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It has been nearly two years since Jessica Simpson famously shed 100 pounds in six months with the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, and the star is still in the best shape of her life. This month, the 41-year-old flaunted her incredibly fit figure while modeling a striped swimsuit and platform heels from her Jessica Simpson Collection line of clothing. So, what diet and fitness tips and tricks got Jessica looking and feeling her very best? Celebwell has all the details about her workout, wellness, and eating plan. Read on to see the photos that prove they work—and to get summer-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Doesn't Focus on Weight Loss

After Jessica lost a significant amount of weight post-baby number three, her trainer, Harley Pasternak, explained to People that she didn't focus on the numbers on the scale.  "I never work with scales. My work with her is more about the habits she's created and kept up. And as a byproduct of doing these habits, she lost 100 pounds." During a recent appearance on Today, she admitted she doesn't even weigh herself. "I have no idea how much I weigh," Simpson explained. "I just want to feel good and be able to zip my pants up. If I don't, I have another size. I have every size."


She Keeps Track of Her Activity

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Jessica may not focus on the numbers on the scale, but she does keep track of another measurement: Steps. When she first started working out again, her goal was 6,000 steps per day. However, eventually she built up to 14,000, per E News. "It's a social thing that she can do with her kids," Pasternak said about walking off the weight.


She Eats Healthy Foods

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According to Pasternak, Jessica followed his Body Reset Diet, which involves eating three healthy meals a day consisting of protein, fiber, and fat and two snacks of protein and fiber or protein and fat. "She'll have foods that are very flavorable that are healthier versions of things like a tortilla soup or Tex-Mex," he explained. The healthy eating plan also allows for indulgences. However, she is allowed to splurge on occasion. "It's about balancing in a way that doesn't make it painful or too much of a departure from your life before that."


She Works Out…Hard

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Jessica makes exercise a priority. When she was trying to get into shape post-baby she completed 45-minute sessions three days a week, consisting mostly of strength and weight training exercises.


She Regenerates With Sleep

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Jessica allowed her body to regenerate by giving it ample recovery time. "So many people undervalue the importance of sleep in weight loss and weight management," Pasternak explained to People about why the star made sleep a priority.

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