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Mariah Carey loses 30 pounds after delivering 'dem babies'

November 9, 2011 |  3:12 pm

Mariah Carey has lost weight

Mariah Carey's sweet, sweet fantasy of an impressive post-baby body has come true: The songbird has lost 30 pounds in three months, as revealed in a midriff-baring magazine spread.

Carey, who's been getting in the mommy swing of things, said she packed on pounds while carrying Monroe and Moroccan, her twins with husband Nick Cannon. "Dem babies," as she's called them, were born in April, and then in June she got serious about taking back her body.

"I gained an enormous amount of weight," she tells Us Weekly. 

"It was a huge blessing to be able to have the babies," Carey said, "but I felt trapped in my body because I couldn't move."

And it turns out, Carey didn't go the routes of a stringent, Paltrow-like, macrobiotic diet or a medieval-inspired fitness contraption. She's the new spokesperson for Jenny (aka Jenny Craig). 

Her regimen consists of a strict 1,500-calorie-per-day intake and three workouts a week -- not including chasing after the twins. Carey says she's proud of her efforts. What say you? Tell us in comments. 


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Photo: Mariah Carey announcing her new Jenny affiliation Wednesday at a press event in New York City. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press