Stacy Keibler lost all her baby weight just four months after giving birth to her first child. Keibler credited a low carb Paleo-style diet, Pilates and ballet workouts for her rapid post-baby weight loss.
Stacy, a former professional wrestler, is a longtime workout fanatic who has always made a healthy diet a top priority. Keibler said she was even more careful about what she ate during her pregnancy.
“My diet — during and after pregnancy — was the major reason I was able to shed the baby weight,” Keibler wrote on her blog Dec. 21. “In fact, what I put into my body was the biggest single thing that helped me get back in shape.”
Stacy who showed off her flat abs on Instagram, also exercised almost every day while pregnant, combining Pilates, ballet workouts, walking and hiking.
” [My husband] Jared and I hiked hills and took walks together,” said Keibler. “Walking a few miles every day was an essential part of my daily routine and I walked until (and on) the day I went into labor. I also went to Pilates three times a week.”
Thanks to her active lifestyle, Stacy said her abs are flatter now than before she had her baby. “The day I was cleared to exercise, I started walking and working with my trainer Nonna Gleyzer to properly re-attach my ab muscles,” Keibler.
“In fact, my abs are in better shape now than before I got pregnant! More than three months have passed since I gave birth, and I’m happy because my body is back. I feel strong, flexible, and very high energy.”
Keibler previously said she didn’t experience many pregnancy cravings, thanks to her low-carb Paleo-style diet, which kept her healthy and nourished, Celebrity Health reported. “I cut out night-shade vegetables, like eggplants and tomatoes, and didn’t eat any dairy or gluten,” she said. “I saw the difference in my body, my energy and my mental clarity.”
Stacy adopted a Paleo-inspired diet in 2013 and said she experienced natural weight loss without exercise. “I was eating protein and vegetables,” she said. “I did no gluten, no soy, no dairy, no sugar. I felt amazing. I actually lost weight without working out.”
The Paleo diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, non-starchy vegetables, and excludes gluten, sugar, alcohol, dairy, legumes, and processed foods. The low-carb Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today, and has a huge celebrity following, including Tim McGraw (who credits it for his jaw-dropping 40-pound weight loss) and Megan Fox.
Research suggests the Paleo diet accelerates weight loss, reduces blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer’s. A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates the Paleo diet is twice as effective as low-fat diets for promoting weight loss and reducing belly fat.