Jessica Simpson is in the best shape of her life following her 70-pound weight loss with a low-carb diet and yoga workouts. Simpson showed off her newly skinny body on Instagram Feb. 17 during a date night out with husband Eric Johnson.
“Date night with my hubby looking at pictures of our kiddos,” Simpson wrote in the caption to a photo of her children. “These two are perfect. Crazy individual people we are so proud of.”
Jessica recently raised eyebrows by posting steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey”-style Instagram photos. After struggling with weight for years, Simpson is fitter than ever, thanks to a low-carb diet and daily exercise that includes cardio, walking, circuit-training and yoga workouts, Celebrity Health reported.
Simpson does yoga at home and works out at the gym for 45 minutes, four days a week, with her longtime trainer Harley Pasternak, creator of the 5-Factor Workout DVD. Harley said Jessica’s workouts combine 10 to 20 minutes of cardio exercise, 20 to 30 minutes of resistance training and lots of flexibility moves.
Pasternak, author of the Body Reset Diet, also trains Megan Fox, Halle Berry and Lady Gaga. Newly-engaged Lady Gaga recently showed off her hot yoga body on Instagram.
Simpson: My Weight Struggles Made Me Rich
Jessica, a rep for Weight Watchers, said her low-carb diet typically features high-quality proteins such as salmon and chicken, fresh vegetables, and lots of salads. She also avoids processed foods and limits sugar.
Simpson, who gained about 70 pounds during both her pregnancies, previously confessed her dramatic weight gain made her depressed. “I was so insecure; I couldn’t even believe what I weighed,” she said. “It is a really hard thing to go through.”
Ironically, Jessica said her weight problems are part of the reason she’s so successful with her clothing line, which boasts annual sales of $1 billion. Simpson said women relate to her because she’s not naturally skinny and has weight issues, just like many of them do.
“I have been every size on the planet and I understand women,” Jessica told Forbes. “I definitely go up and down with my weight, and I’m really honest about it. If I’m five pounds heavier, if I’m 50 pounds heavier, or five pounds lighter, I just don’t think it should define who you are.”
Simpson is proud she never caved in to the extreme pressure to resort to starvation diets or anorexia to lose weight. “I was proud of myself throughout that period for not doing every crash diet and trying to get as skinny as I could, or not eating,” said Jessica.