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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Famous Mamas Latinas share the secret to losing their baby weight

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Jessica Alba

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!

About the author

Mariela is the Managing Editor of Mamás Latinas. She's also a politics and pop culture junkie and lover of all NY sports teams (except the Mets--'cause really, come on).

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i agree with Salma!

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