Jessica Simpson's Junk Food Junkie Ways Are Bad for Her Baby

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Jessica SimpsonEver 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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ashjo85 ashjo85

I really think her pregnancy eating habits are hardly any of YOUR business.

the4m... the4mutts

She is going to regret these habits.

With my first child, I had AWFUL prenatal care. They kept telling me to gain more weight, because I startedat 102lbs. Problem was, they didn't tell me a healthy way to do it, or when to stop. I weighes 210lbs when I gave birth.

It took me 8 years to get all the way back to a nomal weight. I have 4 kids, I'm 28 years old, 5'4, and weigh 140 lbs. Its been a horrid, life altering struggle that will probably remain a struggle through my entire life.

She's going to ruin her body, complection, hair, everything, if she isn't more careful with her diet.

pezch... pezcharlotte

In all honesty, this is just not something that we should be discussing. I had a BMI of 18 at the beginning of my pregnancy. I was told to gain 35 pounds and it was okay to gain a bit more than that. I gained 40 pounds and I ate pretty healthy.  I was very lucky and the weight naturally came off for me and I was back down to around 118 about 4-5 months after she was born. The point is that it is different for everyone and the only people who should really care is the pregnant mom and her doctor (widwife whatever the case is)

nonmember avatar A

She seriously looks swollen and bloated. It looks like she should have had a baby 3 months ago, and I think "40lbs gained" is an underestimate.

She's just using pregnancy as an excuse to be fat and gross. She's always struggled with her weight, and now that she is pregnant, she's being her fat self.

Go eat a salad, some fruit, yogurt, or granola if you have the munchies. Damn!

hutch... hutchfam2007

WOW!!!! REALLY?? Maybe you just struck me on a bad day but this is an extremely rude article. What she eats is none of your business and just because she gives into some of her cravings doesnt meant "she doesnt at least try to eat something green once in a while"  Didnt know you were the perfect non-heel wearing, no junk food eating pregnant woman all of us dream of being.... leave her the f alone. Based on when she came out with the pregnancy and the way she looked then, and now I would guess she is due late march-early april.

BTW... Since when is it OK to talk about another woman's weight, pregnant or not!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

nonmember avatar Julie

Why is this not something we should be discussing? Because it's inapropriate to offer suggestions or observations when you're concerned about someone's behavior? Hopefully no one in your family develops an impulse control disorder, since these are obviously things you think we should not be discussing. I think Nicole is 100% right, being pregnant doesn't give free license to fill your body with trash. For the 9 months you're carrying that baby it ceases to be just YOUR body. You have the privilege and responsibility of sharing your flesh with a separate human being who has no say in how said body is treated. Jessica's choices today will impact her baby for the rest of his/her life. She should be able to suck it up and choke down a few veggies every day.
Did you know Jenny McCarthy did the same thing, stuffing herself with processed junk throughout her whole pregnancy? She also refused to quit smoking while trying to conceive, exposing her unborn son to 6-8 weeks of carcinogens, and refused to breastfeed him once he was born. Now she tries to blame vaccines for his develomental delays...Hah!
Look, ladies, if you're going to make selfish choices while creating a new life, fine, I can't stop you. But don't try to pretend those choices are beyond reproach, or that you aren't responsible for the consequences. Eat healthy, for your sake and Junior's!

sweet... sweet.lil.mama

I gained 70lbs with my son, lost 30 of it, I've gained 20 with this pregnancy, I'm not eating the way I did with my gestational diabetes...she's a celeb, I could lose all this weight if i could afford a chef and personal trainer...grr

Fallaya Fallaya

Mind you own business.  

I gained 45 pounds when I was pregnant with my daughter, and guess what?  I lost ALL of the baby weight plus 20 pounds on top of that.  I ate junk food sometimes, and my dd was born perfectly healthy.

memek... memekisses

Wtf is she wearing in that pic? She doesn't need a salad, she needs a stylist.

Procr... Procrastamom

Yay, fat bashing and body snark.  Way to go, Stir.

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