Blame personal trainers, diet endorsement deals, vanity, and of course an impending tabloid photo-shoot deadline. If you can lose 30 pounds just three weeks after a baby (Bethenny Frankel did it!) you can sell magazines.
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Just ask Janice Min, the former editor of Us Weekly, the magazine fueled by celebrity post-baby body covers. Now a mom of a four month old, Min got a dose of schadenfreude recently when she found herself scrutinized for still carrying extra weight just months after her delivery.
"I pushed out a 6-pound-10-ounce baby girl nearly four months ago. And I'm 42 to boot. Can't I get a free pass?" asked Min in Sunday's New York Times. She knows better than anyone else, the answer, at least in Hollywood, is 'no.'
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Being caught without muscle tone, even weeks after giving birth, is now just as newsworthy as losing a shocking amount of weight.Bethenny Frankel in 2010, two months after having a baby