Jennifer Hudson Is the New Face--and Body!--of Weight Watchers

04/01/2010 at 09:49 AM ET

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The secret behind Jennifer Hudson‘s amazing body after baby? Weight Watchers! In fact, the new mom revealed she’s the new spokesperson for the company today. “With Weight Watchers, I am enjoying the weight loss because I’m doing it the right way–I feel empowered with what I’ve learned, everything from portion control to what foods will help keep me satisfied,” says the 28-year-old. “It’s a lifestyle change, not a diet.” The Oscar-winning actress-singer, who has a 7-month-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., with her fiancé David Otunga, 28–also likes how the diet fits into her busy lifestyle. “I can follow the plan no matter where I am, still enjoy my favorite foods and even use the iPhone app to track my points,” she says. Hudson is no stranger to publicly discussing her weight: After being called “the big girl” as a contestant on American Idol, the singer transformed her body for her Oscar-winning turn as Effie in Dreamgirls by packing on more than 20 lbs. with a diet of “cakes and cookies and lots of fried food,” she told PEOPLE. She later lost the weight for the premiere of the film. Celebrities who have represented Weight Watchers in the past include Jenny McCarthy, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, and Lynn Redgrave.–Michelle Tan

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nnonthesa on

ooooooo wow she looks so pretty!! thats my idol!!

Maria on

Wendy sounds like a fat acceptance/anti-diet closet hater to me.

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Elaine on

I think that it is great that Jennifer did something to make herself feel better and healthier. Though, I do wonder why she says she gained weight for the role in Dreamgirls. She did look the same as before, but big deal, she has the talent. I do have to believe that it was something else in addition to Weight Watchers, it maybe a good program, but it isn’t that good in that little of time, especially when you are a bit heavy to begin with and add a pregnancy to it. How many years did it finally take Star Jones to fess up. Not saying that she had surgery, but a personal trainer and chef sure helps out! It also makes it easy when you don’t have to pay for the program either. Too bad that hollywood has depicted that actresses must look like only bones (Tori Spelling) and feel bad when they don’t. It doesn’t matter how you look. You could have lost 50 pounds, but you still have the image that you are still that large person.

J.Alexandria on

Sorry, I think Weight Watchers is nice….but it seems kinda lazy. What happened to willpower and knowing what’s right and wrong? I lost weight by cutting portion sizes and exercising. It’s very simple. I eat whatever I want, but with limitations. And I enjoy working out. I just think it’s sad that people’s eating habits are so bad that they have to rely on a “point system”. And it also seems unnatural. I wouldn’t like having to wonder for the rest of my life, “Is this bagel 7 points? Can I eat this?” So kudos for losing weight Hudson, but too bad you couldn’t lose it in a normal way.

Bailey Jenkins on

weight loss is easy to achieve if you just do some heavy workouts and a strict diet;'”

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alysha on

omg jennfer look so pretty but she always was a pretty ladie but i just love her new look and i jus want to say that i look just like her everytime somebody see me they say omg u look jus like jennfer husdon. it like i get that everyday but i love cuz u a pretty ladie so i aint mad butu do yo thang gurl keep up the good work!!!

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wow this is just unbelievable. i dropped almost 9 pounds in a week! check out

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