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With her toned physique and gorgeous complexion, Jennifer Lopez seems to have found the fountain of youth — or, at least, a really great diet plan. The famed singer and dancer recently shared some insight into a diet plan she tried for the new year and — of course — it went viral. What is Jennifer Lopez’s no carb and sugar diet? Take a closer look at her go-to eating plan, plus other diet tips she swears by, ahead.

Jennifer Lopez in workout gear
Jennifer Lopez’s diet consists of no carbs and sugar. | Jennifer Lopez via Instagram

Jennifer Lopez’s diet

Like many other viral challenges, Jennifer Lopez’s no carbs and sugar diet started on Instagram when the singer announced a 10-day diet challenge and challenged some of her most famous friends to join her. The challenge got so much attention that Today called JLo to find out more about the diet.

During the phone conversation, Jennifer Lopez explained that her trainer challenged her to try a no carb and sugar diet for 10 days to reset her body. “First and second day is when you realize you’re addicted to sugar. It’s like a drug,” said JLo. “Now when I go back to eating a fruit in 10 days, it’s going to taste like an ice cream sundae,” the singer added. And while some natural sugar is not a bad thing, JLo went even more extreme and cut out certain high-sugar fruits like bananas, oranges, and grapes. They also said goodbye to yogurt and milk.

By cutting out carbs and sugar for 10-days, JLo was able to eliminate all added sugar and starchy carbs from her diet — and make more conscious choices after the fact. What did she avoid on the 10-day challenge? Peep the diet guidelines, below.

Banned foods:

  • Starchy vegetables (that means no peas, corn, potatoes, or winter squash)
  • Dairy (no milk, yogurt, or cheese)
  • Fruits and grains (no fruits, bread, rice, or pasta)
  • Sweeteners (that includes natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup)
  • Soda & alcohol (including diet soda)
  • Condiments with sugar (hello ketchup!)
  • Baked goods
  • Candy

What is allowed?

  • Non-starchy vegetables (think: cauliflower, brocoli, carrots, and spinach)
  • Unsweetened teas and seltzers
  • Spices and seasonings
  • Nuts and seeds (including sugar-free nut butters)
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Seafood
  • Avocado

Did she stick it out?

Jennifer Lopez not only completed her 10-day no carb and sugar challenge, but she also plans to continue practicing the smart eating habits. During the week and a half long diet plan, the sing announced that she couldn’t stop thinking about the carbs and sugar-ridden foods she was going to indulge in post-challenge. But, after trying a few bites of oatmeal, she felt satisfied and did not feel the need to eat more. This confession left fans wondering if she would stick to the diet’s principles for longer.   

Despite the initial first few days — it takes a few days to get used to — the 10-day challenge ultimately had a positive impact on JLo. The singer allegedly was left feeling great physically and mentally.

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