Presented with absolutely no comment:
The 32-year-old singer turned fashion designer dropped 60 pounds since the birth of daughter Maxwell Drew in May, showing off her svelte look over the weekend at a Tampa, Fla., event for her clothing line.
And what, exactly, has Miss Simpson been doing to lose the pounds?
Four months after Jessica Simpson welcomed daughter, Maxwell (with fiance Eric Johnson, 33), the star says: “I’m 10 pounds away from my prebaby size!” She shares the secrets of her success on Weight Watchers with Us Weekly.
7 a.m. Simpson, 32, wakes to feed Maxwell, then eats breakfast: half a Flatout flatbread sandwich with egg whites, peppers and fat-free cheddar.
8 a.m. Simpson straps on her pedometer and hits the streets with Johnson and Maxwell. “I’m trying to do at least 14,000 steps a day,” she says. Afterward: a snack of berries, bananas, melon or grapefruit.
11 a.m. Four days a week, Simpson reports to trainer Harley Pasternak for a 45-minute session. After a cardio warm-up, it’s circuit time: seven sets (up to 30 reps each) of dumbbell triceps extensions, hamstring curls and crunches with a medicine ball throw. “Her waist is going in, and her thighs are growing smaller,” says Pasternak.
12:30 p.m. If it’s Wednesday, she weighs in at home with her mom and pals.
1 p.m. “I make lunch my biggest meal to keep me full through the day,” she says. One favorite: spinach salad with 4 ounces of chicken satay and pear.
2 p.m. Stroller walk with Maxwell, or hoof it at home on the treadmill watching 24. Her reward: a WW berry smoothie.
6:30 p.m. Bathtime and bed for Maxwell, then dinner for Mom! It’s often fish (4 ounces of halibut or tilapia) with roasted eggplant, broccoli or asparagus. And for dessert? Skinny Cow chocolate truffle bars.
10 p.m. Lights out.
Interesting to see that she’s working with Harley Pasternak, though… that dude has trained everyone from Kanye to Rihanna to Katy Perry. Like, he’s who you call when you’ve got something major to get in shape for. Hmm.
My bad. I did say “no comment.”
I’m sort of on the fence, I mean to each his own and I do really beleive that folks must find the things that will work for them, I think she’s not getting enough protein period, too many refined carbs and too much processed food. The extra low calorie count will help her lose the weight, but what will help her sustain the lifestyle? Does she want to eat like this forever? Is that even possible?By the same token, who am I to judge? I have not gotten remotely close to my goal weight, ever.
I agree. My highest weight was 285 in college. I got down to 180, had 4 children, went back up to 220 and am back down to 155.
I did weight watchers for years and it’s only in the last year that I’ve developed an understanding of nutrition! She needs a lot more protein and fat in her diet. Fat is not the enemy! It keeps the brain functioning.
Really, there should be an equal spread of fats, carbs and protein!
60 pounds in four months?
I mean, congratulations to her and everything but I guess it is possible when you have the ability to stay home the whole day, a restricted diet, a controlled environment and paying a top notch trainer.
I like to eat too much to do what she’s doing. It does sound like something someone without all of her resources would do though.
I say good for her. She is a woman who for some reason is constantly hounded about her weight, and as she said before, she is not a supermodel. She has embraced a healthy and active life and if she doesn’t lose another pound or if she gains 50, life you life Jessica. Oh and keep making those fly ass shoes of yours!
I don’t have much of a comment either; it’s simply what she does and Harley Pasternak is who she can afford; sounds like she eating healthly and working out, so good for her!
So from 8am to 3pm she works out off and on – which isn’t realistic for anyone with a job or her when she goes back to work – but I guess its like having a long vacation or maternity leave and you get to focus on your body and health
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Any woman who loses weight and looks good gets many gold stars for it. HOWEVER,
Although Weight Watchers appears to be one of those programs that works for some women (Valerie B., etc.), I always felt like I couldn’t join the program because of who I am and how my eating habits are. Once, I tried to test the program from my sister-in-law who gave me her old Weight Watcher’s food calorie count booklet…and I surpassed the points that were allotted.
What I don’t get about it is that…you are allotted a certain amount of points, of course, do to your height, weight, and activity, but then again, as Jennifer Hudson advertises, how can you just eat what you want? In small portions?
Yes, certain diets work for certain people. But others in my life who have been on Weight Watchers, well, they have not sustained their membership nor the weight that they drop.
I think it just takes sensible eating and knowing how you can naturally lose weight. However, as someone said in the previous comments, to each of ones on. I just don’t like how the media is always glorifying women’s diet plans and weight loss as if it is a fashion trend and not a healthy concern.
Well, I’m on the fence here. On one hand, she isn’t a supermodel. On the other, she IS a singer, actress, spokesperson and a BRAND…so that makes maintaining her image her job. I mean, while she does have a fashion line, I doubt she actually designs or even buys the products. I’m sure she may see and approve a few items, but really that brand is just using her name and…her image. So, while I really don’t agree with or even understand why the media attention to her weight, I get that she has an image to uphold. That image contributes to her bottom line. And if that means that a picture of her eating a burger will A) sell magazines and B) threaten her contract with WW I get why she went with Pasternak. I won’t be surprised if she hits her “goal” and then falls out of sight as a spokesperson. The extra scrutiny simply can’t be good for her sanity, or business.
When did this “unveiling” happen again? Was it over the past weekend? If so, then its not 4 months after she gave birth. May to November is actually 6 months, and losing 60 lbs in 6 months is not at all an unattainable goal. 10 lbs per month, is well… realistic.
As for her diet and regimen, (shrug) I don’t see any real problems there. I’m sure what she’s eating adds up to her recommended WW point number, she is afterall on the plan. 🙂
Getting out of her house to walk is more like simulating what she would be doing if she wasn’t at home with the baby, so I don’t know that I’d put that in the “workout” category per se.
I’m not familiar with celebrity trainers and what not, but if this guy is one of the best, then good for her for snagging him! She’s like every other famous mom (and oftentime not famous) in that she’s hired a trainer to help get her back in shape. Nothing shocking there.
I am happy for her. I hope see reaches her goal soon!
I really don’t understand a “reward” system…like the dangling carrot, or a ‘what if’…she gives herself a reward for completing the treadmill or walking her son….I just don’t like the sound of that…but if she’s likes it I love it…
I am not an expert but that seems like a lot of weight to drop off of a body in such little time. The “diet” doesn’t seem as healthy as it sounds either. It doesn’t say if she is breast feeding, but I’ve been told and seen that it helps your weight go down as well. Hm. If she is healthy and happy then…
I’m happy for her! Losing weight is difficult no matter who you are. And having access to celebrity trainers or chefs or similar resources doesn’t guarantee success. We all know you still have to do the work.
I agree with pretty much everyone on here. She really isn’t getting a well balanced diet. Eating low fat, high carb, low calorie may put her back in this position later on because she’s not learning “lifestyle” rules, she’s just learning how to “diet,” and obviously she can diet with the best of them. I hate seeing people with low-fat, reduced calorie diets because in the end they can’t maintain it and their metabolisms get so sluggish that eating just packs on the pounds later when they try to increase their intake.
In terms of how much weight she’s lost though. 60lbs might seem like a lot but if any of you have had a baby often times you just lose a lot of weight quickly after the baby, which of course includes extra amniotic fluid, placenta weight and then the extra cals that are burned just breast feeding contributes to weight loss.
But on that note… I hope she’s not breastfeeding her baby because she wouldn’t be getting enough nutrients. I am all about breastfeeding, but not when the mother is not getting the necessary fat and nutrients for the baby’s nutrition.
The one thing I do have to say is that what I don’t get is why I see almost every celebrity workout and it always includes lots and lots of weight training to lose fat, yet I still can’t convince my friends to do anything other than cardio because they don’t want to “bulk up.” They will always follow the celeb low cal diets and not handle a single set of weights.
“I am all about breastfeeding, but not when the mother is not getting the necessary fat and nutrients for the baby’s nutrition.”
What a strange way to put this. Just… strange.
I am a medical doctor who is currently breastfeeding an 8-month old. I’ve read widely around the topic, and current evidence does not support a low fat diet for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers. Fat is essential for proper growth and development and the amount and quality of fat in the diet is strongly related to the amount of fat in breast milk as well as weight gain in exclusively breast fed infants. A mother’s diet would, however, have to be extremely poor before her breast milk becomes deficient in most micronutrients, but her own nutrient reserves will be depleted.
On a personal note, I now eat more than I’ve ever eaten in my life, just to satisfy hunger, and I have no problem maintaining my pre-pregnancy weight.
“…current evidence does not support a low fat diet for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers.”
I think you might’ve missed my point.
No one’s challenging the fact that low-fat diets are never ideal, nor is anyone challenging the fact that a diet that provides optimal nutrition is what anyone and everyone should be shooting for.
The way she worded it implied “I’m all about breastfeeding, but if the mother isn’t getting adequate nutrition, she shouldn’t be breastfeeding.” No… if she isn’t getting adequate nutrition, she needs to change her diet. It was worded in a way that implied that the breastfeeding was the problem. No, the diet is the problem, breastfeeding or not.
Wow…so apparently this diet started out hellishly (my opinion) with three shakes a day and two snacks for a week, two shakes a meal and two snacks for a week and “grew” progressively into three meals and two snacks. Okay, I am off the fence. I wish her success, but that makes me sad for her. To have all those resources and still be convinced that starvation is the answer…is woefully misinformed. And after all that, her “people” were “worried” she wasn’t going to lose any weight. Were they worried she was going to develop an eating disorder? Or is that the goal?
I do weight watchers and I eat more than that
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