Weight Loss Came Second To Bonding With New Son, Says Melissa Joan Hart

Weight Loss Came Second To Bonding With New Son, Says Melissa Joan Hart

Weight loss is never an easy thing to deal with, and for many, it can take over every aspect of their lives. That doesn’t seem to be the case for Melissa Joan Hart who says that bonding with her 17-month old son was more important than jumping on the weight loss bandwagon right away.

According to Us Weekly, Hart gave birth to her third son, Tucker, back in 2012. While she knew how important it would be to lose the 60 pounds she gained during her pregnancy, she knew when she finally did decide to start; she would have to make it a priority. According to the report, the actress told ET that bonding with her new son needed to take priority.

“For me, it was important to bond with my child, as opposed to ‘lose the weight.’ So I waited until I was ready, and I knew I had the time, and then I made it a priority that I would eat well.”

Of course the “Melissa and Joey” actor knew that losing weight was important to help her stay healthy, so once she was finally ready to shed the pounds, Hart, 37, turned to Nutrisystem to help get her on the right path.

In an earlier report by The Inquisitr, Melissa Joan Hart was announced as Nutrisystem’s newest spokeswoman for the diet plan back in April of 2013. Chief Marketing Officer Keira Krausz commented on the selection of Hart as a face for the nutrition plan saying that Nutrisystem was “thrilled to be helping and working with Melissa” and that that the actress “mirrors [Nutrisystem’s] values and will resonate with [their] customers as authentic.”

At the time of Nutrisystem’s announcement of working alongside Hart, the actress had remarked that she had already seen a 20 pound weight loss.

“I love working with Nutrisystem. The Program is really delivering results for me and I look forward to long term success, staying motivated and helping others do the same.”

According to ABC News, the “Melissa and Joey” star has revealed that she has lost a stunning 40 pounds since beginning her work with Nutrisystem. When the actress began her weight loss journey, she reportedly didn’t have a specific goal in mind. “I just wanted to put something on and be like, ‘okay, good,'”

Melissa Joan Hart seems to represent most of us when it comes to the topic of weight loss. Her motivation was to look and feel good, and she says she couldn’t have done it without the help of her huband, Mark Wilkerson. According to Us Weekly, the actress told ET, “He does it for me, that’s why I have to return the favor. He is the guy who is disciplined… His whole thing is ‘stick to it, be healthy, be fit.'”

What do you think of Melissa Joan Hart’s incredible 40 pound weight loss?

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