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The Skin Nerd: So no one told you … secrets to Jennifer Aniston’s flawless skin

Rachel Green? More like Rachel Evergreen, as Jennifer Aniston has kept her skin nearly as youthful as the day she appeared on our screens as her character in Friends. If you ask most women who’d they like to age like the most, tenner bets the answer is Jennifer Aniston.

She has, as they say, “aged gracefully” and it’s possible this is down to her more holistic approach to taking care of her skin. At The Skin Nerd, we cannot talk enough about how your lifestyle, diet and environment affect your skin. And even if you are reluctant to do a complete overhaul of how you live for the sake of your skin, you have to admit the results speak for themselves.

The most well-rounded, yet perhaps not accessible for all, skincare routine will include looking after your diet to a T, exercising your facial muscles, results-driven skincare, avoiding and protecting yourself from external damage, reducing stress, working out, getting enough sleep and professional guidance. Honestly, anyone would be tired after reading it but it’s the only surefire way to have skin like Jennifer’s.

In terms of diet, Aniston opts for a clean diet sans the obsession that often comes with it, prioritising getting in nutrients over keeping out “baddies”. She admits that although she tries to be dairy-free and gluten-free, she will sneak in a bit of cheese or Mexican food the odd time, and who doesn’t like the sound of that? All in all, from my research, she opts for veggies, salads, healthy carbs and protein, day in, day out.

Protein is more important than you may think when it comes to skin, because it is the building block that helps to actually make our skin. Its very own proteins, collagen and elastin, are what keep our skin plump and give it structure. Jennifer seems to get as much protein in as possible, even adding an egg white to her porridge. I may suggest skipping that particular piece of advice.

Jen keeps it current with microcurrent facials, and let me tell you, am I a fan of electricity for the ‘aul face! Microcurrent is essentially a skin treatment that involves sending waves of electrical energy into the skin down to the facial muscles, stimulating them and essentially helping to sculpt them. It’s the equivalent of a skin workout, and professional microcurrent treatments work to prompt the skin to create collagen, the protein that gives your skin firmness.

The fabulous thing about the 21st century is that it is bringing the salon to our homes. The NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device (€357, selfridges.com) is a handheld device that allows you to microcurrent yourself from the comfort of your couch so that you and Jennifer Aniston have one more thing in common. If that’s a bit out of your price range, you can opt for the RIO 60 Second Face Lift (€120, www.theskinnerd.com), which uses faradic rather than microcurrent technology for similar effects.

There’s one particular part of Jennifer’s routine that you can incorporate incredibly easily without spending a cent, and that is going anti-tan. After spending years of her youth trying to burn her skin in want of being bronze, she has taken a step back and focuses on protecting her skin with an Aveeno SPF 50 SPF, which doesn’t appear to be available on our side of the pond, unfortunately. Nevertheless, whichever SPF you choose, you’re still protecting your skin from those same harmful rays that damage it, and you can always get golden limbs from a bottle anyway.

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    The Nerdie Pick: ZENii ProCollagen

    Jennifer also admits to adoring collagen peptide supplements and ZENii ProCollagen is one of my faves, as it contains a whopping 2000mg of hydrolysed marine collagen.

    On top of that, the brand has clinical evidence on their claims that the supplement improves the skin’s elasticity, reduces the visible signs of ageing and support the body’s own collagen.

    Take two in the morning and two at night, with water, to reap the rewards.

    Do note that the vast, vast majority of collagen supplements are not vegetarian-friendly!

Life’s on the up for Aisling Bea ahead of new TV comedy

Even though it’s been over 25 years since Jennifer Aniston made her debut as Rachel Green on Friends, the beloved actress still looks as youthful and vibrant as she did in 1994. In a recent interview with Toska Husted, owner of Toska European Spa, the renowned esthetician dished some secrets on how the 50-year-old beauty achieves such an ageless look.

“Jennifer is a fan of my Triple Lift Signature Facial which includes manual lifting as well as the use of microcurrent and galvanic current,” the celebrity skincare expert exclusively shared with Closer Weekly. “Jennifer is consistent with her skincare routine but she also exercises and eats healthy, which all help her to look ageless.”

Toska — who works with a plethora of Hollywood celebrities including Mandy Moore, Busy Philipps and others — explained that Jen achieves the glowy look by staying on top of her skincare. “Jennifer has genetically beautiful skin but that’s only one factor when it comes to looking good,” the spa owner shared with Closer. “Any women who are Jen’s age can look as good as she does if they have a great personalized skincare routine and a healthy lifestyle.”

The skincare guru even offered some good news for Jen’s fan as she shared some tips and tricks for replicating the Murder Mystery actress’ stunning results at the comfort of their home. “Fans can do various mini facial treatments at home,” Toska explained. “Double cleansing, masking and massaging the skin in an upward motion to create a lift are some of the options.”

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Besides working with one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, Toska said helping Jen with her skincare is especially fun considering how much the Cake star cares. “Jen is wonderful to work with,” the famed esthetician gushed. “She shows interest in what I’m doing and is serious about her skincare.” So cool!

Ahead of her milestone 50th birthday this past February, a source told Closer Jen had no reservations about celebrating her older age. In fact, the insider dished that she is embracing her new decades. “She believes that everything happens for a reason,” a friend of the star exclusively told Closer at the time. “At 50, she’s baggage-free and the best she’s ever been.”

Jen feels — and looks — better than ever!

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Reporting by Diana Cooper

Jennifer Aniston recently turned 50 years old, but if you think the actress has any plans of slowing down, you better think again.

She’s acting more than ever, with upcoming projects including the movie First Ladies and an Apple TV+ series called The Morning Show. And, she’s showing us time and time again that age is nothing but a number, like when she recently stripped down for her June/July Harper’s Bazaar cover shoot.

“It felt completely normal,” she said to comedian Tig Notaro in an interview about going topless. “I think our bodies are beautiful, and I think celebrating them and being comfortable in them — no matter what age you are — is important. There shouldn’t be any kind of shame or discomfort around it.”

Jennifer’s workflow and confidence no doubt come from how diligent she is about fueling her body with exactly what it needs. Here’s a glimpse at what Jen eats every single day:

Breakfast

“When I wake up, I have warm lemon water and then I have a shake or avocado and eggs, which is one of my favorites,” she told Elle in 2016.

Her go-to smoothie recipe includes “some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao,” she revealed to Well+Good.

Other times, she’ll pair a bowl of puffed millet cereal with a banana or make oatmeal with an egg white whipped in at the end. Adding in an egg white — a tip she picked up from her ex-husband Justin Theroux — sneaks in extra protein and “gives it this fluffy texture that’s delicious,” she told Elle.

Lunch

For her midday meal, Jen reaches for “some form of vegetables or salad with protein,” according to Elle. She’ll also have a chicken burger wrapped in protein, she revealed in a 2016 Harper’s Bazaar interview.

As for snacks, Jen will combine some healthy carbs and protein, like an apple with almond butter or some nuts. She also keeps cut raw vegetables and hard-boiled eggs in her fridge as staples, she told Yahoo Food.

Her overall approach is actually pretty simple, when it comes down to it. “I don’t let eating habits get out of control where I need a reset button,” she said. “It’s pretty clear: Eat as much organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep. I allow myself to indulge once in a while … but I don’t give myself any rules anymore.”

Dinner

Dinner at Jen’s house usually involves another combo of vegetables with protein, but she’ll also enjoy her favorites once in awhile. She has a built-in pizza oven and glass-encased wine room at her house, for goodness’s sake. When she’s entertaining, she’ll invite everyone make their own pizzas or whip up a vegetable lasagna with zucchini, eggplant, and different cheeses, Jen said to Yahoo Food.

Her other obsession: Mexican food. Her go-to margarita recipe includes silver tequila with lime juice shaken and over rocks. “No sugar, no mixes, no agave,” she told InStyle. “I don’t like sweet drinks.”

She’s not a purist when it comes to guacamole, though. The Murder Mystery star recently played sous chef to Ayesha Curry for a cooking segment on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, adding fresh garlic, red onion, and Havarti cheese into their guac at the direction of the cookbook author.

“Such a smart move,” she said. “We should all be married to you.”

Caroline Picard Health Editor Caroline is the Health Editor at GoodHousekeeping.com covering nutrition, fitness, wellness, and other lifestyle news.

Here’s What Jennifer Aniston Eats in a Day—Is it Healthy?

Jennifer Aniston has been a pop culture icon for longer than I’ve been alive, which is a pretty impressive feat. And whether you’re watching her as 1994 Rachel Green in Friends, or most recently as Rosie in Dumplin’, she somehow looks almost THE EXACT SAME.

While Aniston is a big fan of working out, that’s only part of how she says so fit and youthful. We did some investigating into Aniston’s diet, and man, it is squeaky clean!

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“Eat as organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar low, drink tons of water, and get good sleep,” Aniston told Yahoo Food. Read below to learn more about what the actress eats in a day, and if her diet is actually healthy.

  • Protein shake OR
  • Avocado and eggs OR
  • Gluten-free cereal and a banana OR
  • Oatmeal and egg whites

Jennifer Aniston likes to mix it up for breakfast, and I admire that. And any of those meals could get pretty boring after awhile. But what’s the deal with the egg whites in her oatmeal?

Aniston told Elle her now ex-husband, Justin Theroux, gave her this tip to help boost the protein content in her morning bowl of oats. She just cooks an egg white while her oatmeal is heating up and then whisks it in for a creamy texture and a 4-gram protein boost! I love a sneaky health tip.

We think she would love our protein-packed Berry-Banana Overnight Oats or our Quinoa Bowls with Avocado on Egg to start her day right.

Lunch and Dinner

  • Protein and vegetables
  • Salad with protein

Though there are plenty of veggies to choose from, this regimen could still get tiring. However, if you’re going to eat a lot of the same foods, they might as well be healthy proteins and vegetables.

If Anniston wanted to switch it up a bit (and add some major flavor), she should try our Grilled Salmon With Tomato-Avocado Salsa or our protein-packed Chicken and Cucumber Salad With Parsley Pesto, which both come together in 20 minutes or less. Perfect for her busy schedule!

Snacks

  • Apples and nuts or nut butter

This snack is the perfect combo of carbs, healthy fat, and protein. Plus, you can store it in your purse on jam-packed days. Aniston can store hers in her Louis Vuitton bag, I’ll store mine in my Target satchel.

Cheat Meal

Aniston told Elle Mexican food used to be her go-to cheat meal, but she has since opted for a big bowl of pasta. Theroux shared an “irresistible” lighter pasta carbonara recipe with her that uses turkey bacon, egg, Parmesan, and pasta water, while ditching the oil, butter, and cream. Sounds pretty meh to me—and nothing at all like a cheat meal—but, hey, to each their own.

We have two amazing pasta carbonara recipes of our own that are lighter than traditional recipes, but still full of flavor. She might just want to check out our Veggie-Forward Carbonara with all the best spring vegetables or our Whole-Wheat Carbonara that packs less than 350 calories per serving.

Interested in learning more health secrets from your favorite stars?

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Meal Prep

  • Sliced raw veggies
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Butter lettuce
  • Pulled chicken

Aniston finds it much easier to stick to her eating regimen when everything she needs is ready and waiting in the fridge when she needs it. She told Yahoo Food she doesn’t have to change her diet much when awards season comes around and she’s looking to tone up a bit because she already eats healthy—and how much cleaner can one get? But Aniston does cut back on the sodium and ramp up her workouts to look her best. And these items are perfect for adding a nutritional boost to any meal.

Final Thoughts

This eating regimen seems pretty intense to me, and I thought I’d reach out to our Cooking Light and EatingWell Nutrition Editor, Lisa Valente, MS, RD, to get her expert opinion on Jennifer Aniston’s diet. Here’s what she thought:

“I love that she doesn’t need to do strict cleanses or resets because she sticks to an overall healthy diet all the time,” Valente says. “However, she probably could loosen up a little bit. I don’t know how realistic it is for us normal people to stick to such a strict regimen, but she’s definitely getting her vegetables in—something we all could stand to eat more of.”

Valente says she would love to see some more complex carbs—the “good” ones—in her diet, like whole grains, starchy veggies like sweet potatoes, and more fruit. She says simply adding berries to her oat-egg white concoction or rounding out her salad with some quinoa or another wholesome grain would help her get more nutrition and variety in her diet. Valente believes the aim of a healthy diet is to eat mostly whole foods with a few treats mixed in to stay sustainable.

“Eating a well-balanced diet should be more about feeling good, rather than looking a certain way or like a certain celebrity,” Valente says. “What works for Jen, may not work for you and that’s OK.”

Jennifer Aniston Made This 1 Change in Her Diet That Really Made a Difference

Jennifer Aniston is one the world’s most recognizable and beloved celebrities, and the fact that she has stayed youthfully glowing for the three decades she’s been in the spotlight is a feat that has drawn a lot of attention. It turns out that Aniston’s health routines are relatively sensible. She makes choices rooted in self-control and repetition to maintain her health.

If fans want to follow in her footsteps, what changes should they make to their own exercise and diet habits? It turns out that one eating habit has really made a difference for Aniston.

The actress is a fan of intermittent fasting

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Aniston has revealed that part of her health routine is intermittent fasting. She explains that she does not eat any solid food in the morning and sticks to just green juice and coffee. While it may sound easy enough to skip a hearty breakfast, Aniston’s routine is a little stricter than that. She has only an 8-hour window in which she is allowed solid food each day.

“I noticed a big difference in going without solid food for 16 hours,” she explained.

While this may sound like simply another fad diet, Aniston (and the many other celebrities and fitness gurus who follow suit) have science on their side. The Harvard Health Blog explains that more and more studies are stacking up to show the benefits of intermittent fasting. The trend can help with weight loss, but it can also boost metabolism in people generally.

Dr. Monique Tello writes that the fasting can be particularly useful at preventing diseases like diabetes: “There is some good scientific evidence suggesting that circadian rhythm fasting, when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can be a particularly effective approach to weight loss, especially for people at risk for diabetes.”

Aniston has a reasonable workout routine

While some celebrities boast mind-boggling workout routines that would never translate to most regular people’s lives, Aniston’s workout regimen is surprisingly common sense. She focuses on a reasonable 45 minutes of cardio intervals (she prefers the elliptical) and gets a wide variety of weight and resistance training.

She likes to mix up her activities to prevent boredom, and she makes sure to travel with a pair of 8-pound weights so that she can squeeze a workout in on the road.

While the actress doesn’t spend hours upon hours exercising every day, she makes it clear that consistency is key. Sticking with an exercise plan on a regular basis makes it a normal part of daily life, and Aniston has made a commitment to her health.

The actress cares for her mind as well as her body

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While Aniston clearly takes good care of her body, it’s important to note that her healthy habits extend to her mind as well. The actress has a daily routine of meditation that makes sure she sets herself up for a great day of focus and intention.

When she’s not on set working, she tends to be a relatively late riser, letting herself sleep in until 8 or 9 in the morning.

As soon as she has woken up, though, she makes time to meditate. She uses a set transcendental meditation mantra and prefers to practice the mindfulness exercise for twenty minutes at a time. However, on days when her time is particularly strained, she’ll settle for a ten-minute session. The practice helps her make good decisions and is likely an integral part of her healthy approach to bouncing back from relationship struggles.

This combination of healthy mind, body, and diet practices has certainly worked for Aniston. She maintains youthful energy and appearance that stuns fans, and — even though her personal life has often been splashed across headlines for the world to see — she remains graceful and calm.

How on earth is Jennifer Aniston managing to keep her body looking so fantastic now that she is 50?

Jennifer Aniston has one of the most amazing natural toned bodies in Hollywood which has been proven by being named the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2011 by Men’s Health magazine and FITNESS magazine’s “most wanted body” of 2011. She also has her own Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum Spray. Unlike the skinny actresses that seem to be cropping up in films nowadays on weird celebrity diets Jen still maintains a natural toned body and healthy skin tone that many comment on after meeting her. There have been a lot of crazy reports on what the Jennifer Aniston diet is with the papers having printed:

“According to reports, Jennifer Aniston ate 14 portions of pureed baby food a day to lose weight”.

Jen has denied the reports by saying

“Sorry, but the last time I had baby food; I believe I was 1, I’ve been on solids for about 40 years now.”

So how has she managed to keep the aging process at bay and look so great?

Well I am afraid there is no quick fix here if you want to look and feel healthy and have energy you have to have an exercise regime and eat healthily, it’s a simple as that… sorry.

Bikini scene from Just Go With It

Here we will go through the various types of exercises she uses and who her trainers are, including videos from them showing a selection of the routines. We then go on to talk about her diet and the types of food she prepares for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including snacks.

Jennifer Aniston Workout Plan

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For that Jennifer Aniston body she exercises at least five or six times a week taking fitness equipment with her when she is away from home and always finishes the day with a set of stretches and sit-ups at bedtime.

“I work out almost every day, at least five or six days a week. I do 40 minutes of cardio: spinning, running, the elliptical, or a combination of all three. Then I do Pilates one day a week, and I do yoga in addition to that, three days a week. I try to mix it up,” she told the US edition of InStyle magazine.

“I take 8lb weights with me whenever I’m staying in a hotel. It’s always good to do arm exercises when you’re watching television or talking on the phone. I also love to stretch before I go to bed, and usually throw in a couple of sit-ups.”

Jens yoga instructor is Mandy Ingber. To obtain her defined muscles, Jennifer Aniston’s exercise program features yoga positions like planks (hold a pushup with out shifting your body to pay attention to the abs) as well as crescents (go in to a deep lunge, hold both hands together and reach directly over the body in order to improve your back) for approximately sixty seconds each. Her preferred pose is the tree pose.

5 minute Yogalosphy workout
with Mandy Ingber 10 minute Yogalosphy workout
with Mandy Ingber

One of the martial arts styles she’s taken up together with closest friend Courtney Cox is actually Budokon. Budokon is known as a physically demanding exercise program using facets of meditation as well as yoga exercises. Reported by Cameron Shayne, the actual creator of the program Budokon was created to “create balance and permanent change in the entire system, “. Budokon is really a yoga for martial arts and it is inspired by way of the Japanese martial arts – the name budokon is translated as “the way of the spiritual warrior” – bu (warrior) – do (way) – kon (spirit).

Train Like Jennifer Aniston With Budokon

Bukodon is a four-way union of high-intensity cardiovascular exercise, low-impact techniques, strength work, as well as meditative techniques, all culminating in lean muscle without having bulk.

Jennifer Aniston Diet Plan

The staple of the Jennifer Aniston diet is the Zone Diet developed by Barry Sears its known as the 40 30 30 diet. It is built upon the principle that you should eat 40 % carbohydrate 30 % Fat and 30 % Protein each day.

An example of the Zone diet is:

40% Carbohydrate:

Fruits and vegetables

30% Protein:

Chicken, Turkey, Fish, Beef and Tofu

30% Fat:

Olive oil, Fish Oil and Avocadoes

Jennifer Ansiton advertising Smart Water

Jens personal chefs are Jewels and Jill Elmore who have released a book called The Family Chef which Jen has written the introduction to saying ‘BJ: Before ­Jewels’, she lived on an assortment of ‘prepackaged Zone meals, overcooked takeout and… the occasional piece of cheese’. They have taught her that the kitchen is not a place to store her power bars but a place to cook food in.

As normal the word ‘diet’ is being used incorrectly, it has become synonymous with changing you eating habits for a short period of time until you reach your target weight then going back to how you normally eat. The problem is the weight then goes flooding back on go back to your bad habits. The correct use of the word diet is to basically change your eating habits long term, and eat healthily. You can still eat rubbish every now and then just not all the time, its actually a good thing to eat bad food once a week it stops your body from storing it. You don’t have to eat salads all day to loose weight, all you have to do is cut out the foods you know are fattening and a few you possibly don’t know about like anything white which has to be bleached. Like white bread and white rice which have minimal nutritional values and your body just stores.

Jewels and Jills Food Philosophies

  • Starvation doesn’t do the job, therefore balance would be the key element to help healthy living. Should you have a huge supper, then balance this by having a light dinner to make up for it. Balance heavy in addition to light foods during the day, and your weight is going to decrease.
  • Make vegetables the star of the meals – consuming one particular meal each day filled with leafy green vegetables will be the ideal solution to continue to keep trim. Make 75% of the dish vegetables, particularly green types along with the remainder can be a little protein or possibly a healthy grain.
  • A wide range is definitely the key element! Therefore experimentation with your vegetables as well as fresh fruit, look at different types as well as combinations.

Eating the A List Way – Tricks and tips

  • Include a bit of sparkling water whenever you happen to be preparing veggies by using merely a little bit of oil – this stops them from sticking, therefore only a dash of fizzy water can restore them!
  • Exchange breads for veggies – Jewels and Jill make delicious turkey burgers, that may be dished up inside large lettuce leaves as opposed to carbohydrate heavy buns!
  • Grate Vegetables and use rather then pasta – yellow and green courgette’s, carrots may be slice in to slim ribbons plus coupled with a scrumptious pasta sauce – superb reduced carbohydrate meal.
  • Include delicious herbs or perhaps lemon and lime in your meal – this provides flavor with out calories.
  • Consume a number of Veggies initially in advance of your meat or carbohydrates – Jewels claims this may make a fantastic improvement to your health.

An illustration of Jens eating habits is as follows.

  • Whole wheat toasted bread along with apple butter, a large bit of cheese along with a cereal bar
  • Ginger peach shake, created using coconut water

Jennifer Aniston at the Bounty Hunter premiere

  • Salad which includes a several pieces of cheese, lentils, cucumbers plus tomatoes
  • Salad along with white beans, tomatoes, parsley along with chives or more green onions
  • Celery soup

Evening meal

  • White Fish cooked with nuts along with garnish of steamed green beans
  • Marinated salmon along with asparagus, shallots plus mushrooms
  • Chicken Burrito with out cheese or even sour cream (these are detailed within the book are optional, however Jennifer admits that a lot frequently refrain from them).

Even so she still craves Mexican food and eats it as a treat every now and then, she is even looked in to opening a Mexican restaurant in New York. She follows a high-protein, low-fat eating regime and complements her meals with omega-3-rich fish oil which can help improve your skin and hair, control weight, help your heart health and more. Anyone who works out on a regular basis knows about the benefits of omega-3 fish oil triggering the production of prostaglandins, which have an anti-inflammatory effect within the body which is great for the joints when working out.

We’re the Millers Trailer 2013 Jennifer Aniston Movie

Although Jennifer obviously doesn’t have a problem appearing nearly naked in her recent films, Horrible Bosses comes to mind and as you can see from the stripping scene in the above trailer for Meet the Millers, she did use an unknown body double for the dangerous stunts when in her underwear.

Jennifer Anistons body double

WATER, WATER, WATER. Just in case you missed that Water. Drink it, it washes out fat cells. Its the only way of ridding yourself of fat cells.

Although, the press are saying that she uses Eye Secrets which is a new product line that specifically targets your eye area to reverse the signs of aging.

Even celebrity makeup artists Lou Page and Lisa Valencia, admit that they use the Eye Secrets range with Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston.

“Eye Secrets are an essential for my kit; they’re easy to apply and are completely invisible. The celebrities were amazed at the results from using these ingenious little strips. The Eye Secrets Instant Eye Tightener looks cool in a mock syringe casing with sensational instant results. The Eye Secrets range is a hit with the whole cast who couldn’t wait to get their hands on the products for themselves.” – Lou Page

Lou, is very well respected and works with all the celebs!! Eye Secrets truly is the celebs best kept secret!

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Think “celebrity diet” and your mind usually goes to absurd extremes — like Mariah Carey’s claim she eats only salmon and capers, or whatever fad Gwyneth Paltrow is on board with.

So when a reader asked Coach to investigate how Jennifer Aniston eats and works out, it wasn’t a surprise (a poll last year determined she has the most admired celebrity body) — but it was grounds for deep scepticism.

But there’s good news: It turns out the 48-year-old’s health regimen is … actually very down-to-earth and accessible, and involves the kinds of habits pretty much anyone could adopt even if they’re not a rich Hollywood star.

Yes, this came as a great shock to us too.

Jennifer Aniston’s diet

A typical day starts with a standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in it. Aniston’s breakfast options lean to healthy — but normal-healthy, not crazy-healthy. Think toast and poached eggs with avocado (and maybe “a little coconut oil”); or millet cereal with almond milk and bananas; or a shake.

She told Well+Good her go-to smoothie recipe is “some sort of pure protein , then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao.”

Another unusual breakfast option is oatmeal with an egg white whipped in at the end — a “little move” her husband Justin Theroux taught her to get extra protein, she told Elle. “It kind of gives it this fluffy texture that’s delicious,” she explained.

Lunch and dinner is usually vegetables or salad with some kind of protein (such as chicken wrapped in lettuce into a sort of burger), while for snacks she enjoys frozen grapes (“they’re really easy and delicious,” she told Women’s Health) or an apple with almond butter or a side of nuts.


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Aniston avoids sugar but enjoys coffee and margaritas, she told Harper’s Bazaar. According to Elle, her other favourites include Mexican and pasta: “Pasta has taken over as my new favourite go-to-town food,” she said, crediting Theroux with converting her back to carbs (which, despite what you may have heard, aren’t the enemy of weight loss).

Her best, most sensible diet advice came via an interview the Huffington Post:

“I eat really well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way,” she said. “You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated. My advice: just stop eating shit every day.”

Yes, yes, a million times yes.

Jennifer Aniston’s workout


The Friends star played a stripper in 2013’s We’re The Millers

Aniston doesn’t appear to have a health guru who leads her through some esoteric workout routine off-limits to us mere mortals — she does things you could do at any gym, including spin classes or cardio sessions with her trainer.

The actress keeps interesting by switching up the cardio machines she uses (alternating between the bike, the treadmill and the elliptical) and doing intervals, that is, switching between low and vigorous intensities.

“It’s monotonous to do one pace,” she told Well+Good. “It’s good to pump it up and then take it down.”

She’s an advocate in keeping her exercise sessions fresh instead of doing the same thing every time: “I have a lot of favorite workouts. Variety is the key for me,” she told Women’s Health.

That variety includes strength-training in the gym using her own body weight, an hour here or there using the Bar Method, and she’s also a fan of the Body by Simone programs devised by dancer Simone De La Rue. “It’s so freakin’ hard, it’s unbelievable,” Aniston told Harper’s.

It’s easy to assume Aniston does literally nothing but sleep, act and work out, but she told People that rumours she works out twice a day aren’t true — she usually exercises five days a week, and takes Sundays off.

Like anyone, she’s not always motivated to exercise. On those days, she tricks herself into working out out by making a deal that she only has to do it for 10 minutes — typically enough time for endorphins to kick in and spur her to keep moving. “So sometimes you can actually override the ‘I don’t want to work out’,” she told Women’s Health.

How Jennifer Aniston stays balanced


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Yoga has been an Aniston fixture for more than 10 years, and she also likes to meditate first thing in the day — practicising transcendental meditation that involves chanting a mantra. “Usually 20 minutes, or 10 if I can’t get the full amount of time in,” she told Well+Good.

In an interview with Elle, Aniston lamented that so many people are “water lazy”: she believes hydration is vital for wellbeing, and drinks at least two litres a day. (The actress is a spokesperson for Smartwater — which is essentially just filtered, bottled water with some electrolytes sprinkled in.)

She told Women’s Health that while she goes through bouts of being a “crazy workout girl”, she believes it’s important to take a break: “I kind of stay with more simple stuff and taking walks and not being neurotic about working out and eating right,” she said. “I started to enjoy life a little bit more.”

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The 10 Ways Jennifer Aniston Makes 50 Look Amazing

While many of us would love to think that Hollywood A-listers like Jennifer Aniston have it easy and can achieve their dream bod with little to no effort, that is simply untrue. Sure, the celebs we see on the big screen have private chefs, shoppers, and personal trainers at their disposal, but weight loss (and weight management) requires the same essential lifestyle hacks the rest of us must implement in order to see results.

Aniston achieves her trim tummy by doing the nitty-gritty: following a diet and exercise routine that works for her. Luckily for us, she’s been vocal about how she gets in tip-top shape—and stays there. From her go-to workout routine to her favorite breakfast, below you’ll find the actress’ secrets to keeping fit and eating healthy.

1

She shakes up her cardio routine.

If the mere thought of cardio makes you cringe, you shouldn’t force yourself to an hour on the treadmill. While cardio can keep your heart healthy, you should also experiment with different forms to keep your spirits high. After all, what’s a workout without the endorphin rush? Whatever you do, make sure you aim to constantly move throughout the day. “I work out almost every day,” Aniston told InStyle magazine in their March 2012 issue. “I do 40 minutes of cardio: Spinning, running, the elliptical, or a combination of all three.”

2

She does HIIT workouts, too.

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, has been shown to increase weight loss without increasing your time spent at the gym, and Aniston has totally adopted the trend. “I still love yoga and cardio, but these days it’s been interval training. I think muscle confusion and switching it up is important,” she told SHAPE. “I work out at Rise Nation and with my trainer Jason who just has me carrying really heavy ropes around and throwing medicine balls against walls and stuff. I’d never really done anything like that before, but I love it.” In addition to keeping her body challenged with a boot camp-like training routine, Aniston also enjoys Pilates and resistance circuits.

3

She doesn’t let travel derail her workout.

Don’t let all-day beachside hangouts and the resort’s all-inclusive swim-up bar deter you from sticking to your slim-down plan. Consistency is key when it comes to weight loss, which means that vacations pose no excuse to leave your running sneakers at home. Aniston revealed to InStyle, “I take 8-pound weights with me whenever I’m staying in a hotel.” Can’t find the time to fit in a workout between sightseeing and booking excursions? Aniston suggests doing arm exercises using dumbbells when watching TV.

4

She indulges…in moderation.

“I also indulge when I want to,” Aniston has said, as reported by Women’s Health. “I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. My advice: Just stop eating junk every day!” Instead of loading up on snickerdoodle cookies and chocolate-coated candies, try reaching for better-for-you swaps such as a square or two of 70-percent dark chocolate or strawberries dipped into our #1 best peanut butter.

Aniston also told Bon Appétit that she feels powerless around “tortilla chips. Homemade, really good, fluffy-crispy tortilla chips.” She is not afraid to splurge on carb-heavy Mexican food every once, and a while and neither should you!

5

She drinks lemon water in the morning.

Instead of immediately heading to the pantry for a bag of granola, Aniston revs her metabolism with a soothing drink: warm lemon water.

“Usually when I wake up, I’ll make my standard cup of hot water with a slice of lemon in there,” she told Well+Good.

One study including middle-aged and older adults found that those who drank 500 milliliters (about 2 cups) of water 30 minutes before each meal for 12 weeks lost 44 percent more weight than those who didn’t drink water prior to a meal.

In addition, there are specific compounds in lemon have been found to demonstrate both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in the body. One is even believed to treat chronic ailments such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and even hypertension.

Aniston sets herself up for maximum calorie burn by adding lemon into her water before breakfast.

6

She makes protein-rich shakes for breakfast.

When it is time for breakfast, Aniston says she usually wakes up to a protein-rich shake.

“I make a quick shake with protein powder, spinach, maca powder, berries, and vitamin C powder I put in there that’s pretty good. I’m not a big breakfast person, but I made myself become a breakfast person,” she told SHAPE.

Aniston also revealed another one of her go-to morning shakes with Well+Good.

“Usually I’ll have a shake, with some sort of pure protein, then bananas, blueberries, frozen cherries, stevia, a vegetable mix of dynamic greens that goes in there, maca powder, and a little cacao,” she said.

There’s truly no added sugar in this celeb’s morning shakes!

7

She follows The Zone Diet.

The Zone Diet was created by biochemist Dr. Barry Sears as a way for people to reduce inflammation in the body through diet alone. Essentially the diet calls for careful monitoring of which kinds of foods you pile onto your plate. It restricts grains and starches, and instead requires an increase in fruits and vegetables. Your plate should comprise 1/3 lean protein, 2/3 carbs, and a dash of healthy fat. In a day, you should strive to get a relatively equal split of the macronutrients: 30 percent protein, 40 percent carbs, and 30 percent fat. On this diet, women only get about 1,200 calories a day and men get roughly 1,500. Aniston, as well as other fit celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker and Sandra Bullock, have all reportedly tried the diet and were pleased with the results.

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8

She makes her margaritas skinny.

Aniston recently revealed her low-sugar margarita recipe to InStyle.

“It’s basically silver tequila with lime juice shaken and over rocks. And some people like a little Cointreau, some don’t. It’s a cleaner margarita. No sugar, no mixes, no agave. I don’t like sweet drinks,” she said.

Just imagine how many calories and carbs you would save by making this margarita instead of ordering a sugar-laden restaurant cocktail?

9

She drinks a lot of water.

According to SHAPE, the former Friends star drinks 100 ounces of Smartwater every single day. Jennifer Lopez, who is about the same age as Aniston and also in incredible shape, has also said she herself drinks a lot of water. Water is pivotal for proper digestion, which can ultimately prevent you from becoming bloated.

10

She kicked fad diets to the curb.

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It’s no news that fad diets are not a sustainable way to keep weight off. In 2016, when Aniston was asked by Yahoo Food if she had any former stints with fad diets, she said: “Sure, the Grapefruit Diet. I think there was a watermelon one, and if you just think about it for two seconds, if anyone just lives on watermelon, you’re going to lose weight,” she said, “I did do Nutri-System, like, 20 years ago, that actually worked. It just happens to be astronaut food, but it still worked.”

At 50, the actress no longer gives herself rules anymore and, instead, eats wholesome foods and exercises regularly.

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Intermittent fasting and hard work: a look into Jennifer Aniston’s approachable health routine

It’s 6:40am, and I – the epitome of a night owl – force my heavy body out of bed. I’ve had six hours of sleep, and I feel like a shell of a human. But I need to be at the gym in 20 minutes, so up I get.

Wondering why this grumpy woman is forcing herself to go to the gym when she’d really prefer to doze off again and dream of John Krasinski?

No, it’s not because of some cliché like “beauty is pain,” or “you only get out what you put in”. It’s because for a week, I’ve been following Jennifer Aniston’s health routine and, perhaps unsurprisingly, that commitment demands a lot of gym time.

The 50-year-old actress who brought our beloved Rachel Green to life has always been in incredible shape. And over the years, she has somehow managed to avoid ageing. To your average person (i.e. me), it’s truly baffling.

How does Jennifer look so good? Image: Getty.Source:BodyAndSoul

As we regular folk tend to do, I’ve often wondered just how much work goes into looking like Ms Aniston. Does a body and face like that require a liquid diet, two-a-days, and a small sacrifice to some supernatural being?

Well, no. But becoming Jennifer Aniston is no easy feat, friends (lol, Friends).

Trawling through a pile of interviews led me to discover that there are four key rules that Jen sticks to:

1. Eat “clean” six days a week: She follows a diet that’s packed with fruit and veg, and is low in sugar. Her plates are usually high in protein and gluten-free. Oh, and she drinks *lots* of water, too.

2. Fast for 16 hours a day: Jen has become quite the fan of

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Intermittent fasting cycles between periods of reduced or zero calorie intake and periods of unrestricted eating.

meaning she starts her morning with liquids, only.

3. Work out for about an hour – you guessed it – six days a week: Her schedule includes a mixture of cardio, yoga and weight training.

4. Take a cheat day! One day a week, she skips the gym and indulges in treats like margaritas and tacos, or a bowl of carbonara.

Now, I’ve never exercised six times a week in my life. Still, irrespective of that factor, I thought her routine sounded reasonably simple. So, I tested it out for a week, and this is what I discovered:

Jennifer Aniston’s diet is pretty manageable

Aniston follows a pretty sensible eating plan.

Apparently, she usually chooses oats, or eggs with avocado for breakfast, follows that with a salad and protein for lunch, and protein with veggies for dinner. While she generally eats gluten-free, she does include some carbs in her diet. Sugar is the thing she aims to avoid most.

Sure, there were times where I wanted to eat chocolate. But overall, I felt satisfied with this style of eating. And I wasn’t too concerned about “missing out” on certain foods, because I knew I had a cheat day under my belt. You better believe I took full advantage of that gift.

Getting into the habit of intermittent fasting didn’t take too long, either. Some days I woke up a little hungry, but I usually felt okay after a glass of water or my morning coffee.

Jennifer intermittent fasts and exercises 6 times a week. Image: Getty.Source:BodyAndSoul

I definitely don’t drink enough water

In an interview with Shape, Aniston revealed she drinks at least 100 ounces of Smartwater per day. That roughly converts to three litres.

I maybe drink a litre a day. Yes, I know that’s not enough.

Upping my water intake to Aniston-level was difficult. I really needed to push myself to chug that amount of h20. I also went to the bathroom like 65 times a day as a result (possible exaggeration).

I should point out that I skipped the Smartwater and stuck to tap because I’m not a millionaire who can spend $50 on water in a week.

Getting a bod like that takes work

I consider myself a fairly active person. I work out about three times a week, sometimes four. I even see a personal trainer.

But to match Aniston’s fitness program, I needed to double what I was doing. It was a journey.

After my fourth workout, I was feeling pretty good so became pre-emptively cocky that I could smash out six sessions without issue.

Then my legs almost gave out from beneath me during a yoga class…

I completed three workouts with my trainer (weights and bodyweight exercises), one yoga class and two cardio sessions – all between 45 minutes to an hour. The sixth workout was like reaching the summit of an exercise mountain.

Sitting here at the end of my week as Jennifer Aniston, I can tell you my body is exhausted. But I feel a certain level of pride about having worked it so hard. My mood has lifted. People have complimented me on my skin. I’m even feeling more confident (and it’s only been a week, so not much has changed, physically).

The biggest takeaway I’m leaving with, however, is the knowledge that the secret to Jennifer Aniston’s figure is hard work. There are no dangerous trends; no cayenne pepper detoxes. Just balance and, as experience has shown me, probably some really sore glutes.

Our obsession with wanting to know how our favourite celebrities stay in shape, down to their favourite exercise and the snacks they eat, is something that’s never wavered, despite us almost never following the strict diet and workout regimes they reveal (and then wondering why we don’t look like them anyway).

One such person is Jennifer Aniston, who looks as good – if not better – now aged 50 than she did 30 years ago. But how does one look like Jen? Thankfully, the actress and newly crowned queen of Instagram’s personal trainer Leyon Azubuike, co-owner of Santa Monica-based gym Gloveworx, has just revealed all.

Azubuike told Women’s Health that Jen works out up to seven days a week for an hour and a half each session, depending on where they are in her training cycle.

The pair follow a training technique called ‘periodisation’, which allows Azubuike to adjust things based on Jen’s busy schedule. “Depending on where we are in that cycle dictates the duration and intensity of Jen’s workout,” he explains. “If I know Jen isn’t filming anything, it’s a different phase than if I know she has something coming up tomorrow. If she’s going to be walking up to receive an award, I’m not going to destroy her legs in the gym the day before.”

September 19, 2019 – 11:40 BST Jenni McKnight Jennifer Aniston has revealed the shocking reason behind her weight loss before she made it big in Hollywood

Jennifer Aniston is a household name now – but before she landed her big break on Friends, the actress was ordered to lose 30lbs if “she wanted to stay in Hollywood”, according to a new book about the show. In the biography, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the popular US sitcom, author Saul Austerlitz revealed the tough sacrifices Jennifer, who was told that she was “too fat” for many roles on offer, had to make to beat other hopefuls in LA.

In his new book, Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era, Saul wrote: “She had to lose thirty pounds if she wanted to stay in Hollywood. Los Angeles was a tough place to be an actress – it was a tough place to be a woman – and Jennifer Aniston’s agent was reluctantly levelling with her.” Saul continued: “Aniston was hardly fat – everyone could see she was beautiful – but as the show she would one day become indelibly associated with later made a point of noting, the camera added ten pounds.”

Jennifer was told to lose 30lbs to make it in Hollywood

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The 50-year-old addressed the tough critique she received when she first landed in LA during a 1996 interview with Rolling Stone magazine. Jennifer admitted she had to cut out certain foods, including mayonnaise sandwiches on white bread, which she called “the most delicious thing in the world”.

Jennifer’s weight loss came shortly before she landed her iconic role of Rachel Green in Friends

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She said: “My agent gave it to me straight. Nicest thing he ever did… The disgusting thing of Hollywood – I wasn’t getting lots of jobs ’cause I was too heavy.” Despite the harsh words, the Rachel Green actress admitted she has been thankful that the comments made her change her diet. She said: “I was like, ‘What?!’ But my diet was terrible. Milkshakes and French fries with gravy. It was a good thing to start paying attention.”

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It’s an especially good day to be Jennifer Aniston. The Friends star was just crowned 2016’s World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People, and she looks stunning on the cover of the mag’s special issue. Recently, the star’s shared how she keeps her skin looking flawless and her healthy diet. But we haven’t had a glimpse into her workout routine—until now.

In her People cover story, Aniston reveals that she’s not always excited about a sweat session.

Her typical fitness week sounds pretty well-balanced: She goes to a spin-yoga class—which is 30 minutes of spinning and 30 minutes of yoga—three times a week. Then, she does weight training at home another three days a week. Sometimes, she’ll spice it up by doing cardio at home, too. She calls her home cardio session a “trifecta.”

“I usually do a trifecta. Fifteen minutes on the bike, 15 on the treadmill running and then 15 on the elliptical. You have to shake it up, you know, muscle confusion.”

Contrary to rumors that she works out twice a day, she says she hits the gym once daily for around an hour. She usually takes Sundays off, too. A girl after our own heart! And, her motivation on days when working out seems like the worst is pretty incredible.

“Bite the bullet. Just bite the bullet and do it. Think of a wonderful pasta or Mexican meal that you want to have on the weekend and dangle that in front of you like a little carrot.”

We know she loves her hubby Justin Theroux’s pasta carbonara—maybe that’s what she pictures during an intense spin-yoga sesh. Thanks for the insights, ya beautiful lady!

h/t People

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