Jessica Alba is letting fans in on her slim-down secrets. The Honest Company CEO, who stuns on the cover of Shape’s October 2016 issue, revealed to the magazine that when she wants to trim down her physique, it’s not about working up a sweat.
“With exercise, I get a little more toned and I definitely feel stronger, but my diet is much more important if I’m trying to slim down,” the Sin City star, 35, revealed. “In that case, I usually don’t eat gluten, dairy, fried foods or processed foods. I try to stick to a diet that’s low in sugar and carbs and high in lean protein and vegetables.”
With that being said, she still finds time to hit the gym — but she doesn’t stress about getting her workouts in.
“If I work out four times, I consider it a successful week,” continued Alba, who is the mom of daughters Honor, 8, and Haven, 5, with husband Cash Warren. “But it’s typically more like two to three days a week because that’s what I have time for. I take Spin or hot yoga classes in the morning, and I sacrifice sleep to fit them in. For me, the benefits of exercise are more mental than physical. Working out takes away that little edge so that I feel happier and more productive and my brain can get kick started.”
“I love my shape because it does what I want it to,” she concluded. “If I want to go on a hike or a bike ride or go for a swim, I know my body will do everything I tell it to. I also appreciate that I can push myself through when I’m feeling tired. There’s always a little extra something to get me past the tired moments.”