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Jennifer Aniston’s Workout & Diet – What Does She Eat?

Written by Jane Summerfield

Jennifer Aniston is a well-loved American actress who made her name in the very popular television sitcom Friends.

Remember that one? It ran for 10 years, launching Jennifer into a successful acting career.

No wonder Jennifer loved acting – her father was an actor too, in the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Jennifer attended the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. She even acted in some Off-Broadway productions.

But it was Friends, which premiered in 1994, where she got her big break – in fact, it was rated as one of the most-watched shows on television.

She received an Emmy Award for that and a Golden Globe Award a year later.

It was so popular that only very recently did she and other cast members get together in a television special called Friends: The Reunion.

They discussed the show.

She has featured in plenty of other films and carved a very illustrious career for herself.

Just one or two other movie titles she has featured in have been The Object of My Affection, Office Space, The Good Girl, and many more!

She received plenty of media attention with her relationship with the hunk, Brad Pitt, whom she married from 2000 to 2005.

Then she married Justin Theroux from 2015 to 2018.

Now Jennifer Aniston is single and ready to mingle.

Four years after her split from ex-husband Justin Theroux, the actress confirmed she’s “ready to share myself with another” again.

People thought she might get together again with Brad Pitt, but they are just friends now.

She lives in a beautiful mansion of a place in the exclusive Bel-Air area of Los Angeles.

Jennifer Aniston’s Weight Loss & Diet Plan

Current Stats

  • Weight: 53 kg. /117 lbs.
  • Birthday: 11 February 1969
  • Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA
Accolades/accomplishments:

See Jennifer’s latest winning awards here. She has been a winner of so many awards through the years, so we have only added the most recent ones…

  • 2017 – Actress Most in Need of a New Agent in Mother’s Day
  • 2016 – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2019 – People’s Icon
  • 2020 – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in The Morning Show

Workout Principles of Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer has these principles she abides by…

  • Keeping doing mobility exercises: Jen does plenty of planking – Her trainer, Leyon Azubuike advises Jen to do standard planks, side planks, and then to plank with shoulder taps, etc.
  • Don’t get too carried away with your fitness: Jen says she does more simple stuff and feels great for it.
  • Stretching the core: Do more than sit-ups; Azubuike says Jens will do sit-ups to shock her body occasionally but it’s not a major part of her workout routine
  • Don’t rush workouts: Jen takes her time to do her workouts.
  • Be flexible with your workouts: Azubuike told Women’s Healththat he adjusts Jen’s workouts according to her schedule.
  • Jennifer practices intermittent fasting
  • Try resistance bands: They work for Jen big time.
  • Mix up your workouts: Azubuike told Women’s Healththat he’s a big fan of switching things up for Jen “So that the body reacts in a positive way and changes,” he said.
  • Try boxing: “It’s the longest workout I’ve actually stayed with consistently other than yoga,” Jen told “There’s something about the mental aspect of boxing—the drills, your brain has to work, you’re not just sitting on a bike. It’s amazing.”
  • Make exercise a consistent habit; a regular part of your day, recommends Jen.

Jennifer Aniston’s Training Methods

Jennifer says she tries to work out at least five times a week.

Jennifer also does yoga and spinning with her teacher Mandy Ingber, with whom she has been exercising for 15 years already.

Mandy says, “My clients and I make sure we do daily exercise. Diet and exercise is key.”

1) Yoga

Jennifer knows it’s the ideal way to keep her body strong and supple, but it has its mental benefits as well.

Mandy says of Jennifer, “With Jennifer Aniston, I would do 30 minutes of spinning, 40 minutes of yoga, incorporating some of my ‘hybrid’ yoga poses paired with a toning exercise.

We would do some power yoga, vinyasa flow, and then some yin yoga stretching, and then finish with the infrared sauna.”

2) Planking

Jennifer likes to do planking as well because planking works well with the abs.

3) Boxing

“There’s something about the mental aspect of boxing — the drills, your brain has to work, you’re not just sitting on a bike,” Jennifer said in an interview with InStyle.  

It’s great for releasing any aggression.

4) Elliptical machine

Jennifer says she does 45 minutes of elliptical workouts.

Jennifer Aniston’s Workout Routine

Azubuike explains Jennifer’s exact workout routine 

Jennifer works out hard during the week; each session is at least an hour-and-a-half. This will be based on where they are and her training cycle.

He says, “We box, we jump rope, we do strength training, we do a lot of work with resistance bands—we’re big on resistance bands,” he said.

He says they rotate everything, so the body reacts positively, and changes.

Jennifer also says she likes to try and surprise her muscles. When in Los Angeles, she will work out at Rise Nation.

This is a fitness climbing cardio class on the stair climber.

She is also a fan of boxing

Boxing strengthens her body, and it also calms her mind.

She says, “There’s something about the mental aspect of boxing—the drills, your brain has to work, you’re not just sitting on a bike. It’s amazing.”

Yoga keeps her body toned

Jennifer also likes to add cardio to her yoga practice if she wants to lose some weight.

But she also realizes that it’s important also what goes into her body, that in fact, 80% of what goes into her body counts towards her svelte body.

Self-care

Jennifer has described her version of self-care as her ‘morning ritual.’

She wakes up, meditates, works out, and walks the dogs.

She says, on Sundays, she carves out a mini spa for herself, giving herself a good scrub and adding a mask.

Jennifer Aniston’s Diet

She didn’t use to eat well

She says she used to eat unhealthily.

She said that in the past if she gorged on a hamburger; that she would detox for days afterward.

She claims she used to treat her body like “s**t”.

Nor did she sleep well – being young she thought she was invincible.

She says she honestly never drank water, only sodas – that she just didn’t take good care of herself back then.

She loves pizza too and even has her own pizza oven. She invites her friends over for a DIY pizza night with wine, of which she has her own wine room at home.

The Intermittent Fasting ‘diet’ 

Jennifer swears by Intermittent Fasting.

It’s a style of eating – It doesn’t really restrict what you eat or how much you eat. It rather focuses on when you eat. Jenifer says she follows the 16:8 version of the diet.

That means she eats her meals during an 8-hour window.

Then she fasts for the remaining 16 hours. For Jennifer with her intermittent eating, it means no food in the morning.

She says she noticed a big difference by cutting out solid food for 16 hours.

She says it’s just fortunate that sleeping hours are counted as part of the fasting period which means she delays having breakfast until 10 in the morning.

She eats balanced nutrition with a focus on fats

Jennifer says when she does eat she favors a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet.

It must be full of healthy carbs, leafy greens, protein, bright veggies, fruit, and healthy fats.

The emphasis is on healthy fats, as directed by her personal trainer, Leyon Azubuike.

Jennifer says she loves coconut oil, avocados, fish oil, and salmon.

She told Women’s Health back in 2019 that anything that is a good form of fat she will eat. In the morning, before she breaks her diet and eats, she will first have a healthy celery juice.

This will be followed by a post-workout black coffee. That gets her morning started.

She has a favorite treat

Jennifer revealed to Elle U.S. that she had her favorite cheat treat and that is pasta. “I’ve learned how to make it,” she says, with her fave being pasta carbonara.

“And it’s not that bad for you! It’s just an egg, parmesan cheese, and a little pasta with water. “And we substitute turkey bacon for real bacon, so, you know,” she says.

Let’s look at a day for Jennifer of how she eats

Breakfast

When waking up, Jennifer has warm lemon water.

Then that’s followed by a protein shake or eggs and avocado – a real favorite. She sprinkles a little coconut oil on that.

Now and again she will have some puffed millet cereal with a banana. Sometimes it’s oatmeal with egg whipped egg white added.

Another breakfast she will add every now and then is a smoothie.

She says she adds pure protein powder, fruit like blueberries, bananas, frozen cherries, a veggie mix of dynamic greens, maca powder, and a little cacao, and stevia.

Lunch and Dinner

Jennifer likes to keep lunch and dinner simple. She will always opt for some form of veggies or salad with protein.

Dinner is similar, but now and again, she will mix it all up with a chicken burger wrapped in lettuce.

Snacks

To ward off hunger in-between meals, Jennifer snacks on almond butter or an apple or some nuts.

She enjoys cut-up raw veggies and hard-boiled eggs in her refrigerator for when hunger strikes.

For 6 days a week, Jennifer eats a gluten-free, low carb, high protein diet

Jennifer’s general dietary guidelines as she told Woman Magazine is to eat as many veggies and organic fruit as she can, to keep her sugar intake low, to drink tons of water, and to get sufficient sleep.

Is Jennifer vegan?

When she was asked what her refrigerator contains, Jennifer revealed that she does eat animal products.

She said, “I always have cut raw vegetables in a Tupperware container. Hard-boiled eggs are always great to have in the fridge, as well as a big head of butter lettuce. I also include protein, such as pulled chicken.”

She will talk of ‘protein,’ but not ‘meat.’

Lots of people do this. It comes from the belief that if you are eating a plant-based diet, then you don’t get protein, which only animal products can supply. And Jennifer, unfortunately, believes this myth.

And animal industries that want to push meat protein, also propagate this myth, but there is nothing to back up their claims.

On the other hand, protein is also made by plants! These are called amino acids, of which there are nine!

Did you know that plants produce them all! All plant-based food contains protein, so it is easy to get your protein this way.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says, “Vegan diets typically meet or exceed recommended protein intakes, when caloric intakes are adequate.”

Because Jennifer loves animals so much, maybe she will soon realize that more and more people are becoming vegan and obtaining their proteins from the plant world!

Jennifer Aniston Supplements

Yes, Jennifer Aniston does take supplements. She’s always been taking vitamins. But now, she has also become the New Face of Vital Proteins Collagen.

She has been using this brand since 2016. After all, she says, “Collagen is the glue that holds everything together.” Check out Jennifer’s daily collagen routine.

1) Maca

Maca helps to improve the mood and it boosts energy. It has also been considered to help women with menopausal symptoms.

2) Omega-3

Omega-3 is known to support brain health and improve memory. It helps to lower the risk of anxiety and depression, helping to reduce inflammation in the body.

3) Stevia

Jennifer doesn’t eat sugar, but she will add a bit of stevia to her morning shake.

Then you can at least have a healthy sweet treat without it impacting your blood sugar levels or causing teeth cavities. It helps to control blood pressure too.

3) Protein

Protein is essential for building muscle. Protein always makes you feel fuller for longer. It is known to strengthen the immune system and to help to keep hormones balanced.

4) Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV is good for helping with digestion.

It also helps to control blood sugar and helps you to maintain a healthy weight, because it helps to reduce bloating and acid reflux.

5) Vitamin C

This is a powerful antioxidant, helping to fight the damage caused by free radicals and to protect the immune system.

6) Viviscal Hair Vitamins

Jennifer swears by using this supplement because it has strong vitamins such as biotin, zinc, vitamin C, iron, and horsetail extract w which has silica in it.

Jennifer Aniston’s noteworthy recommendations

1) Do it for yourself

Jennifer started focusing on her diet early in her career when an agent told her she was “too chubby” to get a movie part.

2) Vary your routine

Jennifer loves varying her workouts. She goes from yoga to cardio, to the elliptical. She also mixes in a weight-training workout at home.

3) Choose healthy foods

She always starts her day with a cup of hot lemon water.

She says it “puts the alkaline into your body first thing in the morning.”

She has a hard-boiled egg as a mid-morning snack.  

For lunch and being on the go, she loves seared ahi tuna with lentil and cucumber salad. “Maybe some olive oil,” she adds.

And she says to replace soy sauce, she will use Bragg’s amino acids. It does sound healthy, doesn’t it?

4) Change your habits over time

Jennifer realizes that what worked when she was a 20-year old won’t necessarily work that now she is in her 50s. So she is mindful of changing her habits to accommodate her body needs of what she puts in it and on it.

5) Drink plenty of water

“I have said this before but it’s the truth — I really think hydration is so important. And sleep!” 

5) Find your motivation

“Of course I get bored,” she told People in 2016.

“It’s when I take breaks and then I get back into it, that’s when it’s hard. But once I’m back into it, I love it and I crave it.”

6) Aim for balance

Jennifer says she has become more liberal with what she eats over the years, that she is “not as strict as I was. Then I thought just give yourself moderation.”

Generally speaking, though, she tries to get in plenty of fresh foods.

7) Challenge yourself

Aniston started boxing and loved it.

“Boxing is a great way to get aggression out. You get a mental release of all this crap you’re taking into your ears and eyes every day and have little fantasy moments imagining who you’re actually punching,” she said.

 “I feel really beautiful when I finish a great workout. Because I’ve taken care of my body, my endorphins are going, my blood is pumping, I’m taking care of the one body I have “– Jennifer Aniston

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