While most celebrity mothers try to lose the pregnancy weight as fast as possible, Jessica Simpson didn’t rush herself and ended up on her ideal weight by taking it step by step. After building a billion-dollar fashion empire, the 33 year old is thinking about going back to singing, and she’s got her hot body to keep all eyes on her.
Jessica Simpson gained 50 pounds for her first pregnancy, but after the second she lost over 60. Despite not revealing her ideal weight, the blonde singer and fashion entrepreneur says she’s reached it and was recently photographed looking healthy and happy while she rocked her iconic daisy dukes with a white tee.
Discover Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips, that can help with post-pregnancy weight loss, but are also fundamental options any woman can try.
Setting Reasonable Goals
Doctors and nutritionists agree that new mothers shouldn’t be in a hurry to lose weight after giving birth. While almost half of the pregnancy weight is lost naturally in the first six weeks, a good goal to set is to lose the rest by the time the baby is six weeks old. One of Jessica Simpson’s best weight loss tips is to avoid a strict deadline to lose weight.
“I’m taking it week by week so I don’t get frustrated with myself,”, Jessica said after giving birth to her son. “If I had a long-term goal, and that’s all I thought about it, I think it would set me back more. So I really, every week, try to make sure I stick with my points and get four workouts in. That’s my goal this week, and I hope that I can lose from that. If not, I’m going to keep on going and try it the next week. So far, so good," she explained, according to Daily Mail.
Staying Active Through Pregnancy
No matter how much you eat, stay active! This is great advice for expecting mothers, but also for any woman looking to lose weight. “I had to learn that with my first and second pregnancy. My first pregnancy I ate a lot more, but my second pregnancy I ate enough, like I ate what I wanted to eat but I stayed active and I think because I had gained so much weight with my first that I had to stay active throughout my second because I didn’t know what to do with myself if I didn’t,” Jessica explained to ABC News.
As a Weight Watchers spokesperson, the singer relied on their “Simple Start” program and managed to lose 8 1/2 pounds in two weeks. The key to succeeding in any weight loss program is choosing the right way to start and one of Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips is to avoid any huge sacrifices. “After almost two years of eating pretty much whatever I wanted, I didn’t want to feel like I had to totally deprive myself of all the foods I loved, not to mention an occasional glass of wine,” she admitted.
A Good Breakfast
All nutritionists agree that the first meal of the day is the most important and Jessica Simpson took this into account when starting her weight loss plan. “For breakfast I am an oatmeal girl. Lunch, I do like bread so I will have a sandwich or something. But for dinner I try to keep it super clean.”
Staying active without going to the gym is as easy as walking. It’s one of the most useful of Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips and also a secret to the slender figure of French Women. “I try and walk about four miles a day consistently. It makes me feel better,” Jessica told USA Today. Walking an hour at a brisk pace of 4 mph can actually burn 350 calories, which amounts to losing 1 pound.
"With both kids I’m running up and down my stairs a million times. Kids can keep your metabolism going," Jessica admitted. While new moms get to burn calories by carrying their children around and playing with them, every woman can make a few changes to stay active, from skipping the elevator to parking in the farthest spot from the entrance of a building to get those extra steps in.
Jessica Simpson’s weight loss tips also include working out for 45 minutes, 4 days a week. Personal trainer Harley Pasternak helped her create a balance between resistance training and cardio, both of which play an important part in losing weight. “It’s a lot of resistance training, lots of lunges and squats. There are bursts of cardio throughout the workout as well,” she told Redbook magazine.