Jessica Simp­son is a hot mama once again, just months af­ter giv­ing birth.

TALK ABOUT A TRANS­FOR­MA­TION! AF­TER BLOW­ING UP TO 240 POUNDS DUR­ING HER LAST PREG­NANCY, THE STAR ADOPTED A HARD-CORE DIET AND EX­ER­CISE ROU­TINE.

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Jessica Simp­son was in a panic. While preg­nant with her third child, Birdie, who was born on March 19, the singer and fash­ion de­signer had let her­self go. “Watch­ing what she ate just wasn’t a pri­or­ity,” says an in­sider. When she fi­nally stepped on a scale to­ward the end of her preg­nancy, re­al­ity hit — hard. She’d packed on 100 pounds. “Jessica freaked out,” says the source. “There were tears and tantrums over how she’d ever lose all the weight.”

Six months later, she’s singing quite a dif­fer­ent tune. In an emo­tional In­sta­gram post on Sept. 24, Jessica, 39, re­vealed she’d got­ten her body back in just six months: “100 pounds down,” she wrote, adding that at her heav­i­est, she’d “tipped the scales at 240.” In the ac­com­pa­ny­ing pho­tos, the mom of three looked sexy and slim in a black dress and heels, her newly shrunken waist cinched with a leather belt. “So proud to feel like my­self again,” read the cap­tion. “Even when it felt im­pos­si­ble, I chose to work harder.”

PLAN OF AT­TACK

Her first or­der of business was to change her diet. Dur­ing her preg­nancy, Jessica in­dulged with­out lim­its. “She knew she was go­ing to get big­ger so she made the most of it,” says the in­sider. “On top of three large meals a day, she’d snack on sug­ary treats and junk food.” Dur­ing an Oc­to­ber 2018 in­ter­view, the star her­self ad­mit­ted to some se­ri­ous crav­ings. “I just want Pop-Tarts and cin­na­mon rolls and gummy bears and sour cher­ries,” she said. Af­ter giv­ing birth, sweets were out, and pro­tein and veg­gies were in. “She im­me­di­ately started eat­ing health­fully,” says the in­sider. “She now avoids su­gar at all costs or uses a sub­sti­tute.”

It took a lit­tle longer to get her fit­ness rou­tine go­ing. “Hav­ing a C-sec­tion set her back, which was frus­trat­ing,” says the in­sider. She started off with some daily walks. Be­fore get­ting preg­nant, Jessica said, she of­ten walked three miles a day with her hus­band of five years, Eric John­son, and their kids, Maxi, 7, and Ace, 6. Once she was ready to hit the gym, she teamed up with celeb trainer Har­ley Paster­nak. “With three kids to look af­ter, she barely has a mo­ment to her­self, so hav­ing some ‘me time’ at the gym is some­thing she looks for­ward to,” ex­plains the source. “She says it helps keep her sane.”

Now she’s feel­ing more con­fi­dent than ever. “She hated be­ing fat-shamed dur­ing her preg­nancy,” says the in­sider about the fash­ion mogul, who’s set to re­lease a tell-all mem­oir in Fe­bru­ary. It’s not the first time her fig­ure has been un­der the mi­cro­scope — she was fa­mously ridiculed af­ter wear­ing un­flat­ter­ing mom jeans in 2009. But now she’s hav­ing the last laugh. “Jessica’s thrilled with the way she looks and with all the pos­i­tive com­ments she’s get­ting,” says the source. “She worked harder than ever,” adds the in­sider, “and it paid off.”

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