Ciara reveals how she lost 60 pounds in four months after having her baby

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How Ciara Lost 60 Pounds in Just 4 Months After Giving Birth

Damn, Ciara!

The musician and new mama covers the September issue of Shape Magazine, where she opened up about getting her weight back down after gaining 60 pounds following her pregnancy.

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"When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don't ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil," she said. "I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn't exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds."

As soon as the doctor permitted the 29-year-old singer to start exercising again, she kicked things into high gear, working out up to three times a day!

"I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I'd have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it."

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WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Recording artist Ciara (R) and Future Zahir Wilburn attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For KCSports2015)
U.S singer Ciara Harris, better known by her stage name Ciara, performs on the second stage at Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, London, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Singer Ciara is seen in Midtown on August 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 16: Host Russell Wilson (L) and recording artist Ciara attend the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For KCSports2015)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: Singer Ciara attends The 2015 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Ciara Harris attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Ciara performs on day 3 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Ciara performs at the 2014 HYUNDAI / GRAMMY's celebration activation at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Hyundai)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Ciara performs on day 3 of the New Look Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 5, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Ciara walks the runway at the Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015 presented by Macy's fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Go Red)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 05: Singer Ciara attends Safe Kids Day at The Lot on April 5, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Safe Kids Worldwide)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Ciara attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Recording artists Pharrell Williams (L) and Ciara attend the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Singer Ciara attends the Topshop Topman New York City flagship opening dinner at Grand Central Terminal on November 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 31: Singer Ciara performs at the Gala Event during the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience on October 31, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/Getty Images for Vogue & The Dubai Mall)
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Ciara thanks her workout plan, along with clean eating, for helping her achieve her weight loss goals. However, she is very reasonable with her diet.

"I give myself a break. When I'm on a strict eating regimen, at some point I have to have French fries, a cheeseburger, and some pizza. And Oreos and vanilla ice cream," she revealed.

Another thing she tries to do is stay hydrated!

"I also believe that drinking tons of water and flushing out your system is crucial for training," she said. "It really helped me drop the weight. I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day."

Another thing Ciara is doing to keep active is rocking out with her NFL player boyfriend Russell Wilson at a Taylor Swift concert!

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The "Bad Blood" singer had the couple on stage at the Seattle stop of her 1989 World Tour, and posted a picture on Twitter, writing, "That Seattle crowd went ABSOLUTELY INSANE when @Ciara and @DangeRussWilson walked out!! I LOVED TONIGHT."

Ciara responded, writing, "Taylor Swift, You're Truly Awesome! Russell Wilson And I Had Fun Rocking With You On Stage Tonight. Keep Shining! You Rock."

Meanwhile, Russell revealed to Pastor Miles McPherson of The Rock Church in San Diego in early July that he and Ciara were staying abstinent during their relationship.

"What would you do if we took all that extra stuff off the table and just did it Jesus' way?" Russel said he asked Ciara, clarifying that he definitely meant sex.

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The 26-year-old quarterback did not, however, say it would be easy.

"I ain't gonna lie to y'all now," he said. " I need y'all to pray for us. 'Cause I know y'all seen her on the screen now. If there's a 10, she's a 15."

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