Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jordana Brewster Graces The Cover Of Health Magazine

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Jordana Brewster showcases her magnificent bikini body on the cover of Health  magazine’s for June 2013 issue.
The star, who sizzles in a red swimsuit by the studio, also admits to taking your healthy control where ever you are.
Here’s what the 32 year old actress had to share with the mag:



Keys to happiness
Jordana Brewster is so stunning that she nearly causes a three-car pileup crossing a Beverly Hills street, but she truly has no idea she created such a stir. Sporting white printed pants, a black cardigan and thick-rimmed glasses, the 33-year-old Brazilian, who stars on TNT's Dallas and in the new wham-bam Fast & Furious 6, is much more comfortable chatting about her inner "nerdiness" than style tips. Over tea, the star—married to producer Andrew Form since 2007—shares her (not always) glamorous secrets to a happy life.

What quiets my mind
Meditation. "I started about three years ago because I was feeling stressed, but now it's more of a spiritual practice. I do Vedic for 20 minutes twice a day. You learn a mantra that is specific to you. People think you have to have nothing going on in your mind, but it's OK to have thoughts come up; they are being released, so you don't have to deal with them anymore. "When I'm shooting, I'll go on a different set and just sit. Sometimes it's embarrassing because they'll call me in and I'll be a little dreamy."

Gym tip
30 is the new 45. "I need to sweat at least six times a week, but I do stuff that's sustainable. Thirty minutes of cardio a day isn't a pain in the ass—it's totally doable. Forty-five? That starts to get a little annoying. Three days a week, I also do strength training. If I go to the gym with my husband, I'm like, 'Don't get on the treadmill next to me.' I can't run and talk at the same time. I'm on a mission."

Jordana Brewster's Guide to the Beautiful Life
On kicking kooky diets
"I did the cabbage soup diet, which is so unpleasant. I also went through a phase where I ate only protein shakes and protein bars, with real food for dinner, which, again, is not sustainable. I've been on my trainer Harley Pasternak's 5-Factor Diet for six years. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle. It works so well for me."

Current food fave
Reduced-guilt guacamole from Trader Joe's. "It's avocado cut with Greek yogurt. I'm obsessed. When I'm working in Texas, I have to drive 40 minutes to get to Trader Joe's because they don't have one yet in Dallas."

How I avoid stress eating
"It's so nerdy, but I pack my own lunches of grilled salmon and brown rice, because it helps me stay on track. Craft services [on-set catering] is hell. It's basically sugar and salt. Sometimes when I work long hours I have trouble with sugar; they'll keep passing me Tootsie Rolls."

My biggest health regret
Smoking. "I smoked for just a couple of years, and that was dumb. I quit in college, years and years ago. I think when you're younger you think you're invincible."


My go-to (light) summer cocktail
Caipiroska. "This is a Brazilian cocktail. My version is vodka, lemons, limes and stevia instead of sugar. It's my own skinny-girl drink."

Don't believe the (vegetarian) hype
"I think a lot of vegetarian restaurants are not healthy. I'm like, 'This is delicious—it's like having nachos, just with vegan cheese!' It's hard to make Tex-Mex healthy unless you make it yourself. I make quesadillas with Ezekiel tortillas, low-fat cheese and organic turkey."

A surprising stress buster
"I love making inspiration boards. I'm a total nerd! I cut and glue stuff onto poster board. It's the most relaxing thing in the world. Five years ago, I cut and pasted a kitchen—and now it's the kitchen I have."


Hair product I can't live without
Moroccan Oil. "My hair can take this oil—it doesn't get super greasy. If anything, it gets really dry. And this is gonna sound gross, but when I'm working, because it gets styled so much, I'll only wash it three times a week instead of every day."


The one beauty product that makes me ridiculously happy
Au Courant face tanner. "I love feeling bronzy. I'll mix this face tanner with moisturizer and slap it on. Sometimes the makeup artist says, 'You need to blend better!'"

 
Gotta-have gym gear
Hand sanitizer. "I'm not a germaphobe, but when I start thinking about all the people sweating at the gym and your towel hanging on the equipment, it's like, gross!" Electric Yoga tops. "I have trouble finding tops I like that are sporty—and these are cute. It drives me crazy when I see people who aren't modest at the gym. It's like, I'm not at a bar. I really don't need to see that." New Balance sneakers Nike Cropped pants.

My wedding-day confession
"Our wedding [on the beach at a Caribbean resort] was beautiful—and tiny. It was just us and our parents. I was never the kind of girl who wanted the huge wedding, so it was intimate and sweet. The only thing that got really screwed up was the music when I was walking down the aisle. Apparently they asked Andrew if I wanted 'Here Comes the Bride,' which I would have loved, and he said, 'No, she's not that kind of girl.' So instead they played Shania Twain's 'From This Moment On.' I had a moment when I was walking down the aisle thinking, Do I say something? Really, this is happening right now?"

Must. Unplug. Now.
"I don't think I have ADD, but I definitely need to be stimulated on all fronts. When I run on the treadmill, I'll have a magazine, and I'll also be watching a morning show or listening to music. It's actually really sad. The other night I was watching House of Cards, eating dinner, and checking Twitter, and I thought, What am I doing? I should just be relaxing! I feel like it's rewiring our brains in a bad way. I find that then when I have to sit down and read a script or study lines, I want to be doing something else at the same time. It's really not healthy."

When it comes to nutrition…
Mom knows best. "My mom was very into unprocessed foods. When I moved to New York City from Brazil at age 10, everyone else would have peanut-butter-and-jelly or bologna sandwiches, and I was like, 'Ooh, that looks so good,' but I would get, like, pasta pesto. I got teased: 'What are you eating? That's weird!' Now my mom's like, 'See? Michelle Obama's making it trendy!'"

…and yes, my mom was a swimsuit model
"My family is really active. My mom was in Sports Illustrated, and she was always going to the gym, which made me want to go. As a teenager, I used to sneak in with her and go to step class. I loved, loved, loved step, especially that move, the grapevine."



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