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'The Office' star Jenna Fischer: 'I lost my pregnancy weight slowly'

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Jenna Fischer has said that she lost the weight gained during her pregnancy "slowly" and "moderately".

The Office actress welcomed a baby boy named Weston Lee with husband Lee Kirk in September 2011. It was their first child.

Fischer, who has previously insisted that the pressure placed on women to lose baby weight is "unreasonable", revealed that it took her nearly a year to shed the pounds she gained before giving birth as her busy schedule did not allow time for intense work-outs or lengthy cooking sessions.

"I didn't start exercising until Weston was 6 months old and was taking regular naps," Fischer explained to People.

"When I go back to work on the show, I'm probably just going to have to take a break from any of that extra working out. I think just getting through the day will be enough."

She continued: "It's taken me every day of 10 months to lose the weight. I did it slowly and I did it moderately. It was important for me to lose it.

"I was a fit and active person before I had my son, but if there's one thing I could do for a new mum, it'd be to alleviate her of any guilt or any stress over the idea of having her body look a certain way."

Fischer added that she wants people to know that she does not have a full staff of people to complete everyday tasks for her, saying: "It's so funny because I think there's the perception that every [famous] woman has a driver and a chef and a personal trainer and a nanny.

"I don't have any of those things. Like other working mums, I'm trying to figure out how to balance it all... [I'm] fortunate to have steady work, health insurance and a pay cheque, [but] I'm just trying to figure out how to do [everything] myself."

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