Tammy Hembrow
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December 07, 2016 05:35 AM

It’s a question Tammy Hembrow‘s 4.8 million Instagram fans are dying to have answered: How did she bounce back so quickly after the birth of her second child?

The popular Australian fitness trainer says she was able to slim back down to her muscular frame in just a few weeks because she ate cleanly and exercised throughout her pregnancy.

“What helped me bounce back is definitely how I ate and trained as I was pregnant,” Hembrow, 22, says in a video on her YouTube channel. “I ate very clean, I had a lot of veggies, a lot of protein, and I tried to only limit my treats to the weekends, so during the weekdays I was eating clean all the time.”

And she kept up her workout schedule, hitting the gym around four times a week — plus she was chasing around her first child, son Wolf, 18 months. “I still made sure I got it done,” Hembrow says.

On the days that she was tempted to skip her workout, Hembrow focused on her ideal post-baby body.

“What kept me going is how I wanted to look after the baby,” she says. “I knew I wanted to get fit again after the baby, and be in the best shape I could be, so I wanted to make it easier for myself by staying active while I was pregnant.”

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Once Hembrow gave birth to daughter Saskia in August, she kept up her diet and wore a waist binder, which helped her slim down before she could even exercise again.

“For the about a week or so, I wore a postpartum binder — they gave me one at the hospital,” she says. “I definitely didn’t just snap back to my pre-baby body once I stepped out of the hospital, you still look pregnant when you step out of the hospital.

“I wasn’t in a rush or anything, but as soon as I got home I was eating clean, I was wearing the postpartum binder, and then I started working out about six weeks after the birth.”

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