Megan Fox's Post-Pregnancy Body Is Stunning but Not Surprising

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Megan FoxThat Megan Fox is a sneaky one. First it took her and husband Brian Austin Green nearly a month to announce the birth of their son Noah Shannon Green, then she pretty much disappeared from the public eye. Then this weekend, she popped up at a charity event looked beyond fabulous.

She and Brian chose a most appropriate event for her red carpet debut -- the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies luncheon, which was held on Friday in Beverly Hills. And the dress she chose was NOT one that was meant for camouflaging any post-baby bulges. It was tight, white, and she rocked it. In fact, had she not finally announced the birth, we might never have known she had a baby!

Of course, would be really have expected anything less?

I mean she was named the Sexiest Woman Alive, and she did only gain 23 pounds during this pregnancy. So it's not like we expected her to show up looking for a gig as a Weight Watchers spokesperson. Still, this is pretty amazing.

We should be used to it by now, as time and again stars stun us by giving birth and then looking like they never did in a matter of weeks. From Kristin Cavallari to Kourtney Kardashian, to heck, even Snooki, stars make slimming down post-baby look like a snap. And Megan even makes it sound like a snap. She told the Daily Mirror:

I only gained 23 pounds when I was pregnant and I'm still 10 pounds heavier, but I don't want to kill myself trying to get back into shape because it's not a priority right now. I'm too in love with Noah and I don't want to be away from him. I just want to be home.

Yes, there's a part of me that wants to hate her (Couldn't she at least say she worked out nonstop with 10 personal trainers to get back there? And, WHAT extra 10 pounds?!), but really, good for her. I actually know quite a few women in "real" life who snapped back to their previous bods quickly. I wasn't one them, unfortunately, but I also didn't look like Megan Fox before I had the baby. I think more than anything we should look at these women as sources of inspiration -- that it can be can be done. 

Of course, we also shouldn't beat ourselves up when we can't do it quite so quickly. Because for every Megan Fox out there, there's a Jessica Simpson or Hilary Duff who has had to fight hard to get the pregnancy pounds off. While some of it has to do with exercise and eating habits, the fact is some of it is just the luck of the genetic draw when it comes to what your body does after pregnancy.

While pregnancy doesn't appear to have changed Megan's much, she said it has changed how we will see her body in the future. She recently told the paper:

It changes your perspective about being overly sexual in a film when you have a baby. I’m going to be more cautious about choosing films because I’m already thinking about when he’s in school and his friends are going to be showing him my photo shoots with me in a bikini and he’s going to be horrified.

I think there's plenty of material already out there to horrify him for life, but good for her. She looks healthy, happy, and ready to take on this latest role as a mother with enthusiasm and maturity.

Are you shocked by Megan Fox's post-baby body? How long did it take you to lose the baby weight?

 

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Liane... Lianetherider

She is the last celebrity that I would've expected to be so down-to-earth about having a child and adding weight on. Just goes to show that you can't judge by what you see in pictures! Good for her, and you're right- she looks happy, healthy, and beautiful.

nonmember avatar GJMommy

It's been almost two years and I still haven't lost the weight. I'm happy to see another celeb who seems like they will be a good Mommy. Congrats to them!

linzemae linzemae

This is the best i have seen her look in a while. 

tuffy... tuffymama

She's a beautiful girl. She just seems such a dingaling. Maybe I'm wrong...?



I lost every bit of the baby weight almost overnight, it seemed, then I gained over 100 pounds in a year when my thyroid and adrenals crapped out. I'm down 51 pounds now, with just over fifty to go. Whew! Weight gain is a bitch.

LuvAZ... LuvAZmomma

good for her and it just goes to show that you can have a healthy pregnancy without going on the see food diet and gaining 50 lbs. I am not skinny by any means and never will be, nor am I morbidly obese but with each of my pregnancies I stayed under 30lbs in weight gain and lost it all by 5-6 months pp. Stop using prgnancy as an excuse to gain 50-70+ lbs and you wont have such a hard time losing it.

sunmo... sunmoonandstar

I gained about 65 with my first, lost 40 right after, 75 with my second, again lost 40 right after. Sixteen months later I was down about 100 more lbs. I didn't do anything like stuff my face to gain the weight and I didn't work hard to get it off. I got pregnant with my 3rd and joined a gym, tracked calories and gained 100+lbs, lost 50 right away but have gone up and down somewhat since he was born. Recently I've been gaining 10lbs each month for no reason and working with docs to find out what is wrong.

Jamie Wicker

I'm 5'10 and always have been about 135. With my first I gained 19 lbs (I had a premie) and it was off in 2 weeks. I gained 40 with my 2nd and it took about 6 months. The less weight gain the better!

nonmember avatar Cindy

I feel for those having to struggle to lose weight after having a baby. My situation was different three times over. Each prenancy I lost my own weight and gained 20-25lbs baby weight. I was thinner than before I was pregnant and my clothes were a bit loose. I am on my fourth pregnancy and seems like the same thing is happening.

I do count my blessings after birth, but I worried with every pregnancy not sure the negative effect of losing weight during pregnancy. I was hoping to gain some weight, but no such luck.

I don't know if people really believe me when I say the more I eat, the more I lose. My 13 year old daughter has the same metabolism and she is one of the few who feels my pain.

So what I am saying is, don't be so hard on yourself if it takes a little time and work. Most of the time it's science and not luck or wisdom. Women able to give birth is a blessing itself.

lovem... lovemyson1224

I believe you Cindy... I just had twin boys 2.5 weeks ago and I weigh less now then I did before I got pregnant. I think part of it is due to the fact that at the beginning of my pregnancy I had horrible morning sickness and then as the babies grew and morning sickness went away they took up so much room that I could only eat very small meals or I would get so full I would feel sick. I only gained 25 lbs total for the pregnancy and now am down 31 lbs.

Tracey Plummer

I dropped weight like mad after my daughter was born. Breastfeeding just burned the calories. In fact, I would say three weeks after she was born, I was smaller than I was before I got pregnant. THEN I decided to go back on birth control and got a shot that was supposed to last for three months and I ballooned. I was starving to the point where if I didn't eat, I felt sick. Once that wore off, I was okay, but I never got those shots again!!!

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