See new star moms' slimdowns
Melissa Rycroft Strickland
Though the 5-foot-3 former Bachelor star "hate[s] dieting," she cut out sugar, carbs, starch and sodium to shed the 50 pounds she gained while pregnant with Ava, born in February 2011. "It didn't take long before I started to notice the weight coming off," says the star, who is now filming a reality show for CMT.
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