Do you watch the Victoria’s Secret fashion show each year and curse the models for their great genes?
Do you think to yourself everything must come so easy for them?
Answer #1. Did you say, No? Ummmmm..me either.
Answer #2. Did you say, Yes? Thanks for being honest.
It may seem like the Victoria’s Secret Angels were blessed with great bodies, but Adriana Lima recently spilled the beans about what it really takes to look that amazing.
To get ready for the big show Adriana has been working out every day with a personal trainer since August. For the last three weeks, she’s been working out twice a day.
“It is really intense, it’s not really the amount of time you spend working out, it’s the intensity: I jump rope, I do boxing, I lift weights, but I get bored doing that. If I am not moving I get bored very easily.”
She also sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. Lima drinks a gallon of water a day. For nine days before the show, she will drink only protein shakes – “no solids”. The concoctions include powdered egg. Two days before the show, she will abstain from the daily gallon of water, and “just drink normally”. Then, 12 hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely.
“No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that,” she says.
Seems drastic don’t you think?
Next time you see the Victoria’s Secret Angels on TV don’t be jealous of them, instead be happy that you don’t have to do such crazy things to your body.
What do you think of the crazy dieting Adriana goes through before a big show?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!