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Jennifer Hudson On Weight Loss, Indulgences And How Her Life Has Changed

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013


Since being named Weight Watchers’ celebrity spokeswoman in 2010, Jennifer Hudson has shed an impressive 80-plus pounds. So it’s no surprise that the “American Idol” alum was on hand Monday for a 50th-anniversary celebration in which Weight Watchers dedicated its New York flagship to company founder Jean Nidetch. HuffPost Celebrity caught up with the svelte singer, 31, to find out her cheat meal of choice, the challenges to staying slim and the accoutrement she’s finally excited to wear.

What’s the hardest part of keeping the weight off?
What gets hard is when I get underweight, or under my goal weight, and then I have to eat, eat, eat. But you don’t want to lose control because you stopped checking points to maintain your weight. So it actually gets harder when you have to let your guard down. And that’s part of keeping the weight off — okay, how can I get back to my target weight, and let go, and not fall off the plan? The key is not to fall off the plan, to trust the plan and continue to do it. It’s tricky.

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What’s your biggest indulgence now?
I love chocolate chip cookies. And right now, I’m a huge fan of the Snickers ice cream bars, because it’s only five points. And then I can have chocolate, ice cream and nuts, but it’s almost not cheating until I go over.

What’s the most unexpected way your life has changed since losing 80 pounds?
Becoming a role model. When people say, “I want to get my J. Hud on” or they want to go to the gym, and I’m the role model for what they want to look like. It’s like, really? How did that happen, to go from not being that person to being that person? And also, to be magnified, versus before nobody was checking to see every single detail, and now it’s like every single detail, which adds a whole lot more pressure than before. So, it’s huge placement to step into.

What’s the biggest misconception about weight loss?
That people don’t think you can actually do it naturally. Nothing annoys me more. I hear so many different types of comments. When it happens and you achieve it, people somehow try to find a way to try to discredit you for it, and it’s “Oh, they had surgery.” I think other people’s experiences of doing things like that have cut people short of believing that it is possible. You can do it — I’m an example of that. Weight Watchers works, if you work it. You have to work it. And a lot of people are so blocked and blinded by “Oh, I can’t do it.” It’s like, no. It can happen naturally.

What’s one thing you couldn’t wear before that you wear now?
You know what? Heels. I was just having a conversation about it. Normally, I would take my shoes off on the red carpet because my feet hurt so bad. And it was the weight. But now that’s all I’m wearing. It used to be flats, now it’s all heels. So, that’s a drastic change.

Do you still watch “American Idol”?
I haven’t been able to watch. I hear things, but I haven’t been able to watch this season.

What do you think of the Nicki Minaj/Mariah Carey feud?
I always thought that was for TV. I’m like, I don’t know if it’s real. But then I guess it could be, and sometimes the ladies get catty, so that’s probably what’s happening.

Your fiance, David Otunga, just made his big-screen debut in “The Call.” Did you give him any acting pointers?
Yes, actually, a lot of them. He’d call me, “Jenny, Jenny!” and I’d go, “David, calm down. It’s okay. This means this, this means that.” So we did some background coaching. From huffingtonpost.

Jessica Simpson & Jennifer Hudson Show Off Weight Loss in New Ad

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Hudson have a lot in common, specifically when it comes to balancing their careers with motherhood.

Now Simpson, 32, and Hudson, 31, have one more similarity to add to the list – they’ve both shed serious pounds thanks to Weight Watchers.

The spokeswomen for the weight loss company met when they shot their first joint advertisement – which will be available on PEOPLE.com on Wednesday – and discussed their lifelong struggles with their weight and body image.

Hudson says she figured she was “just born that way,” while Simpson added that she was “always on some new life-stopping diet.”
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Simpson – who lost over 50 lbs. on the program – recently announced her pregnancy on Twitter.

But the mother to 7-month-old Maxwell Drew, “will not be following the [weight loss] program during the pregnancy while her weight and well-being are monitored by her obstetrician,” Weight Watchers said in a statement. From people.

Jennifer Hudson is QVC’s Newest Celebrity Designer

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Losing 80 pounds and 10 sizes, Jennifer Hudson has discovered a new love for fits and fashion, creating an affordable women’s clothing line with QVC. After transitioning from a 16 to size a 6, Hudson has decided to design clothes for women who fall between that size range. Her experience with weight gain and weight loss makes her the ideal celebrity to launch such an accommodating clothing line.
“I feel like I represent every woman, I’ve been on both sides of the fence,” Hudson said.
One of Hudson’s goals for the clothing line is to design pieces that will make any woman feel comfortable no matter her physique. The superstar is expected to draw in a multicultural market as well as music and film followers. The star promises that she too would wear every item in the line.

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“It has to be true to me,” Hudson told WWD. ”I would not sign off on it if I would not wear it.”
Doug Howe, QVC’s executive vice president of merchandising, planning and sales, spoke about Hudson’s new business move, “We don’t overtly go out to target someone who is Hispanic or African American. We never look at it that way. It all starts with the person’s story and product. That dictates who buys it.”
The 14-piece collection includes a $75 sheer maxiskirt with a discreet lining, a $74.50 body-hugging knit dress and $50 leggings. Hudson deemed these prices reasonable and currently owns 300 pairs of the form fitting leggings. “I’m the legging queen,” Hudson said. ”What I love about a legging is, again, it’s a piece you can dress up or down and it’s still comfortable.”
The most expensive piece is a $170 charcoal grey coat. The coat flares out into a full skirt. “It’s cut like a dress,” Hudson said. “It’s very structured and very classic.”
The actress and singer is “looking forward” to her collection’s debut. The collection is set to debut in September of this year, a new career venture for the 30-year-old entertainer. From atlantablackstar.