American actress Jennifer Lawrence is among Hollywood’s A-listers who have carved a niche for themselves among other big shots in the industry. She began acting in the church and in school musicals before a talent scout eventually discovered her at the age of 14. Afterward, she dropped out of school and had her mother relocate their family briefly to New York City for her to pursue her acting career. The family later moved again to Los Angeles where she finally started her career with guest roles on TV series. A few years later, she landed her first major role on The Bill Engvall Show, made her film debut in the 2008 drama Garden Party, and recorded her major breakthrough with the role of an impoverished teenage girl named Ree Dolly in the 2010 film Winters Bone.
Jennifer Lawrence’s career grew bigger when she was cast in the X-Men film series to play the starring role of the mutant Mystique. She also gained more fame with her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series. Jennifer is a hard worker to her fellow actors and industry workers, and her progress as an actress is proof. She is down-to-earth, polite, and excellent at what she does. She has a self-set rule which she never breaks when it comes to her job, and that includes never showing up late, never complaining, and always wearing a smile on set. To her fans, she is very friendly and is regarded as one of the most talented celebrities around. In addition to that, they love her for her killer physique, which she has maintained for years. But have you ever wondered what she did to achieve her current body and what she does to maintain it, knowing that she was not always the way she is now? Keep reading as we furnish you with details of this and more.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Body Measurements
You can never talk about female Hollywood celebrities with perfect physic without mentioning Jennifer Lawrence. She has body statistics of 35 inches (bust), 26 inches (waist), and 36 inches (hips) (or 89-66-91.5 in cm). In addition to that, she is also quite tall for a woman as she measures 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm), which means she is 5 inches above the 5 foot 4 inches average height for American women above 20 years.
For a woman as tall as Jennifer, it is understandable that she has a love-hate relationship with high-heeled footwear. Meanwhile, she wears US shoe size 10.5 (European sizes 40-41, and UK size 8). She told Fabulous magazine that whenever she wears heels, she feels like an ogre because it makes her unable to walk and also makes her feet uncomfortable. But that notwithstanding, she still can’t bring herself to stop wearing them, and consequently, she cannot seem to stop falling over.
It is no secret that Jennifer is a lover of junk foods, but despite her love for fries and pizza, she still maintains a healthy weight. According to different sources, the actress weighs 63 kg (139 pounds). On several occasions, the Hollywood star, who has been constantly described as “curvy” and “plus-size,” has clapped back at the pressure to be thin, which is prevalent in Hollywood. In her opinion, actresses should not be judged by their physical appearance but by the quality of their talent.
Despite the pressure, The Silver Linings Playbook star has made it clear that she can never be pushed into towing the path of becoming thin or changing the way she looks. And she encourages both women and girls to get used to her curves because Hollywood promotes unhealthy and sometimes impossible weight and shape standards. She has also said that real women should possess some curves and not get involved in some crazy things in order to transform their bodies to fit into the picture that Hollywood sells.
Additionally, The Hunger Games star actress also wears dress size 6 (US) or 10 (UK) or 38 (EU) and for her bra, she wears size 34 B. The actress has a seemingly natural pair of breasts, which looks perfect, but in 2013, she revealed that they were uneven. She made the revelation during a late-night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! At the time, she was suffering from pneumonia, which led her to undergo a chest X-ray during a doctor’s appointment.
In the course of the examination, she discovered that her breasts were not even. However, she told Jimmy Kimmel that while that does not really bother her, she hopes that her breasts will never be seen in an X-ray by anyone. But the truth is that Jennifer Lawrence is not the only woman who has breast asymmetry. As a matter of fact, it is common for women to have it, according to the medical director and Chief of Breast Surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Long Island, New York. Just like the actress, a large percentage of women are ignorant of the fact that they have it. Explaining further, the medical practitioner said that most women will live with it, see it, feel it, and touch it daily, but it is only someone with trained eyes that can see something a woman may never recognize.
She Worked Hard To Get Her Killer Body
Jennifer Lawrence, no doubt, currently has the kind of toned, healthy figure that many women would do anything to have, but when she began acting, her body was not the way it is now – she was big. She once joked that she was “obese” by Hollywood standards, but over the years, the super-talented actress has lost some weight and eventually gained it back. This is probably because of her dislike for exercise and dieting, as she has said on different occasions.
Nevertheless, she has admitted to engaging in both when a role demands it, hence, her inconsistent weight. In 2012, the actress told Glamour that she hated saying she likes to exercise and that she feels like punching people who say that in the face. She, however, agreed that it’s nice being in shape for a movie because they practically do everything for you. According to her, “It’s like, ‘here’s your trainer. This is what you can eat’. I don’t diet. I do exercise! But I don’t diet. You can’t work when you’re hungry, you know?'”
Jennifer’s real body transformation began in 2010 when she met fitness trainer Dalton Wong who helped her get into shape for her role as the flexible and formidable Mystique in X Men: First Class. The training lasted for three months and within the period, they spent not less than 10/12 hours together every day. Their daily exercises comprised of squats, running, yoga, lifting of weights, and additionally, they also had a workout plan which includes the Espresso Energiser and the Anti-Ager. In the mornings, according to Dalton, they would do cardio and other high-intensity workouts, and then in the evenings, they would do things that would help their bodies relax, such as yoga.
After this phase was over, Jennifer’s body transformation continued when she landed the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games trilogy. Due to the fact that the movies were packed with so much action, Lawrence was required to do different kinds of physical training in preparation for the role. These included yoga, running, climbing, free running (which works for the improvement of agility), combat, and as expected, archery.
However, because it was the lessons she learned from Dalton that springboarded her into a healthy lifestyle, the actress has held on to them since 2010. And her unbelievably drop-dead-gorgeous body at the 2016 Oscars, which is still ‘Hollywood-approved’ as of May 2021 when she was spotted taking a stroll with her husband along the West Side Highway in New York City, also shows that the lessons she took home from the fitness guru have become her lifestyle.
Appreciating him in the foreword for his book, The Feelgood Plan: Happier, Healthier & Slimmer in 15 Minutes a Day, Jennifer said he did not only change her body for X Men: First Class, but he also gave her the skills to change her life. Continuing, she stated that with his help, she has come to understand what her body needs, when to relax, when to exercise, and the best ways to enjoy food. She goes on to state that she could never live on a diet, but Dalton taught her how to eat, how to move, and also how to live a delicious but healthy life, and for that, she says, she will always be grateful to him.
Gratefully, J.Law’s approach to both diet and exercise is realistic and inconsistent and doesn’t require cutting out junk foods completely. The actress revealed in the foreword that she has remained good friends with Dalton ever since they met and when she travels to London, she loves to train in his gym; Twenty Two Training, located in West London. Thereafter, they, alongside Dalton’s family, go out for burgers and fries. “It’s all about balance,” she adds.
7 Things You Can Do To Get A Great Body Like Jennifer Lawrence
There is no better way to learn the lessons that have helped this celebrity actress achieve and maintain her physique than from the master himself. In March 2016, Dalton spoke to Cosmopolitan.com and shared some diet and fitness tips, which are the secret to Jennifer Lawrence’s incredible look. Put them to work and see yourself level up to J.Law’s shape.
1. Always Stay Hydrated
It is likely you have seen the quote that says, “The cure for anything is saltwater — sweat, tears, or the sea,” which is said to have emanated from Isak Dinesen, the pen name of the author Karen Blixen. Well, just like Isak, Dalton believes in the efficacy of saltwater, but when it is drunk. In line with this belief, he taught Jennifer Lawrence to mix a little saltwater with normal drinking water, coconut water, and lemon water all through her day.
Staying hydrated is of maximum importance when you want your mind and body to be in the best shape. According to Dalton, you do not have to slam back water every time, but you have to sip it all through the day. And if a new study that was published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics is anything to go by, then you will be saving yourself a whopping 200 calories each day just by taking in a few extra cups of water.
2. The Actress Ate Chocolate
Usually, when someone is trying to lose weight, he/she is asked to cut off a lot of junk, including chocolates. But in Jennifer’s case, Dalton told her she could have 75 percent dark chocolate once in a while, but not all the time. Explaining why he allowed the actress have the junk food, the fitness professional said he would rather have someone who’s trying to get into shape eat a little bit of something he/she wants rather than have them cut it off completely and crave a whole lot of it. So, the idea here is to keep the craving in check, and not restrict yourself.
3. Portion Control
Portion control means taking a moderate or healthy amount of food. This makes it possible for you to get the benefits of the nutrients in the food without overeating. Being a lover of food, Jennifer would enjoy fried chicken, mac and cheese, and pizza. But according to her fitness coach, he suspects that even when she is out with friends, she is able to resist the temptation of eating all of everything. She most likely enjoys food in moderation and gets to have a taste of different dishes without finishing them.
If you intend to work on controlling your portion, below is a list featuring “The Rule of Two,” which Dalton taught the actress and that you should have at the back of your mind.
- If you are hungry——-starter + main
- If you want to lose weight—–starter + another starter as your main
- If you have a sweet tooth——-main + share a dessert
- If you want to lose weight and you have a sweet tooth—— starter as main + share a dessert
4. J-Law Learned To Have Fun With Exercise
To many people who are trying to get fit, exercising is like a punishment they dread, yet do because they have no choice. But Dalton says it should not be so. He said that even though exercising was part of Jennifer’s job, he tried to make it fun. The key for you, who wants to be like the actress, he said, is to find those things you are passionate about. “Whether it’s a sport or a gym class, you need to like what you’re doing so it doesn’t feel like exercise.”
5. The X Men: First Class Star Managed Her Stress
Do you know that chronic stress, or poorly managed stress, may cause an increase in your cortisol levels thereby stimulating your appetite and making you gain weight or making it hard for you to lose weight? When Jennifer was on set and fully made up for her role, she could not engage in serious exercise but she was able to focus on meditation, breathing, and stretching. To reduce stress instantly, Dalton recommends that you “Inhale through the nose, filling your lower belly, lower rib cage, then up through your chest and throat,” he writes in his book. “Exhale through the nose for a count of three.”
6. Get Adequate Sleep
Not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain, which can further cause sleep quality to reduce. According to Dalton, he has always told J-Law that when she is traveling and she arrives somewhere extremely tired, she should have a “power nap”. His advice to you? Learn to relax and allow your body to recharge. “Try not to burn the candle at both ends.”
7. Jennifer Lawrence Worked On Her Posture
Knowing that having the right posture makes one look better automatically, Dalton helped Jennifer work on hers by putting her through several “bread and butter exercises,” including the T-bird.