In a recent episode of the Dr Oz Show (January 23rd 2015), pop and film star Jennifer Lopez spoke about how she manages to stay in shape.
Unsurprisingly she said that a healthy diet and regular exercise were important to her she also stated that she has decided to train for a triathlon in order to jump-start her weight loss efforts.
“I don’t know what possessed me. I had never done a triathlon before in my life.”
What else does she do to stay in shape?
Jennifer is a fan of rigorous workouts including a high-intensity cardio dance exercise with light strength training.
Recently she has lost 10 pounds after starting a vegan diet.
“People are used to seeing me be kind of thick-ish, but when I started eating [vegan], right away I dropped eight to 10 pounds.”
“It was a real change.”
“I felt better and people were like, ‘Your energy’s better.’”
She followed this diet for 5 weeks and not only saw incredible results but felt amazing too. However, she has now started to introduce more animal proteins back into her diet.
Finally, as her daily routine includes drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of sleep, Jennifer is able to flush out the toxins that cause weight gain, while also reducing the stress that causes food cravings to occur.
Why does she need to stay in shape?
It is important for anyone in the public-eye to look as good as possible. Jennifer has said previously that she has struggled with low self-esteem and that she felt unworthy of love so it is understandable that she felt the need to work on her appearance.
Poor body image can be debilitating but Jennifer Lopez proves that with a little hard work, incredible results can be achieved.