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Want a Body like Ciara’s? Find out How She Keeps Fit in Shape Magazine’s September 2015 Issue

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe



ciaraCiara got her post-baby body pretty quick and she reveals how she made things work as she is featured inside (and on the cover) of Shape Magazine’s September 2015 issue.

In the magazine she talks about losing her pregnancy weight, keeping her diet and much more.

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She reveals:

On losing her pregnancy weight: When I was pregnant with Future [Jr.], one thing I learned quickly was, don’t ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil! I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn’t exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds. But as soon as the doctor said I could start training again, I was on the treadmill the very next day. Once I got back into it, I worked out two or three times daily. I would go to [trainer Gunnar Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I’d have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it.

On working with a diet: First, I give myself a break. When I’m on a strict eating regimen, at some point I have to have French fries, a cheeseburger and some pizza. And Oreos and vanilla ice cream! I also believe that drinking tons of water and flushing out your system is crucial for training. It really helped me drop the weight. I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day.

On stopping herself from over-eating: I have a mantra: ‘The food isn’t going anywhere. You know those days when you think you have to have a plate of pasta right now? When I’m trying to be good, I take a minute to ask myself, ‘Do you really need to eat all this crazy stuff? It will still be around if you want it later.

For more from Ciara, pick up Shape‘s September issue or visit their website, and go behind the scenes at her cover shoot.

Photo Credit: Shape Magazine

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  1. Mz Ebonite

    August 11, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Now that’s being real.. go gurl!

  2. EseOsagie

    August 11, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    She was focused and kept it real… Water is indeed the easiest way to flush out toxins.

    • BlueJeans

      August 11, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Inasmuch as its necessary to hydrate oneself,the daily recommended fluid intake is 2.5L. Hyponatraemia is a deficiency that follows excessive consumption of water more than body requirement.

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