Jessica Simpson has succeeded in restoring her pre-baby body - and we're talking about weight loss success from her second pregnancy in two years. She shared her fitness and weight loss secrets on Dec. 16 with People magazine.
So what was the diet that took off the weight so quickly? No fads, no plastic surgery, no supplements: Weight Watchers, says Jessica.
The program helped her shed more than 50 pounds after the birth of her first baby. So as soon as her doctor approved, Jessica hopped back on the diet.
But she admits that she had a tough two years.
"Being pregnant for two years took a toll," Jessica told USA Today on Dec. 16. And even though she tried to watch her weight during her second pregnancy, she still was shocked at how much she gained.
Every time Jessica stepped on the doctor's scale, "I would say, 'Really, I could gain that much weight in one week?'" she confessed.
But she declines to confess just how much she gained during her second pregnancy.
Jessica says that it was the amount "a normal pregnant woman would gain. I did put on a good amount with Ace."
To help her stay with Weight Watchers' guidelines, Jessica has hired "somebody who comes in and helps out. I do want to make sure I stick with the right recipes, and obviously my schedule is a little jam-packed."
Jessica took advantage of Weight Watchers' new "Simple Start" program. A Weight Watchers representative explained that it makes the first two weeks easy and effective.
"With weight loss being at the top of traditional resolution lists, we know that the first couple of weeks are very important to one's motivation and success. Focusing on a big weight loss goal at the start can feel overwhelming, but we believe the powerful combination of Simple Start and our supportive approach will bring added optimism to making losing weight and getting healthy a reality," said Cheryl Callan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Weight Watchers.
The plan involves a suggested menu, a list of Power Foods and meal tips. Jessica is one of the first to experience the benefits of the plan.
Jessica also works out with personal trainer Harley Pasternak four days a week for 45 minutes.
"It's a lot of resistance training, lots of lunges and squats. There are bursts of cardio throughout the workout as well."
In addition to her personal trainer, Jessica and her fiancé Eric Johnson walk daily.
"Eric and I go on walks together," she said. "I try and walk about four miles a day consistently. It makes me feel better."
However, Jessica admits that she dislikes the public attention and media scrutiny when it comes to her weight.
"It does get old having people harping on how much you weigh or your body after pregnancy," said Jessica. "People are going to pick me apart no matter what I do. I'm always going to have critics."
But she's focused on family.
Jessica's goal: "To be the best version of myself. I want to be a great mom and a great example to my kids."
Will there be more children?
"I can't even think about being pregnant again," she said, adding, "I would never say never."