Megan Fox has regained her sleek pre-baby physique just 11 weeks after giving birth to her second son. Fox showed off her slimmed-down figure on the Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday (see video), where she revealed how hard it was to film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" last summer while pregnant.
“It's an action movie and requires a lot of running and jumping and stunts," said Megan. "Anyone that’s been pregnant knows your first trimester can be pretty rough and you’re nauseous all day long.
"The producers would come see me in the morning in the makeup trailer and I would be clinging to a box of saltines. We kept pickles in the refrigerator for me and I was just constantly on the verge of vomiting.”
Lost 23 Pounds On Dairy-Free, Low-Carb Paleo Diet
Fox revealed that both her pregnancies were unplanned, but she couldn't be happier with her adorable sons: 11-week-old Bodhi and 19-month-old Noah. Megan is now back at work on the set of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" after having lost almost all her baby weight in record time, just like she did with her first pregnancy.
In 2012, Fox lost all her baby weight just two months after giving birth to her first son, Noah. Megan gained 23 pounds during her first pregnancy and quickly lost the weight by following the low-carb Paleo diet.
“I’m not eating dairy, that’s my biggest secret," Fox said. "It’s really hard on your hormones and it’s not good. If you want to gain weight, eat dairy. If you don’t, don’t eat it."
The Paleo diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and excludes dairy, gluten, sugar, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods. The Paleo diet is the most popular diet around today, and has a huge celebrity following, including Tim McGraw, Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Biel, Kellan Lutz, and supermodel Adriana Lima.
'Megan Worked Out During Her Entire Pregnancy'
Proponents say the low-carb Paleo diet accelerates weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer's. Research shows the Paleo diet works well for women because it reduces the blood sugar spikes and hormone surges that fuel overeating, mood swings and weight gain, said Chris Kresser, author of Your Personal Paleo Code.
Fox's longtime trainer, Harley Pasternak, attributed Megan's rapid post-baby weight loss to regular workouts. "We worked out throughout her entire pregnancy," Harley told People.
Pasternak said Fox was extremely disciplined about diet and exercise while pregnant. "Megan really educated herself big-time so she really understood the safe boundaries of how to exercise and eat well," said Pasternak, whose clients include Halle Berry, Lady Gaga, and Jessica Simpson.
Fox and her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, both follow a healthy diet. "Megan and Brian eat really well," Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet. "They both cook and love using their blender. Megan's favorite is the red smoothie, which is whatever berries are in season, Chai tea, a scoop of protein powder and little bit of almond milk."