Earlier this week, singer and fashion mogul Jessica Simpson revealed that she lost 100 lbs., but how did she do it?
After welcoming daughter Birdie, the 39-year-old enlisted the help of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak, who received a call “days after she gave birth.”
Pasternak told People magazine, “I’ve kind of helped her come back after each baby, and this is a bit different, in that she said she was tipping the scales at 240 [post-delivery]. This is sort of the aggregate of being pregnant nonstop for a decade, and so we had a little more of a challenge between this and the other ones.”
Instead of hitting the gym hardcore, Harley and Jessica put the focus on a holistic lifestyle approach. He explained, “The difference between this and the other times was that she worked out, yes, but her transformation was more about what she did on her own time. She was so motivated and positive. She was saying that her body has not belonged to her for the past decade. Not in a bad way, in a positive way — her body has been designated to create life and now it’s hers again and she’s going to make it fantastic in a really enjoyable way.”
As part of her weight-loss program, the mom of three performed five daily tasks, like getting her steps in, unplugging from technology for an hour, sleeping, eating healthy, and exercising.
Simpson’s diet plan was based on Pasternak’s Body Reset Diet. He shared, “It’s three meals and two snacks a day, and each meal has protein, fiber and fat, and snacks are 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. And if she has a birthday party one night and a date night another night, she’s going to indulge both of those nights, but that’s it. It’s about balancing in a way that doesn’t make it painful or too much of a departure from your life before that.”
For her exercise routine, Jessica would work out for 45 minutes, three days a week. He stressed, “My mantra is you get lean in life, and strong in the gym. So the majority of the weight loss actually came from everything she did outside of the gym, and then everything in the gym is about toning and tightening.”
Before bed each night, Simpson would email that she completed all five tasks. He said, “She can go to bed with a sense of fulfillment, and that’s everything. And as a by-product of doing these habits, she lost 100 lbs.”