We’ve all thought it; what is the secret to Jennifer Lopez‘s flawless skin, glossy hair and ageless body? The answer? A whole lot of hard work and a pretty strict diet.
As the A-lister attracts praise for her energetic Super Bowl show, here’s what you need to know:
HER MEALS NEVER INCLUDE PROCESSED FOOD.
On top of that, almost everything Lopez eats is organic. A typical lunch might include salmon and a salad that’s packed with veggies. Broccoli, peppers, and courgette drizzled with vinaigrette is a favourite, as is kale with crumbled queso blanco and toasted pumpkin seeds. Come dinnertime, she’ll switch up the protein — “I like pork and chicken, especially Puerto Rican style” she told Us Weekly — and enjoy it with quinoa or a baked sweet potato.
SHE SNACKS SMARTLY.
Lopez regularly tours and performs live – she had a Las Vegas residency from 2016 to 2018 – is still a working actress, and is also a judge on dance competition show World of Dance, meaning she has to snack smart, but what does she pack? “I always have healthy snacks, like fruits and vegetables, with me,” she revealed to People.
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SHE DOESN’T DENY HERSELF THE OCCASIONAL TREAT.
When Lopez does indulge, it’s not with black bean brownies trying to masquerade as the real deal. The singer’s fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, previously revealed on The View that her guilty pleasures are chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.
SHE DOESN’T STICK TO JUST ONE TYPE OF EXERCISE.
When she’s in Los Angeles, Lopez works out with Tracy Anderson, who’s famous for sculpting the bodies of Gwyneth Paltrow and chef Katie Lee. When in New York, Lopez sees David Kirsch. She loves the fact that they have two completely different approaches — and that’s a trick you can pick up even if you’re working out solo, in your living room. Kirsch is a fan of planks, push-ups and boxing, while Anderson says, “we just freestyle”. That means lots of small arm weights plus bum and thigh moves that also work her abs.
SHE NEVER TOUCHES THESE THREE VICES.
We all have our vices but Lopez doesn’t indulge in any of the usuals. “I don’t drink or smoke or have caffeine,” she told Us Weekly. On the rare occasion that she does indulge in coffee, it’s always decaf.
SHE ALWAYS WEARS SUNSCREEN.
And it’s what your mother has been telling you for years. “I’m rarely in the sun, but if I am, I wear a lot of sunscreen,” Lopez told Us Weekly. Keeping her complexion clear is also a big reason Lopez cites for skipping caffeine and alcohol: “That really wrecks your skin as you get older.”
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SHE RELIES ON PROTEIN TO BEAT CRAVINGS.
“Protein is my go-to,” she told Hello!. “It fills me up and keeps me full longer.” A lot of the time it’s how Lopez starts her day. She’ll whip up a protein shake with whey powder from her Body Lab brand, along with berries, yogurt, and honey.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.