Written by Melanie Burton, May 22, 2016
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Curves for days, impressive abs and a regular junk food habit – yep, Jennifer Lawrence proves you can have your cake and eat it, too!

And now we know how, thanks to her London-based trainer Dalton Wong – a fitness guru who doesn’t let “detox” or “fast” enter his clients’ vocabulary!

“I could never live on a ‘diet’. Dalton taught me how to eat, move and live a delicious but healthy life,” says Jen, 25. “When I’m in London, I love to train in his gym, then afterwards we go out for burgers and fries with his family. It’s all about balance.”

But you don’t need to fly to the UK to learn how Jen manages to eat hot chips and still look sizzling – Dalton’s written all about it in his new book The Feelgood Plan: Happier, Healthier & Slimmer In 15 Minutes A Day.

What’s the secret?

According to Dalton, if you listen to your body and eat things that make you feel good – not just now, but a few hours down the track – you’ll slim down naturally and keep the weight off!

And rather than cutting out naughty foods, he believes having the odd cheat treat while eating healthy the rest of the time is the key to avoiding binges!

“When I worked with Jennifer, there were no real restrictions,” he reveals. “I would say, ‘OK, Jen, this is what we have to do. You have to exercise, you have to eat well, but you can go out on a Friday night, and yes, you can have a candy bar.’”

Why does it work?

Basically, as you learn to listen to your body and incorporate mindful eating practices, over time you’ll find yourself replacing those empty kilojoules with nutrient-dense foods that fill you up. Eventually, you’ll actually crave less of the naughty stuff because it doesn’t make you
feel good. Too easy!

What’s in, what’s out?

“We ate a basic meal plan that had proteins (turkey, chicken), vegies and some good carbohydrates,” writes Dalton, adding that chocolate and alcohol are “fine if you’re mindful of it”! He doesn’t believe in counting kilojoules or cutting carbs, either, but he does suggest keeping a food journal for mindfulness, along with these other tips…

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