Last weekend, Jennifer Aniston celebrated her 48th birthday in Mexico by flaunting a body that looks like it belongs to someone half her age. After picking our jaws up off the floor, we got to investigating — here's exactly how everyone's favorite friend achieves her look.
She puts a 'skinny' spin on cheat meals.
Further affirming the fact that she could basically be your bestie, Aniston admits that pasta is her guilty pleasure. But when she indulges, it's with dish that has a healthy twist, like veggie lasagna.
"You have zucchini and eggplant that acts as a paste, and you layer it with different cheeses and put it in the oven," Aniston told E! News.
Her breakfasts are filling and nutrient-rich.
Aniston has three go-to breakfasts, she told Bon Appetit, and they're all super-healthy. Sometimes her morning meal is a smoothie — she likes bananas, cherries, protein powder, almonds, cocoa powder, and almond milk — and on other days she'll have eggs over-easy with avocado toast on the side. Aniston's third option is the most interesting, though: oatmeal with egg whites whipped in at the end for an extra boost of protein.
She maintains a balanced diet all year long.
"I don't let eating habits get out of control where I need a reset button," Aniston told Yahoo! Food.
So while the rest of us had to rebound from the holidays with a brand-new diet, Aniston's been living her best (healthy) life the entire time. And she makes it sound easy: "Eat as much organic fruits and veggies as you can, keep sugar [intake] low, drink tons and tons of water, and get good sleep," Aniston said of her diet plan.
She mixes up her workouts.
We know Aniston's a hardcore yogi, but she once shared with Women's Health that "variety is key." She also loves spin, has tried barre exercises, and is a fan of circuit training — 15 minutes dedicated to her quads, 15 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes of spinning, and 15 minutes of running, followed by portions of the Body by Simone DVD for floor work.
The one trend she just couldn't get in to? Boot camp.
"I don't want to get yelled at — at all. Please stop yelling at me," she laughed in her interview with Women's Health.
She practices what she preaches.
Although some celebs are out there promoting some pretty ridiculous products, Aniston only reps the ones she truly believes in. Those include Smartwater (water that has added electrolytes), Aveeno (she's a fan of their Absolutely Ageless line), and Living Proof hair products (which keep her famous locks looking healthy).
Her meals are anything but boring.
"Justin and I both love to tinker in the kitchen," Aniston revealed to Yahoo! Food.
Her refrigerator staples are super healthy.
She also stocks hard-boiled eggs and pulled chicken on the reg — plus a special treat in the freezer.
Now Aniston makes them herself — she prefers red grapes — for a snack.