Topic: weight loss

Resolution Week: 10 Ways I Vow Not To Lose Any Baby Weight In 2014

Resolution Week: 10 Ways I Vow Not To Lose Any Baby Weight In 2014

Some family members and friends probably wonder when I’m going to lose the baby weight. Listen, it wasn’t that long ago that I had a baby. As a matter of fact, it has only been nine years and I’m pretty sue I have a jar of minced garlic that has been festering in my refrigerator for longer than that. Committing to keeping the weight on is a lot of work, but I’m here to reassure all of you new moms (Like me!) that you don’t have to go through this struggle alone. How can we vow not to lose any weight in 2014? Here are 10 ways we can make this resolution happen! More »

Don’t Look Now But Jessica Simpson Is Filming Yet Another Weight Watchers Commercial

Don't Look Now But Jessica Simpson Is Filming Yet Another Weight Watchers Commercial

Jessica Simpson continues on her baby weight loss journey, filming her second Weight Watchers commercial this week. The singer and Fashion Star mentor tweeted a picture of herself on set, careful not to give away too much while still demonstrating just how stick thin she’s becoming thanks to hours of workouts with a celebrity trainer the same program your mom and her friends use that involves weighing pieces of chicken and fake ice cream bars. More »

Jessica Alba Says Babies Make Body Image Irrelevant, Putting More Pressure On Moms

Jessica Alba Says Babies Make Body Image Irrelevant, Putting More Pressure On Moms

Jessica Alba wrote a sweet ode to motherhood on iVillage today, explaining how sexy she feels since becoming a mom. It’s awesome to hear a mom say she feels good about her body, against a backdrop of headlines ridiculing moms who don’t. But on the other hand…I think she sets up an unfair double-standard for women: That moms should feel good about themselves by virtue of not caring about how they look, while women who don’t have kids are…left to feel obsessed with their bodies because they’re not distracted by the tireless needs of babes. Cheers to Alba for kissing her insecurities goodbye; but don’t all of us deserve the chance to do the same, whatever life choices we make? More »

Ask An OB/GYN: What’s ‘Normal’ Pregnancy Weight Gain And Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

Ask An OB/GYN: Whatâs âNormalâ Pregnancy Weight Gain And Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss

Did Jessica Simpson gain too much weight during her pregnancy? Did Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio not gain enough weight? Did Beyoncelose her post-baby weight too quickly? Plenty of people think they have the answers just by looking at them and judging their appearance pre- and post-baby. But what are the real health concerns and medical guidelines for pregnancy weight gain?

On behalf of women everywhere who may be feeling pressured to have the perfect body while pregnant and fit back into those skinny jeans a few weeks later, we set out to get answers from a qualified professional–instead of snarky media headlines. We consulted with Dr. Myra Wick, a OB/GYN from the Mayo Clinic to get the real scoop on healthy pregnancy weight gain and weight loss. Take a look at what she had to say: More »