Jessica Alba did what to lose the baby weight?
April 26th, 2013
03:08 PM ET

Jessica Alba did what to lose the baby weight?

Between all of the cleanses, juice fasts and intense workouts, we're not really shocked by what celebrities do to keep trim.

But Jessica Alba has come up with a different - and old-school - method.

Alba, 31, has two kids with her husband Cash Warren: there's four-year-old Honor, and 1-year-old Haven. In order to get back in shape after having her girls, Alba reached for a girdle ... two of them.

“It was brutal; it’s not for everyone,” she told Net-A-Porter's magazine. “I wore a double corset day and night for three months."

As you can imagine, "it was sweaty," Alba said, but also "worth it.”

If that sounds extreme to you, Alba probably isn't sweating it. As she tells Net-A-Porter, motherhood has made her more fearless, particularly when it comes to her acting.

Working on the "Sin City" sequel, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," "was so opposite to what I do [at home]," Alba said.

"My approach to acting now is so different – I’m fearless because I have nothing to lose," she went on. "Before [children] my identity was wrapped up in every decision – now, I don’t care. It could be a pile of s*** and you could think it was the worst thing you ever saw, but I still had the best experience.”

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  1. Thanks for the morning late shift tip--Sky--

    what a maroon

    May 2, 2013 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jessica Alba does not have bi polar and is a positive woman

    at least we have a handfull of these women left.

    May 2, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Penquin

    does she still like penguins?

    May 2, 2013 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. maria

    GO GIRL! !!!!!!! you rock whatever it takes and if it makes you feel good thats all that counts

    April 30, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Its spanx dear...

    we do not wear those for men its only for big breasted women too wear during the day...


    April 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Meh

    Beautiful girl....but not much else going on there.../meh actress
    Hit her 30's with a bang and now has to try to stay relevant with stories of corsets. Just stay hot, we dont care how you do it.

    April 29, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. She's Hot.

    Round 2 tomorrow–all the best jess

    April 29, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. A Mom

    It's not uncommon for a woman to wear a corset after birth, but I have never heard of two at once. The purpose of it is to help the uterus return to it's original size without leaving the stomach appearing floppy or as kids would say "old looking". Exercise helps, but its hard to get rid of the pooch, where as the "corset" helps it to regain the firmness and non poochy look.

    April 29, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Butthead

      Uh...huh huh huh...huh huh. huh huh huh huh...she said afterbirth. Huh huh...huh huh huh...

      April 29, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  9. Pros for Peace--no relevance in hatred...we have too send it off


    April 28, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. twitter and u tube--possible links to issue


    April 28, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. Linda

    I'm impressed that Alba apparently knows who the father of her children is (and apparently is the SAME guy!!) but she's actually married to the father of her children. How unusual for a "Hollywood" person.

    April 28, 2013 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. ※Sadie※

    She is such a pretty girl. I'm not getting this double corset thing, though. Does it squeeze the baby weight away, or do you sweat it away? Either way, I think working out would be a healthier way to go. Just sounds kind of painful to me to wear 2 corsets all the time. Or does the old adage work here, no pain, no gain?

    April 27, 2013 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Isn't being a "pile of s***" a prerequisite for acting in hollywood???

    April 26, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. al

    see u soon.

    April 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. alba

    is fab and a nice girl

    April 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |

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