- How Celebs Shed the Baby Weight
- Chrissy Teigen just explained EXACTLY how celebs lose baby weight so fast
- Which pregnant celebs are due in 2019?
- Here are all the famous mums-to-be and dads-to-be for 2019…
- Richard Gere and Alejandra Silver (November 2019)
- Danielle Armstrong (Announced November 2019)
- Millie Mackintosh (Announced November 2019)
- Ali Bastian (Announced October 2019)
- Sheridan Smith (Announced October 2019)
- Nadia Essex (announced September 2019)
- Anne Hathaway (announced July 2019)
- Anna Williamson (announced July 2019)
- Rachel Riley (announced May 2019)
- 20 Celebrities on Losing the Baby Weight
- Read about These Celebrity Pregnancies, Their Weight Gain and Baby Bumps
- Celebrity Pregnancy, Weight Gain and Their Baby Bumps
- Serena Williams
- Cardi B
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
- Celebrity Pregnancies Continues Below
- Whitney Port
- Peta Murgatroyd
- Olivia Wilde
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- 18 Kerry Washington
- 17 Miranda Kerr
- 16 Zoe Saldana
- 15 Victoria Beckham
- 14 Beyonce
- 13 Reese Witherspoon
- 12 Shakira
- 11 Emily Blunt
- 10 Jennifer Garner
- 9 Jessica Alba
- 8 Mila Kunis
- 7 Jennifer Lopez
- 6 Gisele Bundchen
- 5 Jessica Simpson
- 4 Blake Lively
- 3 Kate Hudson
- 2 Fergie
- 1 Kate Middleton
How Celebs Shed the Baby Weight
On average, it takes a new mom just as many months to take off the baby weight as it does to put it on. When you’re talking Hollywood moms, they have access to all the top trainers, meal plans, and nutritionists that money can buy, which sometimes speeds up the process. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have to work just as hard as the rest of us.
Either way, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, Penelope Cruz, and Kendra Wilkinson are rocking post-baby bods that put the rest of us to shame. Wondering how they did it? So are we. We got their celeb nutritionists and trainers to share some of their secrets.
Nutritionist-to-the-stars Jackie Keller, and author of Body after Baby, has worked with Witherspoon, Alba, and Cruz, to name a few. “For the most part, all of these women have been super-motivated to get back to their pre-pregnancy weight and shape as soon as possible. Of course they are also very concerned with their baby’s needs and their own health, neither of which should be compromised,” Keller says. “But the secret to losing baby weight fast without compromising health is twofold and emphasizes quality of food and physical activity.”
Keller’s celebrity clients started off their exercise regimen soon after childbirth by simply taking small steps – literally. “I advised them to start walking daily but to listen to their bodies. If they got overly tired or had any pain, I’d tell them to stop for a bit.” After walking without any pain, Keller suggests adding stretching. “You can begin easy exercises like lunges, squats, shoulder raises, and light push-ups with the large muscle groups like back, legs, and chest. Avoid working the core and abdomen for at least 4-6 weeks, depending on your doctor’s orders.”
Keller’s Body after Baby plan also includes eating plenty of what she calls super-fuel foods such as strawberries, almonds, and potatoes, which nourish the body after pregnancy, speed up healing, increase much needed energy levels, and allow the extra baby weight to come off naturally.
In Wilkinson’s case, the naturally athletic ex-playmate turned to celebrity fitness trainer Nicky Holender after giving birth to her baby Hank Jr. in 2009. The 24-year old has been very open about her struggles to lose weight, after adding more than 50-pounds to her petite frame during pregnancy. She even stopped wearing her wedding ring because it no longer fit.
“When Kendra approached me, she told me she loved to indulge in her favorite foods, and she didn’t want to give anything up,” Holender says. “But I sat her down and explained my plan and told her my own wife lost 35 pounds in 10 weeks on it.” The plan he devised for Wilkinson entailed eating five small meals a day and expending as much energy as possible. That meant she could still eat her favorite foods, but just in smaller portions, and she had to up the exercise. Still, exercising more didn’t mean the AbCuts spokesperson would have to spend hours a day in the gym. “She would walk and carry baby Hank around the house between my visits and push him in his stroller to help burn extra calories. Your body doesn’t care how you get those calories out, as long as you burn more than you are taking in.”
Holender’s plan is something all moms can do, with or without the help of a trainer. “Anyone can do the same after having a baby, but they must be dedicated, determined, and up for the challenge.”
- By Jené Luciani
Chrissy Teigen just explained EXACTLY how celebs lose baby weight so fast
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Everyone needs a friend who always keeps it real: someone who tells you there’s lipstick on your teeth, gives thoughtful advice, and most importantly, a pal who explains exactly how celebs lose baby weight so fast. While we don’t know Chrissy Teigen IRL, we think she’s a shining example of this type of friend. Her recent Today Show appearance is further proof that she has the balls to share the unflinching truth about what it’s like to be famous (remember Teigen’s celebrity Twitter Q & A?).
According to InStyle, the woman who publicly admitted to peeing while giving birth told Today that celebrity mothers who revert to their pre-baby bodies in a flash are not, in fact, hip to some covert, magical weight loss method (which was the only explanation we could come up with, tbh).
Shedding the pregnancy pounds, Teigen explains, is a team effort:
“Anyone in the public eye, we have all the help we could ever need to be able to shed everything,” Teigen said. “So I think people get this jaded sensation that everybody’s losing it so quickly, but we just happen to be the ones who are out there. We have nutritionists, we have dietitians, we have trainers, we have our own schedules, we have nannies. We have people who make it possible for us to get back into shape. But nobody should feel like that’s normal, or like that’s realistic.”
See, this is why we LOVE her. Part of being famous is projecting a certain image, but Teigen’s not afraid to discuss what makes celebrities authentic and relatable. In addition to promoting her career and showing us adorable photos of her baby girl Luna, she constantly uses her platform for making sure everyone understands the dangers of taking everything they see a celebrity experience at face value.
Also, she happens to think there’s way too much focus on the external changes new mothers’ bodies go through instead of the oftentimes harrowing transformations many of them experience:
“I think a lot of the mood stuff that happens afterwards isn’t really talked about, whether it’s postpartum depression or really just, for me, some days, I wouldn’t know how to cope with work and juggle things and still have time for a husband life,” she said. “And that was really tough for me, and I think just the mere act of losing those endorphins, I think I was slightly cursed by having such a great pregnancy and being so happy and having so much energy, that just the decline of all those endorphins, and all the prenatals and everything I was on and how healthy I was, naturally made my mood change. There were periods where you get super dark.”
We think we can speak on behalf of fans and new moms everywhere when we say we are anxiously waiting on Teigen to write a book on motherhood.
- By Kenya Foy
Source: Best Health Magazine, May 2010
It’s not surprising that many women who compare their pregnancy weight gain and post-baby weight loss with celebrities find themselves lacking, according to researcher Meredith Nash of the University of Melbourne in Australia. She found that women in their mid- to late 20s are more likely to describe themselves as ‘fat’ after delivery than women in their mid- to late 30s. She believes younger women are more exposed to the ‘culture of the bump’‘in magazines and television shows that analyze every step of famous pregnancies’and feel more pressure to be thin. But we are all familiar with the unrealistic expectations set by celebrity pregancy stories.
The key to shedding extra baby pounds is a healthy diet and exercise. No problem’if you weren’t up four times last night, knee-deep in laundry and staring at an empty fridge. Here’s a realistic guide to postpartum weight loss when you don’t have a million dollars to help you reach your pre-pregnancy weight.
No personal chef?
Weight loss should not be the priority during breastfeeding, caution the experts. You will need to consume between 2,000 and 2,500 calories per day to ensure adequate breast milk, advises Elizabeth Ward, registered dietitian and author of Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During & After Pregnancy.
If you aren’t breastfeeding, at your first postnatal checkup’usually six weeks after your baby is born’ask your doctor how many calories you need to get to your normal weight, suggests Ward. (She says it differs for everyone, but an average woman will need from 1,800 to 2,000 calories per day.) When you stop losing, shave off another 100 to 200 calories per day. Try these tips:
‘ Pair up: Get together with someone from prenatal class or in your neighbourhood to cook lunches. Take turns trading off chef duties for child-minding each week. Total cost: free.
‘ Hire a dietitian: Over two sessions ($50 to $75 each; covered by some benefit plans), your dietitian will create a meal plan to your liking. A study in the Journal of Women’s Health showed that women who were given structured weight-loss plans in the early days after giving birth lost an average of 16 pounds in one year, compared to those who were given only general advice, who lost just three pounds. Total cost: $100 to $150.
‘ Purchase portion-controlled meals: Look for low-sodium options. Don’t substitute more than one meal a day, and ‘ supplement with a serving of vegetables, a whole-grain roll and fruit, says Ward. Total cost (at $3.50 per serving) for 14 weeks: $343.
‘ Invest in a healthy-meal delivery service: The cost is similar to takeout but with much healthier fare. Look for local meal service providers, or try In The Zone Delivery. You get three meals and two snacks for $36 per day (available across Canada; inquire about any delivery charges to your area). Total cost for 14 weeks: $3,528 plus delivery.
No posse of trainers?
Women can and do need to be exercising postpartum even if they’re breastfeeding, according to research from the University of Western Ontario Exercise and Pregnancy Laboratory. ‘There’s no reason why you can’t get out and walk as soon as it feels okay,’ says lab director and assistant professor Michelle Mottola. The same goes for women who have had a C-section, though they should be careful not to strain the abdominal area.
You may need a lot of help to stay active postpartum given your new responsibilities. Try these tips:
‘ Walk with your baby: Pair up with another new mom to go for stroller walks. Or go for walks with your partner and baby. A study in the Journal of Women’s Health in 2009 found the top enabler for exercise postpartum was partner support. Cost: free.
‘ Use DVDs tailored for post-pregnancy: At-home workouts are flexible, perfect for new moms who can’t hop off to the gym. Try Fitmom Postnatal Workout or Braganza’s ‘321 Baby Bulge Be Gone DVDs (ramona ‘braganza.ca), a 12-week, three-phase program. Cost: $18 and $87, respectively.
‘ Join a mom-and-baby fitness class: Mottola says programs structured to include your baby are practical, and a great way to meet other new moms. Check with your local community centre to find a pre- or postnatal class nearby. Cost: Prices vary.
‘ Hire support: A telephone-based life coach, who can help you set goals and stick to them, costs as little as $60 a week. Look one up online who specializes in weight-loss goals. Total cost for 14 weeks: about $800.
No full-time nanny?
New parents face many demands. ‘There’s a lot of stress, including vast sleep deprivation,’ says McDonald. Lack of sleep can set back weight loss. A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 2008 showed that women who get five hours of sleep a night or less have triple the risk of carrying excessive weight a year after giving birth, compared with those who got seven or more hours. Try these tips:
‘ ”Aim for solid stretches of seven hours of sleep: Trade off ‘night watch’ with your partner. Dad can bring the baby to you when a feeding is required. Cost: free.
‘ Call in the grandparents: Ask them to take a night shift once a week. Cost: free.
‘ Catch naps: Sleep when your baby sleeps, no matter how tempting it is to use the free time on neglected housework. Cost: free.
‘ Consider a night nanny: Search for an experienced childcare professional for basic overnight tending. Cost: about $175 per night (6:30 p.m to 7 a.m.).
This article was originally titled “The stars must be crazy,” in the May 2010 of Best Health. Subscribe today to get the full Best Health experience’and never miss an issue!’and make sure to check out what’s new in the latest issue of Best Health.
Which pregnant celebs are due in 2019?
2018 was a big year for celeb babies. We had a royal birth, a few surprises and some seriously cute baby name picks.
So, which stars are expecting in 2019? The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, Kim Kardashian West and Alex Jones are just a few.
And we’ll be live updating this article to bring you every celebrity pregnancy reveal, famous bump, due date, and info, as soon as it’s announced.
Here are all the famous mums-to-be and dads-to-be for 2019…
Richard Gere and Alejandra Silver (November 2019)
Richard and Alejandra are yet to confirm their pregnancy news publicly, however Magazine Hola! in Alejandra’s native Spain, reports that the couple are expecting, just nine months after giving birth to their first.
For her previous pregnancy, Alejandra shared a picture of the Dalai Lama blessing her bump, writing: “Getting blessings for our precious to come… We couldn’t announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama.”
Richard and Alejandra wed just in April, last year in Spain which subsequently followed celebrating with friends and loved ones back at the actor’s ranch near New York City.
Danielle Armstrong (Announced November 2019)
TOWIE star Danielle Armstrong revealed on Instagram in early November that she and her recent mystery boyfriend are expecting their first child.
She shared the news via a collage of snaps, including the ultrasound, captioning the post “The Best Part Of Us Will Be You”.
Danielle only went public about her relationship two months ago, however it seems the pair are in fact childhood sweethearts revealing they have been friends for over 22 years.
Millie Mackintosh (Announced November 2019)
Former Made in Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh revealed in an Hello! special that she is expecting her first child with her husband Hugo Taylor.
The 30yr old announced her pregnancy news that the couple will welcome a baby girl in May 2020 as she debuted her bump in a stunning shoot.
Millie, who is 14 weeks pregnant, said experiencing the first scan was ‘one of the most amazing moments’ of her life to date and revealed she was secretly hoping for a daughter.
Ali Bastian (Announced October 2019)
Ali, best known for playing Becca Dean in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks and PC Sally Armstrong in ITV’s The Bill, announced her pregnancy in a Hello magazine special in early October.
Ali is expecting her first child with fellow actor David Mahoney in March 2020.
Sheridan Smith (Announced October 2019)
The BAFTA and Olivier Award-winning actress revealed she is expecting her first child with fiancé Jamie Horn after performing at the Stagefest cruise on Tuesday (October 15th).
Smith shared a quick glimpse of her bump to those in the audience, complaining she was already suffering from morning sickness.
Nadia Essex (announced September 2019)
Former Celebs Go Dating matchmaker Nadia Essex has revealed in Closer magazine that she is expecting her first child.
The star also revealed that she is no longer with the baby’s father, however she plans to co-parent with him despite him living in the US.
Nadia has opened up before about her struggles with getting pregnant;”My doctor told me there was less than 1% chance of conception. Everyone’s shocked, but I wouldn’t change a thing!” adding “for so long I thought I couldn’t have children – so this is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. It’s a miracle!”
Anne Hathaway (announced July 2019)
The Ocean’s 8 star revealed her second pregnancy on social media, also being very honest about some of the struggles she and husband Adam Shulman have gone through regarding having their family.
She gave a shoutout to “everyone going through infertility and conception hell,” hinting that she’s experienced her own infertility struggles.
“Please know it was not a straight line to either of my pregnancies,” she added. “Sending you extra love.”
Anna Williamson (announced July 2019)
The Celebs Go Dating presenter announced baby no 2 on Instagram, commenting that people may have noticed her ‘fuller figure’ of late. This will be her second child with husband Vincenzo, and a sibling to little Enzo.
Opening up about her mental health struggles with her previous pregnancy, Anna said:
“It’s been an important couple of months making sure this pregnancy is healthy, that baby is well (it is) and that crucially my mental health is in good order – as those of you who know me, will know I had severe peri and post natal anxiety when I had Enzo.
“I cannot thank the NHS Community Perinatal MH Team enough for their first class support and care – an absolute game changer.”
Rachel Riley (announced May 2019)
Countdown presenter Rachel Riley announced her first pregnancy with partner Pasha Kovalev on social media, saying:
“Pash and I have a conundrum for you…you have till December to work it out! We’re over the moon excited.”
Days later she was spotted looking super happy at her first public appearance since the news visiting Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play Bayern Munich.
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Despite appearances, celebrity moms are mere mortals with real bodies just like the rest of Us. And while many in the spotlight lose pregnancy weight fast for specific acting roles or other reasons, many do their post-baby slim downs on their own time frame. No matter the methods employed, losing the baby weight is hard work. And Us salutes the brave Hollywood women who have debuted their post-baby body transformations in 2019.
Everyone from Pippa Middleton — who made a splash in a white bikini about two months after giving birth — to Jana Kramer to Kenya Moore to Kate Upton have showed off their postpartum figures this year. While the women used different diets, eating plans and fitness regimens, one thing’s for sure: Stars know a lot about health, wellness and weight loss. Even if some of them have the benefit of personal trainers and chefs, it still takes discipline to change your habits after a major life event — and you can learn a lot by following their techniques.
And they’ve also faced their own share of challenges at the gym and with their former exercise routines. As Carrie Underwood noted on Instagram two months after welcoming her second son, “I’m going to be honest, ‘bouncing back’ after having Jacob has been much more difficult than after I had Isaiah and I’ve been pretty hard on myself lately,” she wrote, adding in a relatable note that she felt “my body has not belonged to me.” Yet she still shared an inspirational message with fans and other new moms: “I’m going to keep staying the path because it is a journey and as long as I’m always working towards my goals, one day I’ll reach them. I’m going to take it day by day, smile at the girl in the mirror, and work out because I love this body and all it has done and will continue to do!”
To see stars’ post-baby changes and get inspirational wellness advice, scroll down!
20 Celebrities on Losing the Baby Weight
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It may seem that after a celebrity gives birth, her baby weight magically melts away: In practically no time, she’s back in a string bikini, frolicking on some Mexican beach with an adorable newborn in tow.
But the reality is that for many of them, shedding those annoying extra pounds takes months of grueling work. Here, some of the funniest, wisest takes from famous moms on how they did it—or didn’t.
“It’s hard to impress me with a body that hasn’t had a baby. Have a baby and then let’s talk… A lot of women say that they breast-feed and the pounds come right off. For women who gain 25 pounds, that’s probably true. But for me and Busy , who enjoy our cake, it’s not going to come off in two months. I gained 45 pounds. Mine came off at about five months, after working out a lot and doing a food delivery service.”
—Ali Larter, Health, September 2013
“I’ve always been a person who really approaches health in a proactive way. I work out, I eat right, so those were the things I continued to do once the doctor said I could, but not to be crazy about it. I’m breastfeeding, so I can’t starve myself.”
—Kerry Washington, E! Online, November 2014
“I did Kung Fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.”
—Gisele Bundchen, Vogue, March 2010
“I think by Hollywood standards I’m supposed to be in bikini shape now that my baby is 4 weeks old….My workout goal: Food drops in lap, not on belly.”
—Alyson Hannigan, Twitter, June 2012
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“Oh my God, everyone was so hard on me because it took me a year and a half to get my body back! When I was 17, I weighed, like, 98 pounds. I was totally obsessed with everything I put in my mouth. I was way too skinny. Not cute. And my body wasn’t that healthy—my hands would cramp up a lot because I wasn’t getting the nutrition I needed. That constant pressure of wanting something different than I had? I regret that. I feel like there was way too much time spent thinking about that. This is the body that I have. I have a very athletic build, and I am so proud of what my body has done for me. I had the best, healthiest, strongest pregnancy. And I feel good about myself.”
—Hilary Duff, Health, December 2014
“I want nothing to do with that hamster wheel from hell. It seems miserable. I want to be healthy enough that I feel good mentally. And I don’t care what the weight is.”
—Drew Barrymore, Oprah’s Next Chapter, January 2013
“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.”
—Beyoncé, People, April 2012
“Of course. Who wouldn’t! Your muscles are completely stretched. It gets the muscle memory going quicker. It’s just to get your body back.
Because everything is everywhere!”
—Jessica Alba, Health, October 2013
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“Eating during my pregnancy was easy, but losing the baby weight—that’s going to be a whole other story. As much as I tried to stick to a healthy diet and exercise routine while I was pregnant, I ended up gaining 50 pounds. But no matter what it takes, being in the best shape possible has always been very important to me.”
—Molly Simms, on her blog, July 2012
“Since I had the babies about six years ago, I had that like, really stubborn eight to ten on me. People are used to seeing me be kind of thickish, but when I started eating , right away I dropped like 8 to 10 pounds. It was a real change, but more than that, I felt much better. And people were like, ‘Your energy’s better’… everything’s better. I did full vegan for almost four, five weeks, then I just started incorporating proteins for myself. The truth is, even if you’re 70-80% vegan, it’s so much better having those vegetables, greens, and plant-based stuff. It’s going to change your life and it’s going to change your health.”
—Jennifer Lopez, ExtraTV, June 2014
” healthy before and healthy during . I just weighed myself for the first time—I don’t have a scale—but I’m probably three or four pounds more now. Maybe that will take a long time to come off, and I don’t really know that I want to take it off. I’m just kind of not even concerned about it.”
—Bethenny Frankel, Health, October 2010
“I will say that was the hardest challenge of my life. But I was dedicated and I was motivated. I did the Adkins diet. It’s different now—it’s a newer version. So I tried it and it worked for me. In the beginning I couldn’t exercise a whole lot. But I just started going on hikes, and it worked.”
—Kim Kardashian, on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, October 2013
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“I love to feel fit. I love to feel healthy. I wasn’t in a race. I was really kind to myself because I was actually really impressed with the fact that I had just had a baby, like ‘I made a human!’ … it was slow because I literally couldn’t even do a sit-up. I’d had to have an emergency C-section so I was numb. And exhausted. I was really afraid because my whole life is based on abs and core.”
—Pink, People, September 2012
“After my first pregnancy, the weight had come off a little bit better, but after the second one it was really stubborn. It was really hanging on. It was not easy and, when I started it, it was by far the hardest thing I have ever done—but I really was seeing results so it motivated me to just work through it.
Every woman can make time—every woman—and you can do it with your baby in the room. There have been countless times where I’ve worked out with my kids crawling around all over the place. You just make it work, and if it’s important to you, it’ll be important to them.”
—Gwyneth Paltrow, UK Press Association, July 2010
“If you want to lose baby weight, I think it’s a very rare thing for women to do it without doing anything. I mean, scientifically, that’s just the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. Some women have that metabolism where you’re like, ‘Wow, you didn’t even gain any weight being pregnant.’ Well, that’s not me, and I think a lot of women probably relate to that. Like anything, if you want to be successful, you have to put the hours in. I try to break a sweat once a day.
I gained 70 pounds , and the experience of trying to lose it was really interesting, because I’d never been in a situation where I realized I really needed to lose quite a few pounds. So I’d lose ten pounds, and then I’d plateau at 150 and I’d stay there forever. It was really discouraging. You don’t change anything—you just have to push through it. And that’s the hardest part.”
—Kate Hudson, Yahoo UK Lifestyle, September 2014
“When you are a fit and healthy person to begin with, you most likely go back to what you were before.”
—Heidi Klum, Good Housekeeping, May 2011
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” I worked out a lot. I ran a lot. I did it six days a week. I become quite obsessive when I get into something.”
—Victoria Beckham, Vogue, April 2012
“I get congratulated all the time by people that I know, saying, ‘I hear you’re pregnant!’ You know, this one woman who had babysat for us said, ‘Oh my gosh, I can’t wait for number four!’ and I thought, ‘what is going on?’ So I asked around, and apparently I have a baby bump. And I’m here to tell you that I do! Hold up—I am not pregnant. But I have had three kids and there is a bump. From now on, ladies, I will have a bump. And it will be my baby bump. And let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere. I have a bump. Its name is Violet, Sam, Sera.”
—Jennifer Garner, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, October 2014
“I love to work out. I can’t say I’ve been the best at it since I’ve had my son: I used to run three miles every morning, but with the baby, I’ve been walking three miles in the mornings with him. If I wake up early, I’ll do yoga or the Nike Training Club app. I love hot yoga, but with my son with me on tour, I honestly doubt I’ll be able to work out a bunch. So I try to forgive myself when I can’t, and do it when I can.”
—Jewel, Health, May 2013
“If your priorities are right, the baby’s most important. You have to eat to feed your baby. And I have a girl, so I want her to see some day why her mom has good self-esteem and good body issues. It gets you down sometimes—I’m not going to lie. I’ve had days where I’m like, ‘Ugh, I wish this was easier.’ But it’s not, and that’s OK.”
—Jennifer Love Hewitt, E! Online, April 2014
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Gone are the days when celebrity pregnancies were something hidden from public view. The new age mothers are confident and don’t shy away from flaunting their baby bumps. And we can’t blame them, after all their is nothing cuter than the pregnancy glow and a beautiful bump. Read further on all about celebrity pregnancies, weight gain and the baby bumps they flaunted confidently.
Celebrity Pregnancy, Weight Gain and Their Baby Bumps
Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful time for a woman. Amidst plethora of emotions and bodily changes, a woman gears up to bring forth a new life. If you have been worried about these changes during or after pregnancy, STOP! Below is a list of celebrity pregnancy, weight gain and their baby bumps that they flaunted rather proudly.
The Tennis Star didn’t shy away from posing with her baby bump for the fashion magazine, Vanity Fair.
It was the Queen Bey who made posing with baby bump a fashion statement. Her Goddess like photo from the maternity shoot fetch over 12 million likes on Instagram alone.
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Tyra Banks was shamed for her body in 2007 while wearing a bathing suit on vacation
Celebrity fat-shaming incidents increase womens’ anti-fat attitude, finds new study
Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance, also called celebrity “fat-shaming”.
Although these comments are passed on as trivial and inconsequential, the effects of these messages can extend well beyond the celebrity target. It creates ripple effect through the population at large.
Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming from 2004 to 2015 with women’s attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists found these instances were associated with an increase in women’s negative attitude towards weight gain.
Tyra Banks was shamed for her body in 2007 while wearing a bathing suit on vacation and Kourtney Kardashian being fat-shamed by her husband for not losing her post-pregnancy baby weight quickly enough in 2014
“These cultural messages appeared to augment women’s gut-level feeling that ‘thin’ is good and ‘fat’ is bad,” said Jennifer Bartz, one of the authors of the study. “These media messages can leave a private trace in peoples’ minds.”
The research was published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
Data was obtained from participants who completed the online Weight Implicit Association Test from 2004 to 2015. The team selected 20 celebrity fat-shaming events that were noted in the popular media, including Tyra Banks being shamed for her body in 2007 while wearing a bathing suit on vacation and Kourtney Kardashian being fat-shamed by her husband for not losing her post-pregnancy baby weight quickly enough in 2014.
They analyzed women’s implicit anti-fat attitudes 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after each celebrity fat-shaming event.
Results revealed that fat-shaming events led to a spike in women’s (N = 93,239) implicit anti-fat attitudes, with more “notorious” events producing greater spikes.
While the researchers cannot definitively link an increase in implicit weight bias to specific negative incidents in the real world with their data but previous research has shown culture’s emphasis on the thin ideal can contribute to eating disorders which are particularly prevalent among young women.
“Weight bias is recognized as one of the last socially acceptable forms of discrimination; these instances of fat-shaming are fairly wide-spread not only in celebrity magazines but also on blogs and other forms of social media,” said Amanda Ravary, PhD student and lead author of the study.
Pregnancy. It comes with a myriad of emotions that are almost too burdensome to handle. Joy. Depression. Worry. Excitement. Apart from hoping and praying for a healthy and normal baby and having as painless a delivery as possible, there’s the anxiety of dealing with how you’re going to lose all that baby weight once you’ve given birth.
Yes, the inevitable post-baby weight and post-baby body. The struggle is real. Ask any woman who had a baby and she’ll tell you of that struggle, whether it was losing the weight or dealing with flabby abdominal skin or figuring out how to get rid of stretch marks, cellulite, and varicose veins. Some women are lucky enough to bounce back to their post-baby bodies sooner than others. They have lightning-speed metabolisms and are blessed with slim body structures that aren’t prone to much weight gain. So when they get pregnant, they can gain as much as 60 pounds, only to shed it all (and more!) in a few weeks.
Many celebs have this kind of luck because we see some of them being photographed mere weeks after giving birth looking like the baby and the weight just got suctioned out of them with no effort at all. What we sometimes fail to realize is that they have the luxury of time and money to be able to get back into tip-top shape, whether it’s hiring a personal chef to whip up healthy, organic dishes or calling on a personal trainer to lose the post-natal poundage or paying a visit to their plastic surgeon. Here are some celebrity mommas who didn’t look at all like they had just given birth.
18 Kerry Washington
She’s most known for her role as crisis management expert Olivia Pope in the hit TV drama Scandal, for which she has received several nominations. And while she has kept her private life has low-key as possible, she couldn’t very well hide her pregnant belly as she strutted the red carpet during the awards shows. Washington gave birth to her and NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha’s daughter Isabelle in April 2014, but it was no time at all when she was once again seen in public looking as slim as ever. When asked how she lost the weight so quickly, she kept it real, saying she’s always been into healthy food, she worked out, and she breastfed as much as she could, as stated in an ABC News article.
17 Miranda Kerr
Who in the world is lucky enough to be able to put on a revealing bikini three months after giving birth with nary a blemish or ounce of flab hanging out for all the world to see? Miranda Kerr, that’s who. The former Mrs. Orlando Bloom actually gained a whopping 40 pounds when she was pregnant with her son, but thanks to good genes and hard work, she was able to shed off those pounds in time to walk the runway, just two months after giving birth. Kerr told Health.com that it was a combination of yoga, breastfeeding, and a healthy diet that helped her slim down so quickly and effectively.
16 Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana shared the very real pitfalls of losing post-baby weight to her Facebook fans last April 2015, saying that her body has changed inside and out. And it’s no wonder, since she gave birth to twin boys last year. And despite the fact that the Guardians of the Galaxy star admitted to having always been naturally skinny, she also said that she peaked at 185 pounds at the height of her pregnancy. She shared to US Magazine that she started working with a personal trainer to strengthen her joints and has started eating healthier. Saldana is determined to get back into shape the natural way, without any help from plastic surgery.
15 Victoria Beckham
It’s hard to believe that super-skinny Victoria Beckham gave birth to four children. Blessed with a naturally-thin frame, Mrs. David Beckham claimed she had no problem slimming down again after giving birth to her three boys. But as she was older when she was pregnant with her fourth child, daughter Harper, she admitted that she had to put in triple the effort to lose weight after giving birth. According to Health.com, Beckham said she lost the weight by following the Five Hands Diet—eating only five handfuls of food daily—as well as running almost every day and following a strict workout with a personal trainer.
When Beyonce announced that she was pregnant, everyone just knew that her and husband Jay-Z’s bundle of joy would be one of the most famous celebrity babies in the world. If it’s possible to be famous even before being born, then Blue Ivy certainly fell into that category. And as much as the spotlight is constantly on the adorable little tot, she in no way has stolen it from her famous mom, especially when Beyonce emerged four months after giving birth, flaunting her curves and proudly saying she was back to her pre-baby weight. According to an article on Health.com, she said she lost the weight by breastfeeding, avoiding pasta and red meat, and constantly staying hydrated.
13 Reese Witherspoon
She had her first two children when she was in her twenties, so losing the baby weight may have not been as much of an issue as it was when she had her third child. In an article on Hollywood Take, Reese Witherspoon was candid enough to admit that her body didn’t bounce back after giving birth to her son Tennessee in 2012. She was determined to get her post-baby body back and she did so by signing up for fitness guru Teddi Bryant’s Bikini Bootcamp program. Coupled with cutting back on fatty food and wine, Witherspoon was in good form almost a year later.
If you see Shakira on TV, it’s hard to believe that she’s actually quite petite. Her voluptuous curves and long legs say otherwise, but yes, the Latina bombshell only stands 5’2”. So you’d think someone that petite with full hips would have a hard time slimming down so soon after giving birth right? Not Shakira! Though she said it didn’t happen overnight, she managed to sport rock-hard abs just seven months after giving birth. According to Hollywood Life, she channelled her love for dancing by doing Zumba four to five days a week during and right after pregnancy. That way, she didn’t gain much when she was pregnant and she was able to shed the pounds quickly after giving birth.
11 Emily Blunt
Just three months after giving birth, Emily Blunt was back on her feet as slim as ever. And while it’s probably a given that she worked out and ate as healthy as she could, she claimed that the main factor in helping with her weight loss was breastfeeding. She’s indeed testament to the fact that pure breastfeeding greatly helps in shedding baby weight because of all the calories you lose when expressing milk. It didn’t hurt that Blunt had enough milk to feed 12 babies, as she amusingly claimed when she was interviewed by Ellen DeGeneres, as reported by ABC News.
10 Jennifer Garner
No doubt the world was hoping against hope that the rumors about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were false, that they weren’t splitting up, and that maybe Garner would even have a fourth child. But alas, the gossip was true and the golden couple has parted ways. But whatever their marital status is, one thing will never change and it’s the fact that Garner will always be a mommy. A hot one, at that, but since she’s never been waif-like, she’s had to work doubly hard to lose the baby weight after all three of her pregnancies. After giving birth to her third child, she was determined to lose weight quickly so she could walk down the red carpet for an event two months later, according to Health.com. She employed the help of her long-time trainer and did rigorous exercises every day. And sure enough, she looked fabulous when she graced that red carpet.
9 Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba is one of those women who you know is naturally beautiful because even without an ounce of make-up on, she’s absolutely stunning. Even when she was pregnant both times, she was radiant. How unfair is that to us mere mortals? And though she has a naturally slim physique, even Alba is human like the rest of us, claiming her body will never be the same again after bearing children. She could have fooled us though, as she was photographed showing off her abs in a bikini four months after giving birth to her second baby. As reported by Health.com, she did it by working out with a personal trainer and get this—wearing a double corset 24/7 for three straight months.
8 Mila Kunis
Fans were thrilled when news came out that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had quietly married in a very private ceremony. After all, many fans felt that it’s been a long time coming, the couple having been engaged for a while and also having a daughter together. The brand-new Mrs. Kutcher was over the moon to be a mommy and what a hot one she is, having debuted her slim post-baby body a mere three months after giving birth. According to OK Magazine, the actress was lucky to have only gained 25 pounds when she was pregnant, so with proper diet and exercise, she was back to her svelte figure in no time.
7 Jennifer Lopez
Carrying and giving birth to twins is no mean feat and can really take its toll on your body. Jennifer Lopez was well aware of this, which is why she chose to take it easy for a few weeks after giving birth to her twins Max and Emme. The singer/actress told People magazine that she gave her body six weeks to recover before trying to get back into shape and even then, she didn’t push herself past her limits. It helped that Lopez was already fit to begin with, so even when she started off by doing thrice a week workouts, which included 20 to 30 minute walks, she got her sexy figure back quite quickly.
6 Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen has always rocked an amazing body and given her line of work on the catwalk, it was practically expected of her at all times. It came as no surprise to anyone that she was still as sexy as ever during and after her pregnancies with her and NFL player Tom Brady’s kids. Of her first child Benjamin, it was reported in PopSugar that Bundchen gained 30 pounds, but didn’t have any problem losing the weight because she maintained an active lifestyle all throughout her pregnancy. She was doing kung fu up until two weeks prior to her son’s birth and yoga three days a week.
5 Jessica Simpson
She has always been criticized for her fluctuating weight, sometimes flaunting a slim figure and other times looking like a duck waddling around. Jessica Simpson gained an insane amount of weight during her first pregnancy, but made sure to be more careful when carrying her second baby, as reported by ABC News. After giving birth, she was able to lose the weight by chasing after her older child, breastfeeding, exercising with a trainer four days a week, and taking long walks with husband Eric Johnson.
4 Blake Lively
Even as she walked the red carpets with her very distinct baby bump on display, Blake Lively still managed to look alluring in her figure-hugging gowns. It’s probably because she already had an amazing figure from the start. The happy mother was back to her pre-baby body just four months after giving birth, according to an article on US Weekly. Lively claimed that she got back to form through “gentle” exercising to offset the occasional indulgence in sweets. She also made it clear on her Instagram posts that she’s breastfeeding, which everyone knows helps almost any momma slim down quickly.
3 Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson was candid enough to admit that she had a really tough time losing the baby weight after giving birth to both of her sons. A news report on E! Online has Hudson admitting how discouraged she was every time she’d plateau in her attempts to lose weight, having gained 70 pounds with both pregnancies. She said it took a lot of hard work and dedication and she made sure to work out almost every day. The fact that she looks absolutely amazing today is proof that determination really does pay off.
The Black-Eyed Peas singer and baby mama of Josh Duhamel has always had an amazing body, showing off those rock-hard abs during her concerts. It came as no surprise that Fergie was able to get back to her fit and fab self after giving birth to her son and her personal trainer even shared with Ok! Magazine how the singer got back into shape. According to her trainer, she worked out religiously six days a week and followed a diet of lean protein and small snacks, mostly comprised of salmon and egg whites.
1 Kate Middleton
Just hours after giving birth to Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton stood at the hospital’s entrance so the public could ooh and aah over the adorable little girl. But women instead focused on the duchess, despairing over how unfair life was that she didn’t look a bit like she had just popped a baby out of her just hours prior to appearing in public. And six weeks later, she was slimmer than ever. According to an article on Hollywood Life, the Duchess of Cambridge has been eating healthy, drinking fresh juice straight from her juicer and doing yoga at home to get back her pre-baby body.
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