The abs. That face. How is it that Jennifer Lopez looks almost exactly the same as when she made her debut in 1991? Some would argue she looks even better than when she was a Fly Girl on In Living Color. The answer is straightforward: hard work. She sticks to a strict diet and workout regimen.


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She opts for organic fruits and veggies.

Lopez doesn’t eat processed foods and sticks to organic produce — kale with crumbled queso and toasted pumpkin seeds, or broccoli, peppers, and zucchini drizzled with vinaigrette. She might have a salad and salmon for lunch. Come dinnertime, she may go for a different protein. “I like pork and chicken, especially Puerto Rican style!” she told Us Weekly.


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And she drinks a ton of water.

Hydration is super key and a for Lopez, it’s a link to great exercise. “Drinking plenty of water, especially before a workout, can help you push harder and get more out of your exercise routine,” she told Hello!.

She uses protein to stave off cravings.

J.Lo will drink a protein shake for breakfast, she told People. It’s packed with whey protein, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, Greek yogurt, cinnamon, honey and lemon juice to kick off her morning. “Protein is my go-to,” she told Hello!. “It fills me up and keeps me full longer.”


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She’s not snacking on potato chips.

“I always have healthy snacks, like fruits and vegetables, with me,” she told People.

But there is room for chocolate chips.

The World of Dance judge might pose with a cake, but she rarely eats it. If Lopez does go for dessert, her guilty pleasures are chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookies, her fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, revealed on The View. However, when she went on a 10-day no sugar/no carbs challenge, she went through major sugar withdrawal.

She switches up her exercise.

Of course, her main way to sweat is dance. “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,” Lopez told Hello! “And I really believe that when you take care of yourself and work to stay healthy, you’re better able to take care of those you love. So working out is definitely a priority for me.”

And (little known fact!) she was a track star in high school, according to A-Rod.


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She doesn’t give in to vices.

“I don’t drink or smoke or have caffeine,” J.Lo told UsWeekly. If she does have coffee, it’s decaf.

She is not a sun worshipper.

“I’m rarely in the sun, but if I am, I wear a lot of sunscreen,” Lopez told UsWeekly. She’s also been known to sport a big hat and a cover-up to ensure she’s well protected.


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…And all that hard work has paid off.

“I’ve taken care of myself and it shows,” she told InStyle.preview for All the Best Looks from the Met Gala