How does your lunch compare?
Having just been voted the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2016 by People, Jennifer Aniston has detailed what she eats in a day for the magazine. But it’s not so much about what she’s eating that’s piqued our interest but her philosophy on health and wellbeing that has us listening.
“We’ve got to really be conscious and mindful around what we put inside our bodies,” Aniston tells People. “And how we sleep and how we eat and how we take care of ourselves.”
For Aniston, the wellbeing-staple of a cup of hot water with lemon is her first port of call in the morning. “It’s great to put that alkaline into your body first thing in the morning,” says Aniston, who then went on to explain coffee with low-fat milk and stevia is next on the agenda.
For breakfast it’s a protein shake: “I’ll put in bananas, cherries, blackberries, a greens powder, a collagen peptide, a little cacao powder, chocolate stevia drop and chocolate almond milk,” she says. “You can see I like chocolate-flavoured. I don’t like protein taste.”
Lunch involves a cucumber and lentil salad with ahi tuna and Bragg’s amino acids to replace soy sauce. Most recent dinners include roasted chicken with spiralled zucchini and pesto sauce or carbonara – this pasta is one that Aniston has dubbed her signature and it’s a healthier version to what we might make.
“The one I make all the time is a lean carbonara. On the pasta, I put eggs, cheese, turkey bacon, and a little sautéed red onion and garlic. It’s simple — no cream, no butter and no oil. Sometimes I’ll add a little pasta water if needed,”.
Easy to make and eat snacks include a hard-boiled egg, a cheese stick or a cup of soup.
While in the past Aniston admits to being quite strict with herself, a food epiphany (if you will) has her choosing moderation over a restrictive diet.
“It’s not just clothes and what’s happening [on the outside],” there’s so much more that’s beautiful in a human being.”