Michelle Duggar Reveals How She Lost the Baby Weight ... 19 Times

michelle duggarThink what you want of Michelle Duggar, but the woman appears to be in phenomenal shape for having -- is there a fainting couch nearby -- 19 kids?! How does she do it? Diet pills and cocaine. Just kidding.

The mom to over a dozen recently confessed how she manages to stay so slim and trim after being pregnant almost 20 times. And actually, her trick is one we should all consider trying.

When asked by Huffington Post what her secret to losing the baby weight is, Duggar said, "I think accountability for me -- and Weight Watchers has been a great thing. And then friends, and my sweetheart. And my friend Cindy, that keeps me accountable."

I like that. Accountability. No, it isn't easy for moms to carve out time for themselves, but if we hold ourselves accountable -- aka, don't lie to ourselves about eating that spoonful of frosting -- it will be easier to lose a few pounds post-pregnancy.

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Also, like Michelle said, having a good support network is key, as well. Losing the baby weight is a lot easier if you have a friend to take walks with, or even just someone to vent to! Having a baby is hard -- no one should have to go at it completely alone.

So, there you have it, folks. Baby weight loss tips straight from the Mother of all Mothers' mouth. Like her or think she's a complete nut job, the one thing the woman clearly knows about is how to look good after having a child. Or 19.

How did you lose the baby weight?


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Frost... FrostyMelted

I love how she throws in weight watchers. How much did she get paid for that, I wonder.

morga... morgani6904

I lost the baby weight by having the baby. Three times. Lol. At six weeks post baby with all three of mine I was back to my normal weight, two out of three times I was less than what I was pre pregnancy. It's just the way my body is designed, I guess.

frank... frankiesma530

I didn't.  I ate my feelings and frustration lol

momof... momof3inTN

Ugh. I'm not a Duggar fan at all. I've had 5 children, gotten the baby weight off each time within 6 weeks. Mom Duggar looks ok but not great. And I love her plug for weight watchers. Wanna bet she gets paid for that? Sorry, I don't like them at all.

bless... blessed5312

I'm still working on it.  Healthy eating and working out with good varied workouts 6 days a week it took me 3 months to loose a couple pounds while breastfeeding.  According to my midwives and doctor some women just don't loose weight well while nursing and I've been nursing and/or pregnant since March of 2007.  With morning sickness and the few pounds I can loose while nursing  I balanced out to only having the weight I gained with the first, 40 pounds :(

We just had our last though so at some point I will hopefully get the baby weight off when he weans, though that is probably still a good year and half or more away. 

tbruc... tbrucemom

I'm surprised her uterus isn't falling out of her body at this point. However, say what you will about the size of their family and their beliefs, they take care of them without any public assistance and the children are very well behaved, a little "stepfordlike", but still well behaved. They must be doing something right. Granted I'm sure they support them primarily by the TV show, but if there wasn't an audience they wouldn't still be on so I'm not going to fault them for that. Also, maybe she really did do Weight Watchers and isn't getting paid to say it! I tell people all the time I do Weight Watchers and I don't get paid to do it. Just because she's on TV doesn't mean she doesn't do the same things other people do.

Katha... Katharine205

I dropped all mine pretty rapidly by walking and nursing...then 6 years later it's kinda snuck back up on me :P

short... shortyali

I suppose it's easy to make time for yourself when you pop out a new kid every year for your older kids to raise for you. I really don't care for that family at all.

Kelly Purcell

i lost weight and then some after 1 and 2. then i had 3 and 4 19 months apart. took a lot longer, but they are all 7 and under, so they are my weight loss program. :o)

firef... firefly63701

I was back in my jeans 3 weeks after having 2 kids. I didn't do anything but keep my weight at a manageable level while pregnant.

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