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This Is How Katherine Heigl Lost 50 Pounds

Katherine's self-love tips and healthy habits helped her drop 50 pounds and can help you shed unwanted weight and keep it off!

After giving birth, celebs are expected to get back into red carpet shape in the drop of a dime, but according to Katherine Heigl (and the majority of non-famous moms out there), it doesn't actually work that way. "I had hoped to only gain 25–30 pounds like my mother during her pregnancies but found that just wasn't possible for me," the mom-of-three penned on her blog Heavenly Days.

"Despite starting my gestation out on a pregnancy friendly meal plan and hiking my butt off 5 days a week, my weight kept creeping up." Although she's impressively lost 50 pounds, Katherine's not at her goal weight yet and in no rush to reach it. Find out how Katherine plans to reclaim her pre-pregnancy bod with her doable tips below, and then check out our 50 Best Weight Loss Tips to really kickstart your goals.

Foster a Healthy Relationship with Food

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"The years of deprivation, counting every single calorie, completely eliminating major food groups and setting unreasonable weight goals are over. None of those things ever really worked for me and only fostered an unhealthy, resentful relationship with my body, an attitude that I do not want to pass on to my daughters," Kat candidly stated on her blog.

Start Your Day with a Mantra

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"My best weight loss advice is to start every morning by saying out loud a positive mantra of your choice about your body. Mine is 'I am easily, with good health, inspiration, grace and gratitude losing weight faster than I can even imagine with harm to none,'" she wrote.

Choose the Good Calories

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"Low calorie meals are an important part of losing weight for me. I don't burn a tremendous amount of calories a week because I'm not into those high impact cardio or weight training classes. So I have to be somewhat mindful of what and how much I'm eating." Kat made sure she was "eating wholesome, nutritious meals with calories that came from healthy ingredients" like overnight oats, smoothies, and soups." The Grey's Anatomy star also steers clear from bad fats and caloric dishes, and nourishes her body with healthy fats in foods like eggs and avocado.

Catch Your Zzz's

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"I get PLENTY of sleep. At least eight hours a night. Yeah I realize that's a little hard to believe with a 6 month old and all but it's the truth." Catching ample zzz's is the easiest way to slim down, and science can vouch for that. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that sleep-deprived people gobbled up about 385 more calories per day. To help sleep your way skinny, try these 25 Doctor's Own Tips For Better Sleep.

Love Your Workouts

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"I devote no less than 3 days a week to exercise that suits my body type, like yoga and long hikes," Kat penned. And we couldn't agree more: going for a hike and trying out a fun spin on yoga are just two of our 35 Fun Activities That Don't Feel Like Exercise.


April Benshosan
April is a born-and-raised Brooklynite who has a passion for all things health, wellness, and tastebud-related. Read more about April