By now, you’re probably over your New Year’s resolution. Well, leave it to Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez to give your body goals another jump start. The power couple is boosting health goals everywhere with a 10-day challenge that includes eating zero carbs and zero sugar. If it sounds a little miserable, you’re not alone, but it also seems kind of thrilling.
A.Rod first posted a video of themselves working out, which they do a lot by the way. His caption: “No carbs, no sugar. Who’s in?” and added: “Someone hide the cookie dough.” Then yesterday, J.Lo made her own post, as they walked into the gym, (do they ever stop working out!?), and she said: “This 10-day challenge is starting to get lonely, so we’re challenging YOU! Join us 😉. 10 days, NO sugar, NO carbs, are you up for the challenge?” She went on to challenge some of her celebrity friends.
So what does the challenge consist? J.Lo posted a couple of Insta-stories that showed her meals. Lunch and dinners include lots of cucumbers, tomatoes, ground turkey, Brussels sprouts, bell peppers, hard boiled eggs, and carrots. It’s actually a lot of food on a plate.
Here’s more information on foods to avoid, according to HealthLine.com:
- Sugar: Soft drinks, fruit juices, agave, candy, ice cream and many other products that contain added sugar.
- Refined grains: Wheat, rice, barley and rye, as well as bread, cereal and pasta.
- Trans fats: Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.
- Diet and low-fat products: Many dairy products, cereals or crackers are fat-reduced, but contain added sugar.
- Highly processed foods: If it looks like it was made in a factory, don’t eat it.
- Starchy vegetables: It’s best to limit starchy vegetables in your diet if you’re following a very low-carb diet. Starchy vegetables include foods like bananas, potato, and pumpkin.
Here are some foods that are perfectly suitable for this kind of diet:
- Meat: Beef, lamb, pork, chicken and others; grass-fed is best.
- Fish: Salmon, trout, haddock and many others; wild-caught fish is best.
- Eggs: Omega-3-enriched or pastured eggs are best.
- Vegetables: Spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and many others.
- Fruits: Apples, oranges, pears, blueberries, strawberries.
- Nuts and seeds: Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
- High-fat dairy: Cheese, butter, heavy cream, yogurt.
- Fats and oils: Coconut oil, butter, lard, olive oil and fish oil.
Just a quick bit of info: it looks as if J.Lo’s diet does not include heavy meats, but rather lean meats like poke, tuna, and turkey. Here’s a picture of one of her meals below.
So are you in?!