Mariah Carey loses 70 pounds after having twins

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2011, 16:05 PM IST

New York: Mariah Carey has revealed that she has lost 70 pounds during the past six months after having her twins, and praises Jenny Craig for that.

The 42-year-old star has been named the new Brand Ambassador of the Jenny diet plan (formerly Jenny Craig).

Carey was spotted with her stunning post-baby body in a skin-tight black mini-dress on ‘The Rosie Show’ on Tuesday, and said that since giving birth she’s actually lost a whopping 70 pounds.

“In the beginning, when I first had babies, I had so much edema … water and swelling. Most pregnant woman have that just in their feet,” the New York Daily news quoted the singer as saying.

“One day I was doing my thank-you notes and I noticed it started rising up the leg, so I had edema. … I didn’t think I would ever be the same person,” she said.

The R and B star, who had a really tough pregnancy, couldn’t exercise right away due to having a Cesarean section and credits the diet as “90 percent” of the reason for her successful slim down.

“The first week, I lost 40 pounds … of just water.

“When I started with the program, I lost at least 30 pounds of weight that needed to be lost.”

Once she was able to get more active, the popstar exercised with her dogs and worked out in the ocean.

ANI