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Jessica Chastain Shows Off Fit Figure in Gucci at Movie Premiere

Here’s how the 44-year-old star stays in shape.

Jessica Chastain is heating up the red carpet in Rome. The 44-year-old showed off her ridiculously toned midsection at the Rome Film Festival on Thursday, rocking a bright blue silk blazer and matching skirt with a black bra top, all Gucci, during a photocall for her upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye. How does the actress maintain her super fit figure? Read on to see 5 ways Jessica Chastain stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Finds Ways to Be Accountable

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"During quarantine, I did [trainer] Isaac Boots' Torch'd workouts with my grandmother, who is in her 80s. It was such a breath of sanity during that time to do it every morning with my grandma. And she really helped me be accountable," Jessica told Shape earlier this year. She also does power yoga online twice a week, "and that helps clear my head," she added. 


With Exercise Comes Pride

"Working out gives me confidence. It's the sense of being proud of myself," Jessica told Shape about what motivated her to workout. "The starting point of exercise is always difficult for me — finding the time and quiet space and feeling that I've got a million other things I need to do. But once I finish, I immediately feel like a superhero. It's also a reminder — especially when you're in a yoga position or holding a plank, and you're shaking and thinking, I can't do it! — that honestly, you can get through anything."


She is Vegan


Jessica has been a vegan for over 14 years. "At the time, I was very low energy, and I remember getting sick. I was making one of my first films, in which I had to play different ages of the character's life, and I wanted to change my body accordingly. So I would gain weight and then lose it really quickly. After that, my body was wrecked. A friend said, 'You should try this two-week vegan raw-food diet.' I hated it. The first week, I was so miserable. But by the second week, I had so much energy. When the two weeks were over, I was like, I'm done! I went to a restaurant and ordered risotto and fish. And that night, I felt sick again. I decided that my body was clearly telling me the way it wanted me to eat. I was raw vegan for about nine months. Now I'm just vegan," she told Shape. 


She Cooks Her Own Food

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"I love to cook — so much that I went to the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York in 2012 and took the intensive chef-training program," Jessica revealed to Shape. "In the winter I like to make soups and stews and anything roasted. I'm also really into food as medicine. Licorice root tea is my jam during COVID-19, because licorice is really good for your immune system."


She Does Weekly Fasts


"I don't want anyone to misinterpret this or do anything that's unhealthy for them, but it's really important for me to fast one day a week. I do a green-juice fast every Monday," she explained to Shape. "I like to start my week in a quiet place, listening to what's going on with my mind. It's a sense of giving myself a moment to be clear and allowing my body to reset. It helps me start the week."

Leah Groth
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