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Milla Jovovich Works Her 'Big, Little Butt Off' to Lose Baby Weight

03/04/2009 at 12:30 PM ET
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Actress and model Milla Jovovich famously gained more than 70 pounds while pregnant with daughter Ever Gabo, and while it’s taken her 16 months to lose the weight, she’s done so with a healthy diet and lots of exercise. “I worked my big, little butt off,” she notes. “At one point I just ate oatmeal, salmon and artichokes every day for a week…It was definitely a lot easier putting it on!”

Now that she has returned to her pre-baby body Milla says she’s not in any hurry to undo all her hard work, either!

“I do want another baby but not for a little bit. I’ve only just lost all the weight so I want to enjoy my old body for a while before I have to become a crazy alien again.”

Ever is the first child for Milla, 33, and her fiancé Paul W.S. Anderson.

Source: FOXNews.com

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Brandi on

I have to agree that it’s much easier to gain the weight then lose it!

Maggie on

Although I think it’s good that Milla lost the baby weight, I don’t think it’s good to be telling people that she crash dieted to do it: oatmeal, salmon and artichokes for a whole week? That’s not healthy!

gianna on

I like milla she seems so honest and real. Her baby looks just like her

Alice on

Maggie, why not? She did it ad it worked, now I thnik everyone knows it might not be too healthy… everyone can decide how they prefer to lse their baby wight, if they feel comfortable doing it more gradually good for them. I think Milla being a public figure, she couldn’t keep the baby weight too long either, so good for her to admit how she did it.

lis on

I also don’t think Milla makes it sound like she lost all of the weight in a week by fasting… And by taking nearly 16 months to do so, definitely sounds healthier than a lot of alternative routes.

jessica on

She always has the most animated facial expressions, she looks so happy!

M on

Maggie: I dunno, I don’t think most people’s regular, every day diets are as healthy as that. Oatmeal, Salmon, and Artichoke, for one week? Not so bad, throw in some fruit and more veg. and it’d be perfect actually.

(And no, I’m not a fan of hers or anything, so I’m not defending her cause of that, I don’t know anything about her actually :p And I mean no offense to Maggie, either..text doesn’t convey emotion very well sometimes, but I promise I’m not at all trying to be snarky!)

kate on

I actually like Milla for being so honest, even if it isn’t healthy. I would bet that Hollywood actresses do a lot of worse things to lose weight…
anyway, ever is the prettiest!:)

MiB on

What on earth is not healthy with salmon, artichokes and oat meal? These are som of the best foods there are health wise, full of fibres, vitamins, good fats and anti oxidants. I think she exaggerated a bit to make a “better story” out of it, but it sounds like a really good, not to mention tasty diet, that I would love to follow.

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