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Whether you're having your first kid or your fifth, there's some parenting news you can use in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Low-glycemic, high-fiber foods
- Lean protein
- Sugar-free drinks
- Steamed fish
- Almonds and hazelnuts
- Watercress soup
- Steamed vegetables
- A macrobiotic diet
Keep hard-boiled eggs in your fridge and eat just the white part whenever you're hungry. This strategy helped Heidi Klum appear on the runway – in lingerie! – just seven weeks after giving birth to one of her sons.
To look like you never gave birth at all, try the "no box" diet – don't eat anything that comes in a box. Nicole Kidman showed off a flat stomach just two weeks after having her daughter by following this simple rule.
Follow The 5-Factor Diet: Eat five meals a day, each containing five elements: low-glycemic carbs, which are the kind that keep you feeling fuller longer; five or more grams of fiber; lean protein; healthy fat; and a sugar-free beverage. This plan helped Milla Jovovich regain her figure after giving birth to her daughter.
Eat lots of fresh, steamed fish, nutritious greens like spinach and watercress, and tomatoes, and eliminate sugar and simple carbs. That's how Angelina Jolie slimmed down after having her twins, popping almonds and hazelnuts whenever she needed a pick-me-up.
Make a big pot of watercress soup and eat that all day, plus one meal of steamed fish and vegetables. Watercress soup helped Liz Hurley drop baby weight fast, inspiring Victoria Beckham to eat it after she gave birth to her third son. Jaime Pressly stuck with a classic cabbage-soup diet.
Eat a macrobiotic diet: 50 to 60 percent whole grains, 30 percent leafy and root vegetables, and small portions of beans, seasonal fruits, nuts, seeds, and fish. Gwyneth Paltrow used this regimen to reclaim her figure after having two children. No meat, dairy, eggs, refined flour or sugar, caffeine, or alcohol is allowed.
If none of the preceding diets appeal to you, eat whatever you want, taking comfort in knowing you won't have to turn up on the red carpet anytime soon.