Diet is much more important than working out, says Jessica Alba

Actress Jessica Alba says a healthy diet is more important to stay slim than a rigrous workout. The 35-year-old actress said she prefers to stick to a diet which is low in sugar and carbs, reported US magazine.


“With exercise, I get a little more toned and I definitely feel stronger, but my diet is much more important if I’m trying to slim down. “In that case, I usually don’t eat gluten, dairy, fried foods or processed foods. I try to stick to a diet that’s low in sugar and carbs and high in lean protein and vegetables,”Alba said.

The Sin City star said she does not hit the gym every day and is happy if she is able to keep it regular. “If I work out four times, I consider it a successful week. But it’s typically more like two to three days a week because that’s what I have time for.

I take Spin or hot yoga classes in the morning, and I sacrifice sleep to fit them in. For me, the benefits of exercise are more mental than physical. Working out takes away that little edge so that I feel happier and more productive and my brain can get kick started,” she said.

Jessica also says she and her husband are a huge fan of her Mechanic: Resurrection co-star Jason Statham. The 35-year-old star said Statham is one of the best action heroes in the industry right now, reported FemaleFirst.

“My husband and I are both fans of Jason Statham. I love action movies and think he’s one of the best- if not the best – action stars right now.

“I mean, what Jason can do with his body is insane. He’s better than some stunt people that I’ve worked with. I thought it would just be fun, frankly, and such a different thing to my day-to-day,” she said in an interview.