Jennifer Lawrence got her big break at age 14 when she was discovered while on vacation with her family in New York City. She graduated 2 years early from high school in order to pursue her acting career. She has been in tv shows including The Bill Engvall Show and movies like The Burning Plain, Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class and The Hunger Games. She won an Academy Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. She has established the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation which holds community events and auctions to help organizations that assist abused young people, those in need of medical care, and those with intellectual disabilities. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 135 lbs.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Diet
Lawrence hates the word ‘diet’ and does not like to limit her choices. Instead, she optimizes her caloric intake and focuses on portion control. While she won’t deny herself the occasional indulgence in junk food, she puts a heavy emphasison fresh vegetables and fruits.
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
- Medium Carb 30% 30%
- Mid-High Protein 60% 60%
Watch Your Intake
Lawrence likes to have a choice and eats whole foods, but em-phasizes portion control.
Diet = Die with a T
For Lawrence, it’s not about being lean, but rather about being healthy. She hates dieting and thinks it’s contrary to good health. She likes to eat regular foods, and to make sure she gets all the necessary vitamins and minerals, concentrates on fresh vegetables and fruit.
Don’t Drink Your Calories
Lawrence hydrates with water.
Consistency is Key
Lawrence is a stickler about her eating plan and does not deviate.
Junk Food Junkie
Pizza, ice cream, fries, Slim Jims, Doritos, cookies, Lawrence loves it all!
What to Eat
Full-fat Greek yogurt
Coconut milk yogurt
What to Avoid
Lawrence on dieting
‘I don’t really diet or anything. I’m miserable when I’m dieting and I like the way I look.’
Lawrence on going hungry
‘I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?’
‘I’m never going to starve myself for a part.’
Lawrence on Hollywood body image pressure
‘I’m considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman.’
Jennifer Lawrence’s Fitness Routine
Break HIIT Up
When Lawrence was preparing for X-Men: First Class, she would start the day with a 20-30 minute jog outdoors. Then she would do short bursts of high intensity interval training, about 15 minutes at a time four times per day.
Mix It Up
Lawrence hits the treadmill, does sprints, rides a stationary bike, does medicine ball exercises, track drills and agility drills.
Calm Mind, Ripped Body
Yoga is essential to her concentration and flexibility.
Everything In Moderation
When Lawrence isn’t in training for a film, she works out 3-4 times per week, and breaks it into morning and evening ses-sions.
Lawrence does it all: cardio, sprinting, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and resistance training.
At the end of the day, Lawrence does a type of deep breathing that is called ujjayi in yoga. It can help relieve stress, ensuring better sleep.
Start in plank position with a weight in each hand. Do a push-up. At the top, bend one elbow and pull that arm into a row. Do another push-up and repeat row on opposite side.
Curl & Press
Stand with arms hanging down, a weight in each hand. Curl weights to shoulders. Press weights overhead. Lower slowly. Repeat.
From plank position, jump both feet toward chest. Leap to standing. Lower hands to floor and jump back to plank.
Corset Plank Sweet
Begin in side plank, top arm extended straight overhead. While looking at that hand, sweep it under your body, lifting the hips. Repeat for 30 seconds then switch sides.
Sideways Raise with Pulse
With a weight in each hand, raise arms to shoulder height. Keeping arms straight and shoulders square, pulse your hands back 1 inch 3 times. Lower; repeat.
Begin in high plank (hands on floor). Lower one elbow, then the other. Raise back up into high plank. Repeat, starting with the opposite arm.
Abs-olutely Effective Leg Lowering
Lying on your back, bend knees so they are directly over hips. Keeping abs tight, slowly straighten legs. Hold for 25 seconds; rest for 5. Repeat. The lower you can get your legs to the floor, the more challenging this is.
Lying on stomach, raise your head, chest and arms. Push hips into floor and squeeze your navel to spine. Hold for 25 seconds; rest for 5. Repeat.
Lawrence on exercise
‘I don’t diet, but I do exercise!’
Lawrence on looking good
I hate saying, “I like exercising.” I want to punch people who say that in the face. But it’s nice being in shape for a movie[…]’
JENNIFER LAWRENCE’s Lifestyle
Rest Is Best
Lawrence likes her sleep, and she’s not above taking a power nap when she needs one.
Lawrence does stretching, breathing and meditation on set and when the pressure is high to keep her stress under control.
The Golden Mean
Lawrence works hard at every aspect of her life. She’s fully committed to both her career and her health.
Lawrence on downtime
‘If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.’
Lawrence on fashion
‘I really would not call myself a fashion icon. I would call myself somebody who gets dressed by professionals.’
Lawrence on being named ‘Sexiest Woman in the World’
‘Its the lie heard round the world…I know Beyoncé is the queen of the world.’
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by JD Salinger
The Rum Diary by Hunter Thompson
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls