Jennifer Aniston Has 8 Tips on Eating Like a Star

by Emily

in Celebrity Diets

Jennifer Aniston has 8 tips for eating healthy

Jennifer Aniston has a tight, toned body most women envy, however she has not always looked this great. All you have to do is watch early episodes of Jennifer’s hit television show Friends to witness her body transformation. Although Jennifer Aniston credits a great deal of her toned physique to her dedicated yoga practice, she also realizes that a healthy diet is crucial in looking her best.

Before Jennifer Aniston met her personal chef Jewels Elmore, she says her diet consisted of  “prepackaged Zone meals, overcooked takeout and scrounging for the occasional piece of cheese.” Most of us can relate to these diet habits, and many of us would like to change. After Jennifer hired Jewels, she learned the importance of eating “real food—food that’s truly and naturally life-sustaining and delicious.” Although Jennifer Aniston has a personal chef to make her diet easy, everyone can create healthy, maintainable eating habits by following tips from Jennifer’s personal chef as she told Glamour magazine.

1. Give your refrigerator a makeover

  • Clean out your refrigerator. Throw away processed foods and almost-empty bottles of salad dressing.
  • Make your new food look appealing. You are more likely to grab something healthy if you can see it. Jewels says, “We really try to use all glass containers and present the food in the refrigerator so that it’s appetizing, so that it’s something you want to pick up and eat right away.”

2. Make sure you have basic kitchen equipment

  • To get started, all you need is an eight-inch chef’s knife, a solid wood cutting board, a heavy-bottom skillet, a stockpot and big mixing bowls.
  • You do not need to go crazy and but all the latest kitchen gadgets.

3. Change the way you shop for food

  • Shop for fresh, in-season ingredients. Then, create meals based on the healthy ingredients in your cart.
  • Do not choose your recipes first because you are likely to miss out on nutrient rich seasonal fare.

4. Eat everything green first

  • Greens should take up the most room on your plate, but you should also try to finish your salad or veggies before moving on to the rest of your meal.
  • If you fill up on greens, not only will you get lots of nutrients, you are also more likely to realize when you are full.

5. Incorporate fish

  • Prepare your fish simply. Try using pepper and lemon for a tasty glaze without added fat.
  • Jennifer says, “Before Jewels, I never went near a piece of fish” “She was the only person who could get me to taste salmon. And now I beg her to make it.”

6. Always eat breakfast

  • Don’t feel like you are limited to cereal, try incorporating something from dinner the night before.
  • Jewels says, “You wouldn’t think to eat a piece of salmon, rice and miso soup in the morning, but it works!”

7. Make eating healthy a social event

  • Jewels suggest, “Instead of going out to brunch with your girlfriends, make a date to go to the farmers’ market with them instead. Or if you’re getting together for a potluck dinner, have everyone bring a fresh ingredient instead of a cooked dish, and you can make the food together.”
  • “The meal isn’t the socialization part,” says Jewels. “The whole process is.”

8. Don’t get discouraged

  • Jewels says, “It does take effort when you first start to eat healthy.”
  • Try doing the prep work right away when you return from the store. For example, “If, for that first day, you take the time to actually wash your lettuces and spin them in a spinner and put them in a container . . . you’re going to use them more.”

For more diet advise from Jennifer’s personal chef Jewels Elmore, check out the book she wrote with her sister Jill Elmore – The Family Chef: Make Your Kitchen the Heart of Your Family.

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