Just last month, in the privacy of her own back yard, new mom Jessica Simpson was celebrating her 32nd birthday with family and friends.
Guests dined on gnocchi with brown butter and papardelle with yellow tomato sauce for the pasta starters. The entrées included short ribs and pan-seared snapper. For dessert, there were mini s’mores, ginger snap crumble, banana brown betties, and pudding pies. So was Jessica, who signed a reported $4 million deal with Weight Watchers to lose her baby weight within a year, ignoring her diet?
“Jessica has been sticking to her program like a pro,” an insider tells OK!. “She’s doing the Weight Watchers points program and she’s got a notebook that she uses to write down everything she eats.”
Her birthday menu perfectly illustrates why Jessica loves and is able to do so well on her new program: “She loves this diet because there aren’t any foods that are off limits,” the insider explains. “For healthy, long-term weight loss, she’s been told to use most of her points on lean protein and fruits and veggies, but if she craves a treat she can have it. Indulging once a week is actually encouraged, which Jess loves.”
In fact, since the new mom started her regime she’s already lost 17 pounds! “She’s so happy that it’s paying off because at her last weigh-in, she was down to 153 pounds!”
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