Jessica Alba is known for having a terrific body, sometimes more so than for her acting talent. She works hard to stay in shape and successfully lost her baby weight giving birth to her daughter Honor Marie in 2008. Jessica opened up about some of the techniques she used to lose that weight in a recent interview with Lucky magazine.
One thing I admire about Alba is that she is honest about how she feels about fitness and dieting. When speaking about her diet, she stated, “I have a hard time with portion control, so I have 1,200 calorie meals delivered. But I also work out, so I’m basically starving – it sucks. I drink a lot of water.”
Jessica used the NutriFit meal delivery system for her meals after her daughter was born. Jessica also spoke candidly about working out. She said, “Working out everyday for even just 45 minutes is good for my mental state. But getting dressed and actually doing it is the worst. It’s hard to get motivated.” Lack of motivation may be why Alba likes the distractions of going to the gym. She says, “In the gym, I have like five things to distract me: TV, iPod, magazines. Working partners are good too so you can chat and not just drown in your own misery. Sorry, does that sound bad? I just hate working out.”
Alba brings about a great point for those of us trying to get in shape and stay healthy – some people need a little extra motivation to work out. The lesson we can take from Jessica is that even though she hates it, she still does it.
Jessica Alba has an amazing body, and it’s helpful to know that she has the same struggles as the rest of us when it comes to eating and working out. Her honesty about the subjects shows that we can manage to stick with our workouts and eating plan with a little motivational help.