Jennifer Lopez put her toned glutes on display in a teaser photo for the cover of her new single, "Booty." Lopez looks hotter than ever after her recent 10-pound weight loss on a vegan diet (details below).
In the sexy black and white photo she posted on Twitter Aug. 13, Lopez said her famously voluptuous backside is natural, tweeting, "#naturalbooty #jlobooty."
"Booty," a dance track, is the third single from Jennifer's eighth studio album, "A.K.A." At 45, Lopez maintains her age-defying good looks, thanks to a dairy free, mostly vegan diet and rigorous 90-minute workouts with her trainer, Tracy Anderson.
"She does the Tracy Anderson Method, which includes muscular structure work and between nine and 13 different exercises that change every 10 days, and dance aerobics as well," Anderson told Allure. "I keep [her butt] toned and in position. We do planks, moving the legs and butt at different angles."
Anderson's workouts with JLo typically combine high-intensity cardio dance exercise with light strength-training using body weight and high repetitions done with tiny hand weights (three pounds maximum).
Lopez, who lost 40 pounds after giving birth to twins in 2008, previously said her No. 1 diet and weight loss secret is portion control. "Just like anybody, I try to watch what I eat," she said. "There's no big science to it.
In April 2014, Lopez credited a five-week vegan diet for her 10-pound weight loss. Lopez recently began incorporating some fish and chicken back into her diet, but still does not consume dairy. “Her diet is built around plants," said a source. "Rather than ordering steak and then adding vegetables, she asks for vegetables and adds in sides of protein."
Lopez is no longer 100 percent vegan, but sticks to a mostly vegan diet because it has motivated her to eat more vegetables. "The truth is, even if you’re 70-80 percent vegan, it’s so much better having those vegetables, greens, and plant-based stuff," said Jennifer. "It’s going to change your life and health.”
Lopez's foray into veganism was inspired by the 22-day vegan diet challenge Beyonce and Jay-Z undertook in December 2013. The 22-day vegan cleanse was designed by Beyonce's trainer, exercise physiologist Marco Borges. Beyonce and Jay-Z have since gone back to their regular eating plans, but Beyonce continues to eat one vegan meal a day, saying it helps her maintain her 65-pound post-baby weight loss.
Celebrities Embrace Vegan Diet for Weight Loss and Health
Other celebrity vegans include Jared Leto, Samuel L. Jackson, Pamela Anderson, Bill Clinton, Al Sharpton, and Michelle Pfeiffer. They have all credited the plant-based diet for giving them more energy, helping them lose weight, and staying youthful-looking.
Jackson, 65, said the vegan diet was responsible for his recent 40-pound weight loss and dramatically improved energy. Samuel L. said he was inspired to go vegan after reading Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn's book, "Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease," and speaking with the renowned vegan cardiologist.
Since going vegan, Samuel L. said he has never felt or looked better. "I feel great," he told reporters at a press event. "I have a lot more energy than I used to have. I sleep better. I like the way I look in my clothes better. I don’t cramp as much. I exercise better. I think my circulation has gotten better.”