Beyonce gave her first live concert performance since having baby girl, Blue Ivy on January 7, 2012 and she looked FANTASTIC! 

But don't go rolling your eyes and thinking that it was easy for Mrs. Jay-Z to get back into business shape. She has no qualms telling everyone how hard it was for her to lose the pounds she gained during her first pregnancy. "Y'all have no idea how hard I worked!" she told the crowd at her May 26 show. "I had to lose 60 pounds. They had me on that treadmill. I ate lettuce! Now tonight I'm gonna get chocolate wasted!"

Although her declaration may seem a bit dramatic the truth is that she wasn't starving herself, she was just working REALLY HARD. So, how did she get her body back in 6 months after a 60 lb weight gain?

Well, breastfeeding helped her lose weight from her waist, but she only nursed for 10 weeks. The key was really hard work outs consisting of three 90-minute cardio sessions per week, which she mixes up with running, dancing and moves using an exercise ball. Also, she does NOT have a live-in trainer as so many tabloids have falsely reported. 

"I feel my body bouncing back," she told People mag last month. "Whatever was tight and muscular, like my legs, I'm seeing it come back. You just have to work at it," she insists.

Check out how HOT she looks!

But Beyonce's real sacrifice is diet related. Here's the day-to-day menu Beyonce sticks to when she is trying to lose weight (warning, this is HARD CORE so don't try this at home without your dr's supervision!):

  • Egg whites for breakfast
  • A protein shake or fresh sliced turkey with capers for lunch
  • Edamame or cucumbers with vinegar, cayenne pepper and lemon, or berries or a green apple for a snack
  • Yellowtail sashimi with jalapenos and wasabi for dinner

It clearly worked for Sasha Fierce, but this isn't the only way Hollywood's hottest celebs have bounced back from baby weight gain. Click through to see the post-pregnancy weight loss secrets of our fave, fabulous Mamás Latinas:

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Adriana Lima

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Adriana Lima's body looked RIDICULOUSLY fantastic at her first big Victoria's Secret runway show in 2011 after giving birth to her first daughter, Valentina back in 2011. Her secrets? Strict portion control, tons of leafy green veggies, and shakes. “I did a combo of protein shakes, green veggies and everything grilled or steamed and four ounces of protein,” she shared. She also worked out 1-2 hours a day with former boxer-turned celeb trainer Michael Olijide, focusing on high-intensity cardio.

 

 

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Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba has managed to bounce back not once, but twice from her pregnancy weight gain and we all know the second time is way harder! With first daughter Honor, Alba turned to celebrity trainer (and fellow Latina) Ramona Braganza to get in quick shape for a photo shoot. With 6-month-old Haven, she's been much more laid back. "I’m not big on packaged food, I’m not big on fast food, I like fresh things," she told us.  And as for working out,  chasing after two kids under the age of 4 seems to be working out just fine!  "Do I spend that one hour to spend with the kids on bath time and dinner?" Alba mused. "I'd rather spend it with the kids and at the office because I need to be here," she admits. We totally agree!

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Roselyn Sanchez

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For first time mami Roselyn Sanchez, a little bit of wardrobe trickery was in order when it came time to hit the red carpet just seven weeks after giving birth to baby girl Sebella Rose. “I do have a little [belly]. I’m just hiding it with Spanx,” she laughed to Access Hollywood Live at the Act of Valor premiere. “I had to do it. I put my dress on and I’m going, ‘You know what, no. I need to use the Spanx!'”

“Breastfeeding helps too, I think,” the actress, 38, said of her rapid weight loss.

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Salma Hayek

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Unlike a lot of celebrity moms, Salma Hayek--who also suffered from gestational diabetes--took her time losing her baby weight. It takes nine months to put it on, so she believes you should give yourself the same amount of time to lose it. Makes sense, huh? Salma credits her beautiful body to consistent workouts and meal plans by Diet Designs. She also called a bit of BS on moms who say they lost all their weight breastfeeding on Oprah, saying: "Except for a couple of exceptions, the only reason people lose weight like that when they're breastfeeding--it's that they're not eating and they're breastfeeding and that's not good for the baby."

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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey had twins and it was a rough ride for her towards the end of her pregnancy and she didn't care who knew it! Carey said she lost 70 pounds following the birth of her twins and that 40 pounds of that was water weight from her difficult pregnancy. “In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet,” she told Us Weekly, using a combination of the Jenny Craig diet plan and 3X a week water aerobics workouts.