The famous American singer Jessica Simpson has been fighting overweight all her life. But after the birth of her third child, she was completely horrified - the arrow of the scales stopped at around 108 kilograms! Simpson decided to abandon the previous methods of losing weight, began to play sports intensively and eventually lost 45 kg in just six months. How did she do it? Tells "Championship".
Diet pills have led to mental problems
Jessica was 17 when she came to the attention of Sony Music President Tommy Mottola. The producer was ruthless: "I want to sign a contract with you, but you have to lose seven kilos."
Simpson was surprised, because she already weighed only 53 kg with a height of 160 cm, but still complied.
“I immediately went on a strict diet and started taking diet pills. That was my life for the next 20 years, ”said the singer.
Such experiments did not pass without a trace - Simpson lost weight, but was exhausted from hunger.
“As I waited for the sleeping pills to take effect, I dreamed of voices: Let's get more squats, fat woman.”
By the time the first single of my second album was released, I had lost 46 kg and everyone said how great I looked. But that did not please me. I was brutally hungry, ”admits Simpson.
As soon as she gained at least a couple of kilograms, the girl immediately began to make fun of in the tabloids. Jessica constantly seemed that everyone was looking at her with condemnation and was called a fat cow for her eyes. As a result, weight problems were superimposed on a difficult childhood, the burden of fame and constant anxiety, with all this Jessica tried to fight with the help of alcohol and pills.
Only in 2017, the girl was able to fully recover. The public closely watched the girl’s weight, but she still remained charming and won recognition as a fashionable and sexy diva. In 2010, she met her current husband, former American football player Eric Johnson. The couple now has three children - the first-born Jessica gave birth in 2012, and a year later a second child was born. Both times, the girl successfully managed to lose weight after childbirth.
The third child and -45 kg for six months
The biggest difficulties Jessica faced during and after the third pregnancy. Feeling unwell, lower back pain, bronchitis, insomnia, acid reflux and terrible edema, which she did not hesitate to show to subscribers on Instagram, and even sneered at herself.
“I want everything delicious - cakes, rolls, marmalade, cherries. Give me everything at once. I don’t limit myself as soon as I found out about pregnancy, immediately threw out my belly, spread my hips wide and began to waddle around, ”Jessica joked.
The real work began immediately after birth in March 2019, and six months later, Simpson showed stunning results.
“Six months, minus 45 kg. Yes, I weighed 108 kg. I am proud to feel myself again. Even when it seemed that it was unrealistic, I just started to plow even more. ”
Jessica was assisted by personal trainer Harley Pasternak, who has been working with the singer for many years. The main message was not just weight loss, but lifestyle changes.
“It was important not just to lose weight after childbirth, but to completely adopt new habits. The fact that she got rid of 45 kg at the same time is just a side effect.
After the first two births, I just helped her get in shape, and now everything was different. She wanted to look stunning again, to be hot, confident and energetic, ”says Pasternak.
Simpson was patient and began to develop healthy habits. Here are the four main fitness secrets of pop divas:
14 thousand steps a day
The main physical activity of Jessica was walking, namely 14 thousand steps a day. But not immediately - the singer began with 6 thousand and gradually increased the load. She tried as often as possible to go out with her children for a walk, and also got up on the treadmill when watching TV or talking on the phone.
Regular workouts in the gym
Jessica practiced three times a week for 45 minutes. “I did not ask her to do anything too difficult or painful, because I knew that this way she would not develop a good habit. We started with a light workout for the whole body, doing one approach in each exercise, and gradually increased volume and intensity, working out different muscle groups each time, ”Pasternak explains.
Diet with concessions
Jessica is well acquainted with various diets, but this time she chose a more balanced approach to nutrition. Pasternak developed a nutrition plan for her, in which lean proteins and vegetables predominate, and also found an alternative to Jessica's favorite sweets. The diet should not have been too strict - three full meals and two more snacks per day (for example, peas with parmesan or a handful of almonds). At the same time, Jessica could afford small indulgences and from time to time eat something tasty, but not too healthy. “The main thing is to find a balance so that it is not hard to give up the old lifestyle,” says the coach.
One of the easiest tasks in the process of losing weight is to get enough sleep. “Many people underestimate the importance of sleep when losing weight or controlling weight,” says Pasternak. In the evening, Jessica wrote an e-mail to the trainer, in which she talked about the results of the current day, put aside all the gadgets and rested.
“She went to bed with a sense of accomplishment. She was very motivated, maintained a positive attitude. She said that the last 10 years her body did not belong to her. Of course, in a good way, because the woman’s body was created to create a new life. And now her body belongs to her again, and she is happy to work on making it fantastic, ”Pasternak concludes the story. At 39, Simpson looks amazing and glows with happiness.