The 20 Best Post-Pregnancy Bodies

After having a baby, many mothers start to think about ways they can slim down. Everybody sheds weight at their own pace, and these healthy, glowing, fit, fabulous celebrity mamis certainly prove that having a baby makes you sexier than ever:

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This story was originally published on Sept. 24, 2014. 

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Hilaria Baldwin: 

Hilaria Baldwin looks absolutely amazing after giving birth to her third child just a little over a week ago. The yoga instructor welcomes son Leonardo Ángel Charles Baldwin (see his adorable pic here!) on September 12th, and is already showing off her post baby body on Instagram.


2. morena baccarin

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin hit the red carpet at the International Rescue Committee's 6th Annual GenR Summer Party just four months after giving birth to her daughterFrances Laiz Setta Schenkkan. Baccarin looked great in a purple curve-hugging dress and even brought along her boyfriend, Ben McKenzie. The 37-year-old definitely has that post-baby glow going on. 

 


3. Post Baby Bod: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldaña

Zoe Saldaña hit the red carpet for the first time since delivering twins Bowie and Cy in November 2014 at Sunday night's 87th Annual Academy Awards. Dressed in a stunning, blush Versace gown, Saldaña showed off her sexy curves. According to her Instagram account, Saldaña started exercising again about two weeks ago. She has since posted pictures walking and hiking with her husband, Marco Perego and her twins. She looks so healthy and happy!


4. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera 

A little over a month after she welcomed her daughter Summer RainChristina Aguilera flaunted her fabulous post-baby body at a Drake and Lil Wayne concert with her fiancé, Matt Rutler! Lookin' good, Christina! 


5. Mom Fitness: Evelyn Lozada

Evelyn Lozada

It's only been seven weeks since the Basketball Wives star gave birth to her baby boy Carl Leo Crawford, but Lozada has already lost 30 of the 42 pounds she gained during her pregnancy. "I'm proud of where I'm at so far," she told ABC News. "My body feels like it's almost back to normal." How did she do it? Lozada says her diet consists of oatmeal or egg whites for breakfast, and fish and veggies, largely sweet potato, for lunch. In addition, she's been taking weight loss supplement YouthH2O, for which she's a spokesperson.

"I also work out three to four times a week," she said. "I have been sleep deprived lately and going to the gym can be hectic when you have no time in your schedule. But, on the days that I do have a moment, I do a ton of cardio, weight training—which I love—and hiking."


6. Post-Pregnancy: Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin

The Homeland star showed off her stunning post-baby body on the red carpet at the 2014 SAG Awards. Baccarin was seen wearing this gorgeous blue Monique Lhuillier gown paired with a Jimmy Choo “tube” clutch, only three short months after welcoming her baby boy Julius. She hasn't revealed her secret to slimming down, but she did share this tidbit about life as a new mom: "We’re not getting a lot of sleep around the house but that’s okay," she said. "He’s super cute!”


7. Post-Baby Body: Shakira

Shakira

After only six months following the birth of her precioso baby boy Milan, Us Weekly reports that the Colombian cantante was in Hawaii on Sunday, July 21 with boyfriend Gerard Pique, when she was spotted in a sexy pink bikini taking a walk along the beach showing off a killer post-baby body.

Shakira's personal trainer Anna Kaiser told E! that Shakira does a combination of cardio and dance work outs, four to five times a week, in order to achieve this amazing post-baby look.


8. Snooki Shares Secrets on Her Post-Baby Body

Snooki

The Chilean-born MTV star once carried the “meatball” nickname but now she’s revealing a slimmed down post-baby figure that’s making us drop our jaws. The 4’9” star is one hot pint-sized mama thanks to her 42 pound weight loss on the cover of Us Weekly

Looking gorgeous in a leopard bikini, the mom of 6-month-old Lorenzo recently tweeted “Hard work pays off. Big thanks to my trainer @anthonycpt27, Express Meals & Florham Park Fitness!!” Clearly working out is paying off for the mami as she shares that and more on the new sexy magazine cover. 


9. Mariah Carey Shares Secrets to Post-Baby Body

Mariah Carey

Mariah shed a whopping 70 pounds after the birth of her twins with husband Nick Cannon, over half of which came from water weight that she gained during her difficult pregnancy. “In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I just had so much edema... water and swelling,” she told Us Weekly, “Most pregnant women have that just in their feet.”

Losing 40 pounds of water weight first, Mariah combined a Jenny Craig-certified diet and workout plan. She ate no more than 1,500 calories a day and worked out three times a week with water aerobics until she was finally ready to flaunt her new figure. 


10. Salma Hayek Share Secrets on Her Post-Baby Body

Salma Hayek

The Mexican superstar was in no hurry to take the weight off, telling Oprah that she believes women should give themselves the same nine months to lose weight as it took to gain it. 

After suffering from gestational diabetes, Salma told Oprah that she got her body back thanks to Diet Designs--a program founded in Los Angeles by nutritionist to the stars Carrie Wiatt. Her only regret? Not being able to lose the weight with breastfeeding: "Except for a couple of exceptions, the only reason people lose weight like that when they're breastfeeding--it's that they're not eating and they're breastfeeding and that's not good for the baby."


11. Mom Fitness: Camila Alves

Camila Alves

Camila Alves doesn’t play around when it comes to giving her body the time it needs to heal. After giving birth to her daughter, Vida, Camila didn’t hit the gym right away contrary to what most celebs do. Instead she exercised a process known to Brazilians as “quarentena.”
 
On practicing “quarentena”: “You kind of respect all the hard workyour body has just done and give it a break. For these 40 days, you really take it easy,” she said to Us Magazine. “By that I mean no sex, light, healthy food, no trips to the gym. Then, after 40 days, you are good to go."

12. Mom Fitness: Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio bounced back from her first pregnancy with daughter Anja Louise in record time! The Victoria's Secret model gave birth to her son Noah last month.
 
On losing the baby weight in 2009: "Last year, because I had a baby and I had to lose pounds, I did a lot of cardio,” she said to People. "This year is all about weights, squats and lunges."

13. Mom Fitness: Gisele

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen may seem superhuman, but she looses weight by exercising just like the rest of us!
 
On staying in shape while pregnant with son Benjamin: "I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decidethey can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and Igained only 30 pounds," she said in an interview for Vogue.
 

 

14. Mom Fitness: Adrina Lima

Adriana Lima

Let’s face it, most new moms hate on Adriana Lima and most supermodels that immediately bounce back into shape days after giving birth. Especially when she calls bouncing back into shape “easy.” Her workout includes lots of cardio and is paired with a no-carb all-protein diet.
 
On going to the gym: "Often I [go] twice in one day! It can be anywhere from one hour to two hours."

15. Mom Fitness: Thalia

Thalia

Thalia exercised patience when it came to losing her baby weight after daughter Sabrina Sakae.
 
How she lost weight: The “Ten Paciencia” singer used a detox diet, which included 60 percent of veggies, 40 percent protein, and zero carbs! She revealed to People.com that she “immediately felt lighter.” We think her regimen should be called Thalia’s South Beach diet!
 

16. Mom Fitness: Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz gave birth to her first son Leo last January and worked on a diet and fitness plan soon afterwards.
 
How she lost the weight: “I love ballet and it’s a little boring for me to go to the gym because I’m used to the dancing discipline — it’s really hard but much more fun,” reported Perez Hilton.

 

17. Mom Fitness: Roselyn Sanchez

Roselyn Sanchez

Roselyn Sanchez wasn’t shy about admitting that she rocked Spanx after giving birth to her first daughter Sebella Rose. Her best workout just seven weeks after her baby was born? Breastfeeding.
 
On getting in shape: “It’s hard, but the doctor finally said that I can start working out, so I’m excited to get back in shape.”
 

18. Mom Fitness: Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera lost whopping 40 pounds only four months after giving birth to her son Max Bratman.
 
Her cravings: "Oh, my God, candy! I had a huge craving for candy toward the end of the pregnancy," she said to US Weekly. "From Starbursts to Skittles. I actually took a picture of myself with my big belly in a littlelingerie top, surrounded by bowls of the candy I like."

19. Mom Fitness: Christina Milian

Christina Milian

Christina Milian gave birth to baby Violet in February 2010 and entered the new phase of her life as a single mom (after split from The Dream) with full force.
 
On being a mom: “Being a new mother definitely makes me feel so much sexier than ever before,” she said exclusively to Latina. “There’s a certain responsibility that I carry being a mom that makes me feel very confident and so blessed. Being a mom is the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

20. Mom Fitness: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez may be in the best shape of her life now, but the Boricua star admitted that it took work to lose the baby weight after giving birth to twins Max and Emme.
 
On losing weight: "It did take a lot of work," Lopez confessed to Entertainment Tonight. "I thought it was gonna drop off easily because I had been in shape my whole life, but it didn't."

21. Mom Fitness: Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba was fiercely dedicated to staying in shape after giving birth to her second daughter Haven in August of last year.
 
How she did it: “I just made healthier choices,” she said in an interview with Us Weekly. “I started working out and not going too crazy, but I did what was safe and what the doctor approved.”