Whenever most of us see the words "diet" or "weight loss plan" next to the name of a Jersey Shore star, we steel ourselves for some kind of kooky story about diet pills or protein shakes after some intense GTL-ing. Maybe an anecdote about how "smooshing" is the new cardio? Come on, can you blame us? The kids' reputations precede them.
But that's why I love the latest "slim down" news, courtesy of Jenni "JWoww" Farley. She's breaking the mold! I might even go so far as to say she could be the breakout Bethenny Frankel-esque star here, because she comes off sounding grounded and, well, wise. Really! Here's what she had to say about her diet ...
Well, actually, "diet" might be a misnomer for what JWoww is doing. Instead, she's adopted some really healthy eating habits. Her number one rule?
"Have to eat healthy so 5 nights a wk I make my own food... Tedious but worth it," she recently revealed on Twitter.
In addition, she also noted that she enjoys taking her homemade cookin' outside and "grilling with Roger," posting a photo of a meal that included brightly colored veggies, grilled meats, and salad, tweeting, "Dinner time yummy."
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I'll say! That looks like the perfect balanced and delicious meal. If I had just one question, it would be whether or not she's buying organic? Hope so. But emphasizing home-cooked meals in itself is a major accomplishment and terrific step toward getting/stayng healthy and fit.
We all know how tempting it can be to order out, get Chipotle one night, even throw a frozen meal in the micro. But none of that can compare to a fresh, self-made meal. As my fiance pointed out to me once, you never really know what you're getting at a restaurant. You kinda just have to have faith that the place is using fresh, healthy, clean ingredients ... Definitely not always the case! Ick!
There's really no better way to completely control the calories, fat, sodium (food at restaurants is notorious for INSANELY high sodium!), etc. And to limit scary chemicals or added ingredients. So good for JWoww for getting in touch with her inner Top Chef. Sure plenty of her friends and fans could stand to learn a thing or two from her healthy habit.
Do you agree that making your own food is a great way to stay in shape?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside