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

(69 Posts)
mummysaidno Thu 07-Feb-13 21:58:07

Are talking out their skinny arse's

Oh yeah

Seeing as babies under 6 months are hardly running about hmm

mummysaidno Thu 07-Feb-13 22:03:49

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

ChestyLeRoux Thu 07-Feb-13 22:05:25

I found it easy losing weight with both mine.You do loads of running around with the baby such as pushing the buggy ime.

CloudsAndTrees Thu 07-Feb-13 22:07:04

YABU. Lots of people lose the weight very quickly after having a baby. I did, and I didn't do anything except breastfeed. I ended up weighing less than I did before I was pregnant by the time my ds was four months old.

Some people whose career depends on them looking slim might put some extra effort into losing weight, but good for them. They don't do anything that any fit and healthy new mother couldn't do. Ad if they had active lifestyles where they did a lot of excercise and ate well before they had a baby, then they probably do feel they lost the weight by doing nothing out of the ordinary.

ReindeerBollocks Thu 07-Feb-13 22:07:12

YABU - I lost my baby weight with pfb within a week or two.

Sometimes it drops off.

Or they paid for a cs and tummy tuck. Who'd blame them?!

HollyBerryBush Thu 07-Feb-13 22:07:52

Not everyone packs their kite with the excuse of eating for two whilst they are pregnant.

I didn't BF >shudder< and I was 2 stone lighter then when I got pregnant and I didnt have any weight to lose.

LST Thu 07-Feb-13 22:09:00

YABU. Not everyone puts weight on when pregnant. I was wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes out of hospital.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 07-Feb-13 22:11:03

I put on 21lb when pregnant, had a nine and half pound baby and when i left hosptial after five days had four pounds left to lose. Two weeks after my son was born I was back at my pre pregancy weight. I did not breastfeed. I have never understood how anyone can put more than a couple of stone on when pregnant unless they are overeating.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Thu 07-Feb-13 22:11:47

I was a US size zero when I got pregnant. Yoga, quinoa, lettuce, diet coke was my life.

Now I can't look at a vegetable and am a heffer too large for many shops I used to love just two years ago.

No idea how they do it.

Speed? Misery?

My bottom wobbles now when I run upstairs

loler Thu 07-Feb-13 22:12:31

Could do with losing a couple of stone - sounds like I need to have dc4 wink

AnyaKnowIt Thu 07-Feb-13 22:12:38

I'm a size smaller now then I was before I was pregnant.

I put it down to having a refluxy dd, so when I did finally manage to put her down, I had the choice to sleep or eat.

Sleep won every time

Snazzynewyear Thu 07-Feb-13 22:13:30

I'm with you OP. I would bet on them having a regime set up with a personal trainer and being specially catered for by a chef. Which is all fine if you can afford it but hardly the average woman's experience. And I actually lost a lot of weight bfing myself but it doesn't work that way for everyone.

RedHotRudieParts Thu 07-Feb-13 22:15:17

Me, some people are just lucky. My sis left the hospital in her size 10 jeans the skinny freak

Antipag Thu 07-Feb-13 22:17:27

Lots of women lose their baby weight easily and quickly, but the percentage is definitely higher among celebrities. I just wish they would be honest because in all likelihood, at least SOME of them must have had to have put in a significant amount of work to do it. I think it is much less demoralising when you hear that they had to follow a strict diet and exercise regime to do it.

BegoniaBampot Thu 07-Feb-13 22:18:52

I lost weight easy after having mine, especially the first where I was a stone lighter than my pre pregnancy weight within a few months without even trying. Most celebs watch their weight and continue to exercise so not that surprising as they are already in tip top condition. maybe I should have another baby to sort out the weight I've put on.

ChestyLeRoux Thu 07-Feb-13 22:19:31

The secret is just eat and exercise as you would normally during pregnancy and then you will probably be able to fit in your pre pregnancy stuff straight away.

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 07-Feb-13 22:21:08

I did on DD.
I walked the same as I did before, just with a buggy. I breast fed too and there's photos of me in a bikini with baby DD looking great.

Twins.......... Different story.
Still carrying half a stone and can't shift the bugger

Getoutofmygumboot Thu 07-Feb-13 22:21:59

Yanbu, the slebs probably pay for personal trainers and palm their babies off to a nanny as soon as its born so they have time to eat, sleep, exercise etc.

I had a CS so it was laid up the first few weeks anyway, dd is now 10mo and I have managed to lose a stone and a half, but it's been hard work.
I hated my body when dd was newborn, went for a 12 pre dd to an 18 after dd. starting to get my confidence back and have accepted that I'm never going to look like I did before dd, but I would rather have dd then my old body!

My friend, however, slipped back into her size 10 jeans within 2 weeks with both her kids, everyone is different I suppose.

WorraLiberty Thu 07-Feb-13 22:22:14

I didn't really gain any weight in my 3 pregnancies, yet when women I'd never met before found out I'd just had a baby, they'd say "Wow! you've lost all your weight quickly then".

So I think perhaps the OP is also assuming that the celebs had any to lose?

Err, everyone is different. Breastfeeding makes some people lose weight, for others it has the opposite effect for the last half stone or so. If you make an effort not to overeat and to exercise throughout pregnancy and after, obviously you have a better chance of pinging back but there are no guarantees, for some people it is just harder and comparing yourself to a sleb, whose job depends on them looking good, and who can afford any help required, is crazy and puts unnecessary pressure on women.

amothersplace - lucky you, not hanging onto weight, you sound very judgey and smug though.

Fwiw I think youth and a baby that sleeps well from birth help immensely when it comes to getting back into shape.

5madthings Thu 07-Feb-13 22:25:51

After my first three I lost the weight easily.

After ds4 I got psychosis and pond and never got back to my previous.preg weight before having dd.

Did is now 25mths and I have another half a stone to go, I lost weight easily to begin with and then got into bad habits snacking wise. Started losing weight at Xmas and gave lost as stone so far just healthy eating and in the last few weeks a bit if exercise to help lose the last bit and tone up.

I lose weight easily once I make a bit if an effort and breeding def helps.

5madthings Thu 07-Feb-13 22:26:08

Bfeeding not breeding!

gwenniebee Thu 07-Feb-13 22:28:06

YABU. I was back in pre-baby trousers for my dd's ten day check, and I don't consider myself to lose weight easily. I was very fit before I was pg and kept active throughout - admittedly the pre-baby trousers had a bit of a muffin top at 10 days post partum, but now my dd is 6 months I am absolutely back to normal, and have been for some time.

catladycourtney1 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:28:36

I do they think they lie about how hard they try, some of them at least. But it annoys me when people are like "she must have had a tummy tuck/liposuction/starved herself!" Lots of normal people manage to ping back into shape just as quickly as celebrities the jammy bastards, and if you didn't and your livelihood depended on it, you would make a bit more of an effort than the average woman to get back into shape, especially if you could afford a personal trainer and a nutritionist and whatever else to help you along.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 07-Feb-13 22:29:16

totes agree. They are talking bollocks

tangledupinpoo Thu 07-Feb-13 22:30:15

YABU I lost any baby weight within days without trying. After DD1 I had a blood transfusion and ate like a horse. I know. Annoying.

TheDetective Thu 07-Feb-13 22:30:20

I lost the weight from my second child straight away. I didn't actually gain any weight.

Shame I've still got the fatness from my first child 11 years ago. blush

It's not the weight from my 2nd that is the issue it's the fact that the aforementioned fat had some tone to it.

Now it does not.



Whydobabiescry Thu 07-Feb-13 22:32:38

I was always very sceptical of these celebs that get back to ore-pregnancy weight within weeks, especially as it took me nearly 2 years after DS was born. Mind you I was rather addicted to cake throughout that pregnancy. But with dd I put on a lot less weight and without even trying I lost it all within 6 weeks, so yes it does happen - and I wasn't even running about as I had a c-section.

ivykaty44 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:33:53

I lost all my baby weight with dd2 in two weeks but am supposed to feel guilty about this as so many woma don't lose weight they ha ve piled on when pg

It isn't my fault, I didn't put any extra. Weight on and so there wasn't much to getting back in my jeans, with dd1 it took longer as I put on an extra half stone

bonkersLFDT20 Thu 07-Feb-13 22:34:14

As many people have said, for some people it does just drop off. I think it's a shame for celebrities for whom this happens to feel they need to justify it. It's a myth that it always takes ages to lose the baby weight. It can of course and it's not uncommon for women to not be able to lose the last 1/2 stone or so until they stop BF (despite not having tried to lose the rest), but for others, especially for those who really only put on baby + placenta + fluid, they really can be back to their regular weight in no time at all.

I lost the weight really quickly.

I was just lucky. I have other friends who barely lost any whilst they were BF but lost a lot when they stopped. Others who found they kept weight on much more easily after having children.

TBH I find some of the attitudes on this thread quite judgmental. I certainly didn't eat a fantastic diet when my babies were small, I'm not sure many mums do. And I think the constant photos of celebs in skintight outfits hours after giving birth are harmful to women at a very vulnerable point in their lives. Having children changes your body. I think we need to recognise that and stop seeing a return to pre pregnancy shape as a badge of honour.

<Gets off soap box. Eats cake.>

WorraLiberty Thu 07-Feb-13 22:40:49

You have to remember as well that the tabloids are nasty bastards

And what with social media too and people using it to take a public swipe at celebs, some of them probably live in fear of not losing the weight...or even gaining any in the first place.

It would be bad enough to have a friend take a photo of you post birth and put it on FB without your permission...but can you just imagine seeing it on the front page of a newspaper in all its glory?

Or 1000's of Tweets about how shit you look?

I think that's partly why they want to lose it so quickly...that and the fact that they're often very trim and toned to begin with so perhaps don't gain too much anyway.

wanderingalbatross Thu 07-Feb-13 22:41:49

I lost the pg weight in my first pregnancy within a week or so, but I put that down to having a strict diet to try and control gestational diabetes in the 3rd trimester. It wasn't fun, I found it quite hard to be so strict, and I do think I'd have over eaten otherwise. I guess the celebs stick to a strict diet during pregnancy so they just don't put the weight on in the first place.

Zoelda Thu 07-Feb-13 22:42:54

Cor! Lots of smug mummies out there

It's down to LUCK and GENES

And how much you like cake

But seriously, I put of 5 stone with number 1 which I lost and 4 stone with number two. A year and a bit later i m still a crucial 4lbs heavier than I was. I had to work really bloody hard at losing the weight after number two because I work f/t (I am self employed so had no mat leave) and combined w two kids that meant limited time for walks and exercise.

I am contemplating number 3 but can't be arsed with the weight issues again! I am a csection mummy and exercise a lot

DizzyZebra Thu 07-Feb-13 22:44:38

YABU. I came out of hospital in size 10s both times. I just don't hold on to weight. I didn't do anything. In fact i am spectacularly lazy and against any form of exercise that doesn't involve sitting on a horse.

MerlotAndMe Thu 07-Feb-13 22:46:23

I found it easy with the FIRST. oddly, so much harder with the second. i'm sure i didn't eat more.

Yfronts Thu 07-Feb-13 22:49:19

the weight dropped off with my first but has lingered with my last

WorraLiberty Thu 07-Feb-13 22:50:35

Lol at all this weight dropping off

We sound like lepers grin

Rushyswife Thu 07-Feb-13 22:51:35

I lost my tummy relatively quickly after DS, think by 8 weeks I was in my jeans, but my boobs! Well, that's a whole other story- and not in a good way. As I bfed I had HUGE matronly, engorged boobs for the first 6 months due to over supply (which also meant a v colicky baby until I realised the link) it's only been in the last coue of months still bf and des turns 1 on Monday) that my boobs resemble pre pregnancy. I guess everyone is different but I think some things are down to luck and genes

AnaisB Thu 07-Feb-13 22:53:03

if they say they dieted or exercised to lose the weight they get slated for not "putting baby first" or not giving there body time to recover. Worse, if they don't lose any extra weight it has a massively negative effect on their career.

MerlotAndMe Thu 07-Feb-13 22:54:54

My mother always used to say 9 months on nine months off. that used to be the yardstick. much less pressure with that one.

Zoelda Thu 07-Feb-13 22:59:31

My bloody mother had five kids. I was the last and only section. She looked great after all of us (less so now). Why didn't I get those genes huh?

Pixieonthemoor Thu 07-Feb-13 23:04:17

YABU - I have always had to watch my weight but, being pregnant and breast feeding saw the pounds literally drop off me. I have never been that thin before or since than in the year after giving birth. My mother was the same so it must be genetic (it's all changed now, of course wink). Given that society prizes thinness above almost everything else, a lot of celebs are that body type (ectomorph is it?) and so it is hardly surprising that they are the body type not to pork out when preg and regain their previous shape quickly.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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.

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?

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 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)

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)

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.

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

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.

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?!

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.

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

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