Jenna Fischer Shills DIY Mothering With Fiber One Product Endorsement (UPDATED)
Big props to Jenna Fischer for taking a reasonable ten months to lose her baby weight â€œslowly and moderatelyâ€ after giving birth to her son Weston. Every day new moms are inundated with stories of how other new moms walk the high couture catwalk nine days after giving birth.
â€œIâ€™m actually angered by the â€˜posing in a bikini six weeks after babyâ€™ trend,â€ The Office star, 38, tells Celebuzz. â€œWho cares if our boobs are hanging low and we have a little more junk in the trunk?â€
Who cares indeed! You just created another body, in YOUR body! You grew another humanâ€™s heart inside you and people expect you to not only fit into your skinny jeans, but to do other stuff, like remember to brush your teeth and comb the Cheezit crumbs out of your hair. And shower.
How do these celebrity moms manage to lose baby weight when, after you have a baby, 90% of your time is consumed by smelling baby head. How can you find time to hit a soul cycle class when your babyâ€™s head needs to be smelled?
â€œItâ€™s so funny because I think thereâ€™s the perception that every [famous] woman has a driver and a chef and a personal trainer and a nanny,â€ the actress, whoâ€™s mom to 10-month-old son Weston Lee, tells People magazine.
â€œI donâ€™t have any of those things. Like other working moms, Iâ€™m trying to figure out how to balance it all.â€
Adds Fischer, â€œWhen I say Iâ€™m going jogging with my son or eating certain things or whatever, thereâ€™s a tendency to be cynical and say, â€˜Of course, because someone cooked it for herâ€™ â€“ or â€˜Of course sheâ€™s on a date, because she had her nanny watch the baby.â€™ No, absolutely not. I want people to know that.â€
So not only does Jenna not have outside help, she still manages to lose weight, cook her own meals, drive her family places, and smell baby head. And look gorgeous. How does she do it all?
People magazine explains it for us: Because of her lack of outside help, Fischer, 38, has to sacrifice things like working out in order to devote time to her son. Instead, she focuses on eating healthy. Partnering up with Fiber Oneâ€™s 90 Calorie Brownie, she can â€œsatisfy my craving for sweets,â€ but still maintain a sensible diet.
A-ha! Of course she has help! In the form of a sawdusty low-calorie brownie wrapped up in another celebrity product endorsement deal. Oh Jenna, you are cute and funny and you seem really nice and I like how you speak up about the pressures new moms face postpartum in regard to appearance. But do we really need another celeb mom not only humble bragging about how she does it all, but by saying that we too can lose the baby weight by adding a fiber brownie to our lives? And yes, low-calorie treats can help a new mom lose weight, unless she is like me and ends up eating six of them at a time. Iâ€™m looking at you 100 calorie snack packs. As a new mom who has a young child of almost eight (ha!) Iâ€™m still trying to lose my baby weight. And even though I like the hands-on mommying, lose weight slowly program Jenna is shilling, I canâ€™t help but think that even though she doesnâ€™t employ chefs and trainers to help her reach her pre-baby weight, she has enough disposable income to eat organically, to indulge in new fitness equipment, and to hire a nanny in case she decides to. So bravo to DIY mothering, but donâ€™t try and tell me you donâ€™t have a nice fat support backup in case you need it.
So for other moms out there. Fiber One Brownies? Excellent homemade brownie substitute, or do you end up adding a scoop of vanilla and some hot fudge sauce to these suckers? If so, can you share your diet plan with me?
UPDATE: Jenna tells us that she was misquoted — and gives us brownie recipes!