Hilaria Baldwin lost her baby weight in less than a year after welcoming son Leonardo in Sept. 2016, but she disputed claims she went on a drastic diet of lettuce and water. Instead, she credits her weight loss to “treating her body with care and respect.”
The 33-year-old yoga instructor and wife of actor Alec Baldwin, 59, refuted the claim in an Instagram post.
“People will ask me all the time what my regimen is after having a baby. I’ll tell you: it’s nothing crazy,” she wrote.
“It’s about balance and consistency. People who have dinner with me will be surprised that I will often order pasta and dessert. They judgingly (sic) assume that I eat lettuce and drink water only.”
“Definitely not. I have learned to become present to the act of eating, so I enjoy it the most, and don’t eat more than is good for my body,” she explains.
“I also will try to move daily and get in more intense (yet efficient) workouts 4-5 times a week.
“I basically treat my body with care and respect…this is why it goes back to close to what it was pre-babies (it will never be the same…and, as all parents know: well worth the sacrifice,” she added.
Hilaria is a fitness and wellness expert and yoga instructor. She co-founded Yoga Vida, a yoga studio with Manhattan locations in Union Square and Noho in New York City.
Hilaria says she’s dedicated herself to yoga and health because of her “tremendous respect for the human body.”
“I want to teach other people to feel good and be comfortable in their skin. I hold for everyone the belief that it is possible and very much attainable. If we don’t have our health, we don’t have much. Life is tremendous and we should live it to its fullest. Feeling good and strong is essential.” She continues:
“It has nothing to do with looking a certain way. This is not vanity. This is cooking up a recipe of health. How you end up looking is a side effect of focusing on treating your body and soul well. Put in certain ingredients: working out, happiness, eating whole foods, sleeping, dedicating yourself to a purpose in life that you feel proud about, finding balance, dealing better with stress, perspective, love, kindness… I believe if we incorporate these ingredients into our lives on a regular basis, we find health and happiness.”
She began dating Alec Baldwin in August 2011 when she was just 27 years old; he was 53. They moved in together the same month and became engaged in April 2012.
They married that June at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Manhattan. They now have three children together; daughter Carmen, 4 (next month) and sons Rafael, 2, and Leonardo Angel Charles, now 10 months old.
Baldwin married actress Kim Basinger in 1993. They had a daughter, Ireland together in 1995. They separated in 2000 and finalized their divorce in 2002. Over the years, Baldwin and Basinger, now 63, have engaged in bitter custody disputes.