“Give it to ‘em Queen!” are the words that many concert goers shouted when Dana Owens, better known as Queen Latifah, used to rock the mic during her many hip hop concerts. The Grammy Award-winning rapper, songwriter, and SAG Award-winning actress has come a long way. Now, the Queen is “giving it to them” in another way: on her talk show, with her make up endorsements and as a producer for various television shows and movies. But in order to keep her crown, Queen makes sure her body can keep up as well.
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One of her secret weapons is her trainer, Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins, who makes sure that the Queen keeps her royal court in shape from the inside out. Jeanette even got Queen Latifah to start drinking more water. “Drinking water is huge,” admits Queen Latifah. “It makes up 60% of your body weight. So when you are drinking at least half your body weight in ounces you are going to lose. I have my meals automated, ensuring that I eat the right thing when I get hungry.”
Jeanette says practicing yoga is also amazing for maintaining and building on your progress. When you hit any plateau in your fitness goals, it’s important to explore new foods and get variety.
Jeanette shared her list of foods that will boost your weight loss, help you burn fat, and look like royalty, too:
- Green tea stabilizes your blood sugar, decreases your appetite and decreases your risk of all cancers.
- Yerba mate has the “strength of coffee, the health benefits of tea, and the euphoria of chocolate” all in one beverage.
- A probiotic is a healthy bacteria that’s important for your stomach for healthy digestion and elimination. If you are constipated and you are not eliminating waste, it is going to be very difficult to burn fat and lose weight.