Skinny Snooki Pics Remind Us That Losing Baby Weight Is No Big Deal

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snooki post baby bodyAnother day, another photo of Snooki showing that she's losing the baby weight, and whoop-de-freakin'-do. Why all the fuss? This is exactly what I expected she would do. In fact, I don't understand why losing the baby weight is treated like a major Olympic event and not something that just about every healthy woman everywhere does.

Don't get me wrong -- I understand that it can be a lot of work and Snooki should be proud. But she pretty much gained an appropriate amount of weight for her pregnancy. And when you do that, you can expect that most of that weight will come off eventually, without the use of magic. It's what we do. As for those last five pounds that seem impossible to shake? No one else even notices that!

Snooki is probably losing faster because she's working with a trainer. But the truth is, once you push out that little baby, it just takes a couple of weeks to a month to lose the water weight that makes your body look totally weird immediately after. And then? The before/after difference is so dramatic no one even notices if you're still 10-15 pounds away from your pre-baby weight. You don't look pregnant anymore! That's the important thing.

Not only that, all those celebs who tweet photos of themselves are showing us their best angle in their most flattering clothes with the kindest lighting. There's a reason why we NEVER see a celeb's bare belly a month after she's given birth! They're always in black yoga pants standing at some odd angle -- they've figured out it's their "skinny" pose and they're working it. OMG! Lost ALL the Baby Weight Already?!? Nope. She's just wearing really strong elastic.

My big strategy for losing the baby weight was to stop eating ice cream every night after dinner, eat healthy, and to nurse. It still took me a good nine months to lose it all, and I was pleased as punch when I finally did it. But it wasn't a miracle or anything. We women are kind of stretchy -- at least for the first couple of babies. We gain the baby weight. We lose it. Some of us quickly, some of us more slowly. No big deal.

Were you surprised when you lost most of your baby weight, or did you expect it to come off without much trouble?


Image via Snooki/Twitter

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MomoLS MomoLS

I lost all my baby weight and it took me almost two years.  I absolutely sympathize with how difficult it is to lose weight without the help of a trainer, nannies (no sleep!), and just not being able to be mobile if you, like millions in this country, work a desk job.

It's hard!

nonmember avatar kay

whats wrong with her lips? why do they look like that in every pic?

Randelle Pfost

So true! Thank you for this. It's not as hard as a lot of people make it out to be, trainer or no trainer. Get moving, eat right, and take care of that baby- and know that it no longer counts as "baby weight" if you're still carrying it three years later!

nonmember avatar Meridith

It was a big deal for me. A big giant huge overwhelming deal. I nursed my daughter for 18 months and lost maybe 5 pounds after the first two weeks. I exercised. I did WW. It was extremely frustrating and hard physically and emotionally. After I finished nursing and was able to diet and exercise more extremely I lost the rest of it. No weight just fell off and nothing was easy. And I gained within the guidelines and was active and healthy my whole pregnancy. I thought since I was BFing, it would be no problem. I was very wrong.

nonmember avatar sandy

Thank you randelle! I totally get that it's hard and as a mom of three I.sympathize. but .....I give every mom a year after that it's not baby weight. It's time to see the doctor and see what's wrong. I work full time and gained a very unhealthy 50+ each time and lost each time by eating healthy and working out

britn... britneykaren

I didn't work out or hold in my cravings the whole 9 months, I was surprised I didn't end up being huge!!! Then I lost it all but 5lbs after 2 weeks, no stretch marks either, I'm one of the Lucky ones and thank goodness

Joeana Dennee

Congrats to you snookie,I don't think you put on a certain pose to show that you lost mor ethan you wanna show you look amazing but, more to say the least still think you makeup less is still a good look on you keep up the good work love yea reguardless.


Karla C. Mulrenan

I be she has a full body girdle on. Every celebrity does.... Yawn. 

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