At 46-years-old, Jennifer Lopez looks ageless and flawless in skin tone, beauty and physique. The soon-to-be Vegas show girl has kept herself looking this way over the decades she’s been in the spotlight by following a number of crucial steps and gaining the assistance of personal trainers as well as diet coaches.
Hollywood Life shares the secrets JLo has revealed about keeping fit and fabulous.
“Her breakfast is a 90-calorie chocolate Body Lab Shake. ‘I do it with quinoa milk or water.’ She also drinks coffee. But it’s decaf, ‘I haven’t had caffeine in years. ‘By lunchtime, I’m starving.’ She mixes it up but a typical day is salmon and a veggie-packed salad. She loves broccoli, peppers and zucchini with a drizzle of vinaigrette on top. She usually has a protein with quinoa for dinner. ‘If feels like rice and beans, which I grew up with. And I like pork and chicken — especially Puerto Rican style!’ Jennifer tries to have dinner with her family as often as possible. ‘I try to eat with the kids around 6:30.'”
The triple threat star may have such flawless and ageless skin by remembering to stay out of direct sun light without the necessary sun protection. Additionally, Jen admits to resisting the temptations of caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes over the years, which may have also assisted in keeping her skin looking youthful. She speaks candidly with Us Weekly on the subject, as Hello Canada relays.
“I’m rarely in the sun, but if I am, I wear a lot of sunscreen. I’ve never been one to take a lot of sun, which is why my skin has maintained itself. And I don’t drink or smoke or have caffeine. That really wrecks your skin as you get older.”
Staying alert and well-rested is a must for anyone who wants to rise and shine, and get a job done right. Lopez has many hats to wear as she’s a mother, television host, Vegas performer and constantly working on new music. She, among many other celebs, owes her focus to a good night’s sleep. Let’s not forget that sleep is also paramount in maintaining a healthy appearance and youthfulness. It’s called “beauty sleep” for a reason. Jen shares the amount of time she needs to sleep each night in order to be productive the next day.
“I love a good nine or 10 hours, but I can never get that. So seven or eight is mandatory. [If I don’t get it] I just don’t feel right. I start feeling crazy, I get emotional and I feel tired all the time.”
Perhaps the best complement to diet is exercise when attempting to maintain physique and a healthy weight. Lopez is sure to work out regardless of location and has personal trainers that coach her along to get the results she desires. Lopez shares that an early morning workout is best for her and working out three or four times weekly helps her achieve and maintain her form and energy level.
“I don’t like doing it later; it’s harder to get there when I have my day going already. I work out three or four times a week. When I’m in New York, I work out with David Kirsch — he’s an amazing trainer. When I’m in L.A., I work with Tracy Anderson. I like the balance that they both give me. They have two totally different approaches. I like switching it up with my body.”
Jennifer Lopez can certainly be an inspiration to women as she has managed to achieve incredible success as a top entertainer, while appearing to remain ageless and continuing her career as the triple threat diva she is.
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