She’s got the hottest bod in Hollywood – just ask her leading man, Justin Timberlake. Whether it’s her toned butt or her killer abs, women everywhere are itching to know how Jessica Biel maintains her amazing physique. Star Style uncovers the Valentine’s Day star’s fitness and diet secrets...
Hit the Gym
We’re afraid there’s no way around this one, sorry ladies! For her fitness regimen, Jess relies on trainer-to-the-stars Ramona Braganza, of Gold’s Gym in Los Angeles. With a list of famous clientele, including Halle Berry and Jessica Alba, the woman clearly knows what she’s doing.
For Jessica’s role in The A-Team, Ramona designed a workout program that focused on toning all parts of the body, especially the actress’s abs, and suggests an hour of exercise four times a week, with three abdominal exercises as part of the program.
The first involves lying face down on a stability ball with your feet flat against a wall and your arms extended in front of you. Slowly raise your torso and legs while you inhale and lower back down. Doing two sets of 10 will work wonders for your tum.
Next comes push-ups. Do a set of three classic push-ups (toes and palms on the ground) and between each set, hold the plank position for about fiveseconds.
Finally, work out your oblique muscles (the ones along the sides of your torso) with the side-lying plank. Lay on your side and prop yourself up on to your elbow and edge of your foot, so the rest of your body is off the ground. Hold that position for a few seconds then lower. A few sets of these each day and you too can get toned and fabulous like Jess!
Everyone knows that a balanced diet is the first step to getting in shape and ensuring your bod is at its healthiest. Jess is especially careful with her eating habits and follows a fairly strict eating routine. A fan of veggies and grains, Jess tends to include these two food groups into as many meals as she can. From Quinoa on salads to Kasha in vegetable soups, she gets essential fibre and nutrients in each meal. But unlike dangerous diets that encourage skipping meals and cutting complete food groups, Jessica’s diet allows her to enjoy the foods she loves in moderation. She even follows a schedule where she eats healthily for six days of the week, and then has a cheat day on the seventh. She explains, “You have to go out and go to fabulous restaurants and just eat and enjoy it.”
Jessica’s Typical Diet:
Breakfast: A three egg-white omelette with grilled tomatoes and grapefruit juice.
Snack: A handful of unsalted almonds.
Lunch: Lean chicken with wholewheat pasta and veg.
Snack: Mixed seeds or fruit.
Dinner: Baked salmon fillet in lemon and olive oil with roasted sweet potatoes.
Snack: Wholegrain crackers thinly spread with hummus.