Ashlee Simpson moved out from under her sister’s shadow (singer/actress Jessica Simpson) with musical hits like “Autobiography” and “Boyfriend.” She was also cast as chorus girl Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” but Ashlee actually started out dancing ballet.
Like many other girls who have dabbled in ballet (i.e. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis), Ashlee Simpson endured a self-imposed starvation diet during this time. She began dancing when she was 11 years old. At one point, she weighed only 70 lbs. and stood 5’2″ tall. Years later, Ashlee admitted that she’d had a problem with anorexia. Fortunately, these days, Ashlee Simpson seems to have a more positive body image and a much healthier relationship with food. In an interview with “People” magazine, Simpson stated “I hate it when girls lose their curves.”*
Although she occasionally eats fast food and barbecue, Ashlee Simpson generally follows a healthy, balanced diet these days. A typical breakfast is granola and yogurt. If you try granola instead of oatmeal for breakfast, make sure you check the nutrition label. Some granolas have a high sugar content, as do some brands of yogurt.
Lunch is often a salad with lots of green veggies for Ashlee. She also enjoys pasta topped with green olives. Other typical lunches feature turkey and veggie wraps. When she’s craving an afternoon snack, Ashlee Simpson usually reaches for chocolate. We’d recommend eating a square or two of dark chocolate, for antioxidants. A sugar-free, fat-free pudding can also satisfy chocolate cravings.
Ashlee Simpson often enjoys Mexican pizza for dinner, but she covers it in vegetables. We’d recommend making it at home instead of getting takeout to cut down on the fat content. Use a whole wheat crust, some low-sugar pasta sauce, and nonfat cheese. And top the pie with plenty of veggies instead of pepperoni. It looks like Ashlee Simpson could use a little more protein in her diet, so we’d also recommend adding some chicken or marinated tofu to the pizza.
Ashlee Simpson does plenty of exercise to burn off all those calories. She works with the same physical trainer who helped her sister, Jessica, get in shape for “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Ashlee Simpson’s fitness routine often includes a treadmill workout. She also works out on the elliptical machine, jogs up and down stairs, does lunges, and works out with light dumbbells to help tone her arms.
Ashlee Simpson Sample Daily Diet Plan
- Breakfast: Granola & yogurt
- Lunch: Salad & pasta
- Snack: Chocolate
- Dinner: Mexican pizza with veggies