Jennifer Lopez challenges pal Leah Remini to ditch sugar and carbs


Jennifer Lopez has challenged Leah Remini, producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and broadcaster Hoda Kotb to join her in ditching sugar and carbs for 10 days.

The superstar and her boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are in the middle of the health kick but have admitted that they’re getting lonely doing the diet without their friends.

So, in a video they filmed after a joint gym session and posted on Instagram, Jennifer and Alex asked their pals to join in.

“We’d like to challenge… let’s challenge some people!” Jennifer grinned to the camera. “So, no sugar, no carbs, 10 days. I’m challenging Leah Remini, I’m challenging Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and I am challenging Hoda. Hoda, I know you’re up for a good challenge. Baby, who do you want to challenge?”

Admitting he can’t wait to chow down on a large pizza and buffalo wings once he’s done with the diet, Alex said: “I’m going to go with my boy Gary Vee (Gary Vaynerchuk), you’re always running your mouth, try doing it with no sugar and no carbs. And then I’m going to go with my boy Michael Strahan – Stray, you’ve been challenged. And then Mark Mastrov, my partner. Go get it!”

It seems their calls may have fallen on deaf ears though, with Leah defiantly posting a photo of a pizza and a pie on her own Instagram page, in celebration of National Pie Day.

“So you’re not accepting @j.lo ‘s 10-day challenge?” one follower asked, while another wrote: “Guess you missed the memo. JLo challenged you (to) no carbs and no sugar.”

Jennifer and Alex kicked off their 10-day challenge on Monday (21Jan19), but the Booty singer confessed she’s been struggling with the side effects.

“It turns out that when you don’t have sugar and you don’t have carbs, you’re really, really hungry all the time!” she told her 85.5 million followers.