04.26.131:22 PM ET

Jessica Alba: I Wore a Double Corset After Baby

Star claims she wore it day and night.

Nobody said weight loss is easy, but wearing a double corset seems a little painful. Jessica Alba, 31, recently told Net-a-Porter magazine that she wore a double corset “day and night” to lose weight after giving birth. “It was brutal, it’s not for everyone,” Alba said of the routine. “I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it.” Alba has two daughters, Honor and Haven, with husband Cash Warren. Although Alba swore by it, the corset is not without some controversy. Doctors and neurologists have warned that wearing corsets 24/7 can be harmful to your health. “It squeezes your ribs so much that you can’t take a deep breath. Corsets can squish your lungs by 30 to 60 percent, making you breathe like a scared rabbit.” That explains a lot about Scarlett O’Hara, actually.