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Mariah Carey had a hard pregnancy, she was put on bed rest and then sheÂ learnedÂ she had edema (which is swelling and water weight in your feet and can go to your legs) and within the first weekÂ afterÂ pregnancy she lost 40 pounds Â of water weight and in the past six months she lost an addition 30 pounds on the ‘Jenny’ diet, formerly ‘Jenny Craig.’
Six months after welcoming twins Moroccan and Monroe,Â Mariah Carey has lost 30 pounds — and shows off her toned legs and flat stomach in size-6 short-shorts on the stunning new cover of Us Weekly.
“I gained an enormous amount of weight,” the Grammy-winner superstar tellsÂ Us of welcoming her son and daughter April 30 with hubby Nick Cannon.
How’d she slim down? Beginning in July, Carey buckled down with a nutritionist and a workout plan from Jenny (formerly Jenny Craig), keeping to a 1,500-calorie-a-day menu and thrice-weekly workouts.
“I feel incredible,” the “Fly Like a Bird” singer tellsÂ Us, three months after her body transformation began. She and Cannon, 31, famously struggled to conceive their twins (born via C-section at 35 weeks) after a heartbreaking miscarriage.
“It was a huge blessing to be able to have the babies,” Carey says, “But I felt trapped in my body because I couldn’t move.”
Adds the once-again svelte star: “I’m proud of how hard I worked to get my body back…I had to do this for me.”
Mariah will beÂ theÂ newÂ spokespersonÂ for ‘Jenny,’ check out the stream below for her announcement at 11:30am!