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Jessica Simpson talks weight loss and 'mom jeans' fat-shaming: 'It's ridiculous'

Jessica Simpson's post-baby weight loss plan included the Weight Watchers diet, walking and yoga workouts.
Jessica Simpson's post-baby weight loss plan included the Weight Watchers diet, walking and yoga workouts.Weiss, Miller/Getty Images

Jessica Simpson is annoyed at the media obsession with her weight, especially the cruel fat-shaming she endured during both her pregnancies, she told Redbook Jan. 7.

At this point, Jessica has learned to tune out the weight jabs in order to maintain her sanity. “I never listen to it," said Simpson." It’s ridiculous and unfair."

Simpson, who has lost about 50 pounds just six months after giving birth to son Knute, said she made an effort to eat less and exercise regularly during her recent pregnancy, but refused to cave in to media fat taunts.

"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" said Simpson, 33. "I wasn’t going to let the media take away from what was one of the happiest times in my life.”

In 2009, Jessica was mercilessly mocked for gaining weight after sporting an unflattering pair of "mom jeans" during a concert in Florida.

Looking back, Simpson is amazed at the vicious fat taunts she endured, especially since she weighed less than she does now (when people are praising her for her weight loss).

“What’s so unbelievable is that I was probably at least 15 pounds smaller than I am right now," she said. "What’s more unbelievable is that the press could create something so crazy out of a pair of jeans. What woman wants to be brought down for that?”

Fortunately, that's all in the past, as Jessica is now preparing for her upcoming wedding to former NFL star Eric Johnson. Simpson has already picked out a form-fitting wedding dress, which she called her weight-loss motivation.

Jessica follows a portion-controlled Weight Watchers diet comprised of lean proteins, non-fat dairy, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. For exercise, she walks four to five miles a day, and works out with a trainer four days a week combining cardio exercise with strength-training.

Simpson, a paid rep for Weight Watchers, said setting small, achievable weekly goals has kept her on track with her diet and exercise plan.

Jessica, who's divorced from singer Nick Lachey, said she's certain her second marriage will go the distance. "I’ve learned that sometimes love is not enough," she said. "But I have to admit, it doesn’t hurt that Eric is one of the hottest men I’ve ever seen — and he looks amazing naked!”