The actress chatted to Yahoo Foods where she spilled the beans on how she stays so lean.
“It’s pretty clear: eat as much organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep,” she explained.
The 46-year-old explained that it took a lot of trial and error to figure out how to achieve her enviable body.
“I did do Nutri-System, like, 20 years ago. That actually worked. It just happened to be astronaut food, but it still worked,” Jen said.
These days the actress, who married Justin Theroux last year, has her diet all figured out and it’s all about balance.
The former Friends starlet detailed to Bon Appetit that it all begins with breakfast.
Her three breakfast options include: “A smoothie - bananas, cherries, a protein powder of some sort, almonds, cacao powder, and all sorts of other weird antioxidant stuff I can’t remember - with almond milk.”
Or for a more savoury choice, “Other times I have eggs over-easy - I crack them into a bowl and I’ll add a white or two into that and pour it all into the pan to get more protein sans too much yolk age. I’ll have that with avocado toast sprinkled with olive oil and salt and pepper. The other option is oatmeal with egg whites whipped into it right at the end.”
While the actress admitted that her “diet is good all year round”, she does have a few vices including “homemade, really good, fluffy-crispy tortilla chips” and her signature dish, carbonara pasta.
Describing it as her go to, Jen shared her recipe.
“The one I make all the time is a lean carbonara. On the pasta, I put eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, and a little sautéed red onion and garlic. It’s simple - no cream, no butter, no oil, no nothing. Sometimes I’ll add a little pasta water if needed.”
After reading about that yummy dish, it will come to no surprise that Jen is currently writing her own cookbook!
“I could just make anything for a diet taste delicious,” she laughed as she told Yahoo.
“I’m a good alchemist… I can mix certain things together that are all very healthy, but you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself in any way.”
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