Emily Simpson's weight loss journey has made her feel sexy and confident in her own skin.
Emily Simpson is one of the cast members of the Bravo reality TV show Real Housewives of Orange County. She joined the program in season 13, and fans have since witnessed her transformation, particularly when it comes to her weight.
Her transformation became more visible after she uploaded a photo of herself on her Instagram account in November 2020. The before-and-after snap showed how the Bravo star worked hard to achieve her goal of losing weight.
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“I never wanted to show these photos publicly because I’m ashamed of where I let myself get, but here I am showing my transformation because I want to be transparent with you all,” Emily wrote in her Instagram caption.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star added that she’s proud of how far she has come and will continue to go with her weight loss journey. Emily also revealed that she lost “herself and confidence” after gaining 30 lbs. within a year while being watched by millions of people on the reality TV show.
In the before photo, the Bravo star is wearing her workout gear, a black tank-top, which is pulled up a bit, showing her stomach. But, in the after photo, Emily can be seen wearing a black fitter bodysuit, proudly flaunting her curves and weight loss transformation.
“Here I am a year and a half later feeling sexy, confident in my own skin, and like the EMILY I am meant to be!” the Real Housewives of Orange County star added in her caption.
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Emily Simpson's Weight Loss Tricks
The main keys to Emily’s successful weight loss:
- She’s living a healthy lifestyle and doing workouts with trainer Paulina Taylor Hefferan
- She followed a strict workout routine and diet plan
- She cut down fats
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Emily Simpson's weight loss journey is full of ups and downs.
In one of the Real Housewives of Orange County episodes in October 2019, Emily breaks down after stepping on the scale for the first time in about a year. She became emotional with her co-stars Tamra and Eddie Judge.
“I’ll be honest with you, I have not weighed myself in probably eight or nine months because I just, I don’t want to know,” she told the married couple. Emily added that she’s been in “denial” and has avoided knowing the truth when it comes to her weight.
In the episode, Eddie reveals to Emily that she weighs 191 lbs. The Bravo star said that’s the “most she has ever weighed.” She felt sad for herself and was very emotional during the confessional interview. She also shared why she does not want to address this particular subject.
“If I don’t know then I don’t have to address it, then I don’t have to do anything about it. I can just be like, ‘Yeah, I gained some weight, not sure how much.'”
How does Emily Simpson deal with trolls on social media?
Back in 2019, Emily openly discussed how she deals with trolls on social media, especially those criticizing her weight. Speaking to Us Weekly, the Real Housewives of Orange County star said that she felt she was defending herself and most women around the world.
“Because when people were making comments about me or saying derogatory things about me, I felt like, ‘I’m the average woman, like, most women are my size, and when you’re insulting me, you’re insulting a ton of women out there,'” she explained.
The Bravo star thought it was “cruel” to say mean comments or derogatory words since beauty comes “in all shapes and colors and sizes.” She further pointed out that the world would be “boring” if everyone looked like supermodels.
Emily Simpson's hard work in losing weight has paid off.
Emily didn’t back down in losing her weight despite the criticisms she received on social media. The Bravo star has been living a healthy lifestyle and doing workouts with her trainer Paulina Taylor Hefferan. After months of journey to weight loss transformation, hard work certainly paid off.
Being committed and dedicated to what she’s doing, the Bravo star revealed that she followed a strict workout routine and changed her diet plan to cut down fats in her body. Apart from losing pounds in her body, her facial transformation is also visible after losing weight.
Her trainer Paulina Taylor Hefferan celebrated Emily’s success, where she posted the Real Housewives of Orange County star’s before and after photo on her Instagram story. The picture highlighted the facial transformation after following rigorous workouts.
Tips from Emily Simpson on losing weight.
Emily is no doubt an inspiration to many, especially to women of her age and those who don’t feel sexy and confident. She admitted that her weight loss journey is not that easy – it is full of “gains and losses.” The Bravo star shared some tips on how to reduce pounds effectively.
After the news of her weight loss, the Bravo star did “Ask Me Anything” on her Instagram account. One of her followers asked for “diet wisdom,” she responded: “Don’t eat past 6 pm and drink lots of water. Try it for a week. You’ll see a difference!”
Her new eating plan changed, as well. The Real Housewives of Orange County star told another Instagram follower that she does not count calories. Instead, she keeps “staples” in her refrigerator all the time. These include ground turkey, avocados, eggs, black beans, and vegan cheese.
Emily Simpson finally learned to embrace her body.
The journey of Emily in losing her weight was not that easy, but she learned a lot of this along the way. Now, she finally learned to embrace and accept her body in her 40s. In an interview in January 2022, she recalled how she couldn’t properly move because of her hip, referring to her hip replacement in 2019.
The Bravo star still sticks with her workout training and diet plan, but she now managed to find a way to treat herself more. She continues working out with her trainer, but she also drinks champagne, eats cupcakes, and goes out to dinner.
“I mean, I wanna do all those things, so I just try to keep it, like, a healthy balance,” she said.
Emily also noticed the changes in her body as she got older. Yet, this is not a problem for her now, and she’s learning to embrace it. She accepted that the body changes as the person gets old, which is OK.
“I’m happy. I’m healthy. My kids are healthy. My relationship with my husband is good. I wish my butt were a little smaller, but what am I gonna do? I can’t have it all,” she added.