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Shakira Reveals Stress Of Losing Post-Baby Weight For The Voice

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015
Shakira reveals stress of losing post-baby weight: 'Older generation didn't have same pressures'

Shakira has revealed the stress of losing her post-baby weight – and talked about the pressures on modern mums to always look their best.

The 36-year-old singer said it wasn't easy to shed baby weight after the January birth of baby son Milan.

"[Losing baby weight] is the only thing that's been a little stressful," Shakira said during a press day to promote The Voice in the U.S.

"I knew I had to come back here to do The Voice two months after I had delivered a baby. I didn't have my four months of maternity like every woman on earth has. I'm not trying to complain, but it's been a process full of challenges."

Shakira, who says Zumba helped her stay in shape during the pregnancy and after, added that it's tough these days for new mums.

Shakira reveals stress of losing post-baby weight: 'Older generation didn't have same pressures'

She added: "I think that our mothers and grandmothers weren't under the pressure women of today are after delivering a baby.

"My dad says there's nothing better than meat over the bones. So he likes my mom a little chubby.

"She was never under the pressure to have to get to her old weight - and she never did."

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