Kate Middleton, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, and Jessica Simpson are just a few of the celebrities who have shown off those baby bumps only to have flat stomachs and zero baby weight within weeks of childbirth. It seems like a common occurrence in the Hollywood scene -- nearly every televised entertainment award show features shots of a celebrity walking down the red carpet in a skin-tight evening gown after giving birth just a few weeks before.
How did they do it? Although noncelebrity moms aren't necessarily financially motivated to get back to that slender physique like celebrity moms, there are some tips you may be able to take away from these Hollywood moms' diet tricks.
So let's be realistic. Celebrity moms have the upper hand -- they tend to have plenty of money. This fact alone helps them afford plenty of resources, such as having someone come in to clean their house and help care for the new bundle of joy, and even hiring a trainer who can live with them and help motivate them to do hours and hours of exercise each day to be red-carpet ready. Most new moms outside the realm of celebrity status don't necessarily have these options.
So before you start to unfairly criticize yourself if you aren't fitting into your prematernity wardrobe in a matter of weeks after giving birth, try to realistically look at your situation. It's important to understand that rushing your body back into shape too quickly may not be in your best interest, or even healthy, as strenuous exercise in the early postpartum weeks can interfere with allowing the uterus to heal.
It's also important to discuss your diet and exercise routine with your healthcare provider to make sure you aren't doing anything that may disrupt your healing process or your care for your baby. In many cases, healthcare providers recommend that women avoid dieting for at least the first six weeks after childbirth so your body can recover. If you are breastfeeding, it's also important to take into consideration that rapid weight loss can reduce your milk supply.
While it may be not be in your best interest to follow celebrities' post-baby body sculpting techniques and diets, there may be some secrets that helped them that you can also apply to your own life.