The 1 Food Jennifer Lopez Will Never Eat

Jennifer Lopez is mostly known as an actress, dancer, and singer. But if you’ve followed her closely throughout her decades-long career, you know that she’s a bit of a foodie, too.

Though she tends to follow a strict diet, the “Goin’ In” singer will occasionally pig out on a variety of foods. She eats everything from pizza and steak to octopus and less popular fruits. But, like everyone, J. Lo has her limits.

Here’s the one food you’ll never catch Lopez eating.

Jennifer Lopez at an event
Jennifer Lopez at an event | Photo by James Devaney/GC Images

The 1 food Jennifer Lopez hates

In a 2013 interview with CBS News, the “Get Right” singer told host Gayle King that she can’t stand exotic foods. These are usually unusual or taboo meats, vegetables, fruits, or spices.

“I don’t like the exotic kinds of food like snake … like venison and things like that,” Lopez said. “It gets too weird.”

But Lopez reportedly has some “weird” food habits herself. According to multiple reports, she has to have her coffee stirred counterclockwise. It’s unclear why she allegedly has to have it this way, but if it’s not, she reportedly won’t drink it.

What does Jennifer Lopez eat on a daily basis?

Lopez follows a clean diet — complete with plenty of protein, fruits, and vegetables. She tends to eat chicken, fish, smoothies, oatmeal, salads, and eggs.

“I have her eating very clean because she needs really good fuel for all the things that she’s doing,” her trainer, Tracy Anderson, previously told People. “It’s all organic and it’s all very well thought out, with the balance of very high quality proteins and a lot of nutrient-dense food… everything is fresh.”

Lopez steers clear of alcohol and caffeine. But on the rare occasion that she does want coffee, she always reaches for decaf (before stirring it counterclockwise).

Jennifer Lopez can’t resist many foods, though

Though she generally follows a strict food regimen, the “I’m Real” singer doesn’t totally deprive herself of her favorite foods.

“Throughout the years I’ve learned the importance of maintaining a healthier […] diet,” she previously told People. “I still eat some of the foods I love, but in moderation. I don’t deprive myself.”

When she’s ready to pig out, Lopez loves Puerto Rican food and chocolate chip cookies.

“I happen to know a woman that loves cookies and I mean loves,” her fiancé, Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez, revealed in a November 2018 episode of Shark Tank. “Jennifer eats a cookie every night before she goes to bed.”

Rodriguez also said during a 2017 appearance on The View that Lopez’s other guilty pleasure is chocolate chip ice cream.

Speaking of Rodriguez, he and Lopez often do diets and cleanses together. In February of 2019, the couple went on a 10-day, no-sugar, no-carb detox. After completing the challenge, they celebrated by having a feast.

According to People, they chowed down on fried and sweet plantains, pizza, fries, veggies, and more.

But they didn’t waste any time getting back in the gym to work it off. Learn more about Lopez’s workout routine here.