The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Angels who strut down the catwalk looking sexy each year know how to flaunt their flawless figures. And while they might appear to have attained those sleek physiques effortlessly, many of the supermodels have revealed their dedication to achieving their fit and fabulous bodies for the fashion show, from following high protein, low carb diets to practicing yoga.
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid made history as the first siblings to walk the runway at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016. The Victoria Secret Angel sisters have shared their model diets and fitness plans, noted Foods4BetterHealth.
For Bella, cardio plays a key role in keeping her slim, along with yoga and Pilates. Hadid runs on the treadmill as well as outdoors, and prefers working out alone to being guided by a personal trainer.
When it comes to her diet, Bella drinks green juices weekly and eats a light diet meal of avocado toast or veggie soup before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Bella’s sister Gigi, in contrast, goes for sports such as volleyball and boxing. Gigi works with a trainer on her boxing workouts, ending with a routine inspired by ballet. Hadid also goes for core work to stay slim for that Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.
Gigi believes in a healthy diet that includes cheat days, during which she indulges in fries and pasta. And while her sister Bella likes that green juice, Gigi enjoys preparing healthy smoothies.
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While some view the holidays as the season for indulging in carbohydrates (hot rolls, mashed potatoes and Christmas fruitcakes tend to prevail), Victoria’s Secret Angels are getting ready for the fashion show runway with strict diets, noted the New York Post.
Angel Adriana Lima, 35, believes that “consistency” is key, revealing that she eats six meals daily and works out six or more days every week. Her fitness routine consists primarily of boxing. And she has a special diet weapon of a buckwheat mixture, which is gluten-free and high in protein. Lima believes it satisfies yearnings for something sweet while boosting her metabolism.
“I’ll mix [buckwheat] with hemp milk and honey…Eating buckwheat before bedtime actually helps you burn calories while you sleep.”
The experienced Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show model (she has 15 shows to her credit) follows a strict diet throughout the year. And she does allow herself one daily splurge.
“I have to have my cappuccino or latte every day, but I’ll [sweeten it with] honey instead of sugar,” confessed Adriana. “I’m Brazilian, so I need that.”
For Martha Hunt, it’s all about protein power when it comes to looking fit and fabulous at the fashion show.
“I have to add a lot more protein to my diet because I work out so much, doing things like weight training…, yoga and Pilates.”
The Victoria’s Secret model has a goal of including protein in every meal, and examples of her high protein diet meals include salmon with a side of pumpkin for lunch and chicken with a side of vegetables for dinner. Two weeks before the fashion show, Martha aims to consume less bread and sugar.
In contrast, Victoria’s Secret model Bridget Malcolm turns to a vegan diet and has been a vegan since 2009. She revealed that she’s also careful when it comes to her intake of sugar and alcohol.
“I don’t drink alcohol ever, really, and avoid refined sugars year-round.”
Malcolm said she believes in the “Japanese principle of ‘Hara hachi bu,’ which means, ‘Eat until you are 80 percent full.’ ” She begins each day at 6 a.m. with black coffee, plus reishi and cordyceps mushrooms.
Bridget sips a shake made of Vega brand vegan chocolate protein blended with almond milk, ice, banana, kale, and spinach, and she also indulges in a morning soy latte before exercising at Body by Simone.
Before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the model makes sure that her salt intake is “low to avoid bloating,” and she does not eat starches.
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However, Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes emphasized that in her view, shaping up for the fashion show means turning to protein rather than avoiding food, reported CBS News.
“It’s definitely a lot of training, but we definitely don’t shy away from our food. We amp up our protein intake.”
Given the honor of sporting the $3 million Fantasy Bra at this year’s fashion show, Jasmine revealed that she sat in a plaster mold for 3 hours to ensure the bra would be a perfect fit.
[Disclaimer: The Inquisitr strongly recommends you consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program. The Inquisitr does not endorse any of the diets or diet techniques mentioned in this article.]
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