Jessica Alba's Trainer Reveals Her Slim-Down Secrets
Since giving birth to daughter Honor Marie Warren on June 7th, Jessica Alba has kept a fairly low profile. But the actress, 27, made a splash on the red carpet of the ALMA Awards August 17th, flaunting her curvy figure in a luminous Narciso Rodriguez dress. Jessica’s trainer, Ramona Braganza, shares Jessica’s post-baby weightloss plan in this week’s PEOPLE.
While we all know celebrities have the time and money it takes to get in shape fast, Jessica’s diet is quite easy to follow. The actress has a protein-packed breakfast that can include oatmeal, turkey bacon or egg whites; a lunch of fish and salad; and a dinner of chicken breast with brown rice. In between meals, she snacks on fruit, almonds or cheese. The meal plan is reasonable, considering Ramona says that "Jessica has always preferred healthy food."
In terms of workouts, Jessica returned to the gym three weeks after giving birth, starting off simply with 25 minutes of crunches or other core exercises. Eventually, she added 20 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of chest presses and lunges to her routine, and now hits the gym for an hour six days a week, combining all three types of workouts.
Jessica, who gained 35 pounds during her pregnancy, has so far lost 25, thanks in part to nursing — "I lost the tummy just breastfeeding" — and is hiking and boxing in her free time to help melt off the final 10. "She always gives me 100 percent," Ramona says. "And her body shows it."
Source: PEOPLE, September 1st issue; Photo by Fame.
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