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Jennifer Aniston’s Skinny Secrets

Hard to believe it's been more than a decade and a halfsince a 25-year-old Jennifer Aniston began her rise to superstardom, playingrich-girl-turned-waitress Rachel Green on NBC's super successful sitcom"Friends." So how does the now 42-year-old manage to look better nowthan she did then?

According to her nutritionist Carrie Wiatt, prior tolanding her stint on "Friends," Jen's agent insisted she would getmore roles if she lost weight, so Wiatt created a portion-controlled,nutrient-dense meal delivery service for the actress, who, indeed, got herbreakout role soon after.

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Jen at age 21 ... - Barry King/

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... and today, at 42. - Victor/Chavez/

"For Jennifer, the key was high protein and lowcarbs, with plenty of vegetables and fruit and no processed foods," Wiatttells Life & Style. "It's an understatement to sayJen has maintained her weight beautifully."

Over the years, media reports have had Aniston on avariety of kooky diets, from eating only cucumbers to a baby-food plan, a rumorshe has vehemently denied. "I've been asked lately, 'Jen, what's this babyfood diet all about?' I kept thinking: That's the strangest question ever,"Aniston said last year. "Sorry, but the last time I had baby food, Ibelieve I was 1. I've been on solids for about 40 years now."

The actress has also admitted that she doesn't starveherself, and when she feels like indulging, as she once told ABC News, "Ipretty much go to grease, fried foods. Salt."

As for exercise, the svelte star credits yoga for keepingher body toned and slender. "My legs got leaner," she said in the UKedition of Harper's Bazaar. "My arms got strong."

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