We’re just going to call it like it is: Celebs make losing pregnancy pounds look easy, which can be a bit of a bummer. Yes, they often have access to childcare, personal trainers, and chefs—but for most women, it typically takes three months to a year to get back to your pre-baby weight. (And that’s assuming you’re really working at it the whole time.) Luckily, stars occasionally offer up some real-talk on the topic. Want to learn how celebs actually feel about baby weight?
It seems like every day there’s a new celebrity announcing her pregnancy—then hitting the runway or the red carpet in a barely-there outfit weeks after giving birth. Hollywood moms have plenty of incentive to get back into shape: Jessica Simpson recently struck a $3 million deal with Weight Watchers to use the program to lose her baby weight, while Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was criticized for not losing her pregnancy pounds quickly enough. (Her daughter was born in November, 2011.)