The Jennifer Lawrence Diet: How The A-List Star Stays Slim

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If you want to know how to drop some serious weight like Jennifer Lawrence, then you’re in luck. Two of her favorite fitness trainers are sharing some of her secrets.

The Hollywood Life is revealing some of the A-list actor’s diet and fitness tips. According to the celebrity gossip blog, Jennifer Lawrence’s body is one of the most envied bodies in Hollywood. The blonde actress revealed that she was able to slim down within 10 days without heading into a gym. Lawrence doesn’t like to sweat, but she knew she had to look fabulous in the days leading up to the 2016 Oscars after-party, in which she wore an Alexander Wang pinned-accented black crop top and high-slit skirt that showed off her lean body.

OK! Magazine spoke with Jennifer Lawrence’s trainer Dr. Joe Horrigan. He revealed that cardio is The Hunger Games star’s secret to losing weight and staying slim. He said that you should start with a 10-minute warm-up, and then work your way up to a 20-minute high-intensity workout. While it’s easier to just head into the gym, Dr. Horrigan suggests that Lawrence loves to skip the gym and does “running, cycling, and hiking” as her form of cardio. That will help you save time and money on a costly gym membership.

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J.Law may be slim, but she loves having a tight booty. Dr. Horrigan says you should add more muscle mass to burn calories by doing intense body-weight exercises like “squats, push-ups, and sit-ups.”

Another secret is that Jen loves to stay “Zen” with some stretching and deep breathing each day.

“[This] helps to relieve the body so you can sleep better [and] be more resilient and able to train and work the next day.”

Back in summer 2015, an inside source told OK! Magazine that Jennifer Lawrence stays slim thanks to her new routine that’s based on her Hunger Games diet that allows her to enjoy the wonderful things in life.

“Jen is targeting her waistline and she’s dropped a dress size in less than a month,” the alleged source said.

That person revealed that Lawrence worked hard by doing a “rigorous circuit of bodyweight squats, crunches and push-ups,” kind of like what Dr. Horrigan mentioned.

Dalton Wong is Lawrence’s former personal trainer, who worked with the star in 2010 when she needed to get in shape for her role of Mystique in X-Men: First Class. Earlier this month, Dalton revealed to People that Lawrence would train hard for 10 to 12 hours a day while filming. He would combine strength circuit training with high-intensity and low-intensity work outs.

“We would do high intensity workouts in the mornings, such as cardio, and then relaxing stuff in the evenings, like yoga. Some days I would just take her to have a massage.”

Dalton also dished on J.Law’s diet, which is not extreme as you would think. After all, the fun-loving actress revealed that she loves to eat the occasional slice of pizza. Not surprisingly, Jennifer said that she didn’t know much about diet and exercise when they first started training together. Dalton revealed why it’s so important to include vegetables in your diet.

“It’s not about starvation diets. It’s about eating protein, a lot of vegetables, colorful foods, and foods that are dense in nutrition, like greens.”

The leading lady also keeps a wide variety of healthy snacks in both her trailer and refrigerator. Some appropriate snacks include air-popped popcorn, almonds, cashews, dark chocolate, and hard boiled eggs.

“In Jennifer’s trailer, we would always have some full-fat Greek yogurt, some dark chocolate, some hummus and vegetables. It’s always food that is working for us rather than against us.”

In Dalton’s new book, The Feelgood Plan, Lawrence says that they became good friends and he’s helped her lead a new healthy lifestyle.

“I could never live on a ‘diet.’ Dalton taught me how to eat, move and live a delicious but healthy life. We remain good friends; when I’m in London I love to train in his gym, then afterwards we go out for burgers and fries with his family. It’s all about balance.”

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