Ashlee Simpson’s Trainer Reveals How She Got Back to Her Pre-Baby Weight in Just Five Months

02/11/2016 at 03:00 PM ET

Ashlee Simpson slimmed down in no time!

The singer and actress, 31, quickly dropped the baby weight after the birth of her daughter Jagger Snow — around 40 lbs. — in just five months with the help of her trainer, Ramona Braganza.

“While it’s often tougher to lose the baby weight the second time around, it is possible!” Braganza tells PEOPLE.

“Seven years ago, after the birth of her son Bronx, Ashlee lost 25 lbs. in two and half months. This time around, at 30, with slightly more weight to lose, what helped her drop a consistent two pounds a week was exercising five days a week and burning 800 or more calories per workout session.”

Ashlee Simpson Body After Baby Workout
Ramona Braganza

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Braganza put Simpson on her 3-2-1 Baby Bulge Be Gone program, which starts by focusing on core work, and then slowly ramping cardio and strength training back up to look lean and toned.

Simpson also revamped her diet, eating three meals and two snacks a day of nutrient-rich superfoods, and chugging down at least a liter of water along with metabolism-boosting teas.

But what really got Simpson to the finish line, Braganza says, was the support of husband Evan Ross.

“Having a hands on daddy like Evan proved to be a big motivation,” Braganza says. “Taking turns watching his daughter as his wife worked out, prepping some post-workout snacks and performing nighttime daddy duty proved to be a big part in Ashlee’s weight loss success.”

Ross even joined in on the workout fun, with his own “Daddy weight loss mission,” Braganza says.

“It was a chance for him to step up with his workouts. We trained either before or after Ashlee’s sessions, following my 3-2-1 Training Method. He leaned out and bulked up for his shirtless scenes on Wicked City.”

— Julie Mazziotta

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goodie on

Pre baby weight….sigh.
Women need to exercise and eat well but let’s ditch this notion you have to go back to some EXACT number after having a baby. Your not “locked” into it for the rest of your life.

who cares on

i truly hate these articles. They make women crazy about being thin after baby instead of relaxing and enjoying their babies. How about an article on “how to be happy and healthy post baby”

Sue on

Cutie Pie!!! Looks like daddy.

Paula on

Yay she is so adorable

sally on

oh I’m so glad, now I can sleep at night!

Gretchen on

Sigh….let’s get over the idea that it should take 10 years to lose the weight you gained (which is often 40 lbs more than mom remotely needed to gain)! Gain a reasonable amount by choosing to eat healthy, and walk or exercise in your living room most days, and you will be surprised at how much easier delivery is, and how much more quickly the weight comes off. You will feel better, and have much more energy when you are taking care of that new baby. Maybe Ashley was happy with her weight before she had Jagger, and WANTED to weigh the same…. That is a beautiful baby!

Anonymous on

40 Ibs in 5 months? Great job!

Casey on

I see she has gotten more work done. Looks like a completely different person than her lip syncing days.

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