June 02, 2020
Jessica Simpson snapped right back after the birth of her third child in the Spring of 2019, and here is how she did it.
Jessica Simpson has lost 100 pounds since the birth of her third child, daughter Birdie Mae in March 2019, snapping back to her enviable form.
The singer and fashion mogul didn't do it alone, she had the guidance of her personal trainer Harley Pasternak, who set her an ambitious, but doable program to get back into shape.
Pasternak's sensible weightloss plan, which does not include grueling workouts, or deprivation diets is one that Jessica reveals she plans to follow for the rest of her life
Jessica Simpson at the grand opening of the Casino Club ain White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 2010 | Source: Getty Images
WELCOMING HER THIRD CHILD
In March 2019, Jessica and husband NFL star Eric Johnson welcomed their third baby. Jessica had already gone two previous pregnancies, with daughter Maxwell in 2012, and son Ace in 2013, with no notable weight gain.
This time around, Jessica revealed, she had put on 100 pounds. But unlike many recent moms, Jessica didn't immediately panic and adhere to a fad diet to lose weight quickly.
THE PERFECT PLAN
Jessica's trainer Harley Pasternak was determined to help Jessica get back into her fabulous pre-baby shape, but he decided on a reasonable, easy to adhere to -- and maintain -- long term exercise plan. He revealed:
"It had to be more than just getting back from her baby weight, but how do I keep whatever I am doing now forever."
Pasternak started Jessica out with an easy target to achieve: 6,000 steps per day. This allowed Jessica to ease into an exercise routine, which would result in slow and maintainable weight loss. Pasternak said:
"That's why we are not a big fan of doing any extreme diet or radical forms of exercise."
STEPPING INTO SHAPE
"Woke up before all 3 kiddos to get my steps in and spend time with me, myself, and I. Move move move for your own mental health."
EATING RIGHT FOR LIFE
As for her diet, Jessica eats three healthy, protein-rich meals a day, as well as two snacks. Instead of the usual weekly "cheat day," Pasternack allows her 3 "cheat meals" a week, which allows her to work in some of her naughty favorites every few days.
THE OVERLOOKED FACTOR
Pasternak revealed that one of the great overlooked factors in weight loss is adequate sleep. According to studies carried out at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, lack of sleep, and the subsequent constant tiredness and stress, encourages the body to store fat, and slow the metabolism.
Pasternak recommended that Jessica sleep at least 7 hours a night -- preferably 8. Good sleep means a rested body and faster weight loss. He said:
"So many people undervalue the importance of sleep in weight loss and weight management."
Pasternak's sensible weightloss plan, which does not include grueling workouts, or deprivation diets is one that Jessica reveals she plans to follow for the rest of her life. It's easy to see why the singer is an ardent promoter of the plan. She has lost a whopping 100 pounds and is looking as svelt and gorgeous as ever.
JESSICA SIMPSON AND FAT SHAMING
After the birth of her baby, photos of Jessica and her extra 100 pounds started circulating, accompanied by scathing remarks. But the new mom refused to allow fat shamers to drive her into extreme, dangerous, quick-loss diets. She said:
"I think any woman who is pregnant and creating a life is pretty much entitled to eat whatever she wants as long as she's healthy."
Jessica Simpson and former boyfriend John Mayer at 2007 Met Gala in New York City | Source: Getty Images
This is not the last time the celebrity stood up to body shamers. Vogue's creative director Sally Singer criticized Jessica for having large breasts -- perfectly natural ones. Singer wrote in a recent article on the history of the Met Gala:
"At dinner it was suddenly like, whoa, Jessica Simpson’s breasts are across from me at the dinner table and they are on a platter."
Jessica snapped back with a classy retort, that not only put Singer in her place but also reminded other women that they have a right to be proud of their bodies. She responded on social media:
"To read this much-anticipated article about the classiest fashion event there is and have to be shamed by another woman for having boobs in 2020 is nauseating."
And that is what makes Jessica Simpson a true icon. She is herself, unapologetically: voluptuous or thin, big boobs or small, she loves herself. And that is a lesson so many women around the world need to learn.
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