Jennifer Hudson's baby doesn't recognize her

Jan 5, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. ET

Jennifer Hudson has lost so much weight that her own baby doesn't recognize her in old photos! See what else she had to say to Good Housekeeping.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson has lost so much weight that her own baby doesn't recognize her! The Weight Watchers spokesperson told Good Housekeeping that when her son sees photos of her from before he was born -- and before she lost major poundage -- he has no idea he is looking at his mama.

"What's funny is that he's never known me overweight," Hudson said. "If he sees a clip of the old Jennifer from Dreamgirls, he doesn't know who it is."

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He has never known her overweight because he was her inspiration for dropping the pounds in the first place.

"Everything changed the day my son, David Jr., was born," Hudson said. "Motherhood brought tremendous responsibilities -- but none greater than the obligation I felt to get healthy and be there for my son. David deserved to have a mama who could run after him without getting winded or getting tired, to have a role model who could teach him to make healthy food choices. I needed him to grow up with a mama who always would be there for him by caring enough about herself to take control of her health and her eating."

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Hudson also said she is not a fan of shows, like The Biggest Loser, that she claims abuse contestants into losing weight in an unsustainable way.

"Look at what you're doing to these people," she said. "People are throwing up, falling down, about to die. How is that supposed to help them? Forget it. [When I see that,] I'd rather be at home, overweight. I'm not knocking trainers, but that's not what an everyday person wants to do."

Hudson is definitely a huge (or skinny, we should say) fan of Weight Watchers -- she has lost over 80 pounds and kept it off for over a year -- and she has even recruited her extended family into the program.

"Over 75 of them are doing Weight Watchers, and they've lost over 2,000 pounds altogether," she explained. "My cousin beat me -- she's lost 112 pounds!"

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