Debra Messing still recalls the hurtful stories about her as she tried to lose her baby weight. "It was written about in the tabloids a lot," the actress, 40, says of her post-baby body in the January 2009 issue of Shape magazine. "On one page it showed all the actresses who got skinny in six weeks or less, and on the other page was me! I was so depressed and frustrated."
The Will & Grace star, who gave birth to son Roman in 2004, first tried a physical trainer but the demanding workouts were too much. "I was exhausted! I couldn't work out three hours a day and do my job as a mother and an actress. So I took the pressure off: I cut back on seeing the trainer but started eating healthier."