Ever since Jessica Simpson came out of the pregnancy closet, we've been hearing an awful lot about what she's been eating. And to be totally honest, it sounds kind of gross -- even to a fellow pregnant woman. Buttered Pop Tarts, peanut butter and jelly shots, Cap'n Crunch, Kraft Mac 'n' Cheese, "everything filled with sugar." Her current diet sounds like the menu at a sixth-grade slumber party -- after the parents have gone to bed -- or more accurately, a stoner's dream. I'm sure it's fun to eat, but it can't be good.
Currently, there's a rumor going around that so far Jess, who is due in the spring, has packed on 40 pounds, and her doctors are concerned with this "alarming" weight gain. Supposedly, they're warning her that she's at risk for gestational diabetes and hypertension. Not sure how accurate this "information" is, as, well, how the hell would we know what her doctors are telling her -- but dude, Jess really oughta chill out with her all-you-can-eat buffet lifestyle.
The recommended weight gain for pregnancy is between 25 to 35 pounds (personally, I've been told that it's best to keep it under 30). If Jessica has already gained 40 -- yikes. She's really teetering on the border of being super unhealthy -- especially if the weight is coming from buttered Pop Tarts.
Now, don't get it twisted, I'm so not one of those women who's all, you should only eat local, organic, vegan, gluten-free food that's been blessed by the Pope during pregnancy, but I am one of those women who thinks that turning yourself into a "human garbage disposal" (Gisele's words, not mine) is idiotic.
If you happen to gain more than 35 pounds while you're pregnant, fine, whatever. Everyone's bodies -- and pregnancies -- are different. But would it hurt Jess to at least try to eat something green once in a while? If not for her, for her growing baby? I'm not a doctor, but I'm pretty sure all the sugar and fat and processed-ness of the food Jessica is inhaling is going to her baby, as well. I mean, that is why you can't drink booze while pregnant, right?
It's cool that Jess isn't one of those obnoxious celebrities that gets all pseudo-introspective and preachy while pregnant, and she should treat herself once in a while, but I really think her eating habits and the supposed weight she's gained thus far should be reined in. It's not healthy for her; it's not healthy for her baby; and it's going to be a bitch to get off postpartum. Even if she already has a deal with Weight Watchers.
Did you eat whatever you wanted to during pregnancy?
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