The newest weight loss expert is…Jessica Simpson! She has been following the Weight Watchers program to lose weight after having a baby and is set to be their next celebrity spokesperson. In a recent story in USA Today she reveals some smart advice for anyone trying to lose weight:
1. Eating less is the key to success, but totally depriving yourself of food you enjoy is not necessary and may be counter-productive. According to the article:
Simpson is “eating less of everything,” but “I don’t believe in completely depriving yourself.”
2. It may be best to avoid certain foods that you know you will overeat. For Simpson, it is macaroni and cheese.
Since joining Weight Watchers, she hasn’t eaten macaroni and cheese. “It’s better not to have it at the moment.”
3. Satisfy cravings with small portions of favorite foods. Many people find that totally eliminating things they really like leads to massive cravings and overeating. Small portions here and there can reduce this chance.
“I’m a woman who wants her chocolate. I allot myself a fun-size (bag) M&Ms. I eat one of those, and my craving is satisfied. I don’t need the whole bag of M&Ms.”
Besides monitoring her food intake, Simpson says, she’s doing about 60 minutes of cardio exercise a day, mostly walking.
She has Weight Watchers meetings in her home with her mom, Tina, and several good friends — 14 people in all. By late August, they had collectively lost 160 pounds, she says. “It’s nice to do it together and motivate each other.”