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Jessica Simpson Says Something Kind Of Lovely About Her Weight Loss Process

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“Nobody wants to talk about their weight. For me, I have had to come to a place where I am comfortable with myself. I’m a mom now, and get to be a role model for this beautiful little girl … I feel like everybody can do what I am doing. I’m not a supermodel. My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel. I’m just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself.”

Jessica Simpson, pop star, entrepreneur, and new mom to baby Maxwell, responds to USA Today‘s questions about losing her very famous baby weight. Now, don’t get me wrong, the article also contains the usual stats about her Weight Watchers points allotments, and I know she’s being paid ungodly sums of money to lose the weight, but still, I thought this quote was actually really thoughtful and inspiring, even. As someone whose never-had-a-baby body looks a lot like Jessica’s post-baby body, I’ve been very interested to see how the media–and more importantly, Jessica herself–handles her weight loss process. I’d love to hear more about her journey to find a healthy weight under massive pressure, but with her “new body” being unveiled on Katie “Eat A Sandwich” Couric‘s show next week, I’m afraid my hopes aren’t terribly high for a positive and honest conversation about body image and self-esteem. [USA Today]

The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960′s

This week on “Mad Men“‘s “Dark Shadows” episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty’s life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she’s turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the weight, the former model turns to a new diet plan gaining popularity with women like her, Weight Watchers. Considering Betty’s mother-in-law already tried to push diet pills on her, which contained amphetamines at the time, the group meetings are the responsible approach to weight loss for Betty Francis. Read more …

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

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First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to inform him of this stunning factoid, as his most beloved leisure time activity is to sneer at Americans licking Cheeto dust from between their fingers.

But of course, since France does have Weight Watchers, they will find a way to make it sexy. Super-sexy. Phallic-foods-enticingly-fed-into-glossed-and-lipsticked-mouths-super-sexy. 

See images from the French Weight Watchers campaign after the jump:

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Jennifer Hudson Duets With Her Larger Self In Weight Watchers Ad

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Jennifer Hudson duets on “I Believe In You & Me” with her larger self — the self that competed on “American Idol,” the self that starred in “Dreamgirls” — in a Weight Watchers commercial that I have to admit is kinda touching. (And that’s not usually something I would say about a Weight Watchers commercial.) The “new” Jennifer is much more polished; yes, she is slimmer but her movements less theatrical, her outfit is more chic and her hair is straightened. In short, she’s conforming to a more mainstream version of beauty — some might even say a white standard of beauty. I’m happy if she’s happy (and, perhaps, healthier, although we know people are created in all shapes and sizes and can be healthier at a larger body weight). I just thought the “old” Jennifer — who made it in Hollywood on her considerable talent despite being larger than the average starlet — was cute, too. [Essence] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Jessica Simpson Figured Out A Way To Make Money Off Pregnancy After All

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  • The poor thing couldn’t sell her big pregnancy news to the tabloids before we all figured it out first. But now Us Weekly claims Jessica Simpson is in talks for a $4 million Weight Watchers deal to lose her baby weight. Whew! She’ll be able to buy that diamond-encrusted toilet bowl after all. [US Weekly]
  • Ashton Kutcher bought Demi Moore a $100K 2012 Lexus LS two weeks before they split. There’s a “Dude, where’s my car?” joke in here somewhere. TMZ]
  • One of the moms from “Teen Mom 2,” Kailyn Lowry, is launching a baby clothing line modeled by her son called The Issac Eliot Collection. Hey, at least she is doing working and doing something creative! [The Stir]
  • Paging Dina Lohan: the “Jersey Shore” creator’s new show will be called “Mama Drama” and is about moms who party-hardy with their daughters. [Wetpaint]
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Not A Pretty Picture: When Celeb Diet Spokespeople Gain The Weight Back

Weight loss programs will use all kinds of tricks and techniques to entice you to buy in — from discounts and free food to real life testimonials. Lately, the weight loss market has been flooded with a glut of famous faces shilling for one company or another, promising that by sticking with the program customers can lose 20, 30 or 40 pounds.

But what happens when the celebrity spokesperson doesn’t lose, but gain? Or loses the weight, only to yo-yo back up to their pre-program weight?
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