Work it a little! Michelle Heaton shows off her post-baby figure just nine weeks after giving birth
08:08 GMT, 15 March 2012
She has previously admitted to struggling with her changing body shape
since falling pregnant.
But nine weeks after giving birth to daughter Faith, Michelle Heaton looks to have bounced back into shape.
The former Liberty X singer has often stepped out in loose-fitting attire as she worked to achieve her pre-baby body,
Bouncing back: Michelle Heaton showed off her post-pregnancy figure in a bodycon dress at the Hunger Games premiere in London last night
But the 31-year-old made her debut at the Hunger Games premiere in London last night.
Her stomach looked trim in a cream bodycon dress which had gold zips up the side.
She paired the stylish number with nude peep-toe heels and a leopard-print clutch.
Her brunette locks were pulled back off her face in a half up, half down do.
She joined Katie Price on the red carpet, looking a lot more modest than the glamour model who opted for sheer tights.
Earlier this year, Michelle Heaton spoke about her addiction to diet pills.
She revealed she had a 'high-risk pregnancy' and that
there have been a number of complications while carrying her baby as a
result of the ongoing side effects she still suffers.
Not overdone: Michelle's hair was styled in loose curls and she wore minimal makeup
Stylish: The star paired her white outfit with a massive leopard-print clutch
She gave up
taking Ephedrine in her early 20s after landing in A&E, but she has
been left with a heart condition called arrhythmia.
'I suffer from a few things now,' she said during an interview on the
new MTV show Get Thin or Die Tryin'.
'I have an irregular heartbeat, I
an extra heart beat that makes the heart pause, I get palpitations
daily, I suffer from anxiety attacks, I get heart blocks which can cause
'Obviously I’m pregnant now and it’s causing some
problems with the pregnancy, I’m a high risk pregnancy.'
Michelle recalled: 'I was probably about
18 or 19 when I started taking diet pills. You could get them from
anywhere at that time and they had an ingredient in them which I’m sure
you’re familiar with called Ephedrine.
Celebrity friends: The star joined Mel B and Katie Price, who wore a pair of sheer tights, on the red carpet
'Nobody really knew the background of
them, and I was taking them and it was giving me a buzz. And I was
losing weight and I wasn’t eating and it was all great and brilliant.
they stopped making them but a friend of mine said they could get pure
Ephedrine. I didn’t think anything of it, I didn’t think it was
illegal, or a class B drug or anything like that.
was lying on my couch and my heart started going into an irregular
pattern, you can feel it in your chest, it just feels like it’s going to
explode so I got rushed to A&E and they were convinced it was
cocaine which is something I’ve never done.'
Heaton revealed that she couldn't believe what she thought was a harmless weight loss pill could have such devastating effects.
Ready to pop: Michelle showed off her burgeoning belly at an event in December
'I still didn’t think it was the
Ephedrine but I thought better to be safe than sorry,' she says. 'So I
Googled it and I found out people had died from it in America, that’s
why it got banned, it’s now a class B drug, it has the same effects on
your body as speed and cocaine, on your heart it’s an amphetamine.
'I got freaked out and threw them all away that day and I haven’t touched one since.'
But once Michelle began to gain weight, she admits her resolve wavered.
'I blew up, I went up two stone and then the pressure of being in the
lime light was just horrendous. I contemplated on going back on the
pills,' she admits.
Changing shape: Michelle in her Liberty X days in 2002, and showing off her very slim figure in 2009 before having a child
'But I thought do I want to be fat or do I want to die, and of course I’d rather be fat.
never been accepting of my body, whether it’s because I’ve been in the
media and the pressure, or whether I’m a girl and that’s what girls are
like, we’re never happy.'
Since meeting her personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley, Michelle has learned how to eat and exercise healthily.
she has previously admitted to struggling with her changing body shape
since falling pregnant with her first child.
an interview last year, she said: 'It is difficult to lose control of
your body. It hasn't been easy, especially when you've been in control
for so long.
have to get over that mindset of, “OK, it's not me, it's fat for the
baby and the baby needs this,” but it takes some getting used to, it's