How Jennifer Lopez Keeps Fit at 46 - Her Diet and Exercise Plan Revealed

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Jennifer Lopez Diet

Jennifer Lopez has an amazing body and bodacious curves. At 46, she’s overcome the midlife battle of the bulge by staying active and eating healthy.
How does she manage her eating and exercise?

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“I prefer getting my exercise over early, so, I work out in the morning,” say J-Lo. “And I like to mix it up with different routines. We do planks, pushups, boxing. A bit of everything. I use 3-pound arm weights with butt and thigh moves that incorporate the core.” To add variety, the actress and singer works out with different trainers, one in New York and one in L.A.

For the average person, the philosophy should be the same. Studies show that people who work out early in the day, vary their exercise routines, and work out with a partner or in groups have better success and keep weight off longer. The reasons? Perhaps because at day’s end, people are tired or find more excuses not to hit the gym. If you’re meeting someone you’re less likely to skip a workout. Having a trainer or workout partner helps psychologically. People who work out in groups may maintain higher motivation even if they don’t have the most competitive personality. A study by the Society of Behavioral Medicine found that people who worked out with a partner versus alone doubled their exercise time, which means major gains over time.

Don’t have enough energy?

J-Lo stresses the importance of getting enough sleep, at least 7 hours a night. Studies have shown that women with children are more likely to suffer from sleep deprivation which can hinder any diet and the best exercise regimen and surveys show that people who work out regularly claim they have more energy than their sedentary friends.

J-Lo’s Nutrition Plan?

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J-Lo’s diet consists or protein shakes, lean protein and lots of veggies which gives her plenty of energy. She does not drink alcohol, smoke or use caffeine. Avoiding sugar and processed foods keeps her blood sugar level and eliminates crashes.

Breakfast
Protein Shake

Lunch
Salad with salmon loaded with broccoli, peppers and zucchini and a splash of vinaigrette

Dinner
Lean Protein with quinoa

What’s the takeaway?
• Work out early in the day.
• Find a workout buddy
• Eat lean and green
• Avoid too much sun
• Sleep at least 7 hours a night

Resources:
1. http://breakingmuscle.com/sports-psychology/having-a-workout-partner-can-double-performance
2. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12160-012-9367-4

Image source: Wikipedia

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