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New mom Jessica Simpson gained a significant amount of weight during her pregnancy -- and there's no mystery about how it happened. The singer and fashion maven readily admits that her eating habits weren't the best while she was carrying daughter Maxwell Drew.
"I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it," Simpson tells USA Today.
Those indulgences included giving into cravings for high-fat comfort foods like creamy macaroni and cheese. Simpson, 32, explains she didn't fully understand how difficult it would be to shed the weight after giving birth May 1 to her first child with fiancé Eric Johnson.
"I didn't realize [the weight] didn't all come off with the baby," says Simpson.
Now working as Weight Watchers' newest spokeswoman, Simpson has given up fattening foods, as well as alcohol. She has yet to reveal her current weight loss figures, but she maintains that she has lost weight every week since starting the program.
Simpson, who will debut her post-baby body next week, also regularly works out with personal trainer Harley Pasternak four or five times a week, usually walking with the aid of pedometers. "My boobs are way too big to run at this point," she says.
But regardless of what the scale says, the new mother has realistic goals. "My body is not bouncing back like a supermodel," says Simpson. "I'm just your everyday woman who is trying to feel good and be healthy for her daughter, her fiancé and herself."