These celebrity moms seriously put in the work at the gym to get back to their ideal body weight post-baby. See before and after pics of Jessica Simpson and more stars who dropped major lbs. after giving birth!
There’s no stopping these celebrity moms. After welcoming their precious bundles of joy into the world, these famous women went on a journey to shed the extra weight they had gained during their pregnancies and get back to their ideal bodies. These ladies, and so many more, showed their fans the hard work they put into their exercises and diet in order to achieve their goals — and we so admire their honesty!
Of course, it’s important to note that these women had a lot of help from professional trainers and dietitians to reach their goals. But their transparency about the process has nevertheless inspired their fans over the years. Let’s take a look at some of the celebrity moms who shed their post-baby weight in the public eye.
Jessica Simpson is undoubtedly one of the hardest working women in Hollywood, and that extends to her health! The stunning singer and actress’s weight loss journey has been well-documented on her social media platforms, and Jessica has never been shy about showing off the results of all of her hard work. After giving birth to her daughter, Birdie Mae Johnson, Jessica went on a weight loss journey that saw her shed roughly 100 lbs!
Ever since reaching her ideal weight, Jessica has opened up about what it takes to maintain her physical health. “My weight was in the high two hundreds – that’s a lot of weight – and I was just uncomfortable, but I worked hard and I am a determined person, so if I set my mind to it, I do it,” Jessica shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife. “So I’m just happy to feel comfortable again. I was literally uncomfortable for so long that now it’s just nice to relax,” she continued.
“When I was the spokesperson for Weight Watchers, it was very authentic and it actually taught me a lot about just writing things down, calculating things, knowing what you’re putting in your body. I personally don’t stay away from foods if I want something, I’ll have some of it, but I’m good at putting it down. I mean, listen, I have kids, so if I want, I eat like a kid. I like corn dogs and mac and cheese – you don’t limit yourself.”
Following the birth of her daughter North and son Saint, Kim Kardashian worked incredibly hard to lose roughly 70 lbs. Kim followed the Atkins diet plan after giving birth to her youngsters. The diet consisted of taking in roughly 1,800 calories a day along with following rigorous workouts. But the combination definitely helped Kim shed the weight, and now she has an even better relationship with her body and how to approach weight loss.
“I think dieting is so important to weight loss, whereas, I didn’t really ever think that before,” the mogul and mother-of-four shared with People in 2016. “I thought, ‘Oh, I can work out, I can just eat whatever I want.’ But you have to work out all the time.”
Right now, Ciara is on another weight loss journey after welcoming her third baby and second child with husband Russell Wilson. The singer proudly shared with her fans that she decided to join Weight Watchers in order to reach her health goals. But being totally transparent about her weight loss journey is nothing new for the accomplished entertainer.
After welcoming her precious daughter, Sienna Princess Wilson, Ciara shed roughly 50 lbs! During her time getting fit, Ciara documented her workouts and showed her fans just how hard she was working to achieve her goal. It was so inspiring, and we cannot wait to see Ciara’s latest journey unfold!
Like many of the women on this list, Jennifer Lopez had to do what worked for her when it came to losing her 50 or more lbs. after giving birth to twins Max and Emme. For the first few months, J. Lo worked on her weight loss by just taking simple walks throughout the day — nothing strenuous at all. But after roughly five months, the entertainer made the decision to really step up her game.
J. Lo started working out regularly, and got back to her ideal body once she made her workouts a main part of her daily routine. Now, J. Lo is basically known for being a fitness fiend! The star is often spotted hitting up her favorite gym spots or sharing workout videos on social media. One thing is definitely for sure: J. Lo is so proud of how her body looks!
Millennial queen Hilary Duff has been so incredibly vocal about the unattainable beauty standards so many women — famous or not — try to reach. After welcoming her first child, son Luca, in 2012, Hilary took an entire year to shed all of the weight she gained. “It’s hard for women every day, no matter what, to love their bodies. There’s pressures just from your friends and how they look, and trying to keep up,” she shared with Women’s Health in 2018.
But after adjusting how she saw herself — a woman who literally created another life with her body — Hilary’s relationship with her body, weight, and food got so much better! Now, after welcoming her daughter, Banks, Hilary was more than prepared to take her own time to achieve her goals!
Kate Hudson has truly developed a second career as a fitness queen. The Oscar-nominated actress and mother-of-three has worked incredibly hard to achieve her health-related goals over the years, and losing post-baby weight was definitely one of them. With each of her pregnancies, Kate worked hard to drop double-digit lbs. and she’s opened up about how difficult it’s gotten with each new journey.
After the birth of her second son, Bingham, and her third child, daughter Rani, Kate took roughly a year to lose the weight she wanted to shed. But now, the actress is feeling fit and fabulous and has an incredible relationship with her body and food. “I really understand food,” she told People in 2019. “I understand what I’m putting in my body, I grew up like that. My parents are who taught me about that. But there’s a lot of people out there who don’t have that relationship to food.”