Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez

Entertainer
Born: 1973

Mario Lopez Jr. was born in San Diego, California. He started dancing when he was 3 and also excelled at wrestling, karate and gymnastics. Lopez was discovered by a talent agent at age 10, and did local ads and commercials before landing roles on tv. He was on Kids Incorporated for 3 seasons and cast in Saved by the Bell which lasted for 5 years. He hosted the tabloid Extra for years before switching to Access in 2019. Lopez is co-host and co-executive producer of the show Dating Factory. He also has a syndicated iHeart Radio show called ON. He has co-written 3 fitness-related books and a memoir; his Extra Lean hit the New York Times bestseller list. Lopez has over a million followers on social media. He is married to Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza and they have 3 children. Lopez is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 175 lbs.

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Mario Lopez’s Diet

Summary

Lopez believes in eating clean and eating in moderation. He concentrates on quality animal protein and fish, and avoids the fatty, processed kind like sausage. He does consume healthy fats, including olive oil, nuts and oily fish like salmon. He eats plenty of vegetables and fresh fruit. He’ll also have whole grains like quinoa and steel-cut oatmeal and steers clear of anything that contains high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oils. He also avoids liquid calories and prefers water and black coffee.

Estimated Macros

  • Low-Medium Carb 30% 30%
  • Medium Fat 30% 30%
  • Medium-High Protein 50% 50%

Diet Details

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Eat Right

Lopez is all about eating wholesome, natural foods, including grass-fed beef, plenty of veggies, fresh fruit, nuts and whole grains. He focuses on protein because it helps him feel full and stokes the fat-burning engines.

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Eat in Moderation

Lopez also believes you must eat moderately, and not crash diet because it easily leads to bingeing. Eat enough, but don’t overdo it in either direction.

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Goldilocks Zone

About a half-hour before working out, Lopez will have slow digesting carbs like oatmeal or Ezekiel bread and a fast-digesting protein like whey. He doesn’t like to be full or empty when working out, but rather just satisfied.

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Chew to Tame Cravings

To keep hunger pangs in check, Lopez is a fan of chewing sugarless gum.

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Coffee for the Burn

Lopez does not believe in drinking his calories. He says water is always best, but coffee can help curb appetite and even boost metabolism.

What to Eat

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Whole, Natural Foods

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Eggs

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Grass-fed Beef

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Lean Poultry

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Seafood

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All Vegetables

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Beans

R

Fruit

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Olive Oil

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Nuts

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Flaxseed

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Ezekiel Bread

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Quinoa

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Steel-cut Oats

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Barley

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Buckwheat

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Water

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Black Coffee

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Sugar-free Gum

What to Avoid

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

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Refined Sugar

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French Fries

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Fruit Juice

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Trans Fats

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Hydrogenated Oils

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Margarine

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Sugary Drinks

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Junk Food

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Processed Foods

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Empty-calorie Foods

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Lopez on the Importance of Health

‘Staying healthy is a top-of-the-mind things for me.’

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Lopez on Teaching Kids Good Eating Habits

‘From an eating standpoint, [my kids] are going to learn the value of sensible portion sizes.’

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Lopez on Drinking Options

‘Drink beverages that add little or nothing to your daily calorie count. Water is the obvious option, but zero-calorie coffee works and its fat-burning caffeine works too.’

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Lopez on Getting 6-pack Abs

‘It all comes down to diet. Training will absolutely help develop a 6-pack, but if you’re not eating clean, nobody will ever see it.’

Mario Lopez’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Run. Lift. Box. Repeat.

Lopez run every day with his dogs. He spars regularly but if he’s not boxing, he’ll lift weights at the gym.

Get Educated

Lopez is friends with fitness expert Jimmy Peña and says he learned a ton from Peña. They wrote Extra Lean together.

Tune In

Lopez listens to different kids of music when he works out, but his faves are 80s, house and hip-hop.

Mix it Up

Lopez has a regular routine that he follows, but he also likes to ‘shock his system’ by keeping things fresh, like going for a swim rather than a run.

Disciplined Daily Dose

Lopez considers his workouts to be non-negotiable. He does some form of exercise 6 days a week, and he has to force himself to take a day off.

Classic Split

Lopez follows a typical weightlifting schedule of devoting 1 day to a specific body part, such as legs or back.

Tough Love

Lopez loves boxing. As for going pro, he won’t commit, but he isn’t ruling it out either.

Exercise Style

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A Mario Lopez Routine

Monday: Chest & Triceps
Cardio: 20 min
Weight training: 45 min
Stretching: 10 min

Tuesday: Super Mario Abs Workout
Do 3 rounds
Hanging leg raise: to failure
Decline weighted crunch: 15-20 reps
Double crunch: 15-20 reps
Cable wood chops: 15-20 reps
Rest 3-5 min between rounds
Cardio: 30 min
Stretching: 10 min

Wednesday: Back & Biceps
Cardio: 20 min
Weight training: 45 min
Stretching: 10 min

Thursday: Legs & Glutes
Cardio: 30 min
Resistance training: 35 min
Stretching: 10 min

Friday: Abs/Core
HIIT: 20 min
Resistance training: 30 min
Stretching: 10 min

Saturday: Full body
Run/Swim/Box: 30-60 min

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Lopez on Fitness

‘I’m at my best at work and at play when I’m taking care of myself physically.’

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Lopez on Boxing with the Greats

‘What I’ve learned most from being in the ring with legends is that I have a lot to learn, but that’s why I love sparring with people much better than me. It only helps me get better.’

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Lopez on Resting on His Laurels

‘I’m never satisfied…I always want to improve and get better…Each day, I look for a challenge and get after it.’

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Lopez on Wrestling

‘I truly believe my wrestling days help me now in many ways, and not just from a physique standpoint. ‘

Mario Lopez’s Supplements

Mario Lopez is focused on maintaining a healthy and holistic diet. He does not mention which supplements he takes, but the following are good recommendations for anyone trying to stay healthy and fill gaps in their diets.
Multivitamin

multivitamin

Lopez really focuses on nutrition, but if your diet isn’t always ide-al, consider supplementing with a multivitamin to get the essen-tials.

greens supplement

greens supplement

Another smart choice for those who don’t eat as many veggies as they should is a greens supplement.

Protein

Protein

Protein is a staple in Lopez’s meals

Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is essential for both men and women for strong bones and for smooth muscle contraction, including heart muscle.

Omega-3s

Omega-3s

Omega-3s are another essential for many reasons: they boost brain function, reduce inflammation and keep your joints moving smoothly.

Probiotics

probiotics

It helps fill you up, revs up metabolism and reduces cravings. Healthy digestion starts with a healthy gut biome and probiotics are a big help in that area.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for a lot of reasons, not least of all be-cause it helps produce testosterone, and even those who live in sunny locations often do not get enough.

MAGNESIUM

Magnesium

Vitamin B12 helps keep your energy up throughout the day. It is also essential for proper brain function, and even slight deficien-cies in B12 can result in diminished cognition.

vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

Magnesium is also a key ingredient in testosterone production, and it also reduces the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Mario Lopez’s Lifestyle

Not Just A Pretty Face

Besides acting, Lopez was also an amateur wrestler in high school and as a senior finished 7th in the state of California. His character AC Slater on Saved by the Bell was also a wrestler.

First Kiss

Lopez says his first kiss was with superstar Fergie, who was also on the show, Kids Incorporated.

Fierce Fighters

The Lopez family has a tradition of naming their dogs after famous fighters. Their latest addition is called Oscar De La Hoya Lopez. Other family members include Julio Cesar Chavez Lopez and Juanita Maneula Marquez Lopez.

Saved By A Witch Doctor

Lopez suffered digestive problems when he was born and after conventional medicine failed him, his father took him to a witch doctor in Mexico. Mario drank a concoction of goat’s milk and other unknown substances and began to thrive.

Lucky Break

Lopez joined the cast of A Chorus Line in 2008, his single previous appearance on stage being in his elementary school’s 1st grade play. His run only lasted a few months but he met his future wife there and the gig gave his career a reboot.

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Lopez on Perks of Wrestling

‘A kid learns what he’s made of when he’s down on the mat…I’d say the intangibles are what I think about most when I remember my wrestling days.’

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Lopez on Guys

‘There’s 3 things men always talk about: women, sports and cars.’

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Lopez on his Ethnicity

‘I like to consider myself an actor who just happens to be Hispanic.’

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Lopez on Quarantine

‘Now more than ever since we don’t know when this is going to end, we need to stay active, not just for your physical health but for your mental health.’

Recommended Products

Extra Lean

Extra Lean

Extra Lean Family
Extra Lean Family
Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness
Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness
Just Between Us
Just Between Us
Saved By the Bell
Saved By the Bell
References
https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mario-lopez-is-a-fitness-machine.html
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0530249/bio

Mario Lopez Workout & Diet: Motivated By Doing What He Enjoys

Mario Lopez Workout Routine


https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mario-lopez-abs-workout.html
https://people.com/pets/mario-lopez-new-dog-french-bulldog-oscar/
https://people.com/pets/mario-lopez-french-bulldogs-julio-juanita-family-travel/
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/560788/facts-about-mario-lopez
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