September 11, 2012 09:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Losing baby weight is never an easy prospect, but it’s that much worse when you’re in the public eye. Jessica Simpson knows all about the overwhelming pressure to have a perfect body right after giving birth — she had her baby just a few months ago and has been consistently hounded by the media ever since. But based on the Fashion Star mentor’s recent appearance on Katie Couric’s talk show, the hard work definitely paid off!
Jessica Simpson is looking healthy and happy following a dramatic post-baby slim down. After losing over 40 pounds since May, she showed off her new body on Katie Couric’s talk show.
In addition to showing off her post-baby body, Jessica also talked about gaining weight during pregnancy and the struggle to shed it afterwards. “I didn’t really think about it. I thought my doctors were telling me that it was just a lot of water and whenever my water broke my whole entire stomach would go down but that did not happen. All the weight did not come out with the baby.”
Reality hit shortly after Jessica gave birth. She started making headlines, mostly as a result of her weight gain. And it was a struggle to get rid of that weight. “I feel like what made me eat more is my hormones and breastfeeding. I’ve never wanted chocolate more in my life.”
Despite the cravings, Jessica has managed to make it to within 10 pounds of her goal weight. She’s accomplished all this the old fashioned way: changing her diet and adding exercise to her routine. “I’ve had to really stay focused and focus on my diet and concentrate on what I’m putting in my body.” And forget about spending hours and hours in the gym; Jessica wants to spend time with her baby! She loves to take her daughter out with a stroller and walk around the neighborhood. “My new goal is 14,000 steps a day.”
It’s wonderful to see Jessica looking so healthy! We’re glad she was able to get past the unrealistic pressures of the industry and lose weight on her own terms.
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