Sunday 22 July 2018

Day on a plate: What Jennifer Aniston eats in a day

Jennifer Aniston. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Jennifer Aniston. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Jennifer Aniston for Smart Water
Actor Justin Theroux (L) and actress/executive producer Jennifer Aniston attend the "Cake" cocktail reception presented by PANDORA Jewelry at West Bar on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LTLA)

Meadhbh McGrath

Jennifer Aniston has a body that makes women half her age jealous.

In a new interview, the famously fit actress revealed the secrets of her diet –  including the fact that husband Justin Theroux has convinced her to welcome pasta back into her life.

No matter how hectic her days are, the Friends star always makes time for a powerhouse breakfast.

“When I wake up, I have warm lemon water and then I have a shake or avocado and eggs, which is one of my favourites. I sprinkle a little coconut oil on that.

Jennifer Aniston for Smart Water
Jennifer Aniston for Smart Water

“Sometimes, I'll have a puffed millet cereal with a banana or I'll do oatmeal with an egg white whipped in at the end,” she told Elle.

While oatmeal and egg are rarely seen together on a plate, the 47-year-old explained that it’s good for adding protein to usually carbohydrate-heavy meal.

Read more: 4:30am wakeup call, double workouts and breakfast every day: How Jennifer Aniston gets her famous figure

“Justin, my husband, taught me that little move to get extra protein! Right before (the oatmeal) is finished cooking, you just whip in an egg white and it kind of gives it this fluffy texture that's delicious.”

Actor Justin Theroux (L) and actress/executive producer Jennifer Aniston attend the
Actor Justin Theroux (L) and actress/executive producer Jennifer Aniston attend the "Cake" cocktail reception presented by PANDORA Jewelry at West Bar on September 8, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LTLA)

We’ll take her word for it.

For lunch, Jen said she’ll go for “some form of vegetables or salad with protein - pretty basic”, and dinner is "probably the same."

She said she loves to snack to keep her going between meals, and will usually have some nuts or “maybe an apple and almond butter”.

Of course, she still treats herself on occasion, and noted that while she used to love to “go all out” on Mexican food, she has ditched the burritos for “a really good pasta”.

Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

“Pasta has taken over as new favourite go-to-town food,” Jen said, again citing her husband’s influence.

“Yes, he has brought the pasta back into my life. I don’t know whether I should thank him or hate him for that. I do thank him,” she decided, mentioning his “irresistible” pasta carbonara.

“I’ve learned how to make it, and it’s not that bad for you! It’s just an egg, Parmesan cheese, and a little pasta water,” she said, adding that they substitute turkey bacon for “real bacon”.

The Golden Globe-winning actress previously spoke about her punishing 4.30am workouts, combining spinning and yoga.

“I have a trainer, a wonderful woman who I do this spin-yoga class (with). We spin for half an hour, and then do yoga for 40 minutes. That’s pretty intense,” she told Well and Good magazine.

“Then I go to a gym, where I do strength training or just my own thing on the treadmill, the bike, or the elliptical, just to change things up.”

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