We all have been fans of Hollywood celebrities that manage to keep fit and look good every time the camera catches up with them, whether it is on film or an awards show, a normal day at their favorite boutique or a stint at the beach. However, we get more wowed at the sight of older Hollywood stars, which even at their age still are able to carry themselves well. These people seem to be defying the effects of aging and even manage more to look better than their younger counterparts. One of these stars is Jennifer Aniston. This Friends celebrity has been able to maintain her body and looks even at the age of 40, which is why she has been one of the inspirations of countless young adults to be healthy.
One of the struggles and concerns of women everywhere has been to look for the appropriate weight loss tips and to find the quickest way to lose weight without necessarily having to alter so much of their current diet and lifestyle. Some dietary plans on the market are known to be very stringent which is why most cannot really keep up with their recommendations. However, Jennifer Aniston has managed to create her own lifestyle and health routine based on Dr. Barry Sears diet plan that is more friendly and doable for the ordinary woman. This Zone Diet or Jennifer Anniston diet plan is a healthy combination of incorporating lifestyle changes and the right type of foods for the body.
The Jennifer Anniston diet plan includes an intake of carbohydrates although done so in the right amounts, lean proteins and low-starch food products. It eases the body to take in only healthy food, with a focus on calcium and vitamin D. The diet also stresses the importance of eating 5 times a day and drinking lots of water. Even vegetarians can be on the Zone Diet. The average length of time that people lose weight depends on each person but certain changes can be seen in as early as two weeks into the routine.
It is important to note that any diet regimen will fail without the necessary efforts coming from those who want to unde-rgo a planned diet and it should be coupled with the proper examination to take into account all other health considerations. In no time, with the proper combination of commitment and dedication, one can be assured of looking as fabulous and being as healthy as Jennifer Aniston can.
The Zone Diet – recipes to try
Egg and Prosciutto
1 Wasa Cracker (1 sheet)
2 hard boiled eggs – NO YOLKS
2 oz. prosciutto
1 cup grapes
Lemon and Fennel Salad
1½ cups feta – reduced fat crumbled
4 bulbs fennel
1½ cups pears, cubed
2 tablespoons raisins (soaked)
2 Tsp. Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1¼ cups white wine
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
salt and pepper to taste
Thinly slice the fennel. Cut and discard the ends from the lemons, and then cut them into thin slices. Put the olive oil into a skillet over medium high heat. When thge oil is hot, add the fennel and lemons and cook for about five minutes. Pour the white wine into the saucepan and cook until reduced by half. Barely cover the fennel and lemons with water, adding salt, pepper and sesame seeds. Cook for about 20 minutes or until fennel is al dente, then turn off heat, add the pear and let sit, covered, until cooled. Before serving, toss with the raisins softened in cold water and the feta cut into small cubes.
Turkey Tips with Asparagus
6 ounces turkey breast
2 bell peppers
3 cups asparagus
1 cup canned pineapple cubes in light syrup (rinsed/drained)
2 teaspoons Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Break off and discard the woody ends from the asparagus. Slice the asparagus . Cut peppers into thin strips. Cut turkey breast into 6 cubes and sauté in oil in a skillet over medium high heat until browned. Remove turkey from skillet and keep warm. Sauté the vegetables in the remaining juices in the skillet, adding a bit of vegetable broth and salt. Cook until vegetables are softened. Transfer vegetables and turkey to a plate. Serve with the pineapple for dessert.