"When I was pregnant with Future, one thing I learned quickly was, don't ever let a pregnant lady be hungry, because when I was, I was like the Tasmanian Devil," she said. "I indulged in all the good food the world has to offer. After he was born—when I couldn't exercise yet—I kept eating, and I gained 60 pounds."
As soon as the doctor permitted the 29-year-old singer to start exercising again, she kicked things into high gear, working out up to three times a day!
"I would go to Gunnar [Peterson] first for my one-hour training session, then I'd have two more cardio sessions later in the day. That, along with a really clean eating plan, was how I lost 60 pounds in four months. It was a very intense program, and I was extremely focused on it."
Ciara thanks her workout plan, along with clean eating, for helping her achieve her weight loss goals. However, she is very reasonable with her diet.
"I give myself a break. When I'm on a strict eating regimen, at some point I have to have French fries, a cheeseburger, and some pizza. And Oreos and vanilla ice cream," she revealed.
Another thing she tries to do is stay hydrated!
"I also believe that drinking tons of water and flushing out your system is crucial for training," she said. "It really helped me drop the weight. I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day."
Another thing Ciara is doing to keep active is rocking out with her NFL player boyfriend Russell Wilson at a Taylor Swift concert!
The "Bad Blood" singer had the couple on stage at the Seattle stop of her 1989 World Tour, and posted a picture on Twitter, writing, "That Seattle crowd went ABSOLUTELY INSANE when @Ciara and @DangeRussWilson walked out!! I LOVED TONIGHT."
Ciara responded, writing, "Taylor Swift, You're Truly Awesome! Russell Wilson And I Had Fun Rocking With You On Stage Tonight. Keep Shining! You Rock."