Jacinda Barrett on Losing Baby Weight: Keep Exercising

Jacinda Barrett on Losing Baby Weight: Keep Exercising
Jacinda Barrett at the Couture Cares event
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10/24/2007 AT 07:55 PM EDT

Australian actress Jacinda Barrett, who gave birth to daughter Satine in August, admits there's no magic pill for losing stubborn baby weight.

Her solution? Exercise and more exercise.

"I had a big girl, she was 10 pounds, so that must have something to do with it," Barrett said Tuesday at the Couture Cares-Nina Ricci luncheon benefiting the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center sponsored by Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. "Most of [the weight] went out with her, but I am exercising – and I exercised the whole way through."

On top of her time at the gym, Barrett, 35, says, motherhood itself is plenty active to keep the pounds falling off.

"I've just been really looking after [the baby] and it sort of comes off the way that it comes off, because it's all related to her, to my child," Barrett said.

As for her favorite part about being a mom, she said: "It's amazing. Just seeing her every day, you know. ... She's just started smiling, and it's just the simplest thing, a smile."

Audiences first met Barrett, who is married to actor Gabriel Macht, 35, as a participant on MTV's The Real World, set in London. She's since appeared in films such as Poseidon The Human Stain and The Last Kiss with Zach Braff.

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