After her successful album release of I Remember Me, everyone could hardly recognize powerhouse belter Jennifer Hudson. Her partnership with Weight Watchers and starring role in the biopic Winnie helped J Hud shed the baby fat from her pregnancy, put portions into moderation and keep it off.
Jessica Alba kicked her fat to the curb and brought back her svelte body after restricting herself to 1,200 calories a day and wearing a girdle for two to three months after giving birth. Although she admitted to struggling with baby weight loss on Twitter, she worked harder in her cardio, weightlifting and yoga sessions. The 5’6’’ actress also gained some extra dough, suing pregnancy weight loss product Belly Bandit for $1 million for using her name and likeness to promote it.
The former Mrs. Fall-Out-Boy Ashley Simpson let pieces of her stay on during the nine months she carried son Bronx Mowgli. Family genetics from Mama Simpson and a three-month workout plan were factors in the quick weight loss. Jessica’s younger sibling just finalized her divorce to rocker frontman Pete Wentz this month.
No matter what shape or size, Halle Berry remains in top form. After cranking out 60-minute workout sessions with a personal trainer five days a week, the A-list actress opted to exercise more than starve herself and was back to her pre-pregnant self in less than six months.
Christina Aguilera was never shy about showing some skin from her debut as a genie in a bottle to her stint in Moulin Rouge to even her most recent performances. The “Dirrty” singer and “The Voice” coach has recently tipped back and forth on the scale but still maintains her voluptuous shape. Although diet doesn’t exist in her vocabulary, Aguilera says she works out five days a week.
Weight never sticks to Alessanda Ambrosio. Even while pregnant, the Victoria Secret model turned up in photos looking the exact same way she’s always been: ultra thin, just with a slightly rounder midsection. The Brazilian beauty told New York magazine in November that she likes her eggs in benedict form, doesn’t skip on breakfast and tries not to keep a “boring” diet. Take notes ladies.
The head Harajuku Barbie in Charge Gwen Stefani has been flaunting her toned tummy with cut-off wifebeaters since rocking out in her No Doubt days. A self-professed workout addict, Stefani exercised for all nine months with a trainer until two weeks before she gave birth to son Kingston. The trendsetting mama recently got her own wax figure in Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum with red lips, washboard abs and all.
Nicole Ritchie tweeted her secret motivation to shedding the baby fat to Us Weekly in Nov. 2009: dancing at a Jay-Z concert. During her second pregnancy, Richie sent her partner and Good Charlotte punkster Joel Madden on late-night craving runs to get sandwiches and In-N-Out. She brought back her slim physique hitting her local gym on the regular.
Matthew McConaughey’s girlfriend Camila Alves flaunted a killer post-pregnancy bod in 2010 after having their second child. The Brazilian-born model and host of BravoTV’s Shear Genius landed a contract in New York at 15-years-old, She kept the basic workout and diet routine but says her secrets to looking good are flowy layers and Spanx. Fake it till you make it!
Kourtney Kardashian kept up with her family’s empire, reality TV show deals and her son Mason to work off 33 pounds of pregnancy weight. The April 2010 Life & Style mag cover girl offered tips to slim down including using a buddy system, tailoring a regimen to your schedule and allowing for small indulgences. She may have to bring back the workout plan as she recently announced being pregnant with her second child to boyfriend Scott Disick.
Former Playboy bunny and cheerleader Kendra Wilkinson is no stranger to staying in shape. After getting pregnant with her first son with football hubby Hank Baskett, Kendra took up pole dancing as one of her workouts on her self-titled VH1 reality show to get fit. On top of that, she added a workout DVD and a stint on “Dancing With The Stars.” Pays to be a busy mama!