May 19, 2008 12:00 PM

It was, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon says, the “scariest part” of her pregnancy: when she stood on the scale and realized that, at 172 lbs., she weighed more than her husband, Michael, 40, a talent agent. “He’s a man!” she says. “So that wasn’t sexy—at all.”

Still, after giving birth to twins Jax and Jaid last October, the 5’8″ actress, 41, “really wanted my body to heal.” So instead of returning to the gym, she signed up for the low-carb diet delivery service Sunfare, which had her on 1,200 calories a day. (Typical meals include yogurt with almonds and fruit for breakfast and kung pao beef for dinner.)

Five months after delivery, she had shed 30 lbs. to hit 142, and has now reached her goal of 135 lbs. with pilates and running on a treadmill for 40 minutes, three days a week. “I don’t have a six-pack,” she admits, “but if I did, it’d mean I wasn’t spending enough time with my kids. So I’m fine with it.”

NOW

7 months after twins!

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