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What Jennifer Lopez Does to Make 47 Look 27

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You could spend hours on Jennifer Lopez's Instagram. Her abs (and legs, and butt, and arms … ) have the power to suck you in and make you wonder how the hell can this woman keep looking better, year after year? The answer: a whole lot of hard work and a pretty strict diet. Here's the nitty gritty.

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Her meals never include processed food

On top of that, almost everything Lopez eats is organic. A typical lunch might include salmon and a salad that's packed with veggies. Broccoli, peppers and zucchini drizzled with vinaigrette is a fave, as is kale with crumbled queso and toasted pumpkin seeds. Come dinnertime, she'll switch up the protein — "I like pork and chicken, especially Puerto Rican style!" she told UsWeekly — and enjoy it with quinoa or baked yams.

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She snacks smartly

Let's talk about Lopez's schedule: She's got a regular show at Planet Hollywood in Vegas, she stars in NBC's police drama Shades of Blue and she's a judge on the new dance competition show World of Dance. All this to say, she is always on the go. It can be really easy to reach for a bag of Cheez-Its, but Lopez knows better. "I always have healthy snacks, like fruits and vegetables, with me," she revealed to People.

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Chocolate chips are her weakness

When Lopez does indulge, it's not with black bean brownies trying to masquerade as the real deal. The singer's new boo, Alex Rodriguez revealed on The View that her guilty pleasures are chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.

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She doesn't stick to just one type of exercise

When Lopez does indulge, it's not with black bean brownies trying to masquerade as the real deal. The singer's new boo, Alex Rodriguez revealed on The View that her guilty pleasures are chocolate chip ice cream and chocolate chip cookies.

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JLo never touches three things

We all have our vices — avocados, chocolate, unicorn anything and everything — but Lopez doesn't indulge in any of the usuals. "I don't drink or smoke or have caffeine," she told UsWeekly. On the rare occasion that she does indulge in coffee, it's always decaf.

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There's a reason her skin still looks so young

And it's what your mom has been telling you for years. "I'm rarely in the sun, but if I am, I wear a lot of sunscreen," Lopez told UsWeekly. Keeping her complexion clear is also a big reason JLo cites for skipping caffeine and alcohol: "That really wrecks your skin as you get older."

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Jennifer relies on this to beat cravings

"Protein is my go-to," she told Hello!. "It fills me up and keeps me full longer." A lot of times it's how Lopez starts her day. She'll whip up a protein shake with whey powder from her Body Lab brand, along with berries, yogurt and honey.

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