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7 Weight Loss Tricks From Jessica Alba

Here’s how she stays in shape.

Discover the weight loss tricks of Hollywood actress Jessica Alba as she shares her secrets to staying fit and healthy. In collaboration with her trainer Ramona Braganza, Alba's workout routines have been designed to fit her busy schedule while keeping things interesting. One of the key strategies is changing workout times to ensure variety and proper recovery. Alba also embraces a diverse range of workouts, incorporating both strength training exercises and the simple yet effective practice of walking. To fuel her body, she relies on protein shakes with almond butter and coconut water, which she considers a delicious treat. Furthermore, Alba's love for cooking and group workouts adds an element of joy and social engagement to her fitness journey. Get inspired by these seven weight loss tricks straight from Jessica Alba herself.


She Changes Her Workout Times

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Alba works with trainer Ramona Braganza, to help her stay in shape. Braganza shared some of Alba's workout secrets in an interview with Women's Health, Braganza says that she makes sure to be flexible with Alba's busy schedule, and wants to make things interesting. One of the things that she does is change the times Alba works out. "Mixing up evenings and mornings is a good idea for variety, and also allows for proper recovery."


She Does A Variety Of Workouts


Another thing Braganza does with Alba is mix up the workouts she does. "​​To keep the workouts interesting for Jess, I mix up the strength training exercises in a variety of ways," Braganza told Women's Health. "Sometimes it's reps and others it's timings." Doing a variety of workouts has a lot of benefits. Ace Fitness reports, "Many individuals need to push themselves to new levels and try different activities to stay enthusiastic and excited about their workouts. By varying their exercise routines, individuals can not only stay physically challenged, but mentally stimulated as well."


She Walks

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Alba likes to walk to stay in shape. "Sometimes when the gym is absolutely not what Jessica wants, we will go outside and walk the hills near her home," Bragaza told Women's Health. The Mayo Clinic states that walking has a lot of benefits. "The faster, farther and more frequently you walk, the greater the benefits. For example, you may start out as an average walker, and then work your way up to walking faster and walking a mile in a shorter amount of time than an average walker, similar to power walkers. This can be a great way to get aerobic activity, improve your heart health and increase your endurance while burning calories."


She Makes Protein Shakes


Alba shared some of her diet and exercise secrets with Byrdie. "I like to make a protein shake," she says. "And I make sure there's plenty of fat in there with almond butter. Then I'll use Zico coconut water. Depending on whether or not I want a chocolate one or plain one, sometimes I'll put fruit in it. The kids love it! I like to get them shakes so I can get some protein in them. Chocolate, coconut, almond butter shakes with banana butter!"


She Loves Coconut Water

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Alba makes sure to stay hydrated, and she tells Byrdie that she's a big fan of coconut water. "I got into hot yoga, and you sweat so much and you lose so much water, so you can get dehydrated. I really love the health benefits that come with coconut water. I think the thing that makes Zico different from other coconut waters is it's not from concentrate; there's no added sugar. And it tastes like kind of a treat because it's sweet. I don't drink a ton of other types of drinks. I drink coffee, tea, and coconut water—that's it."


She Cooks


Alba is an avid chef, and shared some of her favorite recipes with Byrdie. "My family likes when I make Cornish game hen—or stir fries, pastas, and lasagna. The kids are pretty easy; they like pretty much everything. I like to cook. In the summer, we do a lot of grilling; in the winter, we do roasting. We always have roasted veggies. I kind of like to cook anything depending on the weather."


She Works Out With Others

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Alba tells Byrdie that she likes to work out with others. "I really like taking group classes, or I like to work out with friends. I like high-intensity workouts; I like moving around a lot. I don't like a lot of repetition. I like Spin classes, depending on the teacher and the playlist. I do like hot yoga classes, if it's done at a good pace. I prefer it mixed in with light weights, so like a sculpting hot yoga class. I'll always work out with a friend because it's more fun."


Anna Bechtel
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