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Hollywood Hottie Gets Her Body Back
TV host dishes on how she dropped 41 lbs.* of baby weight

Think the words “hot” and “new mom” don’t go hand-in-hand? Well, think again. Hollywood TV personality Jillian Barberie Reynolds is slim and sexy just six months after the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Ruby. In this exclusive interview, read how she managed to drop 41 lbs.* in between diaper duty, to prove that she IS one “hot new mom.”

“You know, I was very athletic growing up and always ate healthy, but I never liked to work out. So I had to really curb my choices to keep my body in shape. I was the queen of beef, chicken, and fish. I actually didn’t touch carbs for about 5 years! No pasta, potatoes, bread, rice—none of the good stuff.

So, of course, when I got pregnant I thought it was the best thing ever because it was like a license to eat. And it was all about the carbs. All I craved was pasta, French fries, pancakes—anything fattening.

When I finally had Ruby, she was only 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and I had gained about 40 pounds during my pregnancy. I was pretty shocked to have an extra 30 plus pounds to lose. And I wasn’t one of those women who just had a little gut from the baby. No, no, no. I had the belly, plus the arms, legs, butt—you name it.

I think I just assumed that I’d have the baby and I’d be back in my skinny jeans 2 weeks later. Wow, was I wrong.”

As part of the Hollywood scene, Jillian felt the pressure to bounce back after having her baby. She knew she had several special events lined up, and she wanted to look great when she returned on-air, but she didn’t have the time to watch what she ate like she used to in the past. She needed something easy; something that would fit her lifestyle. Plus, she wanted to find something that was balanced and healthy. So, she found NutriSystem.

“Working on the Fox network’s football pre-game show every Sunday, I saw guys like Marino and Golic doing NutriSystem. I knew how much they love food, so I thought, if they can do it, then I can definitely give it a shot.

I had to be back on-air in only nine weeks, but my real goal was to lose all of the weight in time for the Super Bowl®. I was covering some amazing events and I wanted to feel good about myself and get back to my pre-baby weight in a healthy way.

NutriSystem was exactly what I needed.

I knew I wanted something really simple. I’m not a calorie-counter, and I just can’t get into meetings; that’s not my personality. I just want to eat and be happy.

And man, was I happy when I found out that I could eat carbs and still manage to lose weight. Honestly, it was really strange at first. I wasn’t used to ‘dieting’ like that. I was so used to eating protein, protein, protein, but with NutriSystem, all of a sudden I’m eating Lasagna (my favorite!), and Chicken Pasta Parmesan, and Cheese Ravioli with Basil Tomato Sauce and the weight was just falling off. I was amazed.”

NutriSystem certainly made a believer out of Jillian. She was able to slim down to her pre-pregnancy weight and look phenomenal in time to hit the party circuit and show off her success.

“Since I started noticing results right away it was easy for me to just stick with it and see the finish line. Before I knew it, I was at the Super Bowl® back in my regular size and absolutely loving it. People kept coming up to me saying, ‘Wow! You had a baby six months ago and you’re already back!’ It was really awesome.”

For Jillian, getting ready for all of those glamorous gigs and hot Hollywood parties has become a lot less stressful now that she’s looking fit and fabulous!

“You know, I don’t have a stylist to hide my flaws. I’m my own stylist! I do my own make-up, and I dress myself. Now that I’m back to my pre-pregnancy weight, I don’t have to worry about finding something that will hide the bulge or the love handles. It’s just a whole lot easier to get dressed and look good and feel good about myself.”

Now that she’s got her rockin’ body back, Jillian’s enjoying her happy and healthy life with her new baby girl, family and friends. But how does she plan on keeping her flawless figure intact? No worries. She’s got it covered.

“I eat! You know, I did amazing on NutriSystem and I reached my goal weight, but I didn’t ever have to deprive myself. The food is delicious and I was able to sit down to dinner with my husband and have a nice meal. I never let it completely rule my life, and I still don’t. I can go out to dinner with my friends or eat my husband’s amazing cooking but still make the right choices. And I didn’t just hit my goal weight and go, ‘Whew—throw out the NutriSystem!’ I love it so much that I still mix their foods in to help keep me on track.”

Bottom line—this hot mom knows what matters!

“For me, looking good is about feeling good. I know that I’m eating well; I’m doing something good for my body, and if I look good than that’s just an added bonus. Well, thanks to NutriSystem, I feel incredible. I feel like I’m me again!”


On NutriSystem, you add-in fresh fruit, vegetables, salads and dairy items. 

*Results not typical.