Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey Sheds Baby Weight
Mariah Carey has managed to lose 70lbs on the Jenny Craig weight loss plan since having her babies earlier this year.
Mariah Carey has lost 70lbs since having babies Moroccan and Monroe.
The 'Shake It Off' hitmaker - who welcomed the twins with husband Nick Cannon six months ago - has managed to lose significant weight, but admits she was worried she would never be the same again following the pregnancy.
Mariah - who embarked on the Jenny Craig diet plan to shed her excess pounds - said: "In the beginning, when I first had the babies, I had so much edema, water and swelling. Most pregnant women have that just in their feet.
"One day I was doing my thank-yous and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema. I didn't think I would ever be the same person.
"The first week, I lost 40 lbs of just water. It was just water, initially. When I started with the programme, I lost at least 30 lbs of weight that needs to be lost."
The 42-year-old star struggled throughout her pregnancy and even had trouble when she was confined to her bed.
Speaking on 'The Rosie Show', she explained: "I had a really tough pregnancy. I was supposed to be on bed rest, but it was so bad then even bed hurt. I learned a lot being pregnant, watching my body change."
Mariah felt particularly "vulnerable" while carrying her children, and is delighted to have her old body back.
She added: "The whole point of this is not just like, 'Oh hey, look at me and my weight loss, I'm fantastic.' It's really healthy. Like I said, I learned it when I became helpless and felt so vulnerable like never before in my life."