown rice. “Her soup isn’t just soup — there are probably lots of vegetables and beans, so it’s filling,” says her trainer.
Eating tiny portions, brown rice instead of white, and lots of salads helped this Victoria Secret model to lose weight. She lost 45 lb in just 3 months post delivery. She even returned to the runway pretty quickly after giving birth.
Mariah Carey lost at least 70 lb after giving birth to her twins — she was carrying an extra 40 lb in water retention during her pregnancy. “Assuming some of that weight was indeed due to water retention, Carey’s stunning loss is not only healthy; it’s actually doable. 2 lb a week, 10 lb a month is safe, and you can do that without starving yourself or working out for hours every day,” says her spokesperson.
Jessica Alba gained 35 lb with her daughter, Honor. Still, with hard work, she got killer abs and a figure anyone would die for. In her first phase, she did 20-minute workouts that strengthened those core muscles. Later, she began full body exercises like burpees which helped her to lose weight quickly.
She revealed she even wore a double-corset to help get her pre-baby body back.
Being a mother of 3 kids, Beyoncé rocks her hot body on stage. She is one of those celebs who enjoys her post-pregnancy weight but still takes good care of herself without losing who she is. Her secret to losing weight is universally acknowledged by moms. She said, “I lost most of my weight from breastfeeding and I encourage women to do it; it’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself.”
We have reason to believe that Reese Witherspoon is actually reverse aging. She is a mother of 3 kids and each time after a pregnancy, she gets herself back to rock solid status again. But even she admits that with her third child she had pregnancy weight issues. She opted for a healthy diet, yoga, hiking, and dancing.
She said, “I do a lot of dancing with my kids, and when I get dressed in the morning, I have a playlist.” She went even further by saying, “You just have to be gentle and patient with yourself, and slowly get back to your health.”
Heidi Klum gained 35 pounds with her son Henry and stunned everyone with her gorgeous catwalk for Victoria Secret. Her trainer says, “Heidi knew what she wanted to accomplish,” and she did. She opted for rowing machine workouts which proved to have results better than a treadmill. Along with this, she cut out alcohol, white bread, some starchy carbs, certain fruits, and unhealthy saturated and trans fats and instead went for broccoli and cauliflower, salmon, chicken, nuts, mushrooms, egg whites, beans, and more.
Mother of 3 kids, Kim Kardashian, lost 70 lb post-pregnancy with her second child. She revealed that she went on an Atkins Diet which is basically all about portion control and a low carb diet which eventually helped her to shed the baby weight. It encourages the consumption of healthy fat and fiber. She said, “I’ve been doing the Atkins Diet, which worked for me...this time I think I’m almost at 70 [pounds] down.”
Due to her weight gain after pregnancy, Jessica Simpson became a joke among many talk shows and tabloids. Later it was her turn to laugh when she turned out to be a fit mom.
She spilled her secret when she revealed that along with her 3 times a week workouts, she walks a lot. “I tried to get 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. I wasn’t trying to lose weight,” she says. “I try and walk about 4 miles a day consistently.”
Mother of 4, Jennifer Garner took her time to get back in shape since the birth of her first kid. Within 2 months of his delivery, she wowed the media with her athletically shaped body.
Her secret to this fit body is to not just watch your kids while playing on the ground and to join them in the fun. This way you can keep your kids and your body happy. “In 45 minutes, the average woman can burn up to 200 calories playing with kids.”
Moms are always giving but it definitely feels good when they do something for themselves. So if you are that mom who worked hard to get yourself and your body back into shape after pregnancy, share your secrets with us. We’d love to hear them!