Tracy Anderson criticizes women who “let their bodies go” during pregnancy

Tracy Anderson is a fraud. She’s a “celebrity trainer” who used to be in business with Madonna, but now she’s in business with Gwyneth Paltrow. Anderson has a long history of financial shenanigans, as well as not being the best “trainer” in the world. Tracy’s “Method” of training involves a drastic caloric reduction and the ability to devote hours and hours every day to cardio. She gets results – but it would be hard to NOT get results when you tell your clients to only eat 800 calories a day while working out for two hours a day, you know? Anyway, Tracy Anderson recently gave birth to her second child, a daughter, in May of this year. I had forgotten that she was pregnant, and I have no memory of hearing anything about her birth. But now that Tracy has had her baby, she wants to tell the mothers of the world: “You’re doing it wrong!” “It” being “everything”. Because this fraudster wants to body-shame women for letting their figures go during and after pregnancy:

Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson has been credited for sculpting the bodies of Hollywood’s top stars and transforming them into “momshells,” and now the fitness guru is revealing her own rapid baby weight loss while criticizing women who take longer to lose the weight.

“A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go, and that’s the worst thing,” Anderson told DuJour magazine in their September issue, while revealing how she lost the weight within six weeks after having daughter, Penelope, in May.

“I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after (having children) with disaster bodies that have gone through hell, or they come to me years later and say, ‘Oh, my body is like this because I had three kids.’”

The trainer, who rose to fame when she got Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow in super ripped shape, revealed how she put on a healthy 30 pounds during her pregnancy by avoiding overeating and by working out.

The modest weight gain was dramatically different from her first pregnancy when Tracy struggled to slim down after giving birth to son Sam in 1988 after piling on about 60 pounds by gorging on milkshakes and hot dogs.

“I feel like I’ve lived an entire lifetime since then,” said the former dancer who went on to create tough Tracy Anderson Method workout.

Despite being famous for her tight, toned body, Tracy admitted that it was still tough to get back into shape after giving birth the second time around and she still has 10 pounds to go to reach her ideal weight.

“For 13 years I’ve been jumping around, dancing at such high levels all over the world and with no sleep for multiple hours a day. I thought, ‘Please, I can bust out an hour of dance aerobics, no problem.’ Wrong!” she said.

“I know that the journey of getting back to your best level of performance physically is very hard, but it’s an incredibly empowering place to be.”

[From Radar]

I’ll never understand how some women feel the need to shame other women over something as individual and personal as how much weight you gain during a pregnancy. When that kept happening to Jessica Simpson, it really, really bothered me too. What’s the BFD? Why are some women just so flat-out offended that other women gain more than 40 pounds during their pregnancy? And not every woman has the time or the resources to A) stay in shape during her pregnancy or B) get back into shape after giving birth right away. Why is it a competition? Why is it “Well, this was my experience so it must be everyone else’s”? UGH. As I said in that Maggie Gyllenhaal thread last week – I’m a judgy person, and to a certain extent, I judge sh-t for a living on this site. But even I have my limits, you know? I don’t know what health issues a pregnant woman has had or is having, and I think these broad, sweeping statements declaring an out-of-shape postpartum body as “the worst thing” to be grossly offensive.

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  1. bros says:

    why is this body dysmorphic chipmunk even speaking? I didnt think she could pull her head out of Goop’s butt long enough to utter judgy sentences.

  2. cmc says:

    I was prepared to agree with her until I read what she actually said. STFU, Tracy.

    Also, I’d say a lot of the obsession with other people’s bodies comes from one’s only struggle with or focus on health and weight. I was formerly overweight and when I see someone going down that path I (figuratively) wave my arms over my head and screech “but your heaaaalth! It’s going to be so hard to lose!” even though it’s none of my damn business. Pregnancy is a whole different animal though.

    • Seagulls says:

      I agree. That’s how I felt about Jessica Simpson, for instance, just like, oh, god, you’re going to have so much work to do!

      But in my case, it’s check your own eye first before commenting about someone else’s splinter.

    • Amelia says:

      Likewise. Although I don’t really have any room to judge here (my womb is currently as empty as my bank account – cheers Lloyds -_-), I have to admit, I’ve never completely understood why for some women, pregnancy = a whole lot of weight gain. When my Mum was pregnant with me she gained 15lbs over the entire pregnancy, 6 of those being me and 9 of those being squishy, gushy stuff. I think overall, she ended up losing 1lb, but she wasn’t in the best health at the time, so maybe that’s not the best example :p
      Could someone enlighten me? I’m genuinely curious.

      • L says:

        Firstly, women’s bodies react to stuff differently. If I eat a gallon of ice cream I put on the weight right away. My sister eats like a trucker and doesn’t put on a pound (which I envy her for) That’s impressive your mom only gained 15 pounds, but I don’t know a single mom that gained less than 30. Not to mention the friend who had twins who gained 50. It’s all tied in to height and the natural tendency of any woman to gain weight. Same goes for trying to lose the weight afterwards.

        Second some women try to satisfy cravings to keep themselves (and by extension, baby) happy. This adds to weight gain as well, but as long as its within reason and there are no indicators of gestational diabetes I don’t see a problem with that either.

      • Me says:

        I ate normally during early months. It seemed my metabolism slowed to a halt and my body held on to every calorie I ate. I didn’t gorge on junk food. Then, all of the sudden I just got hungry more often and ate more snacks. I can’t explain it. Pregnancy affects everything about your body, and everyone reacts differently to it. I chose healthy snacks and meals, but I found I just ate more often, and that’s where pounds can really add up.

      • Isa says:

        When my husband’s grandmother was pregnant with her kids her dr recommended she only gain 15 lbs and she did.
        I gained 35 (no super healthy diet and not much exercise) she seemed rather surprised. And surprised I had “lost all my baby weight.” I hadn’t but apparantly I hide it well.

      • evie says:

        My first pregnancy, I didn’t workout, ate what I wanted when I wanted and gained 40lbs. It was hard to get into shape after that but I did. During my second pregnancy, I worked out every day, ate much healthier and still gained 30lbs. Everyone is different. Period.

      • katspeakz says:

        With my first pregnancy, I ate super healthy, exercised six days a week and gained 25 lbs. I lost fifteen lbs before I left the hospital and held on to the last ten lbs, despite eating healthy and exercising, until I stopped breast feeding over a year later.

        My sister ate normally, but didn’t exercise and gained 60 lbs. Within three months she’d lost 70 lbs (and looked awful) and couldn’t gain weight to save her life (despite still not exercising) until she stopped breast feeding.

        We both repeated this our next pregnancies too.

        Everyone is different.

      • mediapileup says:

        The general thinking now is that a gain of 30-35 pounds is normal for someone who was at a normal weight before they got pregnant. Both my mother and aunt told me that when they were having kids it was something like 15. My aunt said her doctor threatened to put her in the hospital because she was gaining too much weight when she was pregnant! (and this woman has been TINY ever since I’ve known her). I gained about 35 with my first baby and now pregnant with my second think it will be about the same. Now that I’m past the first trimester I am definitely hungrier than normal but I try to keep it healthy. What really gets me is this “I had my body back in 6 weeks” BS. The first 6 weeks your baby is waking you up every 2-3 hours around the clock to eat, your body is healing from delivery, your organs are rearranging themselves after being squished aside for 9 months…You shouldn’t be worrying about what you look like.

      • Gidget says:

        Well, for me, I’ve gained only with my first kid. She was the one I wasn’t vomiting all the way through for, though. With my youngest I lost 20 pounds and only gained back 15, and I wasn’t even overweight to begin with.
        Because of me having such a difficulty keeping weight on, I am super, super sensitive to hearing ‘AMG You lost the baby weight’, or my least favorite, ‘You look SO GOOD!’ as if I look healthy (no, I do not. puking twice a day for 7-8 months is NOT good for anybody, especially if you need to build another person). My mother in law is the worst about it, next to one OB I had (I said I was throwing up twice a day and my weight had gone down since my last appointment by like 5 pounds, his response was “well you will fit into smaller jeans! and your baby will be smaller!” as if a small baby is a measure of health, which, wtf?).
        And then I have a sister who gains 40+ pounds every time, and loses it after (albeit slowly). We were pregnant at the same time last year and the comments people made were extremely ignorant and offensive. People suck. Especially this Tracy Anderson hoser.

    • steph says:

      I gained 17. I was on track to gain 30, got gestational diabetes (due to stress of marriage breaking up)and had to completely cut sugar out. Like 1 piece of fruit/8oz of milk was IT. Then after kept the diet pretty much and ended up 15lbs lighter than before I was pregnant. I didn’t look healthy, though, and have since gained most back in the 3 yrs since having my daughter. That being said, it is really important to be healthy during pregnancy, just like all times of life. Milkshakes every night is not good for anyone, even if they have a ton of calcium, lol. *Not being judgy! Milkshakes are an affliction of mine.

  3. Blupp says:

    if i’d get a cent for everytime a woman tells another woman what she should do with her body…

  4. Christine says:

    It’s her jaws that have to work out cause they’re probably causing her to talk too much nonsense.

  5. Holly says:

    She may be (or claim to be?) in excellent shape, but she looks like one of those British, reality-TV, fake-tanned whore-types. She is so physically unattractive that I find her hard to look at, even with all of that work and all of that money invested in herself.

    Maybe she and Rachel Zoe could combine their bullshit empires and run them into the ground together: two birds with one stone…

    Oh, and is there a particular part of her series devoted to eliminating one’s neck? I see she’s using herself to model that concept, yikes.

  6. Amy says:

    I’m not famous, but maybe I can get a headline that reads “Amy W criticizes women who let their mouths overload their butts anytime.”

    Oh, and I feel sorry for her kids, who will get to absorb the body-issue values of their mother.

    I don’t have problems with fat. It’s mean I can’t stand.

  7. Jcamp11 says:

    Botox, nose job, breast implants. Surely we aren’t to believe that all of her calorie restriction and exercise are about physical health.

  8. Jess says:

    What did she say that was so offensive? I’m not really seeing it tbh. Women DO use pregnancy as an excuse to let themselves go, and they make it really hard on themselves to get back in shape post pregnancy. That’s just a true statement. I won’t judge them, because I generally don’t give a shit about what other women’s bodies look like. But if they are judging themselves, and down about how they look, it’s good advice to be more proactive during pregnancy and to not let yourself go.

    • Bella Nova says:

      I agree…. I’m actually afraid to say so because everyone’s so pissed at her.

      I don’t know who she is and what fraudulent activity she’s been up to but what she said is valuable advice… women (like Jessica Simpson) do give themselves permission to go overboard when pregnant, which makes it super hard for them to get back to shape after.

      I think in the long run (no matter the judgment or lack thereof) its those of us who’ve allowed it to happen that find it near impossible to go back.

      • jules says:

        For me it wasn’t so much the recommendation that women don’t gain a ton of weight during pregnancy that was offensive… it was the claim that it was “the worst thing”. I’m sure that eating junk while pregnant isn’t the healthiest, but the *worst*? Like really? That’s the *worst* thing, Tracey? Worse than smoking or drinking while pregnant? Worse than neglecting your child? Really?

        Plus, from what I’ve read about her, most of her weight-loss techniques don’t seem overly healthy, so I’m not sure I’d want to take this woman’s advice if I had another being depending on what I’m putting in my body for nourishment.

      • Kim says:

        I am inclined to agree with the sentiment, if not its more shaming parts. There are of course ranges of normal and everyone has a different pregnancy, but when people gain 70-80 pounds with a singleton pregnancy it can be and oftentimes is a result of disordered eating. It seems like the women who gain a lot (Jessica S., Hillary D.) have a long past of food restricting and complicated relationships with food and weight and they manifest that through overeating and unhealthy eating while pregnant, but its just another expression of an overrestrict-overindulge pattern in their lives. I find it telling when people talk about how “great” or “fun” it is to eat when they are pregnant–like there is some kind of spree going on (and personally in my pregnancy, with burping, slowed digestion, heartburn and alternating between being starving or quickly overfull I haven’t found it to be a blast to eat) There can be risks and consequences to the fetus/baby and the mom (fetal macrosmia, diabetes, some studies even suggest a link to later child obesity, scarily enough) to excess weight gain and to devolve into “to each their own” faux sisterhood seems a little naive. That said, shaming people never really changes behavior, but maybe some better education does?

      • irishserra says:

        Yes, I can think of much worse than gaining extra pounds during pregnancy: smoking, excessive drinking, drugs, binging and purging, not eating…

        Maybe she was raised in a family like my mother’s wherein gaining weight is THE absolute worst fate a person can succumb to. I hate it. As an overweight person, I don’t have that “drive” that makes my aunts and uncles, grandparents and cousins do any insane shit to lose the weight; hence, everyone wonders what’s wrong with me.

    • Ali says:

      ^ + 1

      I think people are going over board and attacking her just out of a misguided attempt at sisterhood. She is not saying thing a good doctor wouldn’t say. Truth is how much does it cost to go for a walk while pregnant to maintain good health? How much more time is it to eat healthly meals for your health and your baby.

      • Jess says:

        Being sluggish and out of shape isn’t good for anyone, especially once the baby has arrived. General fitness as a new mom is pretty important, imo. Obviously this is a touchy subject, and you have to wonder why. Any doctor or non-celebrity trainer would say the exact same thing.

      • Andie B says:

        @Ali..she’s not a Doctor though is she? She is some self absorbed bimbo who thinks she is the pinnacle of what all women should aspire to..no thanks! I agree with healthy eating while pregnant. As for exercise – when I was pregnant exercise was not going to happen. I was tired and I was huge. Not every pregnant woman feels like or is able to exercise. Every woman is different and should not be judged for pregnancy weight gain or failure to lose weight. I want to strap Tracy in a chair and force feed her cream cakes and Hershey’s.

      • Marianne says:

        @Pirouette : I don’t care what people do. It just annoys me when people sit around all day and then complain about how “fat”they’ve got. If it bothers you…Then do something about it!!! If you don’t care then fine.

    • Mum of 2 says:

      I’m not sure how you think mothers make it hard on themselves, as opposed to their life situation making it near impossible to exercise or have the clarity and composure to plan a diet in parallel with preparing the rest of the family’s meals.

      Many mothers of pre-school children live with no family support re childminding, for various reasons – myself included. The only opportunity I get to exercise or go to the gym is when someone looks after my children, which is never.

      My gym has a creche but my kids cry for the whole hour when I try to leave them there. It breaks my heart & stresses me out when trying to do a workout, so I stopped going. I have surrendered to the fact that I probably won’t be able to shift my baby weight until my kids are at school, when I will have some time to myself to get some effective exercise. (Pushing a pram isn’t enough for my slow metabolism.) I fantasise about getting to the gym 5 days a week like i did before kids.

      Of course staying fit is easy when you can afford a nanny.

      • Gia says:

        Put your kids in a stroller and go for a walk. Pick a route with some hills. Walking is free. Screw the gym.

      • Marianne says:

        Yes not everyone can afford a nanny or afford the gym…but going out for a walk is free. Doing sit-ups in your room when you wake up in the morning is free. Going out to a basketball court in the park is free (and heck you even bring your kids). What they’re trying to say is, don’t complain about how big you’ve gotten if you’re not making an effort. If you’re happy with your curves…then fine.

      • Abby says:

        Word! It’s hard enough working 8-10 hours a day on little to no sleep when you have little ones and little to no support system. Imagine working those 8-10 hours then taking another 1-2 hours a day to workout. When would you actually spend time with your little ones? When they’re sleeping?? Or maybe all new moms should get up at 5 a.m., drop the baby off at day care, go to the gym, go to work, pick up the baby at 5 or 6 p.m., cook a Martha Stewart dinner, feed and bathe the baby, and then sex up the husband. Yeah … easier said than done. Let’s not forget that paying for a gym membership (a good one) costs quite a bit and, in this economy, is hardly a priority when there are other bills to pay. Sure, I’d be in great shape too if I had a nanny, endless money, and 2-4 hours a day to devote solely to my body or if it was my JOB.

      • Kolby says:

        I’d much rather spend the extra time with my family than at the gym. That’s my choice. I’m not overweight, and am generally very healthy, but I have jiggles here and there. I’m sure I could get rid of them if I devoted a few hours a week to working out, but I’m not trading time with my son for anything.

      • Marianne says:

        @Kolby : But you don’t have to go the gym to get a work-out. Why not take the kids out to the park and play some soccer or basketball? It’s free, you’re still spending time with your kid, and it’s active. You can always take them out to the pool (which usually isn’t free but around $10). Even going out bowling will keep you more active than just staying at home watching TV (not that you necessarily do that). Or you could go for a walking trail in the woods. Or you could buy some skipping ropes (they’re cheap), and its great cardio. Or depending on the age of the kid, why not treat them out and go to a rock climbing wall (obviously that’s something you can’t do all the time though). Or if you want a better work-out than just “shooting hoops”, you could always dedicated 10 minutes in the morning to doing sit-ups or push-ups. And again, it’s free and you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home.

      • Kolby says:

        @Marianne – those are all great ideas and we are a very active family. We participate in sports and are outdoors whenever possible. I was speaking about losing weight and toning my body, though, and that doesn’t happen (for me) with daily activity. I need the gym for that. Again, that’s me.

      • Pirouette says:

        Who cares? Who REALLY cares about this issue? I couldn’t care less if mommys take a walk or spend 10 hours a day in the gym. I am not concerned about people “letting themselves go” or “overindulging” during pregnancy. I would never urge someone to take the buggy out for a spin or whatever. I think people who worry about other people’s weight gain during pregnancy are projecting their own meaningless fears upon others.

    • Jess says:

      @jules. Did she really have to say those things? She’s not a substance abuse counselor or a social worker, she’s a personal trainer. She was speaking specifically to her expertise. She was speaking specifically about her experiences with her clients, not some cracky that’s abusing her kid. Come on.

    • RobN says:

      I agree, Jess. All she really said was eat well while pregnant and keep up a reasonable level of exercise. I’m pretty sure that my doctor told me the same things. And there isn’t a woman alive who hasn’t heard another woman blame having had kids for the state of their body when they aren’t making any effort to improve it.

      I generally don’t like her, but I can’t see where she’s said anything that isn’t true and we’d all be a lot better off if people took better care of themselves.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @ali @Jess, doctors certainly do not recommend restricting calories below 1,000 when you are not obese (and I doubt she’s training anyone who is). She’s in no position to recommend any type of diet plan (as she’s neither a doctor nor nutritionist) and she’s putting people at risk for malnutrition and metabolic damage.

    • Gayle says:

      A bunch of recent health science articles have been about the negative effects of obesity on fertility and pregnancy. It’s obviously a problem and doctors in fact recommend that some overweight women LOSE weight during pregnancy.

      Pregnancy is not a good excuse to gorge yourself. But I can see how women who are normally otherwise always dieting (Simpson) would embrace it as such.

      • Ali says:

        @ MorticiansDoItDeader
        I can speak for Jess but I can say I never said anything about restricting calorie intack in order to lose excess weight. That damages the body. All I would say is healthy eating and moderate execise should be be the norm before, during, and after pregnancy. Not rocket science. Gaining +30 pounds in a normal pregnancy is just over indugling and women will have to live with that.

    • Bobbie says:

      My problem with what she is saying is that it’s mean and doesn’t need to be said. Of course too much weight gain in pregnancy is not ideal. I had four babies and I gained 50 pounds with each. I hated the way I looked afterwards and I hardly needed someone to point it out. But I struggled with my pregnancies- I felt sick all the time and the only way to feel better was to eat something horribly deep fat fried. My sisters were all the same way. And before you start judging me, just know that normally I do olympics triathlons and run half marathons. I am also thin and got back to my weight when the babies were done. Women need compassion, not judgement. If you want to talk about how great you feel when you work out and how wonderful it is for your family to eat right, then FINE. But don’t get all mean about it. That’s just ugly.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        First of all, respect for the half marathon and triathlon. I can barely go running every other day. Exercise is not my thing but I do it because it’s like brushing your teeth. Necessary. :-)

        Now, I absolutely agree about the unsolicited advice. WHY did she feel the need to say those things? I don’t think anyone here disagrees that gaining a huge amount of weight during pregnancy is not great. But that’s not really the point here. The problem is that for this twit, it’s all about appearance and she disguises it as health advice. She thinks women who gain too much weight at ANY time are gross and “letting themselves go”. For her, there is no excuse for not being skinny. And the implication of “letting yourself go” is very clear. It implies a loss of control, laziness, and a lack of discipline.
        And that kind of judgmental bs does nothing but make mothers and mothers-to-be feel bad about themselves. I’m pretty sure no pregnant woman read this and went “Oh my god, yes, this chick is so right. She cares.” *snort* I think not.

        If I ever get pregnant (I really don’t want to), I hope the only person who will feel the need to comment on my body is my doctor. Because NO ONE else needs to. Ever.

      • LeslieM says:

        I know when I was pregnant I ate all the time because I felt so sick and it seemed to help take the nausea away. I remember seeing pregnant women who were much small and feeling like they were better than me. I did finally loose the weight on the cabbage soup diet but not before my boss called me in to tell me my weight was not good for business.

      • blouson says:

        Me too! Thats what bugs me so much. All pregnancies are different. With me I feel nauseous unless I eat small amounts all day long for the first several months of my pregnancy. Sorry, I prefer to eat than spew. And it wasn’t even like I got to pick the food. I would go to the fridge for an apple and I would feel like puking but some cheese I could stomach. And it changed every day. Its like you lose control of your body for a while. Also, I am no fatty…I am a short, tiny 46kg woman normally. So my point is that in mnay cases women don’t have a “choice” per se.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @ali, I was just responding to your statement that “she was just saying what a good doctor would say.” I agree with the idea that a woman of a healthy weight shouldn’t gain more than 30-35 lbs, but I think the rest of her philosophy is bat sh*t crazy. I suppose I thought you were agreeing with that lifestyle (of restriction and over exercise) and I was a little shocked. I’ve been there myself (I’m an orthorexic) and it’s a very sad life to lead.

      • Bobbie says:

        @littlemissnaughty- exactly. @LeslieM- that makes me feel sick, your boss telling you to loose weight! Horrible and @bouton- that’s how it was for me too. Sure, it’s easy to preach about eating right when you’re pregnant unless you’re miserable and sick all the time. I felt so guilty for how I “failed” in my pregnancies with the weight gain until my tiny, self controlled and beautiful sisters started getting pregnant and having the exact same issues. Bottom line is that I spent a lot of time beating myself up instead of just accepting my pregnancy and enjoying my newborn. Sad and I wish other women wouldn’t do it.

    • mayamae says:

      The last time this subject came up it became particularly vicious. I for one have no desire to take that on again. I imagine there won’t be many dissenters here.

      I don’t know this woman’s shady history but if she truly has an eating disorder I’m not going to get too mad at her. EDs are notoriously difficult to overcome. She has absolutely no perspective on how a healthy woman should live. The problem is she’s in denial thus unaware of how wrong she is.

      It’s probably more productive to stress it doesn’t matter how a pregnant woman looks – she’s growing another human for heaven’s sake. My concern is always with mom and baby’s health and the much higher c-section rate in obese moms.

    • me says:

      Only when you are pregnant with YOUR fifth child, can you or anyone else tell me how fat I am.

  9. obm says:

    This woman couldn’t hate herself more if she HIRED someone to hate her. Fulltime. With benefits.

  10. Em12 says:

    She let her face go so tomato-tomatoe.

  11. yael says:

    i hatehatehate what this woman preaches. 800 calorie diets? seriously?! i eat well over 1500 calories almost every day, and at 5’4″ i’m losing more body fat than the years i spent eating under 1000.

    tracy, darling, instead of encouraging women to become skinny fat with your low-weights-only workout routine, actually learn something about physical health. for now, though, STFU.

    • lucy2 says:

      Seriously! Everything I’ve seen says anything under 1200/day is too low and you’re starving yourself, throwing your metabolism out of whack, and your body will actually hang onto whatever it can. And bragging about no sleep and overexercising? This woman is a dangerous to herself and her clients. Her license or certification or whatever should be investigated.

  12. Liv says:

    Her face screams stupidity. Seems that there’s not much going on behind her eyes.

  13. Britt says:

    Those breast implants look terrible, another of her bad financial decisions I suppose, spend money on really bad surgery. She’s nothing but a moron.

  14. ds says:

    Tracy Anderson is everything but feminine. I’m petite and have no problems with my weight: have had the same size in years but think that women with curves are lovely. Look at Juliette Binoche. I would never like to look as dry as Anderson. Who cares what she has to say. I do aerobics daily thanks to Fonda. Few jumps and your body will be perfect

  15. Sherri says:

    Who the hell is she to talk? Her head looks like a catcher’s mitt with hair. Perhaps some women should lay off the tanning.

  16. Hautie says:

    Good grief this girl has the same face that Bethany has! That other annoying all knowing with a serious eating disorder, fool.

    And I agree. No matter how much you starve yourself, it can’t fix ugly. And this chick is very unfortunate looking.

    I am really surprise that SJP isn’t one of her clients. Since Sarah has starved herself to point that her face looks brittle.

  17. Leaf says:

    I take umbrage with this woman and her holier than thou attitude. Go suck a lemon.

  18. Keen says:

    As someone who is currently pregnant, I can tell you it’s not always that easy. I definitely haven’t let myself go by any means, but I don’t feel comfortable pushing myself like I normally would just Bc when I get out of breath I feel like my baby is too. That may be totally irrational (welcome to pregnancy!) but I’d rather Play it safe and maybe take more time to get back to my Pre pregnancy weight/shape. But that’s just me! If your doc or midwife says you’re doing ok then I think you should be allowed to enjoy your pregnancy instead of freaking out about losing the baby weight before the baby has even arrived.

  19. That girl says:

    Ack. The only reason I’m commenting is to ask that we pllllleassse not have to read another word about this person.

  20. RhymesWithSilver says:

    Swollen parotid glands – check.
    Obvious dental work – check.

    As if recommending 800 calories and 2 hours of cardio daily didn’t already constitute an eating disorder.

  21. lola says:

    Thirty pounds is the upper limit of healthy weight gain during pregnancy. It’s not “judgy” to state medical fact. It is incredibly unhealthy to gain excessive weight during pregnancy for the mother and baby. Google preeclampsia, eclampsia, or macrosomia. You ignorant twats.

    • poppy says:

      30 pounds at 5’2 or 6’2?
      i’m not disagreeing that too much weight is unhealthy but what is so magical about 30 pounds?

    • Kate (newer one) says:

      “Factors associated with fetal macrosomia include genetics; duration of gestation; presence of gestational diabetes; and class A, B, and C diabetes mellitus. Genetic, racial, and ethnic factors influence birth weight and the risk of macrosomia.[2] Male newborns typically weigh more than female newborns and thus comprise a greater proportion of infants with birth weights exceeding 4500 g at any gestational age. The risk of macrosomia also varies with ethnicity. Even when controlled for diabetes, studies have demonstrated that Hispanic women have a higher risk of fetal macrosomia compared with white, African American, or Asian women. Genetic factors, such as parental height and weight, may also play a role in determining newborn birth weight.

      “Despite these so-called risk factors for macrosomia, much of the variation in birth weights remains unexplained. Most infants who weigh more than 4,500 grams [9 pounds, 15 ounces] have no identifiable risk factors,” says Allahyar Jazayeri, M.D., medical director of Perinatal Services and High Risk Pregnancy at Bellin Health Hospital Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.”

      And from the NHS advice:

      “Some factors have been identified that could increase your chance of developing pre-eclampsia. These are listed below.
      It is your first pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia is more likely to happen during the first pregnancy than during any subsequent pregnancies.
      It has been at least 10 years since your last pregnancy.
      You have a family history of the condition. For example, your mother or sister has had pre-eclampsia.
      You had pre-eclampsia in a previous pregnancy. There is an approximately 20% chance that you will develop the condition again in later pregnancies.
      You are a teenager or are over 40.
      You have an existing medical problem, for example, diabetes, kidney disease, migraines or high blood pressure.
      You were obese at the start of your pregnancy (you had a body mass index of 30 or more).
      You are expecting multiple babies, such as twins or triplets (this places more strain on the placenta).”

      Where in any of that is there reference to weight gain in pregnancy? I’m sure, given your vehemence, that you can link me to the relevant peer-reviewed population control studies?

      • Kim says:

        Here are a few, the first is a citation from the journal Diabetes Care, retrospective review of 9125 cases. If you want to just break it down “increased gestation weight was associated with large for gestational age in all groups.” OBJECTIVEThe International Association of Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria for diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) identifies women and infants at risk for adverse outcomes, which are also strongly associated with maternal overweight, obesity, and excess gestational weight gain.RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODSWe conducted a retrospective study of 9,835 women who delivered at ≥20 weeks gestation, had a prenatal, 2-h, 75-g oral glucose tolerance test, and were not treated with diet, exercise, or antidiabetic medications during pregnancy. Women were classified as having GDM based on IADPSG criteria and were categorized into six mutually exclusive prepregnancy BMI/GDM groups: normal weight ± GDM, overweight ± GDM, and obese ± GDM.RESULTSOverall, 5,851 (59.5%) women were overweight or obese and 1,892 (19.2%) had GDM. Of those with GDM, 1,443 (76.3%) were overweight or obese. The prevalence of large-for-gestational-age (LGA) infants was significantly higher for overweight and obese women without GDM compared with their normal-weight counterparts. Among women without GDM, 21.6% of LGA infants were attributable to maternal overweight and obesity, and the combination of being overweight or obese and having GDM accounted for 23.3% of LGA infants. Increasing gestational weight gain was associated with a higher prevalence of LGA in all groups.CONCLUSIONSPrepregnancy overweight and obesity account for a high proportion of LGA, even in the absence of GDM. Interventions that focus on maternal overweight/obesity and gestational weight gain, regardless of GDM status, have the potential to reach far more women at risk for having an LGA infant.

        This next one is from the journal Obesity, also a 2012 citation.

        Excess weight gain during both pre- and postnatal life increases risk for obesity in later life. Although a number of gestational and early life contributors to this effect have been identified, there is a dearth of research to examine whether gestational factors and weight gain velocity in infancy exert independent effects on subsequent body composition and fat distribution. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that birth weight, as a proxy of prenatal weight gain, and rate of weight gain prior to 6 months would be associated with total and truncal adiposity at 12 months of age. Healthy, term infants (N=47) were enrolled in the study and rate of weight gain (g/day) was assessed at 0-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months. Total and regional body composition were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at 12 months. Stepwise linear regression modeling indicated that lean mass at 12 months, after adjusting for child length, was predicted by rate of weight gain during each discrete period of infancy (P<0.05), and by maternal pre-pregnancy BMI (P<0.05). Total fat mass at 12 months was predicted by rate of weight gain during each discrete period (P<0.01), and by older maternal age at delivery (P<0.05). Trunk fat mass at 12 months, after adjusting for leg fat mass, was predicted by rate of weight gain from 0-3 months and 3-6 months (P<0.05). Results suggest that growth during early infancy may be a critical predictor of subsequent body composition and truncal fat distribution.

        There are a few looking at "extraordinary weight gain" and preeclampsia which are less conclusive and call for further study. As far as macrosmia, obesity and gestational diabetes though, the association is clear. These are not experimental trials of course and they have the limitations of all retrospective studies and can not answer questions of mechanism–the associations however (over a large scale, not anecdotally as people will discuss here) are clear.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        Kim, thanks, that is genuinely interesting.

        Diabetes, and obviously the link to obesity is well-known – you’re automatically tested in the UK for it in pregnancy because of the gestational risks, and I’d assume same goes for the USA – but macrosomia, and it seems a lot less clear-cut in terms of info given to pregnant women. I note that the diabetes study you cite says that obese women were more likely to have macrosomic infants, but it did not in fact say, that I could see, that a normal-weight mother who gains heavily in pregnancy, but does not develop or suffer from any form of diabetes, is more likely to have a macrosomic infant. And Lola didn’t cite diabetes at any point, either.

        The conditions Lola cited were eclampsia/preeclampsia (which are not, that anything I can find indicates, linked to maternal antenatal weight gain) and macrosomia, where most studies say maternal obesity (NOT weight gain in pregnancy) is one of several risk factors identified.

        I suppose I am deeply suspicious, because forgive me, but the culture in the US at the moment does seem to be very, um, paternalistic when it comes to women and their fertility. Obesity is a serious health issue – you’d need to be blind or stupid to deny that – but gaining more than 30lb in pregnancy does not make someone obese, nor a “stupid ignorant twat”, and nor is it even contrary to medical advice in the average woman, in this country, at least. The advice in this country is that a very overweight woman should eat healthily and thus may even lose weight in pregnancy, but as long as she sticks to the dietary advice, a woman who is a normal weight at conception should be left to get on with it.

    • Mum of 2 says:

      Sure Lola, no-one is denying weight gain is unhealthy. However avoiding weight gain while pregnant is easier for some than others. According to my obstetrician, factors include age, metabolism and genetics. (As you age your metabolism slows down. I had one child at 38 and one at 40 & put on weight during both pregnancies. Not a huge amount, but hard to shift nonetheless.)

    • Caitlyn says:

      First of all, gaining too much weight during pregnancy does not cause pre-eclampsia or eclampsia. There isn’t any proof that overeating/not exercising/gaining weight causes either condition, nor is there any proof that says eating healthy/exercising prevents them both. So, I’m failing to see why you are bringing both diseases into this.

      I had pre-e and HELLP. Before both occurred, I had gained a “healthy” 30 lbs. I didn’t shove junk food down my throat and eat too much. When the pre-e developed, I gained 10 lbs (edema) in one week. However, it was the least of the doctors’ concerns at that point and no, the extra weight that I gained DUE TO THE PRE-E was NOT a problem for myself or my son. It was all of the additional medical issues that were occuring at the time.

    • bigchili says:

      Wow, angry much? What does anyone else’s weight gain have to do with you? My doctor said a 20-40 pound weight gain was recommended when I had my first, but never said a word when I gained 60. I didn’t develop gestational diabetes or pre-eclampsia or have any other complications. And after I finished breast-feeding my son, I lost the remaining weight plus 10 pounds. So why do I need you, or this woman, or anyone else, telling me things that my doctor didn’t feel was an issue??

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      @Lola: “Ignorant twats”? SERIOUSLY?? Who the f*ck are you to judge anyone else’s knowledge on the subject? Especially when you yourself are pulling ‘facts’ out of your arese. I’m pregnant with my third child, come from a huge family of educated mums, and my sister is an obgyn nurse/birth instructor. I’m also a librarian, so I’ve read probably dozens of books, hundreds of websites, and spoken to probably hundreds of other mums. I’ve seen multiple obgyns and midwives over my 3 pregnancies. Not one mother/book/website/doctor/pamphlet/etc has ever mentioned this magical 30lb weight max you claim is well-known scientific fact. Virtually everything I’ve ever heard/read says 25-35lbs for a normal starting weight mother–more for an underweight woman and less for an overweight woman. These, however, are GUIDELINES. Because literally every pregnancy/baby is different there are no absolute, hard-and-fast rules.

      I’ve also learned that ‘most’ women don’t let themselves go during pregnancy. There are some who do, and there are some that go overboard with calorie counting and stressing over each pound and stretch mark. Most of us indulge a bit, but try to do our best to stay healthy for our babies.

      Personally, I ate extremely healthy and remained quite fit during my 1st pregnancy at 27yrs old, and 5’10″. I gained 48lbs and had a 9lb+ baby. My obgyn said it was fine–my blood pressure, etc remained just fine. I lost 40lbs within 9wks & lost the rest after he weaned at 14mos. During my 2nd pregnancy I was extremely ill for 6mos and then developed Pelvic Symphysis, making it difficult to eat many foods and also to exercise–I was in so much pain I could barely get my own underwear on, walk upstairs or even roll over in bed. I gained 51lbs, had a 9lb+ baby, and my obgyn said all was fine. I lost all my weight within 8wks (except 10lbs that I lost when she weaned at 15mos). During my current pregnancy (I’m now 33yrs old), I am exercising moderately, eating healthy (except a strange craving for ice cream–which I usually never eat), and have gained 23lbs in 28wks of pregnancy. Still fine with my doctor. Every part of my body is exactly the same size as pre-pregnancy except my belly and breasts–every ounce I’ve gained is baby-related. I will still gain 45-50lbs–it’s just the way my body works. And if my doctor says it’s ok and normal for me, I really don’t care what you CLAIM is scientific fact.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Scarlet I think it’s great how you have handled your pregnancies and realize that everybody’s response is very different, and have been at the mercy of pregnancy hormones 3 times myself, but you may be the exception: it’s known that these large 9 pound babies are a marker for moms who will become diabetic later. May not necessarily be the case for you, if your family is generally large. I don’t think being judgmental, especially not knowing someone personally, is helpful.
        But we have an explosion of diabetes in this country and it’s mostly due to obesity. Pregnancy is a high-risk time for unintended weight gain. I would just hope people would follow their cravings judiciously.

    • Bobby sue says:

      She leapt over here from her Pro-Ana site as fast as her malnourished body would let her.

    • Amy says:

      I’m 5’21/2 and gained – and lost – 40 pounds with each of my three pregnancies. There’s a range, and there’s eating sensibly and exercising sensibly. There’s a world of difference between gorging on hot dogs and ice cream and starving yourself. Girlfriend slid past the sweet spot and kept on going. She is mean-spirited, judgmental and neurotic and your’e right there with her. Tracy is not talking about weight loss for health. She’s slagging anyone who doesn’t look the way she does and engaging in mean-girl warfare in an effort to improve her image and her bottom line.

  22. patata says:

    Not that it matters, but I think she must have had her first kid in ’98 not ’88

  23. flan says:

    People (male/female) should stop VERY quickly telling women what to do with our bodies.

    They’d better focus on fixing their own lifestyle/personality/career/birdhouse.

    One reason why I stopped reading most magazines; am not going to give money to a bunch of douches (again:male/female) making money on worsening by insecurities.

    • katsrulz says:

      I agree totally. Stop judging everyone. They might have made difference choices than you but you aren’t inside their head. Live and let live. If someone wants to be large and live a shorter life, let them, it’s THEIR life, NOT YOURS.

    • muffin says:

      i agree with this but i also agree that women need to stop taking things so personally when a celebrity (or trainer) voices their opinion on what they think is good or right. SO WHAT? it’s their own thoughts, they just get a public platform. Women need to be more secure within THEMSELVES and not take to heart the words of one woman, or however many OTHER women try to tell them how they should be.

      • flan says:

        The problem is that it’s not just ‘a woman’ or ‘a trainer’ who says this.

        We are being fed this 24/7 by tv, celebrities,
        magazines and douches in our personal life.

        I’ve even seen some magazines talking about how ‘men like some fatrolls’ and then posting pics of a near anorexic girl holding the tiniest bit of flesh still on her body, thereby suggesting that she’s fat. These messages we get constantly are really insidious and disgusting.

  24. Sam says:

    I mean, yeah, it’s never great to gain a shit load of weight- for you or your baby. And some women do take it too far. Pregnancy isn’t a reason to eat everything you can see. But I know if I was pregnant, I’d want to be cut a little slack. I can’t imagine after just having a baby I’d want to start starving myself and doing a load of cardio. Everybody’s priorities are different.

  25. Celia says:

    she gave birth the first time in 1988? 24years ago? how old is she then now? O__O

  26. SugAveryPee says:

    I am sorry but I do not agree that most women use pregnancy as an excuse to let themselves go or overeat …. I think most women who have a normal maternal instinct … is focused on one thing and one thing only … THE BABY… not being a size 2 or making the magazine cover for how I lost 50 pounds in 3 months *Beyonce*!! I for one have never been over weight a day in my life and always had the worst thoughts about being overweight… but if I was pregnant my first concern is delivering a healthy baby… Yes there are some women who eat eat eat and it can be very dangerous during pregnancy i.e preeclampsia and gestational diabetes … but alot of women gain weight due to fluid which you can not control… and everyone loses weight different…. She has alot of money so I am sure she can afford trainers and chefs to prepare her food while a nanny takes care of her newborn baby.. but most women can barely find time for a shower after a baby (* don’t have kids but this is what I am told*) let alone some workout plan… I am soo sick of women not uplifting each other after something like having a baby… give each other a break… I been skinny all my life and have never had a disdain for overweight people … ever!!! Skinny does not = beauty or health ….
    BTW Tanning causes skin cancer… she might want to deal with that… there is more risk in her getting breast implants than it is a woman ” letting herself go” after a baby …… #IJS

  27. katsrulz says:

    I’m fat and not pregnant and all these comments make me want to jump off a bridge. Stop judging anyone…it’s NOT your place. Keep nasty thoughts to yourselves or better yet, put that shame on YOU instead of someone else that doesn’t deserve it.

  28. Melanie says:

    I’m pregnant with number 2 right now and after having gestational diabetes (I only gained 24lbs but still managed to get it) with my first I’ve taken better care of myself this time around and managed to avoid it this time. But by no means am i going to let some tanorexic chipmunk fat shame me out of having a dairy queen blizzard for dinner!

    • yolo says:

      Aw, congrats! I’m preggers with #2 too and had pie for dinner…which is bizarre because I haven’t wanted or craved sweets for weeks now. I get enough of random peoples “awesome” advice, the last thing I need is some crazy beeotch without a neck making me feel bad for my lifestyle while being pregnant.

  29. Gia says:

    Well, a lot of women do use pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever they want and it’s incredibly dangerous. J Simpson is a perfect example. That girl went to TOWN on food when she got pregnant. There is no way she would have gained that much weight if she had been more responsible about what she put in her mouth. I’m 5’9″ ad gained 25-30lbs with my pregnancy. I exercised and ate the best I could with defo treats that I wouldn’t eat normally, but in moderation. Women need to take some responsibility. I’m sick of this **clueless face** “I just don’t know HOW I gained all this weight. What will i do??” it isn’t rocket science. Eat well. Be active. I know some ladies are going to hate this post, but it’s incredible annoying listening to grown women whine and pass the buck when to comes to their bodies.

    • Steph says:

      +1! Thank you. I am a Physio specializing in women’s health and you hit the nail on the head. Every body is different but bottom line is eat healthy, indulge in moderation, and remain active unless advised not to do so by your doctor. Healthy mom is a factor in giving your baby a healthy start!

      • katsrulz says:

        You are both so flippant. The women who care about their bodies but can’t loose weight (for instance, I’m on a medication that I don’t care to tell everyone I’m taking but it makes me starving within 1 hour of eating. It’s horrible but I can’t stop taking it right now). The ones that can loose weight and don’t, obviously just don’t care what skinny beotches have to say. Stop spreading the hate and judgement and let people live their lives…because it’s theirs and not yours.

    • Lisa says:

      Whatever, you’re right. It’s nothing new under the sun. Women have long used pregnancy as an excuse to eat unlimited amounts of whatever they want. My mom only gained 25 with me, about 30 with my brother. These women who talk about gaining 70 lbs blow my f–king mind. What goes through their heads? I don’t get it.

  30. valleymiss says:

    I judge her for those awful, floating-up-by-her-neck implants! So there!

    Hey, Tracy IS right. A lot of women DO let themselves go. But…what business is it of hers? Unless you’re my general physician, kindly keep your comments about my pregnancy-related weight to yourself, thank you. I HATE it when women bodysnark other women during/after pregnancy. I’ve never been pregnant, but one of my best friends took a LOT of heat during her pregnancy from our 98% female coworkers, because in their minds, she didn’t gain *enough* weight. The truth is, she was nauseous for most of her pregnancy and struggled to keep food down. She was totally paranoid about peoples’ judgments, and worried that her inability to keep food down was going to affect her baby’s health.

    Finally I sat her down and said, “Honey, none of these women are trained physicians. The only person who gets to have a justifiable opinion about your pregnancy weight is your doctor. If he says you’re ok, don’t worry about these hens!”

    Also, if people didn’t struggle with their weight, Tracy would be out of a job. Moron.

  31. Shitler says:

    She doesn’t even look female anymore. She’s all hard angles. Yuck

  32. Isa says:

    I think if anything women seem to be more concerned with keeping their weight gain down. They see all these celebrities pop out a kid and look amazing after, with no stretch marks.

  33. Jillian says:

    I do agree with her, that many women do let themselves go during pregnancy, myself included. I am the same height as Tracy, 4’11″, and I got up to 140 with my pregnancy. I gained about 50 lbs and it took me 4 yrs to lose it all. I work full time and I did not have the time to exercise other than taking short walks with my daughter. If I ever have another baby, which at 32 is probably not likely, I won’t eat constantly like I did the first time around.

  34. Kate (newer one) says:

    If I’d taken much exercise in pregnancy I’d very possibly have ended up on crutches for a lifetime. I really hope she bothers to research exercise-affected complications, if she’s going to take that approach. One size most definitely does not fit all.

    I lost a lot of weight the first trimester due to morning sickness. Then I gained a shedload when the SPD/PGP took serious hold, and I couldn’t move much, so comfort ate. My mother was really worried and raised it with the hospital midwife practitioner – who told her a very slim woman gaining a lot of weight in pregnancy wasn’t any sort of a problem, and to back off.

    I don’t know why people think they know better than someone’s healthcare professionals.

    • Gia says:

      Im sorry, but your midwife was wrong. The minute the words ‘comfort ate’ came out of your mom’s mouth your
      Midwife should have spoken to you about taking it easy in the food department or at least recommended healthy food to binge on. ‘comfort eating’ is a plague on western society.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        I was 8 stone when I got pregnant (that’s 112 lb), and I’m 9 stone (126 lb) now. I’m 5 ft 7. I’m hardly a Weightwatchers candidate.

        You can’t take effective pain relief when pregnant for obvious reasons, and I was in constant severe pain. Chocolate cake (homemade, though – I never ate pure junk and never have, because I think it tastes disgusting) helped. Obviously if the pain was going to persist after the birth then I’d have had to find other strategies, but it wasn’t. And the weight gain wasn’t damaging or dangerous to me or the baby, as long as I was able to lose it afterwards. That’s the advice my medical advisers gave. And with respect, that’s the advice I follow with my health – not online commentary from people whose credentials are, obviously, uncheckable.

        Incidentally, I gave birth naturally with only gas & air as pain relief, and had a natural placenta delivery – no accelerant – because that’s better for the baby. I expressed for 8 months when my kid couldn’t nurse, too. I did the research on all those things, and found the evidence was in favour. But I found nothing that said the weight I put on was a risk. Obesity is, sure, but I was never obese (for a pregnant woman) because I was slim to start with. My blood sugar was monitored automatically and it was always just fine – I was never a diabetes risk, either. And I don’t need advice on healthy eating, thanks. I’m very aware of the importance of a fresh, varied, unprocessed and moderate diet. Which I ate when pregnant… apart from the “moderate” bit!

  35. fabgrrl says:

    Yeah, Tracy! You tell them! All these lazy women who don’t stay thin with cute pregnancy bellies, and then don’t get right back to pre-pregnancy within weeks — disgusting! Why they should get off their lazy, fat asses and go to the gym for three hours in the middle of the day! What else could they possibly have to do all day? Work at an eight hour job? Mothers should just let their full time nannies take care their babies, and let their housekeepers maintain their houses. So simple!

  36. Blue says:

    It’s very easy to say that people should only gain this much weight or do this or that. But sometimes it’s not in the cards. I ate healthier during my pregnancy than I did before but I still gained 60 pounds. I didn’t have time to hit the gym because I was up at 5 am to get to work for 8 every morning and walked in my door at 5:45 pm. I would eat dinner then end up falling asleep and then wake up have a snack and go back to bed, rinse and repeat. I asked my doctor and she said it was mostly water but I didn’t believe her until I had my daughter and left the hospital with only 12 pounds to lose. My downfall and where I had the problem was post partum. I was dealing with my daughter’s father, dealing with my mom and having no time to myself. I was living with my mother but you think she ever offered to take my daughter off my hands for a bit? Nope. She encouraged me to go through with my pregnancy and was supportive until I had her and all she did was complain about her crying, criticized everything but never offered to help just more critiques. Now I’m a single mom on my own with a tight budget. I go on walks everyday but there’s only so much that does. I gained back a bunch of weight lost it and now I’ve hit a plateau. It’s super frustrating. People don’t seem to understand that not everyones situation is the same. Every body is different and everybody’s situation is different. I’m not comfortable being this weight but I can’t do much about it until I go back to school in January and put my daughter in daycare.

    • Gia says:

      Honey, yes you can. Start by taking a good look at what you are eating. Cut out ALL pre made foods. Don’t eat anything that comes in a box. That goes for meat, snack bars, cereal…all of it. Drink skim milk, lots of fruit and veg., keep bread and pasta low, try couscous and quinoa instead. Make your own salad dressing (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, oregano and a garlic clove). And for the love of god, don’t drink soda and fizzy crap drinks!!!! Water and a glass of wine of you want a treat! Take control of your body! You will feel amazing!!

    • NerdMomma says:

      All that Gia says is true but BLUE: support to you all the way. Also a single working mom and sometimes it’s all I can do to pick my head up in the morning and keep it up until bed! Congrats on getting back to school, and good luck!!

    • LAK says:

      Brave @Gia.

      @Blue, pre-made food and fizzy drinks/soda is full of all kinds of additive that add to your fatigue and influence your mood in a negative way. And please don’t feel bad that walking is all you can manage. People discount walking because it isn’t a feel-the-burn type exercise but it really works. If you have stairs at home or work, take those rather than the elevator. Little adjustments like that will really help.

      Good luck and internet hug for the single mom struggle.

      • Blue says:

        A little late but thank you ladies for the kind words. I don’t know any of you but it does help and mean a lot. It gets so overwhelming sometimes, no real support system, little money and a daughter going through her terrible 2′s since she was 18 months ( exactly 2.5 yo today) I have tried to take control of my eating. I don’t buy prepackaged/frozen food anything anymore. I cook everyday (breakfast and dinner, lunch is what i can pull together) But I’ve discovered that i’m good at baking, so that pushes all my out the door. I’m trying to work out a weekly meal plan and have added more veggies and whole grains back into my diet. I don’t drink pop because it taste gross to me, but I love apple and orange juice :( Falling off the wagon sucks, but I’m getting back on and holding on for dear life.

  37. Jackie O says:

    it would be nice if women didn’t care what she thinks or says.

    with that maniacal smile, orange tan, and bolt ons, what weight should her opinion hold (pun intended)?

    as for women gaining weight while pregnant, maybe they just feel like it. maybe they just want to indulge.

    …and working out sucks.

    get off our backs.

  38. jules says:

    weird – i was actually just thinking earlier this morning, “hey whatever happened to that fraud trainer woman that goop was fawning all over?”

    i guess i have my answer…

  39. tru tru says:

    she looks like a damn fool on those infomercials, her body may be in shape and good to her but HER face is horrid.

    pregnancy is personal and its no one’s business how much weight I’ve gained.

    screw her sisterhood!

    I don’t have kids but its my damn business, no one is going to shame me.

    if I gain weight while pregnant, I’ll tackle it AFTER I have my baby.

    DEAL with it.

    between her and Rachel Zoe, I don’t know who is more mental about the weight thing-they would both get cussed out and told off about their old beat up looking faces, WORK THAT OUT.

  40. Lucy says:

    Eew…In the close up pics, she looks like that nasty Jodie Marsh.

    But it sounds as she and goopy belong together.

  41. shewolf says:

    She’s utterly and completely right. Most women do let their bodies go when pregnant and then blame pregnancy for their own problems. I’ve had two, it takes proper food and dedication to staying fit just like when you aren’t pregnant. There is nothing magical that happens when you are pregnant.

    • fabgrrl says:

      Okay, well, BEFORE my baby arrived, I had FREE TIME to hit the gym or go for a bike ride whenever I chose. I don’t have that anymore. When I’m not at my job, I am doing little kid stuff. I can’t exactly bike to work in the morning anymore, since I’m dropping my kids off and picking them up at pre-school.

      • LAK says:

        You don’t have to go to the gym to work out. As some have mentioned upthread, you could kick a ball around in the park with your kids. two birds. one stone. It doesn’t have to be one or the other as far as your fitness levels are concerned.

      • Kate (newer one) says:

        It isn’t quite the same though, is it? I mean I run around with my kid all the time, and I’m perfectly fit and healthy and slim. But you don’t get a toned body, doing that. It takes weights and/or Pilates to achieve the lean, toned look. That does take time… and childcare.

      • shewolf says:

        Im pretty certain if we all stopped flopping our butts down on the couch every evening because we are exhausted (and legitmately so because kids are exhausting) we’d be a lot fitter. We sit there and tell ourselves we just dont have the time. How about going to bed early and then waking up early and working out. Point is, if you want something bad enough you make it happen. If not… you go online and blame innocent people and your own children for your muffin top.

      • flan says:

        Wow, Shewolf.
        Perhaps she would like to go bed early, but she can’t because by the time the kids go to bed, she still has housework.
        Perhaps her kids keep her up at night.
        Perhaps her worries keep her up at night.

        And I don’t see her saying she even eats muffins or other unhealthy stuff. Nor do I see her blaming innocent people (she just points out some of her difficulties as a mother). You’re assuming and judging too much.

  42. Macey says:

    This woman is such a con artist and scammer its hard to take anything she says seriously. She’s also a known bulimic and responsible for the destruction of hundreds of women’s metabolism just by her methods alone.
    Of course she has the time and money to put her into body since she scammed so many ppl out of their money. Her ‘methods’ are the biggest joke in the industry. Everyone knows once you start with her you will be doomed to a life of yo-yo dieting b/c she has you restrict your cals to the point the metab shuts down. One of the many reason she has to work out for hrs at a time is b/c her and her clients metabs. are damaged. I always cringe when I hear of a celeb hiring her b/c I know what will happen in the long run to their bodies. There is a reason most dont stay with her for long but by the time they realize it, its too late for their bodies. They have to continue the low cal diets and hrs of cardio just to not gain weight when they eat over 1000 cals, which is nothing, barely half a days cals.

  43. Jess says:

    Fight fire with fire I guess. Damn, she struck a nerve here, and she didn’t even say anything. People are projecting things she didn’t say into this interview. She was talking about her clients, women who seek HER help and who are interested in bouncing back right away and scratching their heads about why it isn’t happening. She offered some no brainer advice that any PT or doctor would offer, and now she’s judging every pregnant woman ever? Did anyone actually read what she said?

    • Kelly says:

      Exactly! She’s a personal trainer who’s talking pretty specifically about her personal experience trying to lose weight after her first pregnancy, as well her experience with clients, who obviously want to lose weight (they didn’t get lost and wander into her studio).

      I’ve known a lot of women who have put on extra weight during pregnancy and, once the baby’s born, they have one of two reactions:

      1 – I want to lose this weight; or
      2 – Eh, it’s not a priority for me.

      Neither response is wrong in any way, but obviously Tracy’s perspective is with women trying to lose weight.

    • Feebee says:

      I did read her comments and you’re not entirely correct.

      “A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go”

      She’s not talking about her clients there, it’s a blanket statement.

      She’s talking about clients here:
      “I’ve seen so many women who come to me right after (having children) with disaster bodies….”

      I would like to know her definition of “disaster bodies” esp after one or more pregnancies and a solution that does not involve an 800-cal/day diet.

      • Jess says:

        Yeah, and the sky blue. Women in this thread are using pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go. It’s a blanket statement, and TRUE. Also, where the hell does she recommend a new mother restrict to 800 calories?

      • flan says:

        You’re right, Feebee.

        And some people are way too upset about OTHER women gaining weight.

        If you enjoy feeling better than others, that’s totally okay. But I suggest you spend more time on charity or chasing criminals instead of getting worked up about whether or not a woman ‘let herself go’.

  44. katielouisiana says:

    Someone should put an APB out for Tracy’s neck as it has apparently flown the coop.

  45. Cody says:

    Who cares what this woman thinks. She is in business with Goop, which explains about her remarks. She is probably one of those personal trainers, that I see at my gym, who are constantly looking at their bodies, fixing their hair and eating protein bars as they walk around the gym.

  46. keats says:

    Momshell, as in motherhood combined with no eating combined with no sleep and hours of cardio will turn you into a shell of your former self.

  47. nina says:

    I’d probably listen to her more seriously if she looked better to be honest. But her and her clients tend to have a body asthetic that I find unflattering and unattractive.

    I’m all for eating well and exercising, especially post-pregnancy, but whatever her and her minions do is not aspirational or inspirational to me at all.

  48. Tanya says:

    I’m a trainer, and MY clients work out for 30 minutes, 3 times per week..good, high intensity circuit training to release GOOD hormones..NOT the BAD cortisol that EXCESS training does…extreme dieting and excessive workouts only harm the body in the long run and will keep you super lean, if that is the goal…but the same benefits come from short duration workouts , in less days per week without the stress hormones that age you super fast..why would anyone train that way if they knew the damage they were doing?

  49. amanda says:

    She looks great in the first and last photo, hair down suits her giant jaw. The other photos make me wonder if she has some sort of medical condition that makes her cheeks puffy. Now I really want to know how I can avoid ever getting those chipmunk style cheeks.

  50. Quinn says:

    I’m gonna judge her for her FACE. So there.

  51. Macey says:

    here a link to an article on her financials methods…

    http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/04/exclusive-trainer-stars-has-shady-past

    no wonder she has the time and money to work out all day. she takes the enrollment money and then closes the doors and then declares bankruptcy to get out of paying the judgements from all the law suits she has against her.
    I actually had no idea she did jail time. Im really surprised Goop aligned herself with this fraud, considering she also has no formal training or accredited certification in fitness or nutrition. Her lack of nutritional education is obvious by her methods.

  52. Courtney says:

    Tracy needs to take into account some women have very complicated pregnancies which bar them from excercise for safety reasons. why should we take advice from her she’s a fraud

  53. Havik says:

    You know, Tracy, women are under enough scrutiny as it is, so let this one go. Everybody’s different.

  54. Feebee says:

    I know what my short answer is for Ms Anderson.

  55. Samantha says:

    I feel really sorry for her daughter. Her chances of escaping her teenage years without an eating disorder are slim to none (no pun intended).

  56. Relli says:

    EVERY time i read about this woman all i can hear in my head is the voice of Monica & Phoebe’s crazy old friend Amanda (Jennifer Coolidge) on FRIENDS. You know that one who speaks in a crazy accent and is always bragging about how naturally talented and gifted she is.

  57. Lotta says:

    My youngest is 11 months old, and he let me sleep for four hrs straight yesterday. The rest of the night he kept waking up every hour.

    Some days I’m happy if I even made it out the door, so going to the gym seems too much at this point. At least for me.

  58. Ella says:

    The creepy thing about people like this (and Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow)is that you know in order to maintain that kind of muscle tone and sheer leanness you have to devote a significant proportion of your day to it. Some people have jobs to go to, or feel that spending time actually raising your children is more worthwhile than shaving another quarter inch off your abs. Some people also think women are not supposed to have arms that look like dehydrated chicken legs.

  59. Turd Fergussen says:

    THIS bitch. Nice to know a trainer judges women who have “disaster” bodies. I’m sure you’ll get tons of business out of that remark, Tracy. I absolutely despise women like this, and I feel the sorriest for her children, especially her daughter, who will more than likely end up with an eating disorder or body dysmorphia all because her fat phobic mother can’t get over herself.

  60. Marty says:

    Everytime I hear a “celebrity” make comments like this is just grates on my nerves so bad! I remember a few weeks ago I read an article that Elsa Pataky(Chris Hemsworth’s wife) where she said almost the exact same thing as Tracy. She also said “she only eats three bites of desserts because it is important for people to have control”.. ugh….

    What they don’t get is that it is their job to be in shape! That’s what they litteraly get paid for. So how can you sit up on a high horse and tell women not to “let themselves go” when you have no idea what their lives are like. Ok, rant over.

  61. Cirque28 says:

    Thank god they’ve gone to the gym, because baby Penelope isn’t looking toned OR tight.

    ;)

  62. Heather says:

    I am one who also does not think what she said is wrong. She might be and look annoying but her statement has a point.

    As a mom of two I gained exactly 35 pounds with each child (I didn’t plan them to both be the same) and took 6 months+ to lose that weight by walking and running. I was within what I was supposed to do according to doctors. I had friends that gained well over 60 pounds and then complained how hard it was to lose the weight. I remember coworkers hitting the vending machines to eat hostess pastry crap EVERY DAY. They often quite literally gorged themselves on junk. It isn’t healthy and when the baby is born these moms were left with a body they abused and were frustrated with weight that takes a lot longer to lose.

    There seems to be two camps – being fat sucks and people should try hard to not get there or it’s OK to be fat, you’re still sexy, sisterhood! Sorry but I am in the former camp and considering how many diets exist and how many people are usually on a diet, I think most overweight people think being fat sucks and wish they didn’t get there in the first place.

  63. Rachel says:

    What bothers me about her comments aren’t that gaining too much weight during pregnancy can be unhealthy (it can), but her obvious disdain of these women. I mean, she’s trying to cover her ass by saying that she’s worried about their health, but we all know that she’s secretly disgusted by them for being ‘lazy’ and ‘gluttonous’, right? I mean, she can hardly come out and say, “I have so much willpower and these women clearly have none, and it’s so disgusting”, but it comes across like that, doesn’t it? At least that’s how it reads to me. She’s getting her brag on by saying how regimented and above it she is, and it’s kind of gross.

    Plus, she’s got a huge head and no neck. Seriously, it’s weird.

  64. Meg says:

    I find it hard to take exercise and wellness advice from someone who is practically deformed! WTF is wrong with her face?!?! That is not normal!!

    And I am so over body shaming. Let’s let the celebs do that to each other.

    Personally, I have no room to talk. I was fit when I got pregnant, gained 26 lbs, but never really lost it. So I won’t tell any pregnant (or non-pregnant) woman what to do about her weight!

  65. Ailine says:

    She didn’t say anything that offensive to me. Some women do eat everything in sight while pregnant and some women don’t. End of story. Her excersise DVDs do work, even without starving yourself. Her job is to be extreme about weight loss because she is a famous trainer. She’s very Hollywood. Obviously everyone’s different and you have to think for yourself.

  66. Sam says:

    I’m not gonna say anything about her comments, but this caught my eye:

    “she lost her baby weight within six weeks of giving birth.”

    That sounds like a person with issues. I was in very good shape during pregnancy and even after, my doctor emphasized a lot that most women are NOT ready for exercise soon after (especially if you had a c-section). There’s a lot of info out there that suggests LIGHT exercise around 3-4 weeks after and not resuming vigorous exercise until weeks 6-8. It sounds like she was exercising within days! And that makes me think something psychological is going on.

  67. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Tracy is a leatherette troll doll.

    She comes across so skeevy.

  68. garvels says:

    Cute baby…I will refrain from saying anything about his bobblehead mother…since it is quite negative.

  69. Guest says:

    Uh, Tracy, instead of criticizing these women, you should be thanking them – if they weren’t so horribly fat and out of shape, they wouldn’t need your excellent services, so what would you talk about and do all day?

  70. paranormalgirl says:

    Some of you people are preachy, judgy, and really need to stay out of other people’s bodies and business. One of the largest psychological causes of eating disorders is the opinion of others.

    • amanda says:

      You know you’ve stumbled onto a celebrity gossip site, right? Should prolly check the moral high ground at the first click.

      • I haven’t “stumbled” onto anything. I’ve been here for quite awhile now. I am commenting about the people shaming other women HERE for disagreeing with Tracy Anderson. I have no “moral high ground.” And I have the background to be able to comment about one of the largest psychological causes of eating disorders because I’m a psychologist.

        I do find it amusing that out of all the comments here saying pretty much the same thing I am saying, you chose to comment about my post. I feel oh so honored.

  71. Kosmos says:

    She looks dysmorphic in the little black dress with her boobies or bolt-ons pushing up over the top…puleeze!!

  72. LeeLoo says:

    Lord. Lady Bulimia Face needs to STFU. I’m probably repeating everyone here already but I had to give my 2 cents.

    What I am against is anyone advocating unhealthy behavior during a pregnancy. For example, I am against Jessica Simpson bragging about eating junk food and everything in sight. I am against Tracy Anderson shaming women into eating only 800 calories a day. I really think you are seeing two types of disordered eating in both of these women. You have a binge eater in Jessica Simpson who used her pregnancy as an excuse for a 9 month eating binge and then you have Tracy Anderson who will starve herself and continue to starve herself and binge and purge despite the fact that she has children. Neither behavior is healthy.

    When pregnant I think women need to trust their instincts and make an effort to eat as healthy as possible. Some women will be more susceptible to gaining weight. Plus, let’s face it, mommies don’t have time to work out as much as they did before they had kids. You guys are too busy taking care of baby, working, etc. I don’t envy you guys. The last thing mothers need is to be shamed about their weight. Some things are just way more important than dieting. Try to use common sense with what you eat and how much you eat. Your body will tell you what it needs.

  73. BitterB says:

    Bulimic face focuses on her body because she wasn’t born with nice facial bone structure. She can’t lord beauty over the heads of other women so she goes for the only option left for her, her body. Even there she needed the help of interventive bolt-ons. Lacking in physical beauty and personality, she needs to obsess on her body to stay in the game. Don’t make her problem become your problem.

  74. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    Ms. Tracy Anderson needs to stfu and stfd.

  75. GirlyGirl says:

    Anyone else notice how big her head is?

    Yeesh

  76. Yoyobaby says:

    Love the hypocrisy on this thread. Hate her for being judgemental by slamming her by calling – her a bitch, or bulimia jaw – totally unfounded.

    I am a client of hers. Not private but a gym member. I am 37 years old. I went to my college reuion football game in 101 degree weather. I was the only woman in my age wearing short jean shorts. To my friends dismay and envy. Why? Because I can. Because of Tracy Anderson. My friends – they have let themselves go. They stay up late downing charnay. I drag myself out of bed at 6 am to workout. A lot of it is the choices we make and commit – oh yeah that nasty phrase “good ol’fashion hard work . People are lazy. People rather decompress by shoving food down their mouth when the best solution is to move. The harder choice is to move not wallow.

  77. Bizzyb says:

    As a fitness pro, she should know that you bounce back really quick when you are already in as good of shape as she was pre-pregnancy. Oh, and you can’t fix that face in 6 weeks.

  78. Cait says:

    I would like to punch Tracy Anderson in the hoohoodilly with a rusty shiv.

    I was a size 4/6 before getting pregnant and only gained 26 lbs with my daughter.

    But, you know, preggos gonna preg.

    It took me four months to lose that weight, and my body still isn’t the same. I’m not blessed with an insane metabolism at 33. I don’t have hours to devote to working out – I work full-time and come home to spend quality time with my husband and daughter (as much as is possible in the evening!). I don’t overeat, though I’m making an exception for Hurricane Isaac, since this IS New Orleans and since we do have a fridge full of food, wine and beer. I’m wearing my regular clothes albeit with a few battle scars from hefting an 8 lb. child from my netherregions, and I’m okay with that. It’s a shame that makes me “lazy,” Yoyobaby.

    Some women are naturally blessed and walk out of the hospital in skinny, pre-maternity jeans. And ladies? I salute you for that.

    But for most of us, it’s not like that. Now I’m off to locate some tetanus with which to coat my rusty shiv.

  79. JOmama says:

    I would rather be fat then be a no neck squirrel….haha I’m bad.

  80. HappyJoyJoy says:

    I’d rather have a healthy amount of meat on my body than look like a lollipop. No wonder you hang out with Goop, ya bulimic jawed troll.

  81. Kimlee says:

    Lol I just love all these hypocritical comments on this post.

    comments like

    ( don’t tell other people what to do with there bodies)

    yet the same people saying that are the ones comment on how some celebrities need to gain weight or eat somthing, it’s a two way street you want people to stop telling you what to do then you need to do the same.

    • flan says:

      I was one of the ‘don’t tell others what to do with their bodies’, but I don’t go around saying celebrities should gain weight.

      In fact, I like to comment about what celebrities say and do on this website, not on what they look like (unless it’s positive).

      So your assumption is wrong.

  82. Lia says:

    Must be nice to be perfect and therefore entitled to judge others. It’s unfortunate that Anderson let her “integrity go”…… Weight can be lost. Dipshittiness tends to last forever.

  83. Hayley says:

    Until she does something about that face, maybe she should hold the criticism of other people. I’m suddenly getting nostalgic for the hamsters I had as a kid.

  84. Bobby sue says:

    She’s disgusting. Screw her.

  85. Flounder says:

    I think “getting back into shape” in 6 weeks is about as unhealthy as her comments. Every body is different and so is every pregnancy. I can’t stand how women feel the need to tell other women how they are doing it wrong. Weight gain, child-rearing, pregnancy, and breastfeeding experiences are nobody’s business but your own!

  86. ZenB!tch says:

    How old is she? I think it’s a shame that any woman would let her face go like that. That forehead??? Is that acne or sun damage or both? And all those lines on her jaw. YUCK! She’s obviously not 50 since she just had a child. Get with the program Tracy. You look bad.

  87. Allie May says:

    “A lot of women use pregnancy as an excuse to let their bodies go,”

    What is her excuse for letting her skin go? The sun damage that she hasn’t managed to hide under a spackling of makeup is extensive. She should worry less about her weight and more about her future visiting the dermatologist to freeze off precancerous lesions. Expensive …..

  88. kristen says:

    Is it just me or does her head look like it just does NOT belong on her body?

  89. Lisa says:

    Oh, surprise, this thread ended up being a skinny-bashing extravaganza where people laud “real women” in favor of “lollipops.” Stay fair!

  90. chalkdustgirl says:

    I think it all depends on the person…some go to town and eat whatever they want, in turn gaining way too much weight. Others are more careful and don’t gain so much. There are even some people, as I’ve read here, who have medical reasons for gaining weight or not losing as quickly as they normally could once baby is born.

    BUT, it’s *your* own dam* business, and this plastic chick seems to be expressing that “most” women have disaster bodies after baby *because* they were careless, which is NOT NOT NOT always the case.

    Maybe she should concentrate on pro-active comments for moms who are out of shape, as opposed to generalized criticism. Many moms, new ones in particular, are dealing with financial stresses that she could not even begin to fathom (and, as we know, stress is a frequent factor in weight gain).

  91. Aud says:

    Her body is sooooo perfect….

    She needed breast implants.
    Honestly, these sorts of ‘fitness celebrities’ need to be eradicated.
    To lose a drastic amount of weight and cut calories to such an extreme that her clients don’t have boobs or any shape to speak of, they closely resemble emaciated POWs.

  92. Mar says:

    A lot of women let their faces go from sun exposure. I’m just saying…..

  93. Poodlemom says:

    I put on 50 pound with my twin pregnancy. The next time…I put on 25. The third time, maybe 15 pounds. I also had three classical c-sections…and a hysterectomy. My stomach will never be the same…and my weight is what it is. This Tracy woman is evil and a nightmare. There just isn’t anything else to say.

  94. JRenee says:

    Yep the site is celebitchy. She bitched off and now others are doing the same. I can’t imagine eating 800 calories a day but I’m sure if I did, I’d be smaller as well.

  95. Jenny says:

    I love how a woman with no neck is judging women on what their bodies should look like at any given time of their lives. Yes hunny, people can judge you too!

  96. Aubra says:

    she’s blonde and skinny, she’s believing her own hype

  97. mln89 says:

    i think her method works, but it doesn’t seem to benefit her. her skin, hair, and in particular, her breasts look atrocious no matter how “skinny” she is.

  98. gab says:

    Its a pity she can’t do any exercises to fix her face or personality.

  99. Sunny says:

    So….I’m painfully ashamed to admit this but I did buy her “method”, and it is really, really awful. She talks you through it – kind of – but the dance cardio is ridiculous and if you’re uncoordinated (like me), you can spend hours rewinding and rewinding to figure out what the hell she’s doing. And the meal plan is a pureed diet for the first few days, pretty much. It is very, very poorly done – even if I had the money I would never hire her.

    But not ever having been pregnant, I have no comment on weight gain when expecting. The thing I don’t like about Jessica Simpson is she put her weight out there and got a boatload of money up front to lose it. Like on some of those weight loss shows where there’s a prize after for the one who loses the most or whatever, that’s a great incentive. But to get that money up front – and sooooo much of it – now it’s a job, and she’s not in that category of “mothers being criticized”. SHE put herself in the category of “accepted money to make a service/product look good”.

  100. snappyfish says:

    note to self: never take workout advice from a no-necked ewok with bulemia face.

  101. jwoolman says:

    An easy way to get some exercise without adding to your already busy schedule is just to incorporate walk-in-place exercises while doing other things: watching tv, reading hardcopy or on a phone, talking on a phone, etc. I even set up a way to raise my keyboard, trackball and monitor so I can stand and move a little while proofreading and reading on the computer. Just standing up rather than sitting whenever you get a chance helps. I even do walk in place steps while sitting in a chair sometimes ( exaggerated fidgeting). I figured out most steps myself while playing with a cat who was a serious dangling string enthusiast, but you can get lots of ideas from Leslie Sansone’s sample videos in her Walk at Home series on YouTube and on her web sites. She’ll show you a whole 15 minute workout (1 mile at a brisk pace) for free and she’s not as annoying as some others. Individual mp3 versions are available for cheap (99 cents is my personal limit…) on amazon and she has DVDs for sale. But you can do the steps as fast or slow as you want and as long as you want just during normal activities. If you get to the point where you want to do more, an easy way to try out step exercises is on the bottom step of a staircase. There are also YouTube videos for all sorts of simple standing and sitting exercises, including for people who are pregnant or recovering from pregnancy. No big investment in equipment is necessary and you don’t have to go to a gym. A baby makes a great gradually increasing weight, by the way… :) Somebody even wrote a book (Move a Little, Lose a Lot, Kindle free sample available on Amazon) saying that simple changes in activity spread out over the day are a very effective way to get fit and lose weight, and my own experience bears that out. I hated gym class and don’t like the great outdoors (achoo!) but enjoy this approach.

  102. jwoolman says:

    Another thing that helps me is to try to limit how much I eat at once but eat frequently. Not into deprivation, but my innards are happier that way. If I want pizza, I eat pizza – but try to keep myself to one slice at a time. Five times a day if I want… :) But by the second slice, usually I’m craving something else. So experimenting with how much to eat at once and intervals between eating sessions might be helpful. I would think that pregnancy especially is not a great time for being restrictive, but experimenting with how much of what you actually need to eat to feel satisfied should be fun and useful, as long as you know you can eat again any time you really want more. Unless you have an allergy or intolerance, following your cravings should be safe and have better results. Your diet should balance over the week, not necessarily meal by meal or even day by day. You will start craving carrots soon enough if you let yourself have ice cream any time you want… :)

  103. Contrived says:

    The whole point here, is that this woman looks awful and is in no way the ideal of health. She looks like some old,ugly, 80s Ex stripper. She should not be running her mouth off and acting like there is only one way to go while pregnant.

    Just like it would be stupid for anyone to judge how a woman gives birth naturally or not. Everybody has a different body that works completely different from one woman to the next.
    Nobody is going to argue with the keeping healthy while pregnant motto. Nobody’s debating that because it’s a given.

    But, that’s not what she is talking about anyway. She is making a dig at woman and doing the classic “I’m better than you at it” thing.

    That’s what’s so pathetic. And what we are all seeing through. I’ve never had a baby and even I can see how disturbing this commnet is for woman. We as a group are hard on ourselves as it is when it comes to being perfect.

    Anyone that is trying to say “she just wants people to be healthy” has obviously never actually seen her meal plans and workout suggestions.

    they are outdated and whack, just like her.

    And while all you fact finders are at it, why don’t you check the facts on this next generation of young girls and what percentage of them think they are FAT in elementary school.

    It’s alarmingly high.

    And then try and tell me that a comment like this from this dipsh*t isn’t a factor in what those girls are pulling from for their self worth.

  104. dahlianoir says:

    Hi Tracy,
    please get hit by a bus.
    Sincerely, the rest of the world.

  105. H says:

    I don’t think she was criticizing women who gain weight during pregnancy. After all, she did that herself with her first baby, and admits that she found it really difficult to get back into shape. She’s offering up a suggestion about how not to gain a ton of weight during pregnancy. Her advice is that you shouldn’t use pregnancy as an excuse to eat everything you see. I don’t really think that’s offensive.

    A lot of women assume that just because they’ve become pregnant, they should abandon all normal eating behaviour, and start to gorge themselves and eat junk food. It’s neither necessary nor advisable to do that. Even when you are pregnant, your body will tell you when you are hungry and when you are full, and you should listen to it as you would at any other time. If you do, you won’t gain ridiculous amounts of weight. I think this is what Tracy meant and I don’t find it at all offensive.

  106. Kim says:

    Tracy Anderson wasn’t criticizing or shaming anyone. She was just being honest. A lot of women eat like pigs when they are pregnant and then spend the rest of their life alternately whining, hating themselves and hating everyone else who has a kid and isn’t 3x as wide as they used to be. God forbid anyone say OUT LOUD that you shouldn’t be shoving gallons of ice cream and dozens of hot dogs into your gaping maw just because you are growing a 9lb. (at most) baby. That’s just awful and we should all stone her for taking care of her body and encouraging others to do so as well. What a bitch. o_O

  107. Maria says:

    Just a warning not to follow medical advice from your mother’s generation. Recent, long-term studies show that gaining too few pounds (less than 20) during pregnancy can result in much higher rates of brain function disorders (e.g., Alzheimer, dementia, etc) that show up earlier than usual (starting when your child is age 50, not 60/70). In other words, just because your baby is born at a healthy weight and seems healthy until adulthood, does not mean there it is really healthy .. thee may be damage caused during pregnancy that shows up at a later stage. Most doctors with updated knowledge have increased the recommended weight gain during pregnancy to at least 25lbs, assuming you were not overweight prior to pregnancy. I look at celebrities who gain very little weight during pregnancy and wonder what their children will be like in 40+ years. Sad. Of course, gaining too much weight can also harm the baby and your own health. The key is to use the most up-to-date information to make good decisions based on health, not on vanity.