Hilary Duff Admits It Was Hard to Slim Down Post-Baby


Valerie Macon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — While many celebrities flaunt their slimmed down bodies right after the birth of children, Hilary Duff admits she had a different experience.

“It took me a full year!” she reveals in Life & Style.  “I’m finally at a comfortable place with my body.”

The 25-year-old first time mom tells the magazine she had a difficult time shedding the 50 pounds she gained while pregnant with her son, Luca, now 1.

“I never had to lose so much before, and it took a while to get mentally motivated,” she says.  “I was enjoying being home with my baby, and I wasn’t super strict with my diet.”

With the help of her trainer, Gabe Johns, who suggested boxing, Duff eventually shed the pounds.

“It makes me feel super fierce,” she admits with a laugh.  “Gabe and I box outside my home, so my neighbors watched the whole shrinking process!  They cheered me on!”

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