Post-baby weight battles

The battle of the bulge is never an easy one after pregnancy, especially if you have the paparazzi chasing every few inches lost.

Published: 21st October 2013 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2013 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

Kate-Middleton

The battle of the bulge is never an easy one after pregnancy, especially if you have the paparazzi chasing every few inches lost.

If anyone’s owning those stakes right now and doing so graciously it’s Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. Prince George was born on July 22, and hardly three months on Britain’s Queen-in-waiting is envy-rousing slender. Kate wowed when her slim waist was revealed during a volleyball match while she was attending a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London last Friday.

Polar opposite is attention hog and reality star Kim Kardashian who posted a selfie in a swimsuit to mixed reaction. Her daughter from Kanye West, North West was born on June 15. Kim didn’t wear her pregnancy too well and was often at the receiving end of the fashion police. Now desperately trying to regain her old shape, Kim has out herself through the gruelling regime of the Atkin’s diet and shed 11.5 kg already. Closer home, Aishwarya Rai delivered Aaradhya in 2011 and since has made a gradual journey from playing mother to movie star. In a recent endorsement for a kitchenware brand, Aishwarya looked to be back in shape.

With that perhaps it's the Indian beauty queen who has done it right. Doctors advise a gradual weight loss post pregnancy that is aided by good nutrition and sleep, plenty of fluids, breastfeeding and patience minus the crash diets. Like American singer Carnie Wilson said, “It’s normal to gain weight during pregnancy. It’s something that has to happen to your body. What’s not normal is the added pressure we put on ourselves.”

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