You may have heard — Jennifer Aniston finally gave in and joined Instagram! Yay, Jen! :)
I’m a HUUUGE Friends fan and I think Jennifer looks absolutely stunning! I always wanted to know what’s her fitness routine like so I thought this might be the perfect time to share it with you!
Of course, Jennifer has great genetics, but she’s also put a lot of work into keeping her body its best.
Here’s what she does:
JENNIFER ANISTON’S DIET
Jennifer is careful to give her body whole, nutritious foods. Her meals are filling, and she doesn’t skip eating healthy carbs, protein, or fat. She also makes sure to be eating micronutrients from vegetables and fruit!
Her big focus is making sure she is drinking plenty of water and avoiding processed sugar and starches. She lets herself indulge occasionally, but she likes the way she looks and feels when she sticks to making healthy choices.
Here’s what she eats throughout the day:
Jennifer drinks lemon water every morning as soon as she wakes up. Lemons can be a great way to boost your metabolism and they’re high in antioxidants and Vitamin C. You can even add cayenne and ginger to the mix to help your digestion too!
For breakfast food, Jennifer tends to switch it up! Here are some of the breakfasts she enjoys:
- Avocado and eggs. This is great if your body is needing a healthy boost of protein and fat.
- A shake. Jennifer’s go-to breakfast shake includes protein powder, bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of greens, maca powder, and cacao.
- Puffed millet cereal with bananas. Puffed millet is a good choice if you’re craving a breakfast cereal as it isn’t too full of sugar like many other breakfast grains. Plus, it is gluten-free!
- Oatmeal. She likes to mix hers with a whipped egg white at the end. The egg gives her extra protein and also helps make it a texture she enjoys.
Jennifer makes sure her lunch includes vegetables and protein! She likes to make chicken salad or eat chicken burgers with a lettuce bun.
To make Jennifer’s favourite salad, combine these ingredients: cucumbers, parsley, mint, red onion, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, and pistachios.
She also enjoys a “Jennifer Cobb salad.” This salad is similar to a regular cobb salad, but it includes and turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
Typically, Jennifer sticks to more vegetables and lean protein for dinner. However, she has a beautiful kitchen (with a built-in pizza oven and her own glass-enclosed wine room!), and she loves to get creative with her cooking.
One of her favourite dinners is a vegetable lasagna with zucchini, eggplant, and different cheeses. She also likes to cook pizzas.
Jennifer doesn’t shy away from pasta either. If she’s feeling decadent, she’ll make a lean carbonara. She makes it with eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, and a little sautéed red onion and garlic, and she doesn’t include any cream or butter.
For snacks, Jennifer likes to combine carbs with protein. For example, she loves an apple with almond butter or some nuts. Sometimes she’ll enjoy a cup of soup in the middle of the day too.
Her fridge is always full of vegetables and hard-boiled eggs to bunch on if she gets hungry. She also keeps frozen grapes in her freezer. To her, they feel like a sweet treat that she’d get at a spa.
SAYING NO TO DIETS
Jennifer’s been known to engage in a few fad diets, including the grapefruit diet and Nutri-System.
Now, however, she says that she’s done with diets. Jennifer has employed chefs over the years that have taught her to treat her body well. She wants to eat food that helps her body feel good.
Jennifer doesn’t feel the need to diet for red carpets or movies anymore. However, if she’s feeling more bloated than normal, she might cut back her sodium or bread intake. But she doesn’t remove food groups or eliminate calories.
JENNIFER ANISTON’S FITNESS ROUTINE
SHE MIXES IT UP
Jennifer says her secret is making sure her fitness routine has variety. She likes to get in different types of exercises, and she isn’t opposed to working out in her living room. Sometimes, she’ll follow a Body by Simone DVD at home!
SHE’S COMMITTED TO EXERCISE
Jennifer works out with celebrity trainer Leyon Azubuike, co-owner of Gloveworx.
Leyon has Jennifer on a schedule called “periodization,” which basically means they go through different exercises and exercise intensities based on her training cycle.
The cycle gives Jennifer some flexibility. If she’s shooting a movie or needs to be on the red carpet, they can adjust the exercise based on her event.
Typically though, Jennifer works out anywhere from three days a week for 45 minutes to seven days a week for an hour.
If Jennifer has a 3 AM shoot, she gets up before the shoot to work out with her trainer. She’s committed, and pushes her body hard to get fantastic results!
YOGA HAS BEEN HER CONSTANT
Throughout her career, Jennifer has loved yoga. She says her toned body comes from work on the mat! She does yoga regularly, and she always combines it with some kind of cardio exercise with it.
One of her favourite yoga classes is called The Class by Taryn Toomey. It’s 75 minutes long, and it’s known as a very challenging workout. In the class, you do one move for an entire song. Some exercises are tough to maintain for 4-5 minutes straight!
Jennifer also enjoys a spin-yoga class. In it, she spins for 30 minutes and then does 40 minutes of yoga. Sometimes, she’ll follow the class with even more time at the gym on her own!
FOCUSING ON CORE STRENGTH
Jennifer loves working her core, and boxing is one of her favorite ways to do this.
But she also does a plank flow to challenge her core muscles. Here’s what she does:
- standard plank
- side plank
- other side
- plank with shoulder taps
Jennifer can do a three-minute plank, so she needs hard workouts to challenge and shock her body!
HER CARDIO ROUTINE
If she isn’t working out with her trainer, Jennifer still makes sure to work out by herself.
One of her favourite ways to get cardio in is by doing a cardio trifecta. She does this by doing 15 minutes on a bike, 15 on the treadmill running, and then 15 on the elliptical.
This routine helps her shake up and doesn’t let her get bored.
EXERCISE HELPS HER FEEL CONFIDENT
Jennifer says that she feels her best at the end of a tough workout. She loves how strong she feels, and she says it’s great to get an endorphin rush!
Jennifer values the body that she has, and exercise is just one of the many ways she takes care of it.
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Love Rachael xx
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