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Jessica Simpson Reveals 5 Weight Loss Secrets

Simpson loves Weight Watchers and walking. 

Singer, actress, and fashion maven Jessica Simpson has been open about her struggles with her weight. ​​In a 2010 interview with Oprah, Simpson talked about her struggles and how she came to love her body. "Every day, we'll find something new out about ourselves that is authentic and is unique, but I really just finally relaxed. I don't care what people have to say about my weight. I really don't, because I think I look great," she said at the time. Read on to see five ways Jessica Simpson stays in shape, which she revealed to others over the years, and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bikini Photos!


She Uses Weight Watchers aka WW

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Simpson was a longtime advocate of the Weight Watchers, or WW, program, even appearing in several of their commercials. Simpson first started using the program in 2012 after having her first child, and lost 60 pounds. "I saw the results really quickly," she told USA Today. 


She Works With A Personal Trainer

After having her third child in 2019, Simpson worked with celebrity trainer, Harley Pasternak, to shed the baby weight. Simpson revealed on Instagram that while working with Pasternak, she dropped 100 pounds, and weighed 240 pounds while she was pregnant. "6 months. 100 pounds down (Yes, I tipped the scales at 240)," Simpson captioned the photo showing off her weight loss. Pasternak told E! News that he worked with Simpson to make sustainable changes to her lifestyle. "It had to be more than just getting back from her baby weight, but how do I keep whatever I am doing now forever," he said. "That's why we are not a big fan of doing any extreme diet or radical forms of exercise." Pasternak praised Simpson's drive and commitment in the same interview. "We were kind of just getting in shape between kids and now it was sort of OK, I want to look fierce again and look great, confident and energized and I want to do it in a sustainable way," he said. "That was her main goal."



She Worked With A Dietician

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Simpson also works with nutritionist Liz Josefsburg, on her diet and meal plans. Josefsburg told about her and Simpson's process on developing her diet. "She spent well over 6 months working off weight from her first and second pregnancies. She ate regular meals throughout the day. Usually three times and a snack. The key for Jessica was moderation and learning to indulge intelligently."


She Gets At Least 10,000 Steps In A Day

Simpson makes sure to get her steps in everyday. Simpson's trainer, Harley Pasternak, told E! News that one of the changes he and Simpson made involved increasing her daily steps to 14,000 a day. Simpson's nutritionist, Liz Josefsburg, agreed. "Jessica loves to walk. She gets out almost every day to hit at least 10,000 steps. She loves it because she can do it anywhere, she can do it with her family and it helped her lose weight after every baby," she said to


She Stays Hydrated

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Simpson tries to stay hydrated throughout the day, as recommended by her nutritionist, Liz Josefsburg. Josefsburg told, "Hydration is a secret weapon for weight loss. In my book Target 100 I urge people to get in at least 100 ounces per day. Which might seem like a lot, but it is right for our bodies. Staying fully hydrated while losing weight is critical. Much of the overeating we do is mistaking thirst for hunger. If we can keep our bodies, which are made up of over 60% water, hydrated, they burn calories and metabolize food at an optimal rate!"


Anna Bechtel
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