WILL + GRACE star Debra Messing has an unusual diet tip for new mothers wanting to shed pounds - breast feed.

The red-haired beauty gave birth to 11-month-old son ROMAN last year (04) and she's convinced breastfeeding sped up her weight loss, in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet.

She says, "I lost the weight by breastfeeding. No fast food and doughnuts, eating lots of fresh fish, tofu, vegetables and fruits.

"Three times a week I do stationary bikes and weights."

10/04/2005 10:44