Jessica Simpson Talks Pressure to Lose Weight on WeightWatchers
About a month after giving birth to daughter Maxwell, Jessica Simpson signed on as WeightWatchers’ newest celebrity spokesperson. With a deal worth $4 million, one can imagine the pressure she must be under to lose weight. In Touch weekly claims that Jessica is expected to drop a whopping 50 pounds.
But Jessica has set the record straight on Twitter: “Just so everyone knows…WeightWatchers hasn’t put ANY pressure on me,” she wrote. “I’m trying to be as healthy as I can be for myself and I feel great!”
That’s the one good thing about WW: it’s a lifestyle plan centered around healthy choices and portion control, unlike many extreme celeb diets or cleanses that are impossible to stick with. “I think anybody who’s gone through a pregnancy, after they have the baby, it’s like, ‘I need to do something about this,’” Jessica told People magazine back in May. “For me, I really want to do something that is a lifestyle, because in the past, I’ve been known to yo-yo diet.”
The obsession with celebrity baby weight loss is getting as bad as the obsession with celebrity baby bumps! I’m with Jenna Fischer, who told Celebuzz she’s tired of seeing new moms scrutinized. “I think it’s unnatural,” the Office star said. “There’s so much pressure on you as a new mom that the last thing you need to have hanging over your head is some expectation of what your body is supposed to look like. I actually think that the scrutiny of new mothers bodies has gotten out of control.”
She continued: “Every new mother just gets a free pass. I’m actually angered by the ‘posing in a bikini six weeks after having my baby’ [trend] … Who cares if our boobs are hanging low and we have a little more junk in the trunk? We created a human being, everybody. Let’s celebrate!”
Women are definitely under too much pressure to lose baby weight quickly. Everybody back off!