Kourtney Kardashian lost 44 lbs of baby weight with Tracy Anderson’s program

One of my least favorite things in the world is featured on the new Us Weekly cover. One of my least favorite things? The monetizing/celebration/famewhoring of post-baby weight loss. Don’t get me wrong, I know weight loss is a big deal (and big money for celebrities), and I get that everyone wants to see photos of a postpartum celebrity to see how quickly or slowly they’re losing their baby weight. But do we really need covers like this? With a photo of Kourtney Kardashian’s bump compared to her new, post-baby body? Here’s a huge SPOILER for her 44-pound weight loss: she had a baby, and then she breastfed. Shock!

Six months after the birth of her second child, E! reality star Kourtney Kardashian is back in a bikini — and proudly showing off her 44-pound weight loss in a series of unretouched pictures for Us Weekly!

Posing poolside in Miami Dec. 13, the Kourtney and Kim & Take Miami star shared her diet and fitness secrets in a full-length interview with West Coast Bureau Chief Rebecca Bienstock.

“It was harder to lose weight the second time around,” admitted Kardashian, mom to son Mason, 3, and daughter Penelope, 6 months (with partner Scott Disick, 29). “I gained 45 pounds with Penelope.”

Now a lean 106 pounds, the 5-foot star credits pro Tracy Anderson’s 90-minute dance-focused workouts and small portion sizes for helping her slim down in record time. “This time, the focus is really on being a mom and being present, knowing my priorities,” Kardashian, 33, told Us.

For details on how Kardashian got her post-baby body back — and her thoughts on marriage and having a third child — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday!

[From Us Weekly]

I don’t think you should count your weight loss from your highest pregnancy weight. Because the first 8 pounds of “weight loss” will be the baby, right? If you’re going to start weighing yourself and setting a post-baby goal weight, why don’t you start with your weight six to eight weeks after giving birth? Of course, I have no sense of why any of this is important – I don’t weigh myself. Because I am more than a f—king number (and because I know myself, and if I start weighing myself I will obsess about it and get really neurotic, so why go down that rabbit hole?). Anyway, this is just one of the many things I’m grumbling about today, don’t mind me. Last point: I can’t believe Kourtney is doing Tracy Anderson’s program! Ugh.

Here’s Kourtney in early December:

Photos courtesy of WENN, cover courtesy of Us Weekly.

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  1. The Wizz says:

    At minimum the first 8 pounds is baby related.

    • swack says:

      @Wizz – ITA that 8 lbs is a minimum. I gained 30 pounds with each of my 3 children and immediately lost 20 lbs. Also, just because you breastfeed (I did), you don’t automatically lose weight. Each person is different. If you are breastfeeding you probably should not be dieting because you may not be getting the nutrition you need to pass on to the baby through the breast milk (JMO). I also agree that you should start with a weight after the baby is born to decide how much you need to lose. I also hate these types of stories.

    • LMS says:

      Nope. I gave birth to an 8 pound baby (and one also loses the weight of the plescenta and other fluids) — yet I came home from the hospital only 5 pounds less than I weighed the day before she was born.

      • The Wizz says:

        The “weight” loss that isn’t really a post pregnant woman’s weight is at least 8 pounds, more like 15 to 20 pounds of baby, placenta, extra water, extra blood, etc, and isn’t anything to do with a woman’s weight and therefore shouldn’t be included in these ridiculous stories about post pregnancy weightloss. That “weight” over the top of the actual baby and placenta weight comes off without doing anything over the 2 to 3 weeks afterwards.

  2. Jules says:

    I just made a late New Years resolution. I no longer will comment on this useless family.

  3. lucy2 says:

    So glad they did this ground breaking interview – eat less and exercise more! Who would have guessed?

  4. marie says:

    wonder if Tracy pulled Kourtney’s pants down and told her she was fat as well?

  5. megs283 says:

    Wow. I CANNOT believe her “before” photo is one of her PREGNANT. WTF????? That is so messed up. She is growing a life. INSIDE OF HER.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Yep. Tabloid Editors Association of America: “OK everyone, as a new bylaw to be reinstated in 2013, each of you should push covers that pressure female readers to feel a new level of impossible levels of weight loss and beauty. Pronto!..now which Kardashian can we dish out real quick?”

  6. this lady says:

    The before is of her pregnant, not even a full nine months about to pop fully pregnant either. Why no pictures of flabby postpartum belly? I’d respect that

  7. yael says:

    setting aside the weight of the baby and loss due to breastfeeding, of course she’d lose weight fast using the tracy anderson method. girlfriend is basically starving herself. I can’t imagine her and her baby are getting everything they need on 800 calories a day.

  8. Sisi says:

    My goodness the Kardashians give my eyes severe whiplash trauma, so much eyerolling I’ve done on the past couple of days. This article is utterly stupid. Are we suppose to worship Tracy’s skills because the Kardashian lost 15 pounds of baby, fluid and afterbirth in a day or two?

  9. Agnes says:

    Kaiser – it’s way more than 8 lbs that comes off. The baby, the placenta, the amniotic fluid, extra water your body is storing etc.

  10. Sam says:

    My doctor told me that at birth, you lose the weight of the baby, you lose the placenta (which is pretty close, weight-wise, to the baby) and you lose a huge amount of fluids. My son was 9 lbs even, and I estimated that I lost around 25-30 pounds the first 48 hours after birth. It was wild. So I wish that people wouldn’t count from the height of pregnancy, because most of that, er, comes off on its own. More than likely, she actually had around 20 pounds to actually work off, it sounds like. Which actually sounds about normal. I’m sure its an accomplishment for her, but cover worthy? Eh.

  11. bamafresh says:

    I had c sections so I actually came out of the hospital +10 lbs more from fluid retention.

  12. PinkG says:

    I thought they were hawking Quick Trim?

  13. PinkG says:

    No retouching – Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha BS!

  14. Mimi says:

    I am about the same height and build as Kourtney and I also lost a ton of weight right after I gave birth to my son. It’s not rally a big deal, but, good for her…I guess.

  15. Birdix says:

    having a baby and caring for it those first few months is such an intense experience, it just seems counterintuitive to celebrate women so effusively for making it look like it never happened

  16. Shelly says:

    She looks great, and she also looks great while pregnant. I think she is an extremely healthy eater in general, and I think her body bounces back quickly, too, since she takes care of herself. But she was very neurotic and obsessive about her weight after Mason was born (at least she was on her show), and she was really upset with herself then for not losing the weight fast enough for her liking. I wouldn’t be surprised if she went to Tracy after her birth this time, considering how much the extra baby weight bothered her last time. And Tracy is an extreme diet and exercise freak (unhealthy in my opinion) and gives fast results.

  17. GByeGirl says:

    Has Tracy paid back those clients she screwed over in Indiana yet?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Why has no one commented on the fact that there is NO WAY she weighs 44 lbs more in the before picture. Kourtney is SHORT and 44lbs on her frame would look way bigger. That looks like 25lbs tops. And I agree that this puts unrealistic expectations on real women who can’t hand their babies to a nanny while they work out in their home gym with their personal trainer and eat the organic food made by their personal chef.