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to think that slebs who lose their baby weight in 5 seconds " just running around after the baby"

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mummysaidno Thu 07-Feb-13 21:58:07

Are talking out their skinny arse's

mrsjay Fri 08-Feb-13 08:56:03

it is all sensible eating though isn't it wink no dearie you have a personal trainer living at your house and wakes you up with a megaphone every day, grin tbh I dont think celebs are like normal new mums if they have to appear on telly or whatever it is all to do with how they look, it is really really shallow imo

Zoelda Fri 08-Feb-13 08:54:14

Urgh. Seriously, sometimes it is just the way you carry babies!

As I keep saying, I put on five stone and four stone with my pregnancies. I am a slim, extremely fit and active woman. I use a personal trainer throughout my pregnancies. I eat extremely well and have a balanced diet. I lost all the weight between pregnancies and all but 4lbs the second time. But I put on MaSsIVE amounts of weight and looked like a heifer after I had the babies (c sections).

You cannot attribute this to my eating too much. I didn't. And I didn't have GD.

A colicky or high needs baby certainly helps, vigorously (because that's all that works) rocking them to sleep 12 times a day or more melts the fat away, I guess that might be what they mean by running around after a baby?!

Bunbaker Fri 08-Feb-13 08:27:28

"O that will be the breast feeding , gets you to size zero in no time"

Well it worked in my case. I was back in my pre-pregnancy jeans when DD was 3 weeks old. You don't have to eat for 2 when you are pregnant - I couldn't. DD took up so much space in my stomach cavity that I felt full after I had eaten half a plateful. I didn't diet, but I did a lot of walking pushing the pram up a steep hill. I also did a lot of stomach exercises after the MW gave the go ahead.

My sister put on 4 stone when she was expecting my niece. IMO you don't put on that amount of weight unless you eat like a glutton.

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Fri 08-Feb-13 08:21:37

I thought they were talking out their arses too. I put on over 3 stone with DD (depression while pregnant made me eat loads and I was retaining not only a 9lb baby but loads of water too apparently). Took me 2 years to lose the last stone and a half I had left.

DS on the other hand was a different matter! Less than 2st, 6lb 12 baby and stressed my entire pregnancy (threatened with homelessness and redundancy as well as relationship problems) and as a result only ate because my mum and friends made me eat. Was a approx 3 days before I could fit comfortably back into my size 10 jeans. If it makes anyone feel any better a year and a half after having DS I'm not a size 10 anymore sad

RubyGates Fri 08-Feb-13 08:19:16

Of course it helps if you can employ a personal trainer, a chef to provide calorie perfect meals at regular intervals. A cleaner so you can spend time at the gym without deciding which vital thing to do while Baby finally sleeps , and a nanny so you can actually get to the gym (you don't think they're "running after the baby" themselves do you? . And you can afford surgery if it all goes a bit pear-shaped.

I was back in my size 6 stretch jeans less than a week after DS1, so I know it does happen, but it doesn't happen with such alarming regularity.

FreakoidOrganisoid Fri 08-Feb-13 08:08:34

Most of them diet and exercise before pregnancy, they eat healthily during pregnancy and keep up moderate exercise, then they exercise afterwards too.

It's not restricted to celebs. My friends who took care of their bodies before they got pregnant are exactly the same (I am not one of them although I did lose the weight very quickly)

howdoyouknowjenny Fri 08-Feb-13 08:04:56

The no stretch mark thing on the other hand is definitely because slebs are the work of the devil, no other possible explanation. (I may very possibly also have a London Underground map on my belly)

mummysaidno Fri 08-Feb-13 07:59:32

Well bf didn't work for me , it made me hungry ! Also I have noticed they get no stretch marks. Yes I am a fat , green eyed monster that has a belly like London underground tube map .

howdoyouknowjenny Fri 08-Feb-13 07:51:28

IABU to think that mums that don't lose all their baby weight within a year "just running around after baby"

Are talking out of their fat arses whilst eating a large slice of cake?

I'm 8.5 months pregnant and won't have any baby weight to lose. I've gained bump, and nothing else. In fact I swear some bits of me are thinner than before. I'm not genetically blessed, I'm just very active, and not a particularly big eater at the best of times. Acid reflux isn't helping me at the moment either. At ante natal classes I see a variety of sizes - and there are plenty who have gained far too much weight. It surprises me that midwives no longer weigh clients or advise them on healthy weight gain (at least mine doesn't). It may not be politically correct but it would help.

As for celebs, their body is their livelihood so they probably take more care with diet and exercise all the time, not just post baby.

Smudging Fri 08-Feb-13 07:40:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Zoelda Fri 08-Feb-13 07:40:54

I'd also like to add that some people put on more weight than others while preg. Im carry like a fucking hippo and show from 6 weeks. Everyone was horrified the first time it happened.

loofet Fri 08-Feb-13 07:36:48

*Probably genetic. My mum had a hard time losing the weight after me too. She had to walk miles every day. It still took her a year, she had about 4 stone to lose. My family gain weight easily so only natural I do aswell. My DH is a pig and he manages to stay skinny. Jealous.

loofet Fri 08-Feb-13 07:32:57

I had 3 stone to lose after DC1. Had relied on bfing and 'running around after a baby' to lose it all. It didn't work. When he was 6mo I fell pg again. Ate sensibly and exercised so only gained a stone with her but that was 4 stone extra weight now. Then when she was 6mo pg AGAIN which was unexpected, once again another stone. So all in all 5 stone extra weight.

It was mainly the gluttony during my first pg and lack of exercise. But i'm certain if I didn't have three so close together i'd have lost the extra weight from DC1 after a year or so. Breastfeeding has never helped me lose weight though sad I've had to sort my diet out big style and have lost 1.5 stone in 5 weeks (still 3.5 to lose!).

I knew someone though who was tiny before her DS, had him and without breastfeeding or doing anything drastic she just pinged back to pre baby weight. You'd never even say she had a baby. So for definite some women are naturally blessed with that ability. But celebs have personal trainers and nutritionists, that helps a lot.

Said whilst rocking an angry teething 7month DD to sleep...

"Who the actual fuck has time to eat?"
Unless I start doing it in my sleep all measly three hours of it

mantlepiece Fri 08-Feb-13 01:30:48

I'm another who just had a bump at the front for four babies!

Went straight back to normal after the births... ate like a horse and had an addiction to snicker bars during one of them too...

It must be down to rate of metabolism

Antipag Fri 08-Feb-13 01:23:05

I put on about two stone with DS1 and it was hard to lose. I am from a family who don't lose weight through breast feeding, we seem to store fat lest we get caught in a desert and have to feed 500 babies for a month. Before DS2 I had been on steroids for a year for an autoimmune condition and was already heavier than I had ever been before so because I wasn't taking the steroids, I actually weighed less when i was 40 weeks pregnant than I had beforehand, but it still took me an age to get back to near pre baby weight. Plus my tummy muscles didn't knit back together so unless I have surgery, I will have to live with my pot belly forever. I also have an under active thyroid so my metabolism is snail paced. We are all different. I think it's great for women who are lucky enough to ping back or those who have the time/energy to work out and the willpower not to pick on food but I hate it when they gloat about it. (I'm not saying anyone has gloated here!) wink

QueenofPlaids Fri 08-Feb-13 00:04:22

Well, YABU sort of, because it's not just celebs. My mother put on a massive amount with me, but was a size 10 3 months later. My cousin in utterly skinny after 3 babies over 25 years (one very young, one every late) and hardly has any loose skin in her 40s. They are both lucky.

Unlucky celebs can pull in surgeons, but many people who are celebs are genetically blessed in the first place. For others, well by all accounts Victoria Beckham is every conscious of a loose tum following the last couple of babies & I can't say I've seen her in many bikini snaps. I'm sure there are others who lose the weight, but don't necessarily regain their previous appearance.

McNewPants2013 Thu 07-Feb-13 23:53:11

The only option for me is a tummy tuck.

I was a size 6 before I had pfb, went 2 weeks over due he was 8lb 5.5oz and as a result of the pregnancy I have seperated muscles. No amount of diet and excerise will solve it and that was the GP exact words.

TheDetective Thu 07-Feb-13 23:45:46

I was slim and toned before DS1. I've never ever been slim and toned again. I did not/could not lose that weight.

After DS2, with no weight gain, I am a flabby monster, but I weigh the same as my pre-pg weight, as I gained no weight.

So for me, it was the opposite Pom.

DoTheStrand Thu 07-Feb-13 23:39:15

I agree with Antipag and Catlady, lots of them probably do work at it but keep it quiet. I suppose if your body is your fortune then you'll get back into shape as quick as possible. And Lots of them are / have been models and may be naturally v slim.

I lost all but about 4lb in a couple of weeks with DS1 - I think I weed most of it away grin - though I didn't put on that much. With DS2 I had 10lb to lose (I get morning sickness of the kind where you have to eat fatty stodgy stuff to stop feeling sick and it has lasted longer with each pregnancy). I tried early on but got nowhere, then read that sleep deprivation makes you crave carbs so decided to wait until the baby slept better. At 9 weeks his sleep improved drastically* so I started watching what I ate and doing loads of walking (I did this before/while pregnant too). I was pretty determined and was back to pre-preg weight quickly after that.

*oh if only it had stayed that way... He's 1 now and wakes all the time.

I was back down to pre-pregnancy weight within a few weeks. After a year of maternity leave and eating a lot of biscuits I now weigh a few pounds less than I did when I gave birth to DS.

For me, baby weight is one thing - maternity leave weight is quite another.

I always think that, if someone is very slim and toned before a pregnancy, then she will soon go back to being slim afterwards. Unless she eats literally 24/7 and never moved from a chair, then how can she not? A body that has very little fat, and is used to exercise, isn't going to transform into a flabby blob overnight just because it's making a baby.
I on the other hand sigh and sob hardly put on any weight when I was pregnant, I just sort of transformed flab to baby (and admittedly was very overweight before I got pregnant) and then managed to produce fairly hefty babies (all well over 8 pound, and no3 son was almost 10lb!) and gallons of water, whacking great placentas and al that, and never lost a pound! sad
It wasn't fair grin
I did once buy myself a pair of jeans 2 sizes bigger than my normal ones, just so I could put them on and squish the post partum jelly belly into them to come home from the hosptal in grin

ReindeerBollocks Thu 07-Feb-13 23:12:41

It's not just genes though (although admittedly it could be in some cases). I lose weight when stressed - always have done.

DS1 was very ill for quite a while and I lost more weight than my pre pregnancy weight. But it as stress induced. I've always lost weight quite easily in that way.

Luckily DC2 was a healthy, bonny thing - but took a bigger toll on my waist band!! Good job DC2 is gorgeous.

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