The reality TV star didn’t drop the weight she gained while pregnant with son, Mason, overnight — it took a lot of hard work and healthy eating over the course of a year.
It’s nice to know that not all celebrity moms lose their pregnancy pounds a week after giving birth. Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian weighed 140 pounds when she gave birth to her son, Mason, with Scott Disick, in December 2009 and now she’s down to 95 pounds and proudly baring her body, in a tiny bikini, on the cover of OK! magazine. “I love my new body,” the 31-year-old tells the magazine. “But for me, it’s about being a healthy mom, not a certain weight. I think the main focus should always be your baby. Your life drastically changes and you’re taking care of another human being.”
Because she’s breastfeeding Mason, 1, Kourtney says that she has to eat all the time. But instead of chowing down on huge, and often unhealthy meals, she’s now enjoys smaller, low-calorie ones. “I try to make healthier choices,” says Kourtney, who’s been eating meals like salmon with brown rice and steamed carrots, sushi, steel-cut oatmeal and scrambled eggs with whole wheat lavash bread every two hours. And for a quick snack she swears by Quick Trim Fast Shakes. “It’s only 110 calories — you don’t have to think about it.”
And she’s loving the results of her revamped diet. “I’ve even noticed a difference in my hair,” she raves. “Everything just seems healthier. I feel better — I have better energy so it’s something I’ll continue after nursing.”
But as we all know, HollyMoms, woman cannot live on carrot sticks alone. And Kourtney is no exception. “I’ll eat Oreo Double Stufs, but I’ll have two instead of eating a box of them. And I love chips!,” she says about her occasional indulgences, which also include Hostess Donettes.
Besides her new eating habits, Kourtney credits old-fashioned exercise with helping her shed the pounds and tone up her body, and she loves to include Mason every chance she gets. “I’d love to maybe work out more, but I also want to spend time with Mason. I take him on walks and when he was a baby, I’d do squats while holding him,” she says.
And she has advice for all the new moms out there. “Little meals throughout the day are realistic for people to follow. Try to get workouts in. It’s always so hard to start and get into it, but I think it’s a positive thing that everyone should try to do for themselves,” she tells OK!.
HollyMoms, how long did it take you to lose the baby weight? Share your diet and exercise tips with us!
–Amy L. Harper