Jessica Alba: How I'm Getting My Body Back Post-Baby

Celebrity Body Sep. 5, 2011 AT 11:26AM
Jessica Alba: How I'm Getting My Body Back Post-Baby Credit: Jon Furniss/WireImage.com

Let the great slimdown begin!

Jessica Alba is ready to shed her baby weight. The Spy Kids 4 actress, 30, gave birth to her second child, daughter Haven Garner, on Aug. 13. And just over two weeks later, she went to back to the gym.

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"I did my first day of workout since I had the baby," Alba Tweeted Aug. 30. "Just cardio for 40 minutes."

The svelte star explained that she got the A-OK from her physician. "My doc told me I could start after 2 wks," she wrote. "I'm going light, stationary bike and elliptical."

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The second-time mom (she and husband Cash Warren also have daughter Honor, 3) offered advice to others on Twitter about post-baby diet, too. "I would keep your diet as healthy as possible 6 days a week and give yourself one day to indulge."

Other Alba-approved post-baby fitness tips? "Start with walking and throw in 3 sets of lunges 20 per leg. Your could do it while strolling your baby."

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Before giving birth, she admitted to Lucky mag that she needs a little help curbing her appetite. "I have a hard time with portion control, so I have 1,200 calorie meals delivered," she said. "But I also work out, so basically I'm starving. It sucks. I drink a lot of water."

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