Jessica Simpson makes no apologies for her sexy “50 Shades of Grey” inspired Instagram photos, saying she’s proud to show off her hot husband Eric Johnson and her 70-pound weight loss.
“I am not shy to be in love with my husband!” Simpson told the Today Show.
On Valentine’s Day weekend, Jessica posted several steamy Instagram photos inspired by the hit S&M film, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Some people slammed the photos as over-the-top, but Simpson, who’s fitter than ever after her 70-pound weight loss, said she’s madly in love and has nothing to hide. “Marriage is unbelievable,” Jessica said of husband Eric Johnson. “I couldn’t be more in love, and he’s given me two of the best blessings I could possibly imagine.”
Those two blessings she is referring to are her two children, Maxwell, 2, and Ace, 20 months.
Simpson, 34, looks better than she did 10 years ago, when she first donned Daisy Dukes for the movie The Dukes of Hazzard.
The buxom 5-foot-3 Jessica has lost more than 70 pounds since giving birth to son Ace Knute in June 2013. Simpson lost the same amount of weight six months after giving birth to daughter Maxwell in May 2012.
Simpson, a rep for Weight Watchers, has credited a low-carb diet and rigorous daily workouts for her dramatic weight loss, Examiner reported.
Jessica’s diet typically features a mix of high-quality proteins like salmon and chicken and fresh vegetables and salads. Simpson also avoids processed foods and limits sugar.
Low-carb diets like the Atkins, Paleo and ketogenic plans promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn body fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
For exercise, the mom of two walks a minimum of four to five miles every day (or 8,000 to 10,000 steps) and does yoga.
Simpson also works out at the gym for 45 minutes, four days a week, with her trainer Harley Pasternak, author of 5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss.
Jessica confessed her pregnancy weight gain made her depressed and demoralized. “I was so insecure; I couldn’t even believe what I weighed,” she said. “I don’t think I ever expected to see the numbers that I’ve seen on the scale.” Simpson’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, said the foundation of Jessica’s workout routine is daily walking.
Pasternak, author of The Body Reset Diet, also trains Halle Berry, Lady Gaga, and Kim Kardashian.
Pasternak and Simpson typically work out at the gym four days a week, combining 10 to 20 minutes of cardio exercise, 20 to 30 minutes of resistance training, and lots of flexibility moves.
Ironically, Jessica said her weight struggles 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,” said Simpson.
“I definitely go up and down with my weight, and I’m really honest about it. If I’m 5 pounds heavier, if I’m 50 pounds heavier, or 5 pounds lighter, I just don’t think it should define who you are.”