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3 ugly weight-loss secrets from celebrity moms

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3 ugly weight-loss secrets from celebrity moms

[caption id="attachment_3570" align="aligncenter" width="634" caption="Tori Spelling admits she lied about how she lost weight in her latest book, Spelling it Like it is."] [/caption] Lots of exercise and avoiding junk food. Many a celebrity mom would have you believe that these were the keys to snapping back to her pre-baby figure in months, and sometimes even weeks, after having a baby. Not true. I remember interviewing a prominent Canadian ob/gyn for another publication, about 7 years ago, on the subject of post-baby weight loss and body changes. She told me, "You don't really believe these Hollywood moms aren't getting plastic surgery right after they have the baby, do you?" Ugh. The only thing that's changed since then is that some celebrity moms are more willing to talk about the extreme lengths they've gone to. I suppose this is good for us to be realistic about what it really takes to drop the pounds; on the other hand I worry that it gives new moms ugly ideas about how to lose weight, when really they would be better off trying to lose weight in a slow, healthy way…the old "It look 9 months to put on, it will take at least that to get back," adage. Here are some "tricks" I've heard of: 1. Tori Spelling: The "Just Keep Your F*****g Mouth Shut And Eat Air Diet" This is a quote from Tori Spelling. In her latest book, she admits she lied about exercise, and lost the weight by "eating air." 2. Jessica Alba: Double corsets So I'm going to guess you don't have a corset in your closet for regular wear. They're not just for Victorian-era costume dramas, apparently this restrictive garment that went out of favour in the 1920's has made a comeback. In Jessica Alba's post-baby wardrobe. She wore two day in and out after having babies to put everything back where it once was: 3. I can't name names, but who's going to admit this?: C-section plus abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) I thought this was an urban myth, underlined by the fact that when I Googled "C-section plus tummy tuck," I found lots of physicians' websites saying that they wouldn't recommend the procedure ie. getting a tummy tuck at the same time as a C-section. But then I remembered that this was the procedure the ob/gyn I mentioned above had hinted at, so I dug a little further. Then I found this article in the International Journal of Women's Health named " Feasibility of abdominoplasty with Ceserean section." It says, "Recently, abdominoplasty has frequently been requested to be done at the same time as a Cesarean delivery."  There were 50 participants in the study, so, yes, this is a surgery that gets done. I'm willing to bet that includes celebs. Did you go to any extreme lengths to lose weight? I did not, and I wouldn't recommend any of these either! -Helen
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