Now approaching her mid-50’s, Jennifer Aniston is well-known for her youthful appearance and fit physique, in addition to her acting abilities. She frequently attributes this to her diet and fitness routine, which she has discussed in numerous interviews over the years.
This article does a deep dive into the main aspects of Jennifer Aniston's diet and fitness routine, as well as some of the key advantages to her approach and how you can replicate it.
Jennifer Anniston’s Diet.
Aniston started focusing on her diet early in her career after an agent told her she didn't get a part because she was "too chubby."
"I was like, 'What?!' " she told PEOPLE in 2016.
Though she didn't take the comment too seriously at first, Aniston soon realized that her "diet was terrible."
"Milk shakes and French fries with gravy. It was a good thing to start paying attention."
These days, Aniston urges body acceptance.
Although she claims to have tried numerous fad diets in the past, Aniston now prefers a more balanced approach to eating and exercise.
Foods & Fasting.
Aniston prefers a non-diet approach and has no strict rules about which foods she can and cannot eat. Instead, her diet is designed to improve both physical and mental health, allowing her to feel her best.
Her diet is mostly made up of nutritious whole foods like fruits and vegetables, as well as a good balance of proteins, carbs, and heart-healthy fats.
Although no foods are strictly forbidden, she restricts processed foods and added sugar from foods such as candies, sweets, and desserts.
Aniston is able to eat whatever she wants and maintain her fitness because she follows a fasting plan specifically designed for women. Fasting shifts the emphasis away from what you eat - meaning that there are no food restrictions - to when you eat - meaning that during your eating window, you can eat what you want. There is no need to count calories, measure out or weigh your food, or keep track of foods on any kind of ‘points’ system. You can even arrange to sleep for most of your fasting (non-eating) time to make it even easier. For many people, fasting is a breath of much needed fresh air when it comes to a sustainable diet practice.
While the fasting plan that Jennifer follows does not require her to restrict her food choices, Aniston chooses to eat a balanced diet, so when she does eat, she’s keeping it as healthy as possible. Combining a healthy food approach with fasting and a low-carb lifestyle plan boosts the overall effectiveness of Jennifer’s diet, and allows her to keep her athletic silhouette while she manages her weight and fitness.
Foods Jennifer eats and foods she tends to avoid.
Although Aniston does not strictly avoid any foods, she does prioritise and limit certain food groups to support her fasting.
Foods Jennifer Aniston eats.
Aniston's diet consists primarily of nutrient-dense ingredients such as fruits, vegetables, proteins, and heart-healthy fats. She consumes the following foods:
* Fruits: Berries, apples, bananas, peaches, plums, and kiwis are examples of fruits.
* Favourite vegetables: Spinach, kale, broccoli, celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, and sweet potatoes.
* Proteins: lean protein sources such as chicken, turkey, eggs, and low fat cuts of beef or pork.
* Whole Grains: Quinoa, couscous, oats, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta.
* Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and macadamia nuts.
* Seeds: Pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and sunflower seeds.
* Dairy: Yogurt, skim milk, and cheese.
* Healthy Fats: Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, and avocados.
* Drinks: Water, coffee, tea, and celery juice are among the beverages that Jennifer drinks on the daily.
Foods that Jennifer Aniston limits:
Although Aniston does not exclude any food groups from her diet, she does avoid processed foods and limits her sugar intake.
Here are a few of the foods she limits:
Frozen meals, french fries, chips, pretzels, fast food, and fried foods. Baked goods, cookies, cakes, candies, and ice cream.
Jennifer avoids soda, fruit juice, sweet tea, sports drinks, and energy drinks.
Jennifer also limits her sugar intake, including table sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup and honey.
How she starts her day.
On a typical day, she'll start with a cup of hot water with lemon — "it's great to put that alkaline into your body first thing in the morning," she says — and then move on to a cup of coffee with low-fat milk and stevia. She has a protein smoothie for breakfast with "bananas, cherries, blackberries, a greens powder, a collagen peptide, a little cacao powder, a chocolate stevia drop, and chocolate almond milk," she says. "As you can see, I enjoy chocolate-flavored foods. I dislike the taste of protein."
Jennifer Anniston’s Fitness Routine.
Anniston prefers to keep her workouts simple, "It's basically just using my own body weight." She takes her body weight burn to the next level by wearing a weighted vest, which optimizes her movements and helps her build additional lean muscle tone.
Jennifer understands herself enough to know that she needs a new workout each day, with fresh new exercises, to keep her motivated. Jennifer also trains smart. In the beginning of her career, before she knew better, Jennifer admitted to being a bit of a cardio bunny. "I usually performed a trifecta. 15 minutes on the bike, 15 minutes on the treadmill, and 15 minutes on the elliptical." Since learning about strength training and HIIT, her workouts have evolved. Anniston now does a daily workout that combines HIIT (high intensity interval training) with Strength Training.
Interestingly, Jennifer does not push herself into an ultra-beast mode when she trains, opting for daily consistency at a pace that she can enjoy, over adopting a pace of intensity that feels punishing and is more difficult to sustain. This struck me as the most important theme of how Jennifer approaches both her diet and her fitness. She knows herself well enough to recognize what works for her, and then she works consistently against that. She does not choose to do workouts that overwhelm her, or push her so far outside her comfort zone that she struggles to maintain her consistency. She approaches her diet and fitness like a daily lifestyle, and she has aligned her daily wellness practice with what she enjoys. Jennifer has had one of the fittest bodies in Hollywood for the last 30 years, and now that she is approaching her mid 50’s, she has been able to maintain her fitness on her own terms.
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Aniston's diet plan may have a number of health benefits.
The diet emphasizes nutrient-dense foods while limiting processed ingredients, which are frequently high in sugar and calories and can contribute to weight gain. Regular consumption of processed foods has been linked to an increased risk of being overweight or obese, according to all relevant research.
Similarly, eating more sugary foods and drinks causes weight gain. While Jennifer’s fasting plan does not require her to restrict her food choices, avoiding excess sugars is one of the best ways to avoid weight gain.
Jennifer’s diet includes lean protein. Protein helps you control your appetite, feel fuller for longer, and lose weight.
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