I’m sure that most of the country first fell in love with Sharon Osbourne about ten years ago. The celebrity mother and talk show host made her first reality television debut on her then-show “The Osbournes” alongside her husband Ozzy and their two kids, Jack and Kelly, and she just seemed like the type of woman that you could sit down with over a cup of coffee and just talk about everything and anything without holding back. There’s a certain quality about Sharon that allows you to open up to her knowing that she’ll give you the type of honesty and loyalty that comes from the heart.
Babble recently had the opportunity to speak to the fiery Osbourne matriarch about her new Atkins campaign, living healthy, and of course, fitting in to those skinny jeans. Check out what she has to say below!
Babble: For many mothers who have given birth out there, maintaining our “ideal” weight is a struggle. We always try to be what we were before kids, but as some of us realize all too harshly, your body is just never the same after baby. How does the Atkins diet help moms maintain their weight or perhaps lose those last few pounds they want to get rid of so badly?
Sharon: It’s so easy to stay on Atkins. For instance, between meals you can have cheese, which is satisfying, or celery. I love having a salad with chicken or turkey, tomato, kale, etc. The Atkins bars and shakes are also fantastic. You can have them as a snack or in place on a normal meal. I love the shakes over crushed ice.
Babble: What are some of your “cheat” foods and how often do you indulge?
Sharon: I honestly have not had the desire to cheat and believe me when I tell you, I have been on every diet ever created. I even resorted to having a band put on my stomach 13 years ago and that didn’t even work after a while. This is the only program that I’ve ever been on where I feel satisfied and don’t have the need to cheat.
Babble: Did you have any health issues prior to starting the Atkins diet? Have you seen any changes in your overall health since starting the program?
Sharon: Well, not exactly, but I often felt sluggish and tired with no motivation, all of which I consider a health problem. I have so much more energy now. I’m actually up at 5am every morning and raring to go.
Babble: Do you supplement your diet with an exercise routine? If so, what do you do?
Sharon: Yes, I now work out five days a week. I like to do the stationary bike or cross trainer for cardio and weights for building muscle.
Babble: Is there any advice you would give to moms out there that are struggling to wear their favorite jeans?
Sharon: Please don’t get me started on the jeans. I have looked at the same pair of jeans in my wardrobe closet for the last eight years saying to myself that one day I will be able to wear them again. Thanks to Atkins that day has now come. My advice to other Mom’s is not throw out your jeans and do not buy a bigger size. If I can get into my jeans after eight years than anyone can.
Babble: Is there any advice you would give to Jessica Simpson right now?
Sharon: Jessica Simpson seems to be doing fantastic right now. She’s beautiful, she’s a mother. She doesn’t need any advice from me.
Disclaimer: Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.