Jenna Dewan’s Diet and Exercise Tips for Staying in Shape

Wondering how Jenna Dewan stays in shape? Contrary to what you might think, the actress doesn’t have some crazy superhero-worthy diet and workout regimen. In fact, her approach to diet and exercise is actually relatable.

From the genius way she adds more vegetables into her diet to how she finds time for working out, we share Jenna Dewan’s diet and exercise tips, ahead.

Jenna Dewan attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Jenna Dewan starts her day with a healthy green smoothie for breakfast. | Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Green smoothie for breakfast

For breakfast, Dewan swears by green smoothies. According to an interview with Women’s Health, the actress makes a smoothie made of “spinach, kale, lemon, apple, banana, sometimes pear, a little cod liver oil, and black sesame seeds” and blended with water. “My skin, my hair, my energy — everything is better,” she told the magazine.

The more veggies, the better

Fun fact: Dewan eats vegan — and has been since she was 10-years-old. While not every vegan food item is considered healthy, eating a diet heavy in vegetables can be ultra beneficial. Not only do they consist of vital nutrients — such as antioxidants, iron, folic acid, fiber, and a variety of other vitamins and minerals — they can help you lose weight, too.

Rice bowls for a simple and healthy dinner

Healthy doesn’t have to mean boring. For dinner, Dewan likes to make “brown-rice bowls filled with black beans and roasted veggies” to get some plant-based protein and beneficial nutrients in. To dress up the veggies — which typically consists of purple potatoes, butternut squash, zucchini, asparagus, and carrots — she adds olive oil with salt and pepper or tahini sauce.

Exercise for the mind and body

Between her career and her daughter, Dewan is one busy woman. That said, she tries not to let taking care of herself fall by the wayside. “You have to be fulfilled in order for everyone else to be fulfilled,” she told Women’s Health. Exercising might be how she stays in shape, but it’s also how she finds time to focus on herself and, as a result, is a form of self-care.

45-minute power workouts

As a busy working mom, Dewan’s exercise motto is “squeeze in what you can.” One way she commits to her regimen is with 45-minute power workouts. “I get in, do my thing, and then I’m able to go pick up [my daughter] from school,” she told Women’s Health. “It gives me energy,” she added.

Have fun with fitness

In addition to power workouts, Dewan likes to up the ante with fun exercises that don’t feel like work. Her go-to method for having fun with fitness? Dancing. “I grew up dancing and was in a competitive world in which I was taking classes, so I was working out, but I was passionate about what I was doing,” she shared with Women’s Health.

Stay motivated

Staying motivated is easier said than done. That’s why Dewan prefers a workout buddy, class, or training session. “I like the motivation of having somebody watching over and giving me inspiration,” she told Women’s Health.

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