How did Jessica Valenti lose the baby weight?

A major news organization wants to know. Jessica Valenti, feminist activist and author, recently gave birth and wrote a book. In promoting her book, she pitched story ideas to various news outlets dealing with issues she address in Why Have Kids? One organization wasn’t really feeling her original pitch, and came back with this:

Would Jessica be interested in writing something about weight loss after having a baby? We’re doing a lot of coverage around Jessica Simpson’s efforts to lose the baby pounds, and we’d love to hear from Jessica Valenti about what it was like for her to shed the weight. She can get as personal as she’d like—our readers love personal stories. Along with the actual process of losing weight (what she ate, when she exercised, etc), it would be interesting if she could focus on setting realistic expectations for yourself as a new mom. I feel like a lot of conversation among our audience has turned to the fact that new mothers aren’t prepared for the onslaught of all the worrying that comes with having a baby, including her looks.

I nearly choked on my coffee this morning, trying not to laugh at the irony of it all. Read more here.

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