Kate Hudson lost the baby weight with portion control rather than workouts


One of the weirdest things about me as a professional gossip might be that I actually sort of like Kate Hudson? I mean, shouldn’t I dislike her? Product of nepotism, not all that talented as an actress, rich, blonde, etc. And yet whenever I read interviews with her, I’m like “yeah, she seems pretty cool.” I like that she doesn’t wallow and I like that she’s not one for self-pity. She just works and does her thing and has babies and never really whines about any of it. Anyway, Kate covers the latest issue of Women’s Health and once again, she gives a good interview. Is she deeper than a puddle? Not really, but I still like her.

On building her business empire, which currently includes two clothing lines; Hail Mary Productions, her film and TV company; and the soon-to-launch spirits brand King St. Vodka: “Why am I going to endorse something if I can build a business that’s more mindful and more sustainable? That’s kind of where my head is—building business.”

On being careful not to take on too much: “If I come in nine-to-five, do all my work, and shut off my phone, I can have a balanced life. I try not to let work spill into time with the kids, dinnertime, and in bed.”

On dropping weight post-baby #3 through stricter eating habits – eating small portions about 5 times a day: “Unlike with the other two, I didn’t really have time to work out. It took a different kind of discipline. I feel good, energetic, and strong. I feel like myself again.”

On working out 4-times a week, and her favorite exercise, Pilates: “I love how flexible I get and what it does to the shape of my body. I know I’m at my strongest when I’m doing my Pilates.”

On her content creator/editor boyfriend Danny Fujikawa: “I’ve got the best man. It’s the first time I feel like I have a real teammate in this. We’re able to pick up where the other one has to leave off. If I have to go to a dinner meeting, he can be home. His number one priority is family. And when we have our disputes, I feel the thing that allows us to get through them is having the same ultimate goal, and that includes being in each other’s life. It just feels so nice.”

On how parenting can never be perfect: “I make mistakes all the time. I’ve yelled at my kids too much, and I’ve also cursed in front of them, and I also haven’t shown up for things because I was out of town. But at the same time, I have days where I’m like, ‘I’m a f*cking supermom.’ I am cooking, cleaning, doing homework, changing diapers, I worked out. What I’ve learned—and what I’m learning—is that I’m doing the best I can.”

On keeping the peace and co-parenting with her exes, Black Crowes front man Chris Robinson and Muse singer Matt Bellamy: “You’ve got to drop the ego. Some people meet, have kids, and end up not being able to figure it out.”

On carving out time for self-care, though she’s rarely alone: “I have so many kids. I do check out. I go away with [them], usually to our ranch in Colorado. I sit and look out at the mountains. My doctor says I should be going away on my own, but I’ll do that when my kids are a little bit older.”

[From Women’s Health]

“It’s the first time I feel like I have a real teammate in this…” Yeah, that’s what happens when you have a baby with a guy who’s not a professional musician! I mean, Chris Robinson and Matt Bellamy were probably always touring and away doing music stuff. Her current guy works in LA most of the time and so of course, yeah, it’s a more traditional family arrangement. I like how real she is about parenthood too – it’s not all “my kids are my life, I am the perfect mother!” No, sometimes kids are a–holes and you have to yell at them, and sometimes you want to just be alone.


Photos courtesy of Beau Grealy for Women’s Health.

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  1. Joanna says:

    That red jacket is cute! She doesn’t bother me.

  2. Snowslow says:

    She is highly photoshopped in these photos.

    I don’t feel any way towards all these blonde, skinny, latte drinking mums – the only thing I always wonder is why are they being interviewed? There is literally no reason why and I feel that most mums around me would answer the same; and I wouldn’t buy a mag just to read them.

    So, I guess I do have a passing through about her: waste of paper and mag space.

    • escondista says:

      I sort of agree. I don’t really care to know how Kate Hudson lost the weight with her time and money for pilates. I do realize that pilates is accessible to the middle class but it isn’t to many new mothers with three kids.
      I want to hear from middle class working moms who did it. I want to hear from middle class stay home moms who did it.

      • Wilady says:

        That’s funny because all the time you hear comments about middle America like, “who are you? A nobody from Illinois? Who cares about your baby weight?” Lol. I hear what you’re saying but I see both sides show up in comments.

        The great part about media now is there are bloggers everywhere who aren’t famous, don’t have movie star money or walk of Fame parents who share this everywhere!

        Me, it took a couple years, slow and steady. I do 3 minutes at a time if it’s all I got. Squat when I’m waiting for my oatmeal. Lunge down the hallway playing with the kid. At night before bed if I think of it, use some of the hand weights I’ve slowly collected, or resistance bands hooked to the sliding door handle. A tiny caloric deficit that’s comfortable, and sometimes I just do maintenance for months. I eat cake at parties, pizza every Friday night, eat smart during week, track my food, and don’t always stay in “losing” mode. Ya gotta maintain for sanity, and play the long game. Been in the best shape of my life and happy to boot.

  3. Winnie Cooper’s Mom says:

    She’s harmless. But I don’t like the message that she works a 9-5 and then also has all this time at home for her family. That’s not realistic. We all know she’s not busting her butt at the office 40+ hrs a week. These actresses try too hard to be relatable to everyday working moms and it’s a joke.

    • TQB says:

      It’s disingenuous because clearly if she’s running off to her ranch, she’s probably taking far more than the 2-3 weeks vacation the rest of us do. So, sure, she works 9-5 – WHEN’S SHE’S WORKING, which is probably no more than 2-3 weeks a month on average.

      • SKF says:

        I mean, the whole 2 weeks vacation thing is pretty distinct to North America. In Australia we work long hours (on average longer office hours than you guys); but we get 4 weeks paid leave a year (5 weeks for shift workers). Most developed nations have something similar with between 15-28 days of paid leave a year. Some ramp it up with number of years employed. Japan has 10 days but then they have set weeks of public holidays (3 separate weeks + some extra days) to basically force their population to take time off (because so few people take their leave). 2 weeks is nothing. The US has no federal mandate on number of paid vacation days per year – it is left up to employers. That is pretty disgraceful! You should definitely be pushing for more! Work-life balance is important and it shows better results for companies too. Similarly, your maternity leave laws are disgusting. And poor people are always the victims of the worst side of these laws.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I like her too. I think its interesting how some people like certain actresses/celebrities based on nothing “solid” and dislike others for the same reason. I feel like everyone has random lists of celebs they like and celebs they hate, and sometimes there may be something there (like I don’t like ScarJo, but I feel like there are obvious reasons for that) and sometimes its just a “feeling.”

    so Kate Hudson is one of the ones I just like and enjoy. I feel like she is a good mix of being honest without being pretentious.

    And smaller portions…yes. I think this is where I need to focus. I don’t eat that unhealthy overall (not the best, not the worst) but I have no sense of portion control and I think that’s my problem.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t dislike Hudson, but I do feel like she gets a LOT of attention for someone who basically plays someone’s wife or girlfriend in a movie once a year or something now. She’s always at award shows, always interviewed, etc. I don’t really get it.

      But I know what you mean about the “feeling”. There’s a couple of actors that I just really dislike, and usually don’t know why. Several were exposed during #metoo though, so sometimes it’s just a gut instinct.

  5. Erin says:

    Eh, I like her too. I like what she said about wanting to build things that are sustainable rather than just passively invest or endorse. I think she seems realistic about life as much as someone in her position could be. Also she has really great parents, so there’s that.

    • Tweetime says:

      Hoping she means financially sustainable and not environmentally sustainable, though, because her businesses support fast fashion and unsustainable consumerism, so if the latter she definitely isn’t putting her money where her mouth is.

  6. stormsmama says:

    I like her. I love rom coms and wish shed do another one asap.
    Happy for her she finally found a solid man.
    happy for her she never went “there”with Owen Wilson. She’s pretty smart after all

  7. DD says:

    8 weeks postpartum and having trouble losing weight. This is good advice bc with 2 kids now definitely no time to work out. I could get up at 5 am I guess but I need sleep? Idk

    • Wilady says:

      My girls favorite was squats with funny faces. They love the bounce and drop! Hold them out straight and twist for abs and shoulders and make crazy sounds to get them to giggle. And press ups with the babies. Weight is always increasing lol. Long walks to go to get a days of groceries or a library visit make for amazing naps, too. And take a nap instead yourself sometimes. It’s really as healing as a good workout. Congrats on the new baby!

  8. Murphy says:

    So she can’t double dip and mention Weight Watchers during this interview or did that not pan out?

  9. Bananas says:

    Re her current relationship, that’s the same sort of thing Reese Witherspoon said when she married the agent as opposed to being with Ryan and Jake. So let’s just add actors to the no musicians list, lol.

    • Lena says:

      I thought her new guy was a musician. I guess the difference he isn’t a touring or recording one.

      • SM says:

        I feel like her comments about her current partner is very much a reaction to her last relationship. I don’t know about Chris, but Matt was probably not touring or doing a festival circle with Muse for a very small portion of their time together. They are a successful band in demand that tours for a year once they have material. I can understand that it would get challenging with a small child and a child from your first relationship who is of school age. I do like though that she is not shading the father(s) of her sons though. It just seems like she finally figured out what relationship works for her, her circumstance and lifestyle rather that sacrificing it for a relationship.

  10. not_telling says:

    I love Kate. She lives by her own rules, is so unapologetic and real. It makes her very relatable. Also- Pilates is VERY attainable for the masses. tons of free classes on YouTube and the Daily Burn Pilates series, which is what started the love affair for me, is free for 30 days. Highly suggest. Also- Kate and Oliver’s (her brother) podcast is hilarious.

  11. sammiches says:

    I always thought I disliked Kate Hudson, but i heard her on Armchair Expert and came away from the episode feeling like she is a genuine, funny, and kind person. I don’t think she’s an amazing actress or anything, but I now see her as a kind of Cameron Diaz-type actress. Most of her movies are just fun and easy.

  12. MaryContrary says:

    I’ve always been very meh on her and bugged by the whole nepotism thing. But I’ve started listening to the podcast she does with her brother, “Sibling Revelry” and I kind of love her now.