Nutritionist Marco Borges Reveals her Vegan Secret.
Following in the footsteps of Beyonce, Jay-Z and Pharrell, Jennifer Lopez is the latest celebrity to eliminate meat, dairy and gluten from her diet and drop a drastic amount of weight in a short period of time. We reached out to the man behind her weight loss, exercise physiologist Marco Borges, to get the skinny on his 22-Day Nutrition Vegan Challenge to find out exactly how it works.
“J.Lo lost her last 10 pounds by switching to a completely plant-based died,” explains Borges, who put Lopez on his challenge in the spring. “It was a combination of diet and exercise, but one of the many benefits of a plant-based diet is weight loss. A plant-based diet is not as calorically dense as an animal-based diet but it’s much more nutritionally dense. You’re eating much more food but with far fewer calories and taking in many more nutrients.”
In addition to weight loss, Borges notes that other “alluring” benefits of J.Lo’s diet include better sleep, improved mood and clear skin, and that it also positively affects the environment and promotes cruelty-free living.