Jennifer Aniston is an American actress and producer. She is one of the most famous faces in Hollywood.
Aniston started her acting career by appearing in Leprechaun in 1993. However, the breakthrough in her career came when Jennifer was cast in the all-time famous sitcom, FRIENDS.
In which, she played Rachel Green. Throughout her career, Aniston has received various accolades for her talent and performance. Some of her achievements are a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award.
We know Aniston as she has consistently appeared on the TV screen: fit and slim. However, if we dig into Jennifer’s life prior to her appearing on the screen, things weren’t always this way, at least in her mind. Aniston said that she lost 30 pounds to appear on the screen.
Also, find out how another Friends star, Matthew Perry, lost weight and got over drug addiction.
Jennifer’s Weight Loss Journey
“I ate too many mayonnaise sandwiches. My agent gave it to me straight. The nicest thing he ever did. The disgusting thing of Hollywood. I wasn’t getting lots of jobs because I was too heavy,” Aniston explained the situation.
Although the author of the book, Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era, Saul Austerlitz, is of another opinion. “Aniston was hardly fat. Everyone could see she was beautiful,” Saul said.
There is no doubt that Hollywood isn’t an easy place for women. At least it wasn’t an easy place in the 90s.
However, after losing 30 pounds, Jennifer appeared on FRIENDS and brought a huge change in the world of sitcoms. Her role as Rachel was a very big success. It wouldn’t be wrong if I say the most successful role of her career.
How did Jennifer Lose Weight?
After reading about Aniston’s struggle with weight the next question that comes to mind is how did she lose weight? Well, she lost weight because she made some significant changes in her daily lifestyle. First of all, Jennifer changed her old diet plan and started eating healthily.
She also started spending more time in the gym and working out a lot, which was another reason for her losing weight. All in all, Jennifer changed her overall lifestyle. Let’s find out about her diet and workout plan.
Jennifer’s Diet Plan
“My diet was terrible. Milkshakes and French fries with gravy. It was a good thing to start paying attention,” Aniston explained her prior diet. So the first thing that Jennifer did was she gave up eating all kinds of junk food.
Whether it was French fries or a pizza, she said no to every kind of fast food. Along with that, she also limited her sugar consumption, which really turned out to be a very good thing. She started incorporating more veggies and fruits into her diet.
All these changes in Jennifer’s diet plan brought a huge change in her appearance and within months, she was lighter and was living a healthy and balanced life. To control her food consumption, Anniston also drank a lot of water.
Jennifer’s Workout Plan
While following a healthy diet plan was crucial to losing weight, working out was also very important to maintaining a healthy figure. Keeping that in mind, Jennifer also started spending more time in the gym. She would lift weights, would do squats, push-ups, sit-ups, and pull-ups.
Aniston spent two hours daily in the gym for one month straight. This certainly played a big part in her slimming down. Along with exercising, Aniston also practiced yoga to put her mind at ease. And when you follow such a healthy diet, you are bound to lose weight.
Before & After Weight Loss
After losing 30 pounds, Jennifer dropped her weight to a surprising number of 116 pounds. Whereas before she weighed around 150 pounds. “It was amazing to see this thing emerge. I never knew I had this body in me,” Jennifer commented on her achievement.
Where is Jennifer Now?
Embarking on the weight loss journey and its results had such a profound effect on Jennifer that she still maintains her diet and workout in that manner. Even at the age of 53 years, Aniston looks 20 years younger.
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There is no doubt that losing weight isn’t an easy job but if you have enough determination and are committed to it, there is no doubt that you are going to succeed. All it requires is consistency and hard work. Jennifer Aniston is a great example of that.