According to How Jessica got thin for her new man (Ok! magazine), Jessica Simpson piled on the pounds after her split from Nick Lachey in November 2005.
She’s now said enough is enough and is getting back in shape after finding new love with singer John Mayer.
Danielle Krupp, a nutritionist at the Reebok Sports Club/NY, said Jessica’s weight gain after the breakup with Nick was to be expected.
“When you’re sad, you tend to seek foods you had as a kid, like mom’s macaroni and cheese, which makes you feel safe,” she says. “There is a reason why in the movies you see girls eating a pint of ice cream after being dumped!”
Relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle says that the excitement of new romance is making Jess eager to slim down. “Finding new love makes you want to look the best that you possibly can: new love, new look, new life.”
Jessica Simpson’s Diet
-Mashed bananas with peanut butter: “It doesn’t look pretty, but it’s a healthy protein snack,” says Jess. Salsa and low-fat chips are also a good snack idea.
-Eat small meals packed with veggies every three to four hours.
-Drink lots of water.
-Eat lots of fruit – watermelon is one of Jess’ faves.
-If she’s ever in a pinch, Jess will go on a three-day juice fast.
A typical day of meals for Jessica Simpson
Breakfast: Egg whites with whole-wheat toast or a Zone-Perfect Bar.
Lunch: Salad with grilled chicken or fish, and crackers.
Dinner: Grilled salmon with vegetables.
Snack: A ZonePer-fect Bar if she hasn’t had one for breakfast, or a grapefruit with sugar substitute Splenda.
Jessica Simpson’s Workout Plan
-Three days a week of cardio and circuit training.
-“I work with small weights – 5 to 10 pounds – but only to get toned,” says Jessica. “I don’t want to be beefy, I want to look feminine.”
-Lots of lunges and squats to target the rear end.
-“I do a lot of Pilates and stretching,” she says.
“I love my body, but I’m modest – believe it or not,” says Simpson.
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