Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are on a 10-day no-carb, no-sugar challenge and already seem to be regretting it

  • J-Lo and A-Rod are doing a 10-day no-carb, no-sugar challenge.
  • While they’re still going strong, they have posted about their struggles and challenges on Instagram Stories this week.

For many, January is a month for reinvention and self-reflection. Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are taking that commitment to the next level this year with an intense 10-day no-carb, no-sugar diet.

“Join me and Jennifer for a 10-day challenge,” Rodriguez wrote on Instagram Monday alongside a video of the power couple lifting weights and working out in the gym together. “No carbs, no sugar,” he continued. “Who’s in? Someone hide the cookie dough.”

On the second day, A-Rod posted an Instagram feigning eating a slab of meat.

“No carbs + no sugar = lots of meat,” he explained.

But the pair began to struggle in the first few days of the challenge. Lopez said she started to notice some side effects to the challenge early on.

“So it turns out, when you don’t have sugar and you don’t have carbs, you’re really really hungry all the time,” she said on her Instagram Story. “So we’re trying to figure out a lot of good snacks.”

She shared a picture of those snacks, which include an impressive spread of cucumbers, red peppers, yellow peppers, canned tuna, green beans, sugar-free Jell-O, and tuna poke.

Despite his cheery Instagram, by day two, A-Rod said he was starting to have second thoughts. “I’m on the second day of this 10-day challenge,” he said, “it seemed like a great idea when I challenged all of you. I had eggs and avocado today. I’m dying.”

Jlo a-rodAndrew Toth/Getty ImagesIt hasn’t been easy.

Still, the pair has stayed committed. Wednesday they uploaded an Instagram challenging their friends to join them so they will be less “lonely.” Leah Remini, Hoda Kotb, Gary Vee, and Michael Strahan are among the unlucky candidates who’ve been nominated.

“Are we starting to lose our minds?” A-Rod captioned the video. “Maybe just a little.”

“I can’t wait to eat a huge pizza and buffalo wings when this is over,” he concluded.

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