This Is Exactly What Jennifer Lopez Eats Daily (And Her Fitness Routine)

October 28, 2019

Her diet tricks (check out her 10 day no carb, no sugar challenge) can be followed, but are pretty extreme. Her workouts? Advanced Zumba instructors and athletes would have trouble keeping up.

Now, we know she’s got millions of dollars and a whole team of people helping her. But dancers, actors, and singers — oh, you know, like the triple threat that is J-Lo — have to train hard for tours, movies, and performances, which is where peak fitness and nutritional savvy come into play.

Eat crap, and you probably won’t be able to perform in front of thousands of people or stay up all night shooting a film.

It’s a privilege, of course, but it’s probably super daunting, too.

We scoured the internet everything our fitness queen has said about fitness, health, and nutrition, for a little inspiration.

According to Harper’s Bazaar, it’s not just genetics when it comes to Jennifer’s insane six-pack. Nope, it’s all hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

She maintains serious clean-eating and fitness routines. And she means business.

J-Lo also still considers herself first and foremost a dancer.

“Dance has always been a huge part of my life and taking the time to move my body and do something that’s so good for me is key to my happiness. And I really believe that when you take care of yourself and work to stay healthy, you’re better able to take care of those you love. So working out is definitely a priority for me,” she told Hello!, a weekly magazine in the UK.

She also explains how she’s never struggled with accepting her body type.

In 2010, she said, “I’ve never looked at my body in a negative way,’ she told us in 2010. ‘I was always very comfortable with who I was. Confident.”

“In my family, curves were glorified and part of the culture,” she told InStyle. “It was just like, ‘Jennifer has a big butt, and it’s good.'” Not only that but as a teenager, she never idolized size 0 models who were often on the cover of fashion magazines.

“I didn’t realize what I was doing,” she says. “I was just being myself,” she continued.

She has loved and embraced her body through pregnancy and cringe-worthy questions asking if she was worried about embarrassing her children because she flaunts her curves.

In that interview with Complex interview, she slammed the question asking, “I’m not allowed to be sexy because I’m a mom? It’s like, how do you think I got my children?”

“At the end of the day, they care more about me being there, taking care of them, than if I’m sexy in a video. And I’m not saying that one day they may not be like, ‘Mom! Why did you do that?!’ But I don’t think that in 10 years I’m going to be doing that either,” she added.

Even while she was expecting and her body was changing daily, she accepted her size was would change.

“When I got pregnant, I remember watching my back, belly and butt grow and thinking, ‘I will never be the same again.’ Then I remember right after the twins were born having that weird jiggly belly — and kind of loving that, too,” she said in an interview. “Because I earned that jiggly belly. Then came trying to get my body back into shape and how long that took. A whole year.”

Let’s start with her eating habits.

Okay — try not to cry here. Remember, Jennifer’s got cameras in her face every single day, so of course, she’s gonna be more strict than the rest of us. But still — it’s inspirational.

First, she cuts out the crap — entirely.

According to People, celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson said, “It’s all organic and it’s all very well thought out, with the balance of very high-quality proteins and a lot of nutrient-dense food… everything is fresh.”

That means no refined foods or unhealthy choices.

There are some quality carbs in there, too.

According to Prevention Magazine, Jennifer eats brown rice and sweet potatoes when she wants to carb up in a healthy way.

And some snacks. If you can call them that.

Okay, so she’s definitely NOT munching on gooey candies or warm donuts, but she does snack. It’s just that she snacks on cut veggies and fruit. “Protein is my go-to whenever I start having cravings….It fills me up and keeps me full longer. It’s a great muscle fuel,” she told Hello!.

According to Hello!,  Jennifer is all about getting adequate hydration. Yep, she drinks tons and tons of water.

This is probably why she looks half her age, too.

“Drinking plenty of water, especially before a workout, can help you push harder and get more out of your exercise routine,” Jennifer told Hello!.

In a video shared by Jennifer Lopez herself, she shows you her grueling Hustlers training regimen. It’s pretty amazing that she’d had no prior experience.

Can we all agree that pole dancing is basically an Olympic SPORT, friends?

It’s HARD. Did you know that there are pole dancing classes pretty much everywhere? Here’s why:

“Pole dancing strengthens muscles, joints and connecting tissue. During a pole session, you’ll put less stress on your joints than you would if you were running or doing an aerobics class,” according to Pole Fit Freedom.

Since you are required to work your upper body, core and thighs, by lifting your own body weight for extended periods of time while climbing up a vertical pole with no foot-holds, it shouldn’t be a surprise this is a full body workout.

According to the same site, “all of your muscles are being worked so the blood is flowing to all of them and this is a great cardiovascular workout.”

The increased cardiovascular health, means having a lower risk of heart disease, strokes and heart attacks.

If you’re still on the fence, “pole dancing can burn the same number of calories in 30 minutes as aerobics or callisthenics” and will lead to a more sustainable weight loss over a long period of time.

And, we’re honestly down for anything that’s improve the quality of your life, build up our self-confidence, and that has psychological and emotional health benefits.

Lifehack, also claims the workout also helps prevent osteoporosis later in life by not putting huge stress on your joints, like other forms of exercises do, like running.

…and it might make childbirth less painful!

“Pole dancing develops exceptionally strong back and abdominal muscles, which helps minimize back pain during pregnancy and actually helps you have a smoother and less painful childbirth,” the site reveals.

While we’ve been flocking to the star for decades, unsurprisingly, she’s got a celeb following, who see her as an inspiration.

Game of Thrones star, Emilia Clarke, recently revealed the superstar inspired one of her most daring looks.

During a red carpet interview before the Emmys, she shared her thoughts about Hustlers and her look.

“I think that J.Lo in ‘Hustlers’ is the greatest introduction of a character I have ever seen,” Clarke said.

“I heckled in the cinema — I’m English, I don’t do that, but I did — so J.Lo is my inspiration for this evening. I plan on channeling her all night long,” she continued.

The fangirling was mutal, as J-Lo reposted the interview on her Instagram account.

“When the Mother of Dragons meets #Ramona,” she captioned the post. “I love u @emilia_clarke,” she captioned her post.

Clarke also gave Lopez a shoutout in her own Instagram post, describing her look for the night.

We can learn plenty of lessons from our girl J-Lo.

Staying fit isn’t just about making movies or being on-camera. It’s about treating yourself with respect and love, through all the decades of your life. And J-Lo has proven that it pays the heck off.

Exercise is about loving your body. Not hating it.

Staying fit lowers your risk of heart diseases, strengthens your bones, and supports your cognitive function, according to Medline Plus. 

If you want to do your own Jennifer Lopez workout, you totally can!

Try the workouts above, or follow the video above. Kirsch himself leads the video, so you know you’ll get a full-body, super fun (and super intense) workout.

Channel Jennifer when you need a little boost.

Don’t skip a workout, get it done first thing in the morning, and find a buddy to hit the gym with you.

Thinking about following jumping on the pole dancing band wagon?

There’s are a ton of resources, beside just watching the movie, that’ll encourage you.

And according to the pole dancing community, they’re welcoming to all, “supportive, non-judgemental, and caring.”

Here are a few Facebook groups for pole dancers to join:

Pole Freaks – Pole Chat

Everything POLE

Pole Community

Pole For Beginners