Thursday, 8 April 2010

How do Hollywood yummy mummies shed flab?

One day she is seen sporting a baby bump and in just a few weeks she walks down the red carpet in a superslim figure. There is no one like the Hollywood celeb mom when it comes to shedding post-baby flab. 

Actress Angelina Jolie was back to her svelte self just a few months after giving birth to twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline in July 2008 with partner Brad Pitt. She flaunted her post-baby figure on the red carpet at the New York premiere of her movie "The Changeling". 

Although the actress refused to share her secret, it was said she took occasional Pilates classes and ate lots of fruits and vegetables. Moreover, breastfeeding and snacking on some popcorn also helped Jolie to get back to shape. 

"Up In The Air" actress Vera Farmiga, who looks stunning in the film, says she needed the money so badly that she started filming for the movie only two weeks after welcoming son Fynn.

"I could never reclaim these first precious moments of maternity, but I needed to pay my mortgage. It wasn't an option. I had to do the role, " she was quoted as saying.

Supermodel Giselle Bundchen, who is married to Tom Brady, gave birth to son Benjamin in December 2009. The Brazilian beauty, who gained 30 pounds during her pregnancy, is set to show off her post-baby figure on the cover of the April issue of Vogue.

She is such a fitness freak that she was kung-fu kicking and doing yoga two weeks before she went into labour. "I did kung-fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born and yoga three days a week, " she said. 

Ben Affleck's actress wife Jennifer Garner looked fit just a couple of months after giving birth to her second child Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck in January 2009. She made a rare

post-baby appearance while taking her elder daughter Violet to school.

She worked out briefly three to five times a week with two-minute intervals of running and exercises such as the lunge and biceps curls. 

Latino singer Jennifer Lopez, who gave birth to twins Max and Emme in February 2008, is said to have built a new gym in her house during her pregnancy and began intense workouts with her trainer as soon as her doctor gave her the go ahead.

She was snapped looking fit while strolling hand in hand with Anthony outside Radio City Music Hall in New York City just a month after delivery.

Actress Rebecca Romijn, known for her role as Mystique in "X-Men" movies, says being in shape is the demand of the industry. She gave birth to twin daughters Dolly Rebecca Rose and Charlie Tamara Tulip in December 2008. She looked fit in snaps taken while she was taking a walk in California just a month after becoming a mother. 

She credits breastfeeding to losing post-baby flab.

"The pressure to lose weight definitely comes from the business. I think within the first three weeks, I took off like 35 lb. without doing anything!" she said. 

"Fantastic Four" star Jessica Alba said she ate "a lot of soul food" and did some cardio exercises after giving birth to daughter Honor Marie in June 2008.

Alba, married to Cash Warren, looked stunning as she posed for OK! magazine with six-week-old Honor Marie. 

She said at the time: "I do cardio on my own. I'm doing it slow. Now I'm starting to eat more healthy. Because after working out, having fried chicken and mashed potatoes is a little counteractive." 

Socialite Nicole Richie, who is engaged to rocker Joel Madden, dropped baby weight in just 17 days after giving birth to son Sparrow James Midnight Madden in September 2009. She also has a daughter Winter Kate Madden. 

To shed extra pounds, Richie abstained from alcohol and carbs. She showed off her post-baby body in a hip- hugging black dress at their manager's party. 

Pop singer Christina Aguilera also managed to lose the pregnancy weight quickly after giving birth to son Hebrew in 2007. She made her first appearance after her baby at the Best Buy store in West Hollywood. 

She used to do 40-minute intervals of cardio on the treadmill or elliptical, along with strength training with bicep curls, chest presses, pushups and lunges.

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