5 Star Moms Who Say Breastfeeding Helped Them Lose Weight

Posted by PZ on July 8th, 2013

There seems to be a million good reasons for new moms to breastfeed their newborns – along with the health benefits and special bonding, there is one thing that the mom will especially love – it burns up loads of calories! Plenty of new mothers have said that their weight came off easily thanks to the extra calories that breastfeeding burned up without them having to move a muscle – of course adding a healthy diet and regular workouts can make the pounds disappear without a giant mountain to climb. It’s natural and it seems to have so many up sides for both mom and baby! These 5 celebrities all say they were happy to find that breastfeeding their new family addition helped them shift their baby weight quickly and easily.



Alyson Hannigan


Alyson was amazed by how many calories breastfeeding took off and allowed herself to eat lots because she was so impressed with the weight loss:”I know it’s a cliche, but I was eating just ridiculous amounts of food but still losing weight. I think I should just keep breastfeeding until she’s 18. Is that weird? If I just keep pumping? No, I’m not going to do that. That was a joke. Please don’t send letters!”


Beyonce mixed breastfeeding with a workout program and started counting calories: ”I lost most of my weight from breast-feeding and I encourage women to do it; it’s just so good for the baby and good for yourself. I counted calories. I worked out maybe three to four times a week. I did a lot walking in the beginning and now I’m running. But I had to work my way up. I couldn’t just go right from being pregnant to running.”

Debra Messing

Debra says that while breastfeeding helped, she also stuck to a very strict diet and began working out regularly to take off those pounds following her baby’s birth: “I lost the weight by breastfeeding. No fast food and doughnuts, eating lots of fresh fish, tofu, vegetables and fruits. Three times a week I do stationary bikes and weights.”

Kristin Cavallari

Kristin didn’t push herself to start working out immediately and was pleased that breastfeeding burned so many calories: ”I started working out when he was 4-weeks-old. Breastfeeding honestly burns 500 calories a day, so that’s been very helpful. And I’m a healthy eater in general, so I’ve just maintained a healthy lifestyle. I’ve been on the treadmill and doing a little jogging, but taking it easy and not killing myself. And I haven’t really been stressing about it either. I think that helps.”

Mel B.
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Mel was glad that breastfeeding helped her take off some of the weight, while she also went on walks and worked out to get back in shape: “It’s really important to take things slowly when you’ve had a baby because your body has been through so much. After Angel, I went for long walks and got back into weights and cardio only when I felt up to it. I found breastfeeding really helps the weight fall off too.”

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