Ciara has insisted that drinking “tons of water” was key in helping her regain her sleek figure.
The star, who is renowned for her toned physique and works hard to keep it in shape, admitted to Entertainment Tonight that making small lifestyle changes helped her shed 50lb (23kg) in five months after welcoming her daughter, Sienna, on 28 April 2017.
“Tons of water – water is key – and honestly just listening to your body,” she cited as the most important thing she does for her wellbeing. “I had to work on mastering that because I love food so much, and food is so good. It’s so comforting and the problem is that, when it’s in your face, you want more.
The Love Sex Magic songstress went on to admit that she found restricting her diet the toughest part of getting back in shape, and insisted that “finding balance is key”.
“That’s what I’ve really been working on and I will tell you it’s been a long time, it’s hard work trying to do that…” the 33-year-old reflected. “I really talk to myself, (I say) ‘I’m not going to eat those fries right now…brownie ice cream, I hear you. Imma eat you tomorrow’.”
Sienna is the star’s first child with her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. She also has a son, 4-year-old Future, from her previous engagement to rapper Future.
The Level Up hitmaker also suggested that, while she takes the time to tone up, she’s also keen to embrace her flaws.
“Even something as real as having stretch marks on my back on both sides, I look at these babies and it’s all worth it,” she confessed. “This is beautiful.”