While many women crave sweets during pregnancy, Ali Landry was chomping down on veggies.

"I was craving fruits and vegetables," she tells OK!. "It was such a healthy pregnancy."

Ali gained a total of 35 pounds while carrying Estela, 6 months, her daughter with director-husband Alejandro Gomez Monteverde and nearly all of it is gone now thanks to a dedicated workout regimen — but it wasn’t easy.

"I thought once I had the baby I would run again. Two weeks after she was born, I got on the treadmill and I didn’t think about the nursing and the pain," she says. "It hurt! I had to find something else. I went back to my trusty videos and started doing them — very low-impact."

Now working out two days a week, down from five, the 34-year-old former Doritos girl is also following a diet, but don’t think she deprives herself of any treats.


"I love to eat. I’m from the South so I don’t really like to deprive myself of food. I will never turn down home-cooked Cajun food."

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