The J.Law Fitness Plan: Eat Pizza and Still Lose Weight


Mario Sorrenti for Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Lawrence has become something of a national treasure. With her impressive film roles, activism for equal pay, and hilarious sound bites, we’re basically smitten. Oh, and that hair.

Lawrence is known for her outspoken nature—her unfiltered candor on the topic of food and body image is wildly refreshing and, frankly, necessary in the weight-obsessed society we live in. Yes, world, she eats french fries and pizza. And, thanks in part to great genetics and a hardcore fitness routine (courtesy of Twenty Two Training founder Dalton Wong), she also has a rockin’ bod.

She spoke on the subject to Harper’s Bazaar: “I would like us to make a new normal-body type,” she said. “Everybody says, ‘We love that there is somebody with a normal body!’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t feel like I have a normal body. … I do Pilates every day. I eat, but I work out a lot more than a normal person. I think we’ve gotten so used to underweight that when you are a normal weight it’s like, ‘Oh my God, she’s curvy.’ Which is crazy.”

Lawrence continued, “You have to look past it—you look how you look, and be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.”

Hear, hear!

So, in the interest of being honest with myself (and you), I’m not going to tell you that I don’t love to eat fatty foods. Sometimes our cravings get the better of us, and when that happens, it is best to give in and really enjoy every bite. But when the meal is over, the best way to get back on track is with a great workout and regularly scheduled program of fresh, whole (unprocessed) foods.

To demonstrate that it is possible to take time off from eating clean in order to indulge, we rounded up our favorite cheeky J.Law quotes about her love for food (and the subsequent exercise you’ll need to work it off).

See what I mean? You can have your cake and eat it too. Just listen to the expert musings of nutritionist Brooke R. Alpert for what to do afterward.

Keep scrolling for a hilarious dose of J.Law humor and some easy workouts to boot.

Looking for more easy weight-loss tips? Here are four ways to flatten your stomach without changing what you eat.