Jennifer Lawrence and her trainer Dalton Wong are setting 2016 health trends for the rest of us with smart carbs, fresh, natural foods and a healthy mix of diet and exercise.
The Hunger Games star’s stunning good looks, strong athletic build, and realistic approach to diet and exercise has inspired a generation of young women to develop a positive body attitude of their own.
The 25-year-old star of Joy works out hard to look good on screen, but will also chow down on an order of French fries. Jennifer told the Daily Mail her trainer taught her to balance life, exercise, and diet.
“Dalton is different to other trainers because he understands what my body needs to look its best, how to exercise, when to allow time to unwind, how to enjoy food. I could never live on a ‘diet’ and instead Dalton has taught me how to eat, move and live a delicious but healthy life.”
Lawrence promotes healthy living over strict fad diets and has said the real measure of an actress is her talent, not her weight. The Hollywood star has been fighting what she calls the industry’s obsession with women’s physical appearance.
Wong, who worked with Lawrence as she prepared for her role in the Hunger Games, told the Daily Mail that Jennifer’s positive body image was a terrific role model for his young daughter.
“Eating disorders are my number one fear for my daughter. So I explain that Auntie Jennifer works really hard but she eats really well and she loves to exercise.”
Jennifer famously criticized Hollywood’s obsession with weight in an open letter to the industry when she slammed the movie business’s ongoing sexism. She recently told PopSugar she would never starve herself for a role.
“I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”
Lawrence’s attitude toward health and fitness are remarkable in an industry full of fad diets and starving actresses. She focuses on calories instead of specific foods, and while she tries to eat right, she doesn’t starve herself to get thin, preferring instead to eat a range of fresh fruit and vegetables.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 30, 2015
Other Hollywood actresses are jumping on the realistically livable health bandwagon along with Lawrence, including Lena Dunham, the star of HBO’s Girls, who told the Financial Review exercise was the new Prozac.
“To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression, I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did. It ain’t about the ass, it’s about the brain.”
Exciting 2016 health trends include soup cleanses as a replacement for juices, an increase in part-time veganism and growing awareness of healthy bacteria. Rice, oats and bread are back in as good carbs that provide nutrients instead of filling our bodies with fat.
As for Jennifer Lawrence, the Hollywood starlet plans to take a much-needed vacation in Ireland with Hunger Games co-star Natalie Dormer before tackling her next project behind the camera as a director. The pair says they plan to do the tourist thing and wear green hats and drink Guinness in a pub.
— The Times of London (@thetimes) December 30, 2015
Lawrence will also appear on a pre-recorded segment of Graham Norton’s NYE Special where she’ll trade puking stories with Eddie Redmayne and admit New Year’s Eve often finds her “drunk and disappointed.”
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