Jessica Simpson to Fans: "Eat Whatever Makes You Feel Good"

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Jessica Simpson's tip for dining?

"For me, it’s just eat whatever makes you feel good," she told Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. "Work out whenever you want to. Just take care of yourself. I think when we're in love, when we have love in our life, that's when we look beautiful."

At the dinner, the 29-year-old Simpson -- who is often heckled for her weight ups and downs -- chatted up plus-sized actress Gabourey Sidibe, whom she once defended after Howard Stern called the Precious star, 27, an "enormous, fat black chick." At the time, Simpson called Stern "disrespectful" and said Sidibe was "beautiful."

"I try to be a role model who stands up for women and self-esteem," Simpson explained to Us at Saturday's dinner.

The Price of Beauty star also played coy when asked about her love life. "I have some situations that I am feeling out," she told Us.