Christina Aguilera spotlighted her fit pregnant body in a stunning nude photo spread for V magazine.
Aguilera looked radiant in the tasteful photos, which suggest she has gained weight mostly in her belly, while the rest of her is slender.
"As a woman, I'm proud to embrace my body through all stages of life, staying fearless and confident in surrendering to the unknowns the future has in store," said Aguilera.
In 2013, Aguilera made headlines around the world after showing off her eye-popping 35-pound weight loss. The blonde beauty got so thin she fueled rumors she had gotten weight loss surgery or had an eating disorder.
Credits Yoga and Low-Carb Diet For 2013 Weight Loss
Aguilera vehemently denied those reports, and insisted she lost weight by following a low-carb diet, doing yoga, and staying active. "I did some yoga," Christina told Extra. "I have these paintball guns, and we're just blowing off steam. It's so much fun."
Aguilera said her diet combined high-quality fats such as avocado with lean proteins such as chicken breast or fish and included healthy snacks such as almond butter with celery.
In May 2008, Aguilera lost 40 pounds just four months after giving birth to son Max by combining cardio workouts and weight-lifting for 90 minutes a day, five days a week. She followed a 1,700-calorie-a-day diet that featured protein, vegetables, and whole grains.
Christina said she indulged during her pregnancy, eating all her favorite comfort foods such as baked potato with steak and fried chicken with macaroni and cheese.
Aguilera, who is not a workout fanatic, said regular exercise made her more motivated and confident. "As you feel your body getting stronger, you become more motivated to be in the gym!" she said. "It doesn’t matter how big or small you are. When you’re defined, I think it’s sexy. I exercise because it makes me feel good."
Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari Went Low-Carb For Weight Loss
Other celebrities who credit low-carb diets for their post-baby weight loss include Megan Fox, who lost all her baby weight in record time on the Paleo diet.
Similarly, Kristin Cavallari lost 20 pounds in two months on a low-carb Paleo-style diet that featured grass-fed beef, bison and coconut oil.
Cavallari, a longtime fitness fanatic, said eliminating processed foods (which the Paleo diet emphasizes) was critical for weight loss.
"I don't put any toxic chemicals in my body," Kristin told Access Hollywood. "I'm a freak about reading the ingredients. I don't count calories, I just read what's in whatever I'm going to be putting in my mouth."
Like other Paleos, Cavallari also avoids dairy, which she said is a major cause of weight gain. "I stay away from dairy for the most part," she said. "I think that is the No. 1 weight gainer."