Celebrity mom cover stories: Jenny McCarthy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alison Sweeney

Jan 3, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Some of our favorite celebrity moms were sharing their top diet and exercise tips as they graced the covers of magazines in December and January. Check out Jenny McCarthy (and her amazing abs!), Gwyneth Paltrow, Alison Sweeney, Kyra Sedgwick and Cindy Crawford in our magazine round-up.

Jenny McCarthy Shape January 2013 cover

Jenny McCarthy

Actress and single mom Jenny McCarthy looked fabulous as she showed off her amazing abs on the January-February issue of Shape magazine. The 40-year-old former Playmate of the Year (and our January Girl Crush!) shared her tips for getting her ageless body.

On her five-day-a-week workout:

"Lunges, sit ups and pushups — because I'm kind of working my whole body. Planking is still an awesome exercise for the core and your arms."

On her milk-free and gluten-free diet:

"That’s the best health change I’ve ever made. I lost a few pounds and have much more energy. My new favorite thing is my soup diet. I make a ton of nutritious ones, like butternut squash and vegetable. When I want to drop five pounds quickly, I eat them for every meal for about 10 days."

On her relationship status:

"I’ve gone on some dates, but I’m really taking a time-out for me at the moment. One thing I realized in my past relationships is that I’m the best damn girlfriend ever. I put so much energy into my boyfriends and their needs. If I gave myself that same kind of attention, who knows where I’d be at my life at this point? So for now, I’m putting everything I’ve got into my talk show and being a great mom."

Next up: Gwyneth Paltrow reveals slim-down tips to Redbook magazine

Photo credit: Shape

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