“Extra’s” special correspondent Angie Martinez caught up with Jennifer Lopez as the singer returned home to the Bronx, where she helped launch The Center of a Healthy Childhood at Montefiore Medical Center.
She said, “I’ll be honest with you guys, since I had the babies about six years ago, I had that really stubborn 8 to 10 pounds on me. People are used to seeing me be kind of thickish, but when I started eating [vegan], right away I dropped like 8 to 10 pounds. It was a real change, but more than that I felt better and people were like, ‘Your energy’s better’… everything’s better.”
After eating purely vegan, Lopez is now adding other foods to her diet and encouraging others to eat more veggies. “I did full vegan for almost four, five weeks, then I just started incorporating proteins for myself. The truth is, even if you’re 70-80 percent vegan, it’s so much better having those vegetables, greens, plant-based stuff. It’s going to change your life and health.”
Jennifer is also getting 6-year-old twins Max and Emme on board. “When I started doing this, I got the whole household on board. They won’t love everything right away -- when you go from regular milk to almond milk or rice mike, it’s a big change -- but little by little they get into it… sometimes my son will be like, ‘I want American cheese, I don’t like this vegan cheese.’”
For more information on J.Lo’s cause, go to LopezFamilyFoundation.org!