Celebrity Diets: Jessica Alba

A-List actress, mother and eco entrepreneur Jessica Alba also hasone of the best bodies in the business. Refreshingly, Jess admits that it takes a lot of work to maintain her size 6 figure and revealed some surprising body secrets to Women’s Health in 2013.

The actress said that after having both of her children she resorted to wearing a girdle to help her to lose weight. “People have been doing it for years, and let’s face it, I don’t have the body of a 14-year-old any more. I think the more we try not to have that unrealistic ideal, the happier we’ll be.”

We don’t suggest that you resort to wearing a girdle to get a figure like Alba, instead try replicating some of her healthy diet habits…

Jessica Alba’s Diet Secrets:

Aside from ditching processed foods and learning to cook for herself at the age of 12, Jess doesn’t have any special secrets per se. Instead she relies on fresh, organic foods as the foundations of her daily meals and treats herself to meals like Pizza on occasion.

She says: ‘I’ll have dried seaweed or almonds. Rice crackers and Popchips are also good. If I need a sweet fix, I’ll stick to natural sugar.’

Jessica has a firm belief in the importance of organic foods, beauty and cleaning products for health and launched The Honest Company in 2011 to address the shortage of such products on the market.

While we can’t help you to achieve her privileged lifestyle, we can share Alba’s favourite juice recipe with you. Packed with nutrients you’re sure to get that A-List glow in no time – enjoy!

Jessica’s Go-To Green Juice

Serves 2

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 handfuls chopped kale
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 2 apples, cored
  • 1tsp diced ginger
  • Frozen watermelon

Blend and refrigerate what you don’t drink.

Would you ever wear a girdle to try and lose weight like Jessica Alba?


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