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Fab At 40! How Jessica Alba Stays In Tip-Top Shape Without Going To Extremes — PHOTOS

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May. 16 2021, Published 12:01 a.m. ET

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Jessica Alba has long had one of the best bodies in Hollywood and has proved time and time again that she is no stranger to the fitness game.

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Now, at 40 years of age and a mom of three, the brunette beauty continues to stay in tip-top shape, but without going to extremes. Instead, she focuses on the basics  — eating smart and simply staying active

Check out Alba's surprisingly do-able secrets to a gorgeous body and a healthy mind below.

TAKE IT EASY

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After years of punishing workouts, the star said she's adopted a gentler approach. "I always thought... I need to have muscle failure, I need to feel like I just ran a marathon," she recently revealed, adding that she tries to exercise two to four times a week, even if it's just taking a walk. "I've learned to mix it up and not feel like a failure if I'm not, you know, killing myself."

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START STRONG

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Alba begins most days with a smoothie (she uses coconut water, almond butter and fruit) followed by avocado toast and poached eggs, noting, "That's my favorite breakfast." 

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FIND BALANCE

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"Four days a week, I try to eat plant-based, and I don't drink alcohol," the Dark Angel alum shared. "Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all bets are off. That feels like moderation to me." Agreed!

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TAG TEAM

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The L.A.’s Finest beauty prefers breaking a sweat with pals (she also has daughter Honor, 12, join her for workouts on the reg). “I really like taking group classes, or I like to work out with friends,” she explained. “It’s more fun!” 

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PUMP UP THE VOLUME

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A killer playlist is key to Alba's success. "I definitely always have Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye... I have some new artists that I've been listening to a lot," she's said of her top workout tunes. "I like any kind of West Coast rapper — usually more hip-hop and rap and less pop music."

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DRINK UP

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In addition to plain old H20, "I really love the health benefits that come with coconut water," explained the Honest Company founder. "I drink coffee, tea and coconut water — that's it. [Hydration] is important for overall health."

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

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Forget fads! The star steers clear of processed foods and focuses on eating clean. "I try to stick to a diet that’s low in sugar and carbs and high in lean protein and vegetables," she's said. 

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