You won’t find Jessica Biel on a starbucks only diet. She feels she has a responsibility as a role model for others to eat sensibly and workout regulary to get her dream body. “I’d like to be a role model for young girls. You don’t have to be stick skinny to be gorgeous,” says Jessica. "Muscles are Beautiful. Strong bodies, working out and eating healthily is beautiful.”
I’m glad there are a few celebrities who have this sort of outlook! Jessica Biels body looked amazing in ‘I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry’ and most paparazzi candid shots of her are of her working out with her trainer.
Heres some advice from her personal trainer. “When training Jessica, we had her eat half a wrap for a meal and half a protein bar two hours later. Because she increased her frequency of eating but decreased the portions, she actually lost about 10 pounds, as well as 10 percent body fat.”
Oh yeah, and Jessica isn’t too strict on herself. On Sunday she has a cheat day! Now thats what I’m talking about hehe.
What Does Jessica Biel Eat?
Breakfast: Oatmeal made with skim milk. Add diced apple and pinch of cinnamon. Glass of orange juice. Slice of whole-wheat toast with one small can of sardines in tomato sauce. Glass of apple juice. Omelette made with three egg whites, filled with tomatoes. Glass of grapefruit juice.
Mid-morning snack: A handful of unsalted almonds or a banana.
Lunch: Four ounces of lean chicken, with small handful of whole-wheat pasta and chopped vegetables. Half a baked potato filled with tuna and corn. Serve with salad of green leaves dressed with lemon and teaspoon olive oil.
Mixed bean salad made with one 14 oz. can of mixed beans, celery, grated carrot, sliced peppers, lemon juice and teaspoon of olive oil.
Mid-afternoon snack: Tablespoon mixed seeds (sesame, pumpkin or sunflower seeds). Piece of fruit.
Dinner: Medium-sized salmon fillet, baked in foil with lemon or lime juice and teaspoon olive oil. Mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli and carrots. Small cup of low-fat yogurt for dessert.
Small grilled lean pork steak with roasted vegetables. Fruit salad topped with three teaspoonfuls low-fat cream. Four ounces diced lean meat or Quorn with stir-fried vegetables and whole-wheat noodles or brown rice.
Evening snack: Two whole-grain crisp breads or oatcakes topped with hummus. Glass of fruit juice.
How Does Jessica Biel Workout?
Here are ten tips from her personal trainer (as reported in US Weekly)
Note: points 6-10 are from Jerry Owens (personal trainer of Rachel McAdams). Emphasis added.
- Mix it up
"I’m a big advocate of recreational sports and stuff. If someone can get out there, even if it’s a hike or something like that, just to break up the monotony of going to the gym…I really like that."
- Full body exercises
"We do full body movements. You are pretty much using as many muscles at once, which in turn will jack that heart rate up."
- Food choices
"really organic and clean foods, all natural, like nuts." Also, "an amino acid drink, so that you’re not burning up a lot of your muscle, or protein."
- Medicine ball
"Get a medicine ball and do a lunge with a twist while you are holding the ball. Those are great. You are activating so many muscles at once, and you are using those muscles over so many different plains."
"Breakfast would be whole grain bread French toast with egg whites and cinnamon. For a mid-morning snack, they’d do a mixed-berry protein shake. Lunch might be sweet potato tuna melt. An afternoon snack might be hummus with celery sticks. Dinner would be spaghetti and meatballs with spaghetti squash and meatballs made of turkey or chicken breast."
- On Yoga and Pilates
"Those are great forms of exercise for stability and balance, but neither one of those is going to change your body dramatically like training with weights does."
"The biggest problem is that people are fat phobic. It’s clinically proven that we need healthy fat in our diets. You need to eat a balanced diet but not be afraid of fat, like Omega 3 fatty acids like walnuts, olive oil and even coconut oil."
- Weight loss and "toning up"
"blend nutrition, exercise, and physical therapy. The body responds better. People get too wrapped up in doing isolated movement, like being very body part specific."
- On Cardio
"People get too cardio-crazy and need to do more weight lifting," says Owens. He explains that for many people on elliptical machines, "their heart Rate is about the same as if they were shopping around a mall."
- Rest and recovery
"take one to two days off a week: have a massage, make sure you get plenty of rest. The muscles actually change when they’re recovering."