There are no doubts that Jennifer Lopez has a great body. But there are some doubts about her new Body Lab Challenge. The singer and actress kicked off her #BeTheGirl challenge through her Body Lab website, promising to become your personal fitness trainer.
Some are questioning Lopez’s weight-loss challenge, saying it’s risky to take fitness and diet advice from celebrities. Lopez also promises her fans a chance to meet her in New York if you take on her challenge with Body Lab, a lifestyle brand she founded and says is “by women, for women.” Her Body Lab products will help you “be the girl of your dreams.” In other words, Jennifer Lopez.
Jennifer has already been promoting her #BeTheGirl Challenge heavily on television. As she wears a white sports bra, she promises women that she can help inspire and change their lifestyle.
“I’m asking the women of America to join me this Spring in the #BeTheGirl challenge so together we can work, motivate, and empower each other to be the best version of ourselves.
“When I eat, you eat. When I sweat, you sweat. When I run, you run. Let’s kick-start a healthy lifestyle together with the BodyLab line of products, free App, and online tools.”
While the #BeTheGirl app is free, the challenge itself is not. Jennifer’s Ultimate Workout Pack can be purchased for the $99. It includes the “7-Day Ultra Fast Slim Kit,” which includes three different supplements that detox and cleanse, give you a thermodynamic total burn, and provide probiotic replenishment.
Personal trainer Kat Whitfield calls Lopez’s Body Lab Challenge “fairly useless stuff for the people she’s trying to target.”
“Pretty much any time you see the word ‘detox’ or ‘cleanse,’ you can rest assure it’s not legitimate.”
However, probiotics “can be helpful when it comes to intestinal and digestion issues,” Whitfield said.
“However, this is a very complex topic that a lot of people have spent devoting their lives to researching. And to just tell someone, ‘oh, take this probiotic, it will reduce belly bloat and body waste buildup’… is borderline irresponsible.”
What about the thermodynamic total burn pill?
“Any pill that says it’s going to be increasing your metabolism or how many calories you burn during workouts, nobody needs to be taking that, especially not your average person.”
Lopez’s #BeTheGirl challenge has already been slammed by the media. Some reports are calling her weight-loss challenge “bizarre.” Refinery 29 says weight loss shouldn’t become a competition, and that detoxes and supplements shouldn’t be used to lose weight.
As for Jennifer’s diet, she swears that it’s all about balance. She also advises her fans to do the same.
“We’re all human. I don’t think you should beat yourself up if you make a mistake or if you have a potato chip. Everyone wants a cookie or a piece of cake or fried chicken every once in while. It’s not about that. It’s about consistently and always trying to be better and trying to do good.”
What are your thoughts on Jennifer Lopez’s #BeTheGirl challenge? Does it make you want to try her Body Lab products?
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