Weight loss tips from A-List celebrities mums on how they slim down fast and look fabulous after child birth.
Women have always assumed pregnancy equals irreversible weight gain, yet many celebrity mums amazing weight loss stories makes many women curious on how these A-list celebrities slim down so fast after giving birth.
Now the stars reveal their secrets on how they do it and how any mums can do it too.
While Angelina Jolie firmly believes in the value of adoption, she and her husband Brad Pitt have also had three children of their own. When she gave birth to her first child and, and later, twins, the actress seemed to return to her original super-slim physique within weeks of giving birth.
The actress found weight loss after childbirth easy. While she always strives to eat healthy, Angelia Jolie attributed her fast weight loss after childbirth to the power of breast feeding, combined with the constant energy required to chase around after her 6 children is certainly a great calorie-burner.
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One of the most closely watched celebrity mums weight loss was Britney Spears. The pop singer’s waistline has been watched almost as closely as her record sales, especially after the births of each of her two children.
Britney’s postpartum weight loss plan involved a low-carb diet, Tae-Bo, boxing, and doing lots of cardio and weights exercises five days a week. The singer also banned booze, sugar and white flour (replacing white flour with high fiber whole grains), plus working with a trainer an hour a day to get back in celebrity shape after childbirth.
In an interview with OK! Magazine, Britney says:
“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. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I’ll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for lunch. I try to do just 1,200 calories a day. It may sound like it’s not much, but it’s actually a lot of food if you eat the right things.”
Britney Spears’ mom told her once that she had the best figure of her life after giving birth to Britney’s brother, so she had optimistic expectations for her post-baby figure.
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While Christina Aguilera’s weight has fluctuated over the years, after the 2008 birth of her son Max, the singer joined the celebrity mums weight loss speculation as she tried to take off the pounds. Although she battled a candy craving during her pregnancy, the singer dropped 40 pounds in 4 months after giving birth.
After giving birth, Christina Aguilera dropped white bread from her diet. She also credits breast-feeding for helping her burn calories. At the same time, she also worked out five times a week, 90 minutes a day with a trainer to drop the pounds. The workout, Christina Aguilera explained, involved strength training, 40 minutes of cardio, and 40 minutes of circuit training with weights, along with 10 minutes of stretching. For cardio, the singer would often run backwards on a treadmill with the incline set on a hill – wow!
Considered by many to be among the most beautiful women in the world, Jessica Alba is radiant whether pregnant or not. Just months after giving birth to each of her two daughters, Jessica, like other celebrity mums, was back to her pre-pregnancy figure.
The actress learned from her first pregnancy and, during her second pregnancy, avoided excessive weight gain by eating healthy foods and in moderation. With the first baby, she gained more than 60 pounds, so by gaining less the second time she was able to lose the pounds more easily.
However, the actress also worked hard to lose the weight after pregnancy. Normally she is able to stay in shape through biking and rock climbing, but when it comes to getting back into shape after childbirth, her trainer Ramon Braganza put her on her 3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Gone workout plan, incorporating three cardio circuits, two sets of strength training, and one core circuit.
According to her trainer, Jessica Alba quickly lost 25 pounds of baby weight in just 2 months after giving birth to daughter Honor Marie with a low fat, low-carb diet and by sweating her butt off with an hour-long routine of core exercises, cardio and circuit training six times of week.
More recently, after giving birth to her second daughter, Haven, Jessica Alba got back her killer bikini bod in just five months working out hard again and doing a lot of burpees that Jessica complains that it “hurts your feelings.”
When it comes to celebrity mums weight loss, Halle Berry is at the top of her field. Always beautiful and in perfect shape, Halle Berry seemed to snap back into her svelte figure after the birth of her daughter Nahla Ariela, losting 40 pounds in 4 months.
The actress, who is diabetic, always maintains a healthy diet that incorporates plenty of fresh vegetables, chicken, and fish, but after pregnancy she had to kick her workout into high gear to get back into shape for filming. She hit the gym an hour a day, five days a week with trainer Ramon Braganza to get back into those red carpet dresses.
Her hour-long sessions are broken out into three separate cardio routines: the elliptical, kickboxing and a combinations of squats, lunges, and jumps to tone trouble spots. She also added abdominal work and pelvic exercise as well as free weights for strength training to her daily routine.
As for her diet after childbirth, the Oscar-winning actress sticks to a diet of lean proteins, complex carbs and vegetables and eat small meals every few hours. She also avoid any sodium-rich or fried food to manage her blood sugar levels for her diabetic condition.
Halle Berry Diet Tips For Mums After Childbirth:
- Get moving as soon as you can, this will benefit you in every way: lose weight, get the blood flowing.
- Don’t overdo it: your body has been through a lot of change with the pregnancy so progressively getting it back into shape is important. Slow and steady wins the race.
- Drink lots of water, not juice or coffee. It helps flush toxins and reduces bloating.
While many mums aspire to have the post-baby body of their favorite celebrities, keep in mind that celebrity mums weight loss is usually under the direction supervision of a nutritionist and trainer.
A good advise from celebrity trainer Ramon Braganza:
“For most mums, it may not be realistic to follow a strict, regimented program – what’s more important is to do any kind of exercise regularly and get in the habit of exercising again.”