Secret to Michelle Monaghan’s Post-Baby Bod? Eating Organic!

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | February 17th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet, Family Health, Green Living, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss

Michelle Monaghan in the film <I>Made of Honor</i>.

Michelle in Made of Honor.

Everybody always wants to know the secrets to how celebs bounce back so quickly after pregnancy. For Michelle Monaghan, it’s breast-feeding and eating organic.

The actress — who has shared the screen with Patrick Dempsey, Tom Cruise and Casey Affleck — gave birth to daughter Willow Katherine on Nov. 5. But when she stepped out for the New York City amfAR gala last week, it was like: Baby? What baby? And while most celebrities often credit breast-feeding as the sole source of helping them return to their pre-baby bodies, Michelle says it’s a combo of that, eating clean food and exercising.

“Honestly, I started working out after two-and-a-half months,” the star of films like Made of Honor, Gone Baby Gone and Mission: Impossible III tells People. “I have a trainer. I’ve just been lifting weights and breast feeding. And I eat really healthy and a lot, because I’m breast feeding … always organic. I frequent Whole Foods. I never really cared so much about my diet until I got pregnant and had a baby.”

I love how eating healthy has become so important. I’ve recently stepped up my exercise regimen and spent two days over the long, holiday weekend hiking. Before setting off, we stopped at our local organic market, where we loaded up on apples. There was nothing finer than making it up that mountain — surrounded by trees, dried leaves and chirping birds — and sitting on a rock to chomp on an apple. Putting clean fuel into your body is half the battle when it comes to a healthy lifestyle — whether you’re pregnant or not.

What foods do you eat that make your body feel like it’s running on premium fuel? Share your comments and below.


  1. nuts, fruits, green tea

    Lauren | February 18th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. Hello everyone,

    Baby health is so important – we all want to avoid chemicals in our food, milk and our household while being pregnant. It is very important. There are alot of chemicals in skincare today, and pregnant women should only use chemical free or Organic face creams.

    Your skin is an organ – that you are sharing with your unborn child. Any chemicals applied to your skin will feed the growth of your child. And please do your research on the internet regarding chemicals in skin care products.

    My personal recommendation, is the Made from Earth product line. They are completely chemical free and organic, and their products have a shelf life of 6 months, because they are not presevred with chemicals, but they do use quality ingredients. I used their 3 Berry Face Serum while I was pregnant, and its a great face cream I highly recommend.

    Best of luck to everyone!

    maria mills | February 25th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  3. Nice article. Indeed, a healthy diet is extremely important for good form.

    Juliana Silva | July 11th, 2016 | Comment Permalink

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