There’s probably no one in the world more concerned about her weight than new mom, Jessica Simpson.
“For me, I really want to do something that is a lifestyle,” Simpson, 31, told PEOPLE. “In the past I’ve been known to yo-yo diet.”
“Jessica has always had issues with junk food,” says a Simpson pal. So the 5-foot-3 fashion mogul has called in reinforcements: She enlisted her mom, Tina, and a few pals to do the program “to help keep herself in check,” says the insider.
In late May, the designer started Weight Watchers – for which she’s a spokesperson – and has been focused on losing weight gradually.
Do you or Jessica really know what’s realistic weight loss goal? Experts agree that over the long term, it’s best to aim for losing 1 to 2 pounds a week. To lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular exercise.
“She understands it’s a process,” a Simpson friend tells PEOPLE, adding that the star is “working very hard and she’s excited.”
As for rumors that there’s a deadline for her to lose her post-baby bulge, a rep for the weight-loss company says that’s untrue.
“Weight Watchers is in it for the long haul,” says a spokesperson. “We’re with her 100 percent as she develops a whole new relationship with food and activity.”
Other sources confirm that Jessica’s Weight Watchers contract requires a 20- to 30-pound loss by the end of August or no payday.
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