A healthy attitude. Emily Simpson got real about her weight-loss journey and accepting her body in her 40s.
RHOC’s Emily Simpson Reveals How She Lost Weight
“I spent, like, two years working out with a personal trainer just to try to get in really good shape and get my weight down. Middle age and the whole hip thing and not being able to work out and not move did not do me any favors at all,” the Real Housewives of Orange County star, 45, exclusively told Us Weekly on Wednesday, January 12, referring to her 2019 hip replacement. “Then, I had a little bit of surgery. I did have, like, a little lower facelift to kind of get my jawline back. I got my implants taken out. Now it’s just consistency and it’s finding the time.”
While Emily remains committed, she finds ways to treat herself. “I still work out with my trainer several times a week, and I’m gonna be 46. I just do the best I can,” she noted. “It’s about balance. I mean, I still like to drink champagne and eat cupcakes and go out to dinner, but I try to work out as much as possible to kind of … I don’t wanna be miserable. I mean, I wanna do all those things, so I just try to keep it, like, a healthy balance.”
She learned to ‘Embrace’ Her Body
The reality star has noticed a shift in her body as she gets older, but she is adapting. “I think you have to just kind of embrace where you are in life, and our bodies change,” she explained. “I can tell I’ve changed. My metabolism has changed, and it just kind of is what it is. I’m just bigger than I used to be in my 20s and 30s, and that’s OK.”
She added: “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.”
Emily — who shares daughter Annabelle, 8, and twin sons Luke and Keller, 6, with husband Shane Simpson — shared that she does not let the scale dictate anything. “I really don’t pay attention to numbers very much,” she told Us. “I do pay attention to sizes and stuff, so I wish I was, like, a size smaller, but I don’t know if that’s ever gonna happen. I just feel like my body just kind of is happy where it’s at. It just likes it where it is.”
Emily is ready for more surgery
As for whether the attorney would undergo more surgery in the future, she is open to the idea.
“I feel like I’ve done everything I need to do right now,” she divulged. “I could see myself maybe five years from now, like, doing a whole facelift or something. I don’t know. I mean, I’m not opposed to any of it. I think women should do whatever it is that they wanna do that makes them feel great about [themselves]. And so that’s why, a lot of times you’ll get comments — it’s like, ‘Blah, blah, blah, you do this, you do too much.’ And it’s like, well, who’s to say? It’s everyone’s own personal choice what they wanna do to feel confident.”
Emily unveiled her 16-pound weight loss in August 2020, sharing via Instagram at the time that she was “no longer categorized as ‘obese.’” Three months later, she showed off before-and-after pictures of her slimmed-down figure.
Emily Simpson shares the secret of her weight loss, do you want to know?
What is weight-loss surgery?
Weight-loss surgery encompasses a group of operations that help you lose weight by making changes to your digestive system. It is also known as bariatric surgery (“bariatric” means “related to treatment for heavy weight”).
Some types of weight-loss operations make your stomach smaller, limiting how much you can eat and drink at one time, so you feel full sooner. Other weight-loss operations change your small intestine—the part of your digestive system that absorbs energy and nutrients from foods and beverages.
This operation reduces the number of calories the body can absorb. Weight-loss surgery also can affect hormones or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract in ways that may reduce appetite and hunger and improve how the body metabolizes fat and makes use of insulin.
Who are good candidates for weight-loss surgery?
You may be a good candidate for weight-loss surgery if you are an adult who has obesity and you have not been able to lose your excess weight, or you keep gaining back weight you have lost using other methods such as eating plans, exercise, or medications.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of obesity used to determine who are good candidates for weight-loss surgery. BMI measures body fat based on weight in relation to height. For people with a BMI of 35 or higher, obesity can be hard to treat with diet and exercise alone, so health care professionals may recommend weight-loss surgery. For people with a BMI of 30-35 who have type 2 diabetes that is difficult to control with medications and lifestyle changes, weight-loss surgery may be considered as a treatment option.
How is the surgery performed?
Weight-loss surgery is mostly done laparoscopically, which requires only small cuts, under general anesthesia. Through these incisions, the surgeon can insert thin tools and a small scope attached to a camera that projects images onto a video monitor. Laparoscopic surgery has fewer risks than open surgery and may cause less pain and scarring. Recovery may also be faster with laparoscopic surgery.
Open surgery, which involves a single, large cut in the abdomen, may be a better option than laparoscopic surgery for certain people. You may need open surgery if you have a high level of obesity, had stomach surgery before, or have other complex medical problems.
Emily Simpson Reveals the Staple Foods She Keeps in Her Fridge
As Emily Simpson continues to document her health journey, The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member is sharing the foods she always has at home.
“I don’t count calories…that’s too much work for me,” she wrote in response to a follower who inquired about caloric deficit. “I just keep staples in my refrigerator at all times: ground turkey, spinach/lettuce, eggs, avocados, tomatoes, shredded carrots, black beans, corn tortillas, salsa [,] vegan cheese (I avoid dairy)…etc.”
Explaining that she finds “find creative ways to mix these staples together for different meals,” Emily went on to share one of her go-to recipes for turkey meatloaf. “I make it at least once a week,” she wrote. “Sometimes twice a week, and I eat the leftovers for lunch the next day.”
Last year, Emily gave BravoTV.com a tour of her refrigerator, noting in the video above that she likes “to keep a lot of fruits and vegetables,” “yogurt,” and sparkling water because, as she explained, “it kind of reminds me of champagne.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County fans have followed Emily Simpson and Shane Simpson’s marriage over the course of the last few seasons of the series. … “Shane and I are in such a good place,” she said in the exclusive Bravo Insider clip shared during the Season of Getting, above.
Last but not least is Simpson, the show’s renowned lawyer and part-time party planner, who has a reported net worth of US$800,000-US$900,000. Her net worth might be the lowest among the housewives, but Simpson is still expected to be snagging a decent US$100,000 salary per season.
In October 2020, Emily Simpson underwent breast implant removal surgery and a reverse tummy tuck by plastic surgeon Dr. Siamak Agha. Although The Real Housewives of Orange County mom has since healed from the procedure, she isn’t done with her body transformation journey just yet.
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