Hilary Duff: Gaining Pregnancy Weight Was “a Blast”

Hilary Duff and Bethenny Frankel 

Hilary Duff relished the opportunity to chow down when pregnant with baby Luca, whom she welcomed with husband Mike Comrie in March.

An avid gym rat pre-pregnancy, the actress, 24, tells talk show host Bethenny Frankel she viewed pregnancy as a food free-for all. "My whole life I've worked out and exercised and been in the public eye and always kind of watched what I ate," Duff tells Frankel in an interview airing on her eponymous talk show Wednesday (check local listings). "[Pregnancy] was like a free pass and it was a blast!"

Breast-feeding her little boy since his birth, new mom Duff admits to Frankel that if and when she decides to have a second baby, she'll curb her pregnancy diet plan.

"I would try not to gain as much weight," Duff explained. "I wouldn't go back and change [this pregnancy] because I had a lot of fun."

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Hilary Duff on February 14, 2012 in Palos Verdes, California. NPG.com

Duff has told Us Weekly that she's letting her pregnancy pounds come off in a healthy way — and she's not trying to rush things.

"Obviously, I'm not where I want to be eventually, but I'm working hard and I'm doing everything I can to lose the weight the right way," she told Us earlier this month.

Added the former Disney star: "The second I start to get down like 'what happened to my body?' I look at my beautiful baby and I've never been more appreciative for this body that I have."

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