Hilary Duff on her post baby bikini body: “the weight doesn’t fall off overnight”

Last week some photos came out of new mom Hilary Duff, 24, in a bikini in Mexico with her adorable three month-old baby. You can see those photos here. She looked like she just had a baby, and like she was toned and fit. She looks good to me, and confident, only some people were rude to her because she’s not super tiny already like a supermodel. Hilary has a new interview with In Touch [via The Daily Mail], in which she defends herself against criticism that she hasn’t lost the weight fast enough.

Three months after giving birth to her first child, Hilary Duff says she’s not back to her ideal weight.

But she has hit back against a cascade of mean-spirited chatter which hit the internet last week in response to photographs of the 24-year-old in a bikini.

‘Say it to my face,’ dared the With Love singer.

‘I’m not perfect, but I feel fantastic,’ Hilary told In Touch magazine.

‘This is how it goes for most women – the weight doesn’t fall off overnight.’

The actress and singer told the magazine she has been exercising ‘a few’ times a week, mixing spin classes with private training sessions.

While many of Hilary’s fans were supportive of her wearing a bikini despite her extra post-baby pounds, others were cruel:

‘A month or so ago I was concerned that she wouldn’t even try to lose weight,’ wrote one online critic.

‘Now I’m convinced she doesn’t even care how she looks, gross!’

‘She’s turned into her mother. That happens,’ wrote another.

‘I don’t care what people say. I’m not back to where I want to be, but I’m not stressing it,’ said the Gossip Girl actress.

Hilary began dating NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007.

In February 2010, the couple announced their engagement.

Hilary and Mike married in August 2010 in Santa Barbara, California, and Duff gave birth to their first child, a son Luca Cruz Comrie, on March 20 this year.
In the interview, Hilary says Mike ‘doesn’t care’ about her extra pregnancy weight.

‘Even during my pregnancy he thought I was beautiful.’

[From The Daily Mail]

It sounds like Hilary is losing the weight the right way, and that she just adores her son. She tweeted this recent photo of little Luca. His face has filled out and he’s such a cutie! It’s hard to remember that time in my son’s life, but it’s all so precious when they’re little like that. Good for Hilary for focusing on what matters as a new mom.

Also, Star reported a couple of weeks ago that Hilary was offered a nice deal with Weight Watchers to lose her baby weight. We know that Jessica Simpson is doing a $4 million WW deal now and that she’s under the gun to lose the weight. Star quoted an insider who said that Hilary turned it down and that “No amount of money could make [her] put herself under that type of microscope. She’s really pleased with her curves and hates people asking her about her body. Plus, she’s planning to get pregnant again ASAP, so she’s not in some desperate rush to get back to a size zero.” You go Hilary!

Hilary is shown out on 6-13-12 (flower top) and at the airport in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with her sister, Haylie, their mom, Susan, and baby Luca. Credit: WENN.com and FameFlynet

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  1. Nessa says:

    The weight does fall off almost immediately when you’re nursing. It’s the best and easiest way to lose the weight, in my experience.

    Oh, and Hil still looks beautiful to me, even with the weight. She is such a pretty girl.

    • Lilalis says:

      I was lucky like that, too, but that’s not true for all women.

    • jermsmom says:

      Way I was pregnant I always read and heard that you lost so much weight when you were nursing. I guess I was the exception to that rule. I would lose about 20lbs while in the hospital but the last 20 (I gained 40lbs with each of my three pregnancies) would cling until I weaned my munchkins a year later – and then it would literally melt off within a month. Nursing made me just as hungry as pregnancy and I was very determined to eat healthy as what i took in provided their nourishment.

      • Mrs. Odie 2 says:

        Nursing causes me to hold on to weight. My one hundred percent breastfed daughter turned one last week and I’ve only lost about twenty of my forty. Everyone is different. It’s absurd to think a person should lose in one month what she gained in ten months.

    • tracking says:

      Yes, but for the last ten pounds in my experience. That takes work. I feel bad that she has to endure this kind of criticism as a new mother. That blows.

      • Crazy Charlize says:

        Wow, all the weight went to her upper arms.

        On a postive note, the baby is so cute.

      • DreamyK says:

        I dropped my pregnancy weight plus 10lbs by BF. The first 6 months tap into your fat storage and after that, less so.

        Hillary looks great. These women that claim they’re back to a size 0 in 3 weeks and try to shame other ladies need to step off. They probably had a C Section tummy tuck, a personal chef, a personal trainer, a nanny and unlimited time and sleep to continue their self absorbed lives.

        The rest of us real women do it all by ourselves on very, very little sleep.

      • mayamae says:

        Why is she even online reading this crap? If she was as comfortable with herself as she claims – why do that to herself? And certainly don’t add credence to these fools by commenting back.

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      Your body has a “memory” for the way you’ve lost weight. For many first time moms who breastfeed, it does come off easily. However, the second time around your body isn’t usually as cooperative and it’s more difficult to lose the weight. When I breastfeed my first son I couldn’t keep the weight on and was down to my pre pregnancy weight in 6 weeks. By 4 months postpartum I was 108 lbs at 5’7″. Not a good look. The second time around I expected the same results and held onto an extra 15 lbs for a year. Just putting it out there, breastfeeding isn’t a magical weight loss tool.

      • Nessa says:

        This is actually an interesting bit of information… Thanks for that!

      • Ravensdaughter says:

        See comment below. At least in the first six months, women should all cut themselves a break. Nursing is beneficial to the baby and helpful to the mom, so at least in the first three months it makes perfect sense.
        My bigger peeve-I am busty in the first place, so I went up from a 36C to a 38D with baby number #1. With baby number #2, I held a 38D for awhile, but now I am Wonder Woman-40D. No way to solve that but surgery; no thanks.
        Besides, it all goes to hell once you hit 40 anyway, unless you’re a fitness fanatic Jennifer Aniston.

      • Ruby Red Lips says:

        Agreed, I may lose about 2lb when breast feeding if I’m lucky!! but my appetite increases hugely & I found I put on more weight after I stopped bf as had gotten used to eating more, but obv not bf’ing so just stored the extra calories!!

        Really admire Hilary for not succumbing to pressure and accepting it will take time for weight loss, plus I never regained my pre baby waistline!! ;D

      • whatev says:

        I agree with this. It took about a year to lose the weight I had gained with my first child and 3 years to lose all the weight from my second. I nursed both children and they are 2 years apart from eachother. With my second I had to work out harder than I ever exercised in my life and overall my diet entirely.

      • mayamae says:

        Shh, it’s a good incentive to do the best thing for your baby. Don’t tell them that!

        Just kidding of course. Although as an RN, I will continue telling future moms about the wonderful weightloss from breastfeeding.

    • TheOriginalTiffany says:

      Not for me or my two BFs. I stayed heavy all through it. All FOUR years in a row with successive babies. My friend has a 16 month old and she still isn’t back to normal.

      I lost, but with nursing and working FT, did not get back to myself for a while.
      It’s OK, just one phase in life. Back to fit and thin now.

      BFing only burns an extra few hundred calories per day and you have to eat for the baby. They get what you put in.

      • Jess says:

        It burns about 500 calories per day actually. You’d have to do one heck of a work out to match that!

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        I recalled it being five but wasn’t positive, thanks. Who has time to workout that much, i could barely take a shower by three.
        And i nursed my first for my entire second pregnancy! Talk about ouch.

        That’s a lot to burn off daily and I was so hungry nursing. Good food, but still hungry!

    • Kaye1 says:

      I nursed exclusively for the first six months and continued for a very long time after that and my weight did not fall off. It took a loooong time for me. Everyone is different.

    • Lithe says:

      I was hoping that would be the case for me, but it didn’t work out that way! Each time, the weight only came off when I stopped breastfeeding.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      You’re partly right. πŸ™‚ Your body definitely burns alot of calories while BFing, so there is a potential to lose weight quickly. But, you’re also taking in plenty of calories, too. Also, your body likes to hold onto an extra 10lbs or so as a reserve while BFing (just in case you get sick or something you have that extra energy reserve). With both my babies I lost the majority of my weight within 8wks, but didn’t lose the last 8-10lbs until my babies weaned (at 14mos & 16mos). It also usually takes awhile for your body to go back to it’s pre-baby shape–if it ever does! I’m currently 5mos with #3 and at 32yrs old I’m stressing that getting back to shape won’t be nearly as easy this time…

    • Samigirl says:

      As others have pointed out, this, unfortunately is not true for everyone. I was at pre pregnancy weight when I left the hospital (I only gained 13 pounds) and I haven’t lost not one extra pound,even though princess is EBF. Sucks, but that’s the way it goes. I’m almost 10 weeks post partum though, so it’s time to start running again :-/

      I think Hillary looks great and her baby is adorable. Good for her for not pushing herself to unhealthy practices so she can be stick thin!

    • crazymary says:

      I nursed all of my 3 kids for over a year each and no, the weight did not “fall off”. Everyone is different. I think she will be just fine…

    • Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

      Gotta agree with the rest, I’ve been EBF my second daughter for almost 14 months and I’m still almost 15 lbs heavier than when I got pregnant, I thought Breast feeding would knock all the extra weight off but no such luck. πŸ™

    • Darlene says:

      That wasn’t true for me. πŸ™

  2. lizzi says:

    uhm… wow. being a celebrity sucks. she’s not even that much bigger than me and i didn’t just have a baby. LOL… i think she looks gorgeous!!

    • Rhea says:

      It’s much harder for a woman if she is a celebrity. People will criticize her body, her face, clothes, or even her hair in public forum! Good thing if Hillary refused to listen to them.

    • corny says:

      baby weight talk sucks, everyone is different , blah blah blah
      what a cutie tho!

  3. the original bellaluna says:

    Good on her! No, it generally doesn’t “fall off” overnight. Nursing helps, but it’s not the “end all be all” of post-partum weight loss.

    Thank goodness she’s being sensible and, most importantly, cherishing this time with her little one.

    It goes SO fast!

  4. sarah says:

    She looks good and happy and the baby is adorable.

  5. Tillie says:

    I think she looks great and her baby is super cute. I really like the fact that the she is okay about her body, and she should be proud! She is losing the weight at a normal, healthy way and I really like that about her.

    Take your time, enjoy your baby, you look fantastic!

  6. serena says:

    Well, I bet most of the offenders are male. I want to answer them ‘Then you go, make a baby, and try to lose the weight Victoria Beckham-style.’
    THAT is abnormal.

    And anyway, even with some extra pounds she is beautiful.

  7. LittleDeadGirl says:

    She looks great and it’s so nice to see her with her baby and focusing on him. I get you want your body back but you aren’t ever gonna get these months back.

  8. gee says:

    She’s really pretty. Everyone is talking about her like she’s jabba the freaking hutt. She’s looks about a size 8, and she’s former anorexic, she looks fantastic.

  9. brin says:

    She looks fantastic and healthy and the baby is adorable. Don’t listen to the haters, Hilary, you are doing great!

  10. Mia 4S says:

    Oh look another baby pimp! What was her last significant entertainment project? Anyone? She’s another one tweeting photos and info like crazy on her pregnancy and giving interviews about every detail. I wish her much happiness with her baby but I’m sorry, selling it is gross!

    • jwoolman says:

      Hopefully babies will be her major project from now on… That’s a full time job anyway and more important than any movie or tv show she could do. Hilary may be a nice person, but she can’t act her way out of the proverbial paper bag and also can’t sing worth a darn without a magic microphone. Her mom and The Mouse pushed her into stuff she just wasn’t very good at because kids liked the character she played and have been programmed by Barbie to love blondes (even bottle blondes like Hilary). πŸ™‚ Sad but true, her older sister is the actor and singer in the family. Hilary was trying to get some skills in recent years, but she really doesn’t have it. I always hoped she would find a graceful exit out of the biz, such as raising a family. I’m sure there are plenty of other things she would be quite good at, but singing and acting just aren’t on the list. She’s already done some serious good by being so openly sensible on the post-baby weight issue, for instance! So nice to see these days, when celebs keep crowing about losing the baby weight two seconds after giving birth…

  11. Little Darling says:

    These stories make me so sad! I gained 70 with both of my boys, three years apart, and let me tell you, no amount of nursing “gives” you your body back within three months. The acceptable time frame should be the good ole 9 months up 9 months down, but with my second child it was much easier to lose the weight because I would totally “forget to eat”. Just kidding, I did pilates and worked out at my gym at 6 weeks in exchange for one hour a day of ME time.

    And honestly, her stomach is SO FIT. Even hanging over the bikini in the tell tale pregnant spot where no matter what you do it hangs just a bit. She is gorgeous and healthy, and she’s 24 years old. She does Pilates regularly…so she’s got age and pilates on her side.

    People can be SO NASTY, and that kind of criticism can make some crumble. I am glad she’s got a good does of esteem and sense.

    And that cute little baby looks a lot like his father, eh?

  12. Maritza says:

    She looks great! If she is planning on having another baby I guess she doesn’t see the point in losing weight just to gain it back again.

  13. Murphy says:

    I don’t think the Duffster was ever a size zero.

    She’s doing just great and I think she looks fab

  14. Becky says:

    I’m biased cuz I think Hillary is SO pretty no weight gain could make her ugly. And those bikini pics show weight loss, a few weeks ago she was much heavier. I was expecting her to look much bigger.

  15. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    She looks so confident and I love that she’s bucking the system in a way, by defending the few extra lbs and also not signed on to WW. Good for her and baby Luca. She is not big by any means other than HWood, my only thought though would be to wear more flattering clothes for your body type…almost no one can pull of Daisy Dukes.

  16. Katyusha says:

    It will fall off after carrying the baby and that duffel bag she calls a purse around long enough.

  17. francesca1 says:

    She’s fine. She just need to stop wearing shorts that are 3 sizes too small.

  18. Shelly says:

    She hardly looks gross. She looks fine.

  19. Me says:

    She is so stinking beautiful its ridiculous. Yeah she looks like she just had a baby but who cares, she just had a baby!

  20. Faye says:

    She’s a smart lady, I’m glad she’s confident and feels fine about how she looks. She is beautiful and I don’t think she looks grossly overweight. I think it’s really cool that she turned down the weight watchers deal even though her career has pretty much simmered to a stop. She has her priorities and she’s sticking to them. Good for her.

  21. Dominiquew says:

    She looks sooooooo beautiful in photo #3…I think she looks fab and, lets face it, she isn’t even BIG by normal standards! Love her <3

  22. Jaime says:

    She reminds me of Jessica Simpson. GORGEOUS face, body 10-20lbs heavier naturally than the body they strive for. Hilary, just take your time and enjoy your kid. And people who are putting pressure on you to be thin are assholes.

  23. almond_joy says:

    I think she looks amazing! I gave birth in March but I haven’t lost all my baby weight yet. I’m not sure if breast feeding makes the weight fall off because my baby was stillborn … even so I still have people telling me that I need to lose a few lbs. I’ve been trying. But with the initial shock of losing my child coupled with post-partum depression, working out was the LAST thing on my mind. I know I will lose the weight in time though.

    With that said, I will NEVER bash a woman. for not losing baby weight as soon
    as most people believe you should. We never know what a person through. Ms. Duff looks great and she’s doing it the right way.

    • Celebitchy says:

      I’m so sorry for your loss.

      • almond_joy says:

        Thanks so much. And sorry for the typos, it’s hard commenting from this phone!

    • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

      @almond, I’m very sorry for your loss and anyone who focuses on your weight (rather than what you’re going through) is an insensitive jerk of the highest order. Take all the time you need to heal and don’t worry about your weight, and what others think of it. Those who matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter. Be well.

    • anon33 says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. How anyone could even raise that issue with you after what you’ve been through is mind boggling to me. Don’t get bogged down by the negativity. I wish you all the best. *Internet hugs*

    • It is ME!! says:

      I am sooo sooo sorry that that happened to you, almond joy. No one should have to go through the death of a child.

      I gave birth in January. I still have some pudge (mostly in my stomach and upper thighs- doesn’t help that I have a sweet tooth and am addicted to candy) but no one has told me I needed to lose the weight already. What a horrible thing to say to someone! My baby didn’t take well to breast feeding, so I didn’t even get that benefit, but so what? I’m just enjoying my kiddo!

      The only time I even say anything to someone about “baby weight” is if the woman blames her weight on her baby, and her baby is, like 15. At that point, just admit you like food (who doesn’t? I love the stuff!), and that you aren’t the exercising type. If they still have a problem with you, then it’s time to tell them to f*ck right off!

      Hilary looks great, BTW.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Oh, almond, I’m so sorry. (I know it’s been said, but I am.) I hope you’re doing okay (as okay as you can) and that you have a strong support network around you. It won’t make your loss any less painful, but it will help.

    • Meredith says:

      I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine going through that kind of pain. *HUGS*

      • Isa says:

        You broke tears to my eyes. I wish I could punch the people that said that I you in the face. You have been through too much to worry about something as stupid as a little baby weight. I’m sorry people are so insensitive and I’m sorry for your loss!

    • Liberty says:

      I am so sorry; I went through the same thing a few years ago and, well, I am thinking of you and sending you good thoughts. As everyone says, take care of yourself and anyone talking about your weight is a disgusting insensitive jackass. For me, I nearly died due to complications and was thin when released from the hospital and stupid people actually said “at least you are super thin” — people can be stunningly obtuse. Anyway, a huge hug to you, rest, treat yourself well (my doctor told me this happens more than we know and they still don’t know why) and just focus on healthy healing, body and heart. We are all here for you.

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        So sorry almond. That makes me all sad for you. You’ll get through it, my cousins only baby girl was stillborn. She has one boy and was so happy to hav emamgirl. It’s a devastating thing.


    • kityafey says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. Your post really touched me. People are insensitive and cruel.

  24. Jenna says:

    Good for her! And she and Luca look too cute in that twitter pic together!

  25. almond_joy says:

    Meant to say we never know what a person is going through.

  26. OXA says:

    Who cares what size she is, I just wish she would put a hat and sunglasses on her son.

  27. Jackie says:

    I have loved Hilary since I was a kid watching Lizzie McGuire! She seems like such a genuinely sweet person, and her weight has always been criticized by the media until she went through a phase where she looked WAY too thin! So I’m glad she looks healthy and gorgeous as always here! I’ll always root for her.:)

  28. TheOriginalKitten says:

    She is gorgeous. I’ve always thought she was incredibly beautiful.
    Her weight is FINE. People suck so bad for giving her sh*t….smh…

  29. Miffy says:

    She looks amazing, happy and healthy. An all round bigger achievement for a first time mother. Anyone with enough will power (bordering on masochism) can force themselves scrawny after having a baby, it takes a truly well-rounded person to be comfortable in themselves and tell sadists to suck it. GO HILARY!

  30. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    She looks great and doesn’t need to lose weight – is she supposed to look skeletor ala posh.

  31. Dominiquew says:

    I had a friend who was going through postpartum depression, plus mother-in-law being a bitch about her not ‘doing it right’ etc. Finally summoned the courage to tell hubby what she was going through. Sat him down at the kitchen table and said “I’m not feeling too good about myself at the moment…” he did a sympathetic head tilt and said “is it because you haven’t lost the baby weight?”

    She almost stabbed him. It’s funny now but, man, he was on thin ice.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Oh wow. Just. WOW. He’s lucky it was her and not me – I likely DEFINITELY would have thrown something heavy (I’m thinking my large wrought-iron pan) at his head.

      And I’d have gotten off, due to the post-partum depression. πŸ˜‰

    • Miffy says:

      In your friend’s shoes, I so would have gone for it. And claimed self-defense. Women need to portect themselves from that kind of idiocy at all costs πŸ˜‰

  32. Mar says:

    It took me 2 years to loose the weight. I was 34 and it was hard. In your 20s it’s easier but it still takes at least 4 months to even look normal again for us regular people.

    • Bodhi says:

      I’m glad to know I’m not alone in that. My son is 13 months old & I still have a ton to lose. Its so depressing

  33. Mar says:

    It took me 2 years to loose the weight. I was 34 and it was hard. In your 20s it’s easier but it still takes at least 4 months to even look normal again for us regular people. She looks great

  34. Theresa says:

    since babymaking has become a hollywood staple in the brand-making business, pregnancy issues experienced by countless women for countless years are being viewed anew under the celebrity microscope. Therefore, things as natural as putting on weight and then taking it off are suddenly analyzed like scientific experiments. And since hollyweird has always been weight obsessed, every starlet who gives birth from now on will have to go through this sh*t whether she wants to participate or not. Based on the comments here, almost all women have a story to share, and we all feel outraged that anyone can or should be judged about something so superficial when the only thing that really matters is the health and welfare of the child and mother.

    Don’t expect this debate to die down any time soon, especially since having a child is now such a media spectacle. Also, don’t be surprised when the side-effects trickle down into the lives of Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Public. Soon a lot of women are going to be lamenting why they didn’t drop the weight like Beyonce, or compare themselves to J. Simpson… which is just silly!

  35. Hubbahun says:

    Why do all babies look like Ryan Tedder? seriously.


  36. Madhubala says:

    It’s really a sad state of affairs when as a society a woman’s weight immediately after giving birth is even up for discussion. Hilary looks healthy and happy for a new mom and clearly has more important things in her life right now than hitting the gym. Good for her. I hope she doesn’t allow all the critics and ruthless photogs/tabloids make her feel bad about herself.

  37. ummmm says:

    OH boy Im gonna take some hits with what IM about to say here about HIlary & don’t get me wrong she is not a bad person but consistent with what she says is an issue. If you go with her through her pregnancy she was all about health & promoting her life style etc & watching her weight. I don’t believe for one minute WW offered her anything. WW talks to many before a decision is made. What bothers me most is since she now has new management she is trying to chnage her image & now talks about over eating & eating everything & anything while pregnant & it was her liscence to do that. KInda sounds like Simpson right. NOw go back & watch & listen to what HIlary is doing. She actually is mimicing Simpson to a smaller degree. THis will make many of you mad IM sure but its all there. Hilary is looking for some attention, change of image & endorsements.
    What she is saying now is a whole lot different then what she said while pregnant. Its hard to follow someone that is not all that consistent.

    When she first deleivered we saw her all about working out.. now parts of that have changed too..

    She does look good but the other stuff is just talk for atention & trying to image change.

  38. jwoolman says:

    She looks amazing for 3 months out, even in a bikini. She’s obviously getting some serious exercise. The extra padding will come off in due time. People are just remembering her anorexic period when she started looking bony. Otherwise, she’s always had the healthy amount of fat Mother Nature wants for women.

  39. Andy says:

    She’s fat just admit, stop all of this ‘curvy real woman’ bullshit. Fat men are never ‘curvy’ they’re just fat guys, so stop looking for sympathy when you gain weight and hate woman who work; eat like pig, you think ‘skinny’ girls don’t have feelings?

    • jwoolman says:

      Get over it. Real women are supposed to carry some extra. She doesn’t have the kind of extra that gets in her way- she’s physically fit, which is the important parameter. You can be “fat” according to the weight charts and the tabloids but still be very healthy and fit. Likewise you can be skinny and unfit… A lot of nonsense about the dangers of being “overweight” by the charts was based on experience with sick people. Once the researchers started looking at healthy people if all sizes, they began to see that the obsession with thinness was not correlated with good health. Fitness is the key. So aim to get enough exercise and your weight will settle wherever it should be, which is probably quite a wide range.

    • Lotr Dork says:

      But apparently to you “fat” girls don’t have feelings? I give you props to your excellent and unbiased logic *major sarcasm
      Plus slender girls will NEVER get the kind of criticism that the girls who carry a little extra will and you know that

      • Andy says:

        I didn’t say there was anything wrong with being fat did i? I said just call people fat if they’re stop all of the curvy bullshit because it doesn’t apply to guys. Are you stupid? Slender girls don’t get criticized as much as fat people? Persistent name calling by jealous women and men who want just say what they’re told and being told you’re not a real woman because you don’t a big stomach? No one will stand up for skinny woman who may have problems but if you’re fat people will stand up for you.

      • Lotr Dork says:

        I apologize for the sarcasm and retract my remark hinting that you didn’t like fat people. But I do believe that slender girls don’t get the same criticism as bigger girls. And I meant criticism from society and Hollywood in general since being thin is viewed as being more attractive than being heavy. I do think that with people who post comments on websites like this, or in gossip circles in places like school or work that criticism for being “fat” or “skinny” is equal. I hate all types of body bashing tho, whether it’s calling someone “skeletor” because their thin or “fatass” because their heavy set. I personally believe every type of HEALTHY body is beautiful in its own way. And being a thin girl due to health problems I’ve had my fair share of bitchy criticism. So I apologize for my statement and not communicating my opinion in a clear way. Didn’t have my caffeine this morning lol πŸ˜›

      • Djinn says:

        Not sure about that, when I was in my mid twenties I was very very skinny (not by choice or design, I completely hated it). Friends, colleagues & complete strangers said things to me that I have never ever heard anyone say to a friend who is obese. On this thread you can see the “real women” meme which holds that women without curves aren’t even real let alone acceptable. Everything at ate was scrutinized because obviously I was a liar and *must* secretly be eating nothing but lettuce. I even had a boss that used to always use the bathroom at the same time as me, she admitted one day that she suspected me of having bulimia and wanted to catch me out. I could go in for hours with the horrible things people felt perfectly comfortabke saying to me. Body shaming happens to almost all women, and incidentally is carried out mostly by women.

    • bettyrose says:

      @Andy – In my experience, men who get “fat” join the cuddly teddy bear dating pool (assuming they’re decent guys) and *plenty* of women are into that. No reason to lash out at women if you’ve put on a couple of pounds.

    • Shannon says:

      Andy, I was skinny (under 110) all my life until I hit 23. Now that I’m carrying around a bit more weight, I can assure you that skinny girls don’t have it anywhere near as bad as fat girls. Unless you’ve been both, AND a woman, shut up – you don’t know what you’re talking about.

      • Palefire says:

        Amen Shan… Ive been on both sides of the spectrum… Model thin to chubster. And guess which size people wanted to pay for my coffee and laid out the red carpet every where. Guess which size people laughed in my face and passed me over job after job. Men and women were so mean. It was a huge wakeup call to how mean people are to each other and superficial. Being thin means you have value and respect. Being out of shape or carrying weight means your worthless and that’s how we treat each other. It totally changed my life and made me like people so much less…

      • TheOriginalTiffany says:

        Ding, ding, ding we have a winner. People didn’t look at me during my fat years. Now it is a complete turn around. It’s way easier to be thin than fat.
        You get compliments when thin, side eyes when fat.

  40. Ravensdaughter says:

    Damn straight! You take care of yourself and that cute baby and tell the press to buzz off, Hillary.
    I think women who focus immediately on getting that weight off are missing the point, which is to focus on the newborn.
    Nursing (which is probably NOT Hollywood friendly) is definitely one way to lose weight after baby. This might be TMI medically, but nursing also helps the womb shrink faster post-partum, which would obviously create a slimming effect, I think the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation is now one year-try to work and pull that off!-but even three months of nursing imparts passive immunity and other benefits to the baby.

  41. Mingy says:

    what a great attitude she has about it though..refreshing.

  42. Ailine says:

    What if she never wants to lose “the weight”? People need to shut up about this lady’s weight and stop being so weight obsessed. It is amazing how well we have been brainwashed by magazines to think a mother’s worth begins with her ability to lose fat cells. Priorities people!

  43. Shaz says:

    Hey, she looks adorable, glowing and happy. If you lose weight fast after a baby you are either genetically lucky or you are focused on your body above all else. The net is turning us into a lot of nasty, judgy bullies! Look in your own d@mn mirror – if you’re happy with what you see, then you won’t be attacking everyone else!

  44. bananais says:

    Why should her weight be an issue for ANYone other than herself? Weight gain happens during pregnancy, obviously. I appreciate the fact that Hillary is realistic about this. It makes me like her even more. I’ve always kept an eye on her as a positive role model for young gals. Unlike other young stars, she seems to have kept grounded throughout her teens and even now. Kudos, Hillary, on being a positive influence on young women and for making the rest of us real gals proud.

  45. Kim says:

    She looked GREAT in the bikini photos. Enjoy your baby Hilary and ignore the haters.

  46. Rhiley says:

    She has really beautiful skin in these photos. She will lose the weight and if she doesn’t no big deal. I wonder what she is going to do career wise. Jessica Simpson has the weightloss gigs and the pouty/bitchy Jessica has the online all natural baby products market. Right now Hillary Duff’s career in both acting and singing seems so yesteray.

  47. Ruby says:

    Hilary has one of the most doll-like and prettiest faces in the game, with a beautiful spirit to match. I love that since meeting and marrying her other half, she’s become less concerned with the Hollywood/Hollyweird standard of beauty. And the fact that the people who mean the most to her thinks she’s beautiful and perfect the way she is, makes all other outside [negative] opinions irrelevant. Funny how the anonymity of online forums and commenting makes certain people feel big bad and bold… Would be nice if those with criticism for Hilary, really did have the balls to say that same ish to her face. What a different story that would be.

  48. Me says:

    You know what else? Its not even about the weight. I started out at 130lbs with both my babies, first one I gained 15 lbs. The second I gained 18 lbs. Obviously I lost the weight pretty much the moment I birthed by 8.5 lb babies. BUT it was at least 3 months after my first before I could get back into my pre-preg jeans… and about 6 months after my second. My youngest is 9 months old and I still see signs of her pregnancy on my body! That dark line down the belly and my shape isnt quite back to what it was!

  49. Dinah says:

    Lots of sun for that little baby, yikes.

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Sunblock – LOTS of sunblock. I found a great one online, Mustela. It got GREAT reviews, it’s been close to or higher than a 10 “sun index” here, and my little water baby doesn’t have so much as a farmer’s tan!

      (I’m not some shilling hack – he’s my third, but he’s the fairest of them all, in skin-tone. And us Mommies need to help a mother out when we find something that works.)

  50. LBeees says:

    Cue discussion of breast is best, etc.

  51. LeeLoo says:

    I think she looks great. I hope she keeps a few extra pounds. They look really good on her. I think she looks curvy and gorgeous.

  52. Meredith says:

    She looks great! I wish I had even half of her self-confidence. You go Hilary!

  53. Jennika says:

    I dunno, she’s been photographed at the gym twice a day on some days. I think she expected the weight to fall off right away and she would get a career again. She always looks really overwhelmed, and she probably expected everything to be easy

  54. Isa says:

    Good grief I could not deal with the pressure. She’s not even Alist and she still gets attacked. I couldn’t do it. No wonder other women put so much pressure on themselves to lose the weight. It’s been 10 months and I’m still at 130.
    I jut quit nursing so I’m hopeful I can start losing the last 15 lbs!

  55. Kosmos says:

    She looks happy, healthy and beautiful, too….people love to taunt about weight, but give her time. She still radiates everything else, OH, and her baby is adorable!! What a darling looking child, wow. Jessica Simpson’s baby, on the other hand, I didn’t feel that way about.

  56. Ryan says:

    She just looks normal to me. I hope she doesn’t cave in to outside pressure. Remember when she used to be skeletal? :/

  57. TG says:

    I thought she looked great in her bikini. I was surprised because in her day-to-day clothes she still looks like she has a ways to go. Usually people look thinner in clothes than in a bikini. I am still struggling with the last 12 lbs 18 months later so I understand about trying to lose the weight.

  58. MrsBPitt says:

    I just hope she doesn’t just say shes is fine with her weight and the way she is losing, and next month is 100 pounds on the cover of a magazine after starving herself to death, as many celebs do after declaring they love their curves. By the way, I think she looks gorgeous with the little extra weight in her face and she is glowing!

  59. judyjudy says:

    She and her baby are both adorable.

  60. sup says:

    eh… i don’t know why people expect celebs to be super human…

  61. Swats says:

    She really does have a gorgeous face. Wow.

  62. Shannon says:

    She looks beautiful and happy! Seriously, what kind of bitter jerk would criticize a new mom for looking like a new mom?!

  63. Palefire says:

    She’s a beautifull young radiant mother with great skin hair and beautiful sweet lovely face and a healthy adorable baby. She’s a ex pop star and married in a genuine looking relationship. So what if THREE MONTHS after all that’s she’s a little out of shape!!!!! big deal she’s not gross looking. People are so mean to women. Let’s praise her for being a decent human and mother instead ….and all she’s accomplished in the public eye.

  64. erika says:

    Hollywood Power – You’re either TOO fat..
    or you’re either TOO thin, they’ll never be content so why try?

  65. kitty bye says:

    Beauty & Sweetie!

  66. Dani says:

    I grew up on Lizzie McGuire, and because of that I’ve always felt as if Hilary/Lizzie was a friend of mine. She avoided the whole ‘Disney Trainwreck’ thing and is still someone both young girls and even grown women should look up to. I really respect Hilary, and I can’t help but defend her whenever someone makes a nasty comment about her, especially something like her post-baby weight! She looks SOOOO beautiful still, so natural and amazing. <333

  67. kct says:

    I would have never put on a bikini three months after giving birth so kudos to her for being confident enough to do that.