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Jennifer Lopez Reveals Her Exact Weight Loss Plan

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Jenny from the block has aged like a fine wine, literally looking better with each passing year. Putting as much care as she does in her workout, skin care, diet, and wellness is the guiding reason behind her health journey. How does she stay so fit at age 52? Read on to see 5 ways Jennifer Lopez stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don’t miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!

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Those challenging workouts are always where the superstars seem to start. You don’t get to bust a move on a stage and become a global star without working hard at it. “I am 100 percent convinced that working out is part of what makes me so happy,” Jen tells HELLO! Jen works hard in the gym and has created a useful home gym with multiple running machines, so it’s convenient to fit a workout in. 

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Jen pushes the importance of drinking plenty of water, “drinking plenty of water, especially before a workout, can help you push harder and get more out of your exercise routine,” Jen says to HELLO! She claims it’s great for her skin, too. As mentioned on the Mayo Clinic, drinking plenty of water helps to keep the skin hydrated and looking its best.

“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,” Jen said. David Kirsch, a personal trainer that works with Jennifer Lopez among other stars, shared her workout routine with Vogue during an interview. “We mix some cardio, plyometrics, full body, core and lower body into her workouts—they are very, very intense and she takes it very seriously, which is exciting for someone like me,” Kirsch explains. “You say, ‘we’re going to do this’, and she’s like, ‘great!’ Her workouts are fast paced. She’s very focused and high energy.” 

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At times, she’s revealed that doing a detox from sugar and carbs has been beneficial for her maintenance. According to the Mayo Clinic, if you’re looking to kick sugar, a short break might be the path to take. “Think of it as a palate cleanse,” Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian, explains to Mayo Clinic. “During that break, Zeratsky recommends eating only foods that have 5 grams of added sugar or less per serving. That information is now included on many food labels and will be on all food labels by 2021.” Even just two weeks can be enough to break that sweet tooth.

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“I have her eating very clean because she needs really good fuel for all the things that she’s doing,” says Tracy Anderson, a trainer Jen works with, “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.” Jen enjoys cooking meals with lots of greens. “I love to cook a lot of stuff, I love cooking Puerto Rican food because that’s what I grew up on,” Jen said. She still has fun in the kitchen with her kids, while putting emphasis on healthy, veggie packed meals. 

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