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kourtney k's unretouched post preg tummy

luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
i picked this up because i'm so curious how she lost the weight. maybe it's surgery. anyway when i looked at the cover i saw it said this photo is not retouched. do y'all buy it? her skin looks flawless, her tummy is smooth, no stretch marks nothing. this months after her second baby. i know she's younger, maybe has good genes. just curious. btw, i haven't read the article yet. my friend who had a baby last year exploded that she doesn't have a full time job and she has a trainer, etc.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    This is so unnecessary, honestly. Like great for her, but even if she didn't have surgery she obviously had to go through a strenuous workout/diet regimen which is not realistic for most women with newborn babies. Why does there have to be so much coverage about women's bodies after they've given birth?
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    yeah, i was sort of torn on this. i don't normally read this mag but i'll admit, it pulled me in. i was curious about what she had to say. it might be encouraging to some women who think they can't get their bodies back. of course it could discourage moms who struggle.
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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Untouched doesnt mean nothing was done. Makeup, lights and angles make a difference. Not saying that ahem doesn't look good or that i even care. Just tossing it in

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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    This is so unnecessary, honestly. Like great for her, but even if she didn't have surgery she obviously had to go through a strenuous workout/diet regimen which is not realistic for most women with newborn babies. Why does there have to be so much coverage about women's bodies after they've given birth?

    that's what I'm saying. Who cares about pregnant people who's belly's get bigger because of a zombie fetus in there and not because they ate 12323 slices of pizza.

    Like sorry, I just don't get it.
    If I was pregnant I would dance under a thousand suns because you're pretty much in the clear on the judgement of having a belly like santa claus, except by other pregnitos. I've noticed they're like in their own world. Judging other fellow pregnants. I watch from afar.

    Pregnancy is a whole different universe.

    they're all like omg I gained 30 lbs from being pregnant. and I'm here like, I just gained 30 lbs from not being pregnant.....

    K I'm done.

    I'll admit I'm jealous, sometimes in places, I'll lean back and hold my belly like I'm 3 months (or whatever Iooono) pregnant, but really its just gas.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    before this thread gets way out of the way i wasn't trying to offend or upset anyone by showing this. i just wondered if y'all thought it was real or a sham. i heard the k-clan got $250K for this cover and story.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    Oh, I didn't think you were. I just think it's unfair to women that these stories are constantly printed.
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  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    luvmylocs wrote: »
    before this thread gets way out of the way i wasn't trying to offend or upset anyone by showing this. i just wondered if y'all thought it was real or a sham. i heard the k-clan got $250K for this cover and story.

    like saria said, ain't nobody got time for a trainer and nutritionist, etc etc, and by time I mean, money and time.


    I've seen people who've had babies and their stomachs recover pretty easily.


    but..... she could make her stomach look that nice with cream or rich items that only the rich can afford, and then take a photo without touching it up. HAH.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    it seems like in general people love to see a big transformation story. the biggest loser and the annual people mag showing people who lost "half their size" are all in the same vain. the more shocking the transformation from what a person used to be to what they are now the more people want to see and hear what was done. many of those stories involve women but there are some men in their too. i personally find it encouraging to see women get fitness back after pregnancy when done in a healthy and safe manner.
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  • SunshineGrrlSunshineGrrl Posts: 3,823Registered Users
    I agree with others here who are saying that it's unfair to most people. Yeah, if I had a bajillion dollars from being on a crappy show and inheriting a lot of money from my father and was living with someone who is a trust fund baby, I'd be able to pay for a hardcore trainer and personal chef or nutritionist or whatever.

    I do have to say that I MIGHT agree that these photos are unretouched. They might have some makeup on it or whatever, but look at her before (the pregnancy) picture. There don't seem to be stretch marks there and she wasn't too terribly big in that picture, so I could believe that she bounced back.

    For anybody, I say rock on with your bad self. I found Kourtney's stretch marks and have never been pregnant in my life. Meh, it's my body, the only one I'm getting, so I may as well be happy with the fabulousness that is me.

  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    Side note: when Nap85(youtuber) was pregnant she said that her doctor said for the pregnancy that she only needed to eat an extra 200-300 calories and that this is the normal for most pregnant women. She looks to still be about the same size I don't know if her belly is back to its same position, but she said that whole eating for two thing is kind of a sham. So from what she said, because I have never been pregnant, if Kourt stuck to only eating an extra 200-300 calories it might have not been as hard for her to whip her body back into shape.
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  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    I was surprised not to see a lina negra.

    She does look good. Even with all the riches in the world, it takes work. Kudos for her to have the discipline to look the way she wants to.

    I don't see it as unfair. My self esteem and post pregnancy body is not wrapped up in what someone else does or doesn't do. My journey (albeit longer) is my own.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Saria wrote: »
    This is so unnecessary, honestly. Like great for her, but even if she didn't have surgery she obviously had to go through a strenuous workout/diet regimen which is not realistic for most women with newborn babies. Why does there have to be so much coverage about women's bodies after they've given birth?

    That's exactly what I was thinking. Who the hell cares? Maybe that is her body, good for her. I don't have time to look like a model either, who cares?
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users
    I wouldn't put it past anyone to lie about the retouching, but it could be true. Some people really do just have the genes to recover quickly from pregnancy like that (I honestly think it's like 20% work, 80% dumb luck when it comes to post-pregnancy bodies). I know plenty of women with no stretch marks or extra skin.
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    I think it could definitely be real. Some women just bounce back physically from pregnancy very quickly. Genetics play a big role, I think--I lost my pregnancy weight within a few months and was in very good shape, but my tummy still has stretch marks and some skin that's not tight. I don't think that's ever going away without plastic surgery (which I've considered).
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I know plenty of women who have had babies and have no stretch marks and have flat tummies. My friend has three kids and after her third one, was wearing her old slim-fitting nonmaternity dress 5 days after the delivery. Plenty of women don't need to do any exercise to regain their pre-preg bodies. And some can bust their behinds for the rest of their lives and never come close.

  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    The only celebrity post-pregnancy story I really liked was on Kate Hudson who basically said "look, I ate way too much, but it's my job to look good, so I worked out with a professional trainer full time and had someone preparing the right food for me to eat." Pointing out that for most people that was unrealistic and it was because it was her job that she did it and looked so good so quickly.
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    I'm not saying some women don't lose it naturally. My mom was very thin and she said she didn't keep any extra weight after both pregnancies.
    But that doesn't mean there isn't unfair pressure on women to look just like they did before pregnancy in a short amount of time.
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Saria wrote: »
    I'm not saying some women don't lose it naturally. My mom was very thin and she said she didn't keep any extra weight after both pregnancies.
    But that doesn't mean there isn't unfair pressure on women to look just like they did before pregnancy in a short amount of time.

    That's true. There def is pressure.

  • Like.AustraliaLike.Australia Posts: 2,544Registered Users
    I can't even judge whether she looks "good" or not because even if the photo is actually not retouched (unlikely), they most certainly used makeup, lighting, etc to her advantage. There's a site that I visited while I was still pregnant to see real women's post-pregnant bodies and it helped me to feel a lot better about what was happening to my own. Each photo entry was usually accompanied by thoughts/feelings from the mom on her body. Here it is for anyone who's curious: The Shape of a Mother
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    you can prevent stretch marks with certain lotion and discipline I've learned, and this the same woman that bleached her sisters buttholes, who knows what methods she could have gone to.

    I JUST wanted to remention that, because I find them gross.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    gagirl09 wrote: »
    Side note: when Nap85(youtuber) was pregnant she said that her doctor said for the pregnancy that she only needed to eat an extra 200-300 calories and that this is the normal for most pregnant women. She looks to still be about the same size I don't know if her belly is back to its same position, but she said that whole eating for two thing is kind of a sham. So from what she said, because I have never been pregnant, if Kourt stuck to only eating an extra 200-300 calories it might have not been as hard for her to whip her body back into shape.

    i follow her too. she and her hubby are so sweet with their baby! i watched the whole birthing video and felt like i was right there with them, lol. i've heard you only need a small amount of extra calories too but of course some women have bad cravings, some don't know better and some just choose to eat and do what they want during that time (and it's all okay). i'm not judging anyone but it does seem like the women themselves feel better physically and emotionally when they get back into shape after pregnancy. i would suspect having a lot, not a little but a lot of extra weight after pregnancy would make one feel more tired and dissatisfied with themselves.

    my friend that is a zumba instructor taught almost up until the end of her pregnancy, i know everyone can't, but she was back last night and she looked great and had high energy. she seemed happy! it's been about 6 weeks since she had her precious boy. she said her hips are tight and something about ligaments so she has to stretch more but i know she loves zumba and the members love her too so i was happy to see her back in the game so quickly!
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  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    murrrcat wrote: »
    you can prevent stretch marks with certain lotion and discipline .

    Um, no. Either you get them or you don't. You can't discipline your breasts and belly not to get bigger when they hold milk and a baby. You might get stretch marks, you might not. I know some really large women who have zero stretch marks. You get what you get.
  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users

    That's true. There def is pressure.

    It's self inflicted pressure.
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »

    That's true. There def is pressure.

    It's self inflicted pressure.


    Women may add pressure to themselves, but really? There is so much external pressure, spoken or not. There are subtle and overt media pressures all over the place, which I think was the objection to this article. It's all "hurrah, see, it's easy to get back to your pre-baby shape and you should be celebrated if you do it quickly!" with the unspoken message being "and there's something wrong with you if you don't."
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »

    That's true. There def is pressure.

    It's self inflicted pressure.

    It's similar to the pressure for all women to be slim and have great figures and long, flowing hair and marry a doctor and have a 2 children by the time they are 35 and a thriving career and a big, beautiful, clean house, etc., etc.

    It's socially-based. And very real. But we choose the extent to which we want to buy in.

  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    NetG wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »

    That's true. There def is pressure.

    It's self inflicted pressure.


    Women may add pressure to themselves, but really? There is so much external pressure, spoken or not. There are subtle and overt media pressures all over the place, which I think was the objection to this article. It's all "hurrah, see, it's easy to get back to your pre-baby shape and you should be celebrated if you do it quickly!" with the unspoken message being "and there's something wrong with you if you don't."

    I don't get that at all. Then again I don't read or even notice those types of magazines unless am at the nailshop and that's all there is, it's just mindless entertainment. If people didn't buy them, they wouldn't sell. People want to read and see this stuff. I know it goes beyond magazines, but yes really, people take this stuff way too seriously IMO.
  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Josephine wrote: »
    NetG wrote: »
    Josephine wrote: »

    It's self inflicted pressure.


    Women may add pressure to themselves, but really? There is so much external pressure, spoken or not. There are subtle and overt media pressures all over the place, which I think was the objection to this article. It's all "hurrah, see, it's easy to get back to your pre-baby shape and you should be celebrated if you do it quickly!" with the unspoken message being "and there's something wrong with you if you don't."

    I don't get that at all. Then again I don't read or even notice those types of magazines unless am at the nailshop and that's all there is, it's just mindless entertainment. If people didn't buy them, they wouldn't sell. People want to read and see this stuff. I know it goes beyond magazines, but yes really, people take this stuff way too seriously IMO.

    But some men take it seriously and expect Superwomen. And it's like the women who don't measure up to these (sometimes unrealistic) standards wind up being ignored or rejected by men. And I guess there is a lot of frustration and shame in that for some women.

    However, I thought the gist of this article is that Kourtney is sharing her post-preg fitness and diet tips?

  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    CGNYC wrote: »
    murrrcat wrote: »
    you can prevent stretch marks with certain lotion and discipline .

    Um, no. Either you get them or you don't. You can't discipline your breasts and belly not to get bigger when they hold milk and a baby. You might get stretch marks, you might not. I know some really large women who have zero stretch marks. You get what you get.



    Um, no. you can prevent them. NOT everyone, sorry I forgot to say that, but you can take preventive measures with certain creams.


    I know people who've had them and then didn't have them the second time.


    I know people who know they can get stretch marks and used creams to prevent getting them.

    I don't know what you're um, noing, but your statement doesn't really go with mine.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    Josephine wrote: »
    NetG wrote: »


    Women may add pressure to themselves, but really? There is so much external pressure, spoken or not. There are subtle and overt media pressures all over the place, which I think was the objection to this article. It's all "hurrah, see, it's easy to get back to your pre-baby shape and you should be celebrated if you do it quickly!" with the unspoken message being "and there's something wrong with you if you don't."

    I don't get that at all. Then again I don't read or even notice those types of magazines unless am at the nailshop and that's all there is, it's just mindless entertainment. If people didn't buy them, they wouldn't sell. People want to read and see this stuff. I know it goes beyond magazines, but yes really, people take this stuff way too seriously IMO.

    But some men take it seriously and expect Superwomen. And it's like the women who don't measure up to these (sometimes unrealistic) standards wind up being ignored or rejected by men. And I guess there is a lot of frustration and shame in that for some women.

    Right and I wonder why. I guess it's low self esteem? Why would anyone want those type of men. I've come across them, they're easy to spot and eliminate.

    I agree that media's portrayal of women generally sucks, nothing new.
  • legendslegends Posts: 3,073Registered Users

    But some men take it seriously and expect Superwomen. And it's like the women who don't measure up to these (sometimes unrealistic) standards wind up being ignored or rejected by men. And I guess there is a lot of frustration and shame in that for some women.

    However, I thought the gist of this article is that Kourtney is sharing her post-preg fitness and diet tips?
    Once at the gym, I overheard a personal trainer talking to his client, about how his wife was due soon, and how he'd have her back to 110, "A tight 110," in 12 weeks. Can you imagine being married to that? And then have a baby, which means you're stuck with him for the foreseeable future? That kind of pressure will where most women down, no matter how good their self-esteem.
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