With the celebrity-crazed era in which we are living in, it can be hard to not compare yourself to those people we regularly see on our TV sets and mobile screens. However, while a lot of these A-listers spend a lot of their time and money sculpting their figures, often their lifestyle isn’t achievable for regular people.
Whether it’s the fact that they have their own nutritionists tailor-making their meals plans, or that they have personal chefs to cook the meals for them – there are a lot of factors that come into why our favorite celebrities look so good.
One of those celebrities is Jessica Biel. The actress, who rose to fame off of the back of her appearance as Mary Camden in the long-running 7th Heaven, is often seen as “body goals.” The 36-year-old has previously opened up about her workout routine, with her admitting to being a “Yogi” and using her dog walks as a source of exercise.
“I like to do a couple of classes of yoga during the week, mixed in with weight training sessions, which are for strength,” says Biel. “Actually the yoga class is less about strength and more about stretching and elongating, so I can have the combo.” Speaking about her attitude towards her healthy lifestyle, the mother-of-one says: “When you feel good inside, you project that outward to the world.”
While she may be a bit of an exercise addict, Jessica makes sure that she is also fuelling her body with the right foods in order to give her the energy required to undertake her exercise routines. “I’m a big fan of easy-make, easy-bake vegan purees, which I think can be a nice, light supper option,” the 36-year-old said.
“You cook the vegetables, roasting them in the oven, adding salt, pepper and your favourite spices,” she explained. “Then you put it in the blender and boom – you’ve made yourself a really light, really healthy, gorgeous soup that anybody can enjoy pretty easily.”
In terms of the rest of her diet, Biel says that she is a big advocate of the increasingly-popular paleo diet. “Honestly I just feel better when I don’t have gluten or wheat or dairy,” she previously told LA Times. “My digestion is better, I feel better, I have more energy… I mean, of course, I have cheat-days and will go out and have, like, cookies and pizza.”
The paleo diet is a growing trend across the world of fitness, particularly when it comes to celebrities. Essentially, the basic rules of the diet are as follows: “If a caveman didn’t eat it, neither should you.”
While the lifestyle may seem a bit extreme to some (how can you live with no cheese or bread!?) the likes of Megan Fox, Uma Thurman, Kobe Bryant and Miley Cyrus have all spoken out about the benefits of the diet and Biel’s advocacy only adds more fuel to the fire.
If you’re thinking of following the paleo diet, be sure that it will work for you and your lifestyle. As Biel says, “when you feel good inside, you project that outward to the world,” so listen to what your body is telling you.