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The celebrity post-baby slimdown race

We reveal the stars who ditched their baby weight in record time – how they did it… and how they denied it!

  • By Gemma White, Editor, Scene magazine
  • Published: 14:40 October 17, 2012
  • Scene

Nick and Vanessa Lachey
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Vanessa just four weeks after giving birth.
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When it comes to the issue of losing the baby weight in Tinseltown, stars like to remain as casual and cagey as possible about their fat-blasting methods, vaguely crediting “breastfeeding” and “Pilates” with helping them snap back into shape five minutes after exiting the labour ward. SCENE reveals how fast it took the most recent crop of celebrity mums to feel confident enough to step out in public and show off their post-baby bodies…

Vanessa Lachey
Gave birth: Sept 12
Stepped out looking slim: Four weeks later
Rather regally tweeting that she was “honoured and humbled” to share a recent twitpic of her baby boy, Camden John, Vanessa stayed away from the prying lenses of the paparazzi until she was ready to debut her post-baby body at an October 9 taping of Dancing with The Stars, which saw husband, Nick Lachey’s brother Drew get eliminated. Following up with dinner that evening at Beverly Hills restaurant, Mastros Steakhouse, the US TV presenter showed what a dedicated pre-baby yoga routine could do for as post-baby body.

Kristin Cavallari
Gave birth: August 8, 2012
Stepped out looking slim: Eight weeks later
After the reality TV star was snapped out in public looking incredibly slim just weeks after the birth of her son, Camden Jack, she immediately took to Twitter to angrily blast the suggestion that she had lost her baby weight in record time.

Tweeting, “I haven’t lost all of my baby weight yet. That’s sending the wrong message to women”, Kristin didn’t, however, seem to mind sending another jumbled message to women which was, “I’m taking it easy in the gym and working out three to four days a week.” Adding in a follow-up tweet, “Walking uphill on the treadmill to work out this booty. Bye bye baby weight.”

“Three to four times a week at the gym with a new baby to look after - is that all?” sniped one Hollywood-watcher. “How many new mothers have the time or energy to do that? Kristin needs to re-evaluate what she considers a ‘wrong’ or unobtainable message to her fellow new moms.”

And the 25-year-old, who is already planning baby number two with her American football player fiancé, Jay Cutler, insists that despite her super-slim shape, that, “I do want to tone up my stomach a little bit more. Trust me, if you saw me I’m not ready for a bikini, let’s just put it that way.”

Alessandra Ambrosio
Gave birth: May 7
Stepped out looking slim: Five weeks later
The stunning Victoria’s Secret model most certainly has genetics on her side when it comes to shedding her baby weight in record time. And the Brazilian-born catwalker wasted no time getting back to her bikini best when she gave birth to her second child, son Noah, earlier this year, crediting a healthy eating approach with helping her drop the baby weight.

“This time I didn’t really gain a lot of weight. I was actually trying to be as healthy as I could,” said the 31-year-old. “The first time I gained a lot of weight and it was hard to lose it.” Adding, “Breastfeeding was really good [too], and running after my kids. I love to do Pilates and SoulCycle and go on walks and surf at the beach.”

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