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Jennifer Lopez’s New Diet Means Great Abs and Lots of Constipation, Carson Daly Opts Out

Everyone has been in awe of Jennifer Lopez’s 49-year-old abs in the wake of her ten-day “no sugar, no carbs” diet challenge with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez. Today anchor Hoda Kotb was challenged by Lopez to try the diet and Kotb in return tried to recruit her colleagues to join in. But Carson Daly noped out of the challenge after day one. Because it was pot pie night at his sister’s house. I totally don’t blame him. Sorry, but killer abs are not worth sacrificing pot pie night. Daly said:

“What am I supposed to do, not eat that? Am I supposed to show up with my own bag of broccoli and [say] . . . ‘You know what, J.Lo doesn’t want me to eat this, so I’ll have something else’?”

No judgments here, Carson. You made the right choice. Pot pies win every time.

Lopez started this “no sugar or carbs” ten-day diet last week and has had some pretty impressive results from the look of her.

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But apparently, this diet is also somewhat isolating, and because misery loves company, Lopez took to Instagram and issued a challenge to all her celebrity friends.

“10-day challenge is starting to get lonely, so we’re challenging YOU! Join us [winky face emoji]. 10 days, NO sugar, NO carbs, are you up for the challenge?”

Kotb may have been game, but most people, like Lopez’s best friend, Leah Remini, were not on board. Remini replied to Lopez’s challenge:

“No, I’m not up for it. Gonna go eat now…maybe a plate of pasta, some cookies, but you all enjoy.”

I read up a little on this no sugar, no carbs diet and the side effects. You know besides the weight loss. Like the not-so-fun part. Apparently (and Lopez has said the same thing), that without sugar and carbs, you get really, really hungry. And you experience fatigue, headaches, and light-headedness.

Then comes the bad breath. And leg cramps. Oh, and according to medical professionals, if you don’t eat enough vegetables or drink enough water in a low carb diet, you won’t be able to take a shit.

“It is vital to include vegetables in a low carb diet and to not just focus on proteins and fats, or constipation is likely.”

Doesn’t this sound like fun? Not being able to have a bowel movement?

Look, I’m all for healthy eating and exercise, but I can’t imagine these 10-day challenges really helping anyone in the long run. People are better off making lifestyle changes and consuming certain choice foods in moderation. These diets that only last a few days are quick (and temporary) fixes.

And goddamnit, J-Lo, just because you’re miserable and lonely doing this doesn’t mean you have to subject your friends to your sad, sad diet. Like Leah Remini, I too will go enjoy a nice plate of pasta. Enjoy your tuna poke.

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