Lopez's 'Popeye' plan
13:30 29 March 2006
Jennifer Lopez is so desperate to get pregnant she has started eating spinach to make herself more fertile.
The Latin star, who is married to singer Marc Anthony, has put herself on the strict diet to make sure she's in tip-top condition to conceive.
On her doctor's recommendations, J.Lo has been eating the leafy vegetable three times a day to boost her intake of folic acid and increase her chances of conception.
The singer-turned-actress has labelled her new eating regime the 'Popeye' diet after the spinach-munching cartoon character.
She said: "Since my doctor recommended it I've been on spinach omelettes for breakfast, spinach salad for lunch and sautéed spinach with every dinner."
She added: "I guess if the spinach doesn't help me conceive, I'll still end up with Popeye-sized muscles."
Lopez married Anthony in a secret wedding in June 2004 amid rumours she was pregnant.
J.Lo became stepmother to Anthony's two sons, Cristian and Ryan, by his ex-wife, and daughter Arianna from a previous relationship, but is anxious to start a family of her own.
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