Just six months after the arrival of her twins Moroccan and Monroe, musical mama Mariah Carey is back to her pre-baby shape.
The ‘Butterfly’ singer shows off her trim figure on the cover of the new issue of US magazine, revealing that she lost an amazing 30lbs in just 3 months. So how’d she do it? The old-fashioned way, says Mariah: Diet and exercise.
Mariah, who also appeared on OWN’s The Rosie Show yesterday to talk weight loss, explains that she lost 40lbs of her pregnancy weight gain in the first week after giving birth. “It was just water, initially,” she says.
From there she turned to Jenny (formerly Jenny Craig) to lose the remaining 30lbs. Now back to her pre-pregnancy form, Mariah says, “I feel incredible. I’m proud of how hard I worked to get my body back…I had to do this for me.”
Though she did exercise, going for walks with her dogs and doing water workouts, Mariah admits, “The diet is 90 percent of it.” In fact, she is so sold on the Jenny diet plan she’s now become the company’s new celebrity spokeswoman.
“The whole point of this is not just like: ‘Oh, hey, look at me and my weight loss, I’m fantastic,'” says the singer, who was put on bed rest during her difficult pregnancy with the twins. “It’s really health. Like I said, I learned it when I became helpless and felt so vulnerable like never before in my life.”