Jessica Alba the Honest Life

Jessica Alba is out promoting her new book, The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You. Jessica Alba wants to help moms by sharing tips on how to live naturally using chemical-free cleaning products, homemade baby food, organic produce and feeding the family green juices. In the book she shares nontoxic alternatives to everyday products, plus parenting tips like packing the perfect diaper bag. She says these are everyday things she does herself to stay healthy and wants to share her tips.

“I absolutely do these things. That’s why I wrote the book. There’s lots of options, like delivery services for fresh produce that is organic, if people just want to do a couple of things in the book that are supereasy.”

“Alicia Silverstone is a vegan, so she’s the extreme side of it. Gwyneth Paltrow probably lives a very similar lifestyle, but I didn’t grow up with a bunch of money, so my tips are much more grounded: Repurposing things and making things at home.”

Avoid everyday toxins: “Many people don’t even realize that there is lead in their lipstick, or that petrochemicals in your laundry detergent could be making you sick.”

She’s not telling you how to live: “You can take what you want from the book.”

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A Typical Jessica Alba Day:

7 a.m.: Feed your tot the homemade baby food you made over the weekend by pureeing a pound of peeled veggies with chicken stock, a clove of garlic, fresh ginger and sea salt. Serve yourself a green smoothie by blending cucumber, kale, celery, apples, ginger and lemon juice.

8 a.m.: Put your best face forward by whipping up a quick coffee scrub, stirring a tablespoon of finely ground java with a 1/2 cup of full-fat Greek yogurt, and a dash of lemon juice if your skin is oily, or coconut oil for dry skin.

9 a.m.: Dressing is a snap since your closet is so organized – labels are a must! And with all your wardrobe staples (a fitted blazer, the perfect jeans and playful scarves), there’s always something to wear.

Noon: You’re planning a dinner party tonight, so hit your local greenmarket or specialty store during lunch for fresh organic ingredients.

5 p.m.: Get back to your pre-pregnancy weight by working out with a friend or chasing your three-year-old around. A chiropractor and prenatal yoga teacher are godsends for mommies-to-be.

6 p.m. Prep the dinner party while readying your kids for bed. Roast two chickens in the oven while the little ones take their bath.

7 p.m. Put the kids to bed; setting an early bedtime makes time for you and your hubby later in the evening.

8 p.m.: Party time! Serve the roasts with premade nuts, cheese and olives, and have the guests bring the wine and dessert.

What do you think of Jessica’s tips? Do you think they are realistic?

 

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