While some celebs curate their Instagram feed to only show photos of Sweetgreen salads and smoothies, just a peek at Jessica Biel’s shows she’s all about the balanced life. Instagramming lunch from Green Leaf Chop Shop one day and a chocolate cake the next is more her vibe. But she’s also totally in tune with her body and knows when something’s, well, a little off.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Biel reveals which foods make her feel less than sexy—and no, she’s not talking about sugar. “Honestly, I just feel better when I don’t have gluten or dairy,” she tells the newspaper. “My digestion is better, I feel better, and I have more energy.” (Maybe Mrs. Timberlake is hip to inflammation? Because avoiding those two food groups are basically step one to fighting it.)
But that doesn’t mean she’s about to give up carbs. Biel says Paleo pancake mix is a staple at her house and almond butter is her hotcake topping of choice, which makes sense considering she also revealed she’s often looking for more ways to pump up her protein intake. And she says her go-to snack is gluten-free pretzels with an almond “cheese” dip…yum.
Of course, she’s not perfectly gluten-free all the time. She says she still makes room for cookies and pizza within her healthy diet. Per InStyle, she’s also really into pasta. (Which, same.)
Fighting inflammation, prioritizing protein…while not obsessing over any of it? The girl has wellness down.
Originally posted January 31, 2017. Updated May 31, 2019.
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