Kristin Cavallari is one of the rare women who has emerged unscathed from an MTV reality show.
Temper tantrums, breakdowns and backstabbing long fueled the hit shows Laguna Beach and The Hills. And yet the 26-year-old mom with a perfect bikini body remains unfazed.
After a broken engagement, rekindled relationship and the birth of a beautiful baby boy, Cavallari has emerged stronger, sexier and more confident than ever. She and fiance Jay Cutler, a 29-year-old quarterback for the Chicago Bears, are planning their dream wedding. And - even more exciting - they're back on Williams-Sonoma's registry.
Cavallari dropped the baby weight in record time, and is more than ready to walk down the aisle. This week, iDesign caught up with Cutler's fiancée to find out how she shed those pounds so quickly.
Her secret? Organic eating. "No chemicals, no processed foods or anything like that," Cavallari told iDesign. "I try to eat as natural, clean and organic as possible." That means fruit, vegetables, sprouted bread, tons of fish and some chicken.
"Chicken was the one thing during my pregnancy that grossed me out, and I haven't gotten completely past it," The Hills star said. "The only chicken I really like is rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. I'll have steak once in a while. But I don't eat red meat often."
Dairy is also off-limits, Cavallari says. "If I'm going to eat dairy, it's going to be goat cheese or feta cheese. I'll drink rice milk or almond milk as opposed to regular milk."
The point is organic living, she explained. That involves frequent trips to Whole Foods, lots of trail mix and hummus and no Pringles "with nasty chemicals."
"I love Whole Foods," Cavallari said. "My biggest advice for people is to just read the ingredients. If you don't know what the stuff is just do a little research. The stuff you'll find will freak you out. I've read too many books about all of these chemicals. I just think it's so bad for you. I think that's why I shop at Whole Foods."
Exercise is key, too, Cavallari said. But The Hills star is far from obsessive. "I've done everything by myself," she said. "I haven't worked out with a trainer since having Cam. From the time Cam was 4-weeks-old, I worked out three - four times a week. I usually would walk uphill on the treadmill for 20 minutes and then do weights for 30 - 40 minutes."
Though Cavallari recently grabbed headlines for saying she won't let her son play football because it's too dangerous, Cutler's fiancée has always been focused on exercise. "My dad is really health conscious," Cavallari said. "So in high school I was definitely aware of it. But it didn't really become a lifestyle for me until a couple years ago. When I became pregnant I took it to a whole new level. I am now really conscious of what I put into my body. I've been that way since having Cam."
"I feel really good," Cavallari said gushing. "That's the most important thing. I feel the best I've ever felt in my whole life."