Adriana Lima Reveals Her Victoria’s Secret Diet

Supermodels don’t really talk about all the hard work necessary to maintain their kick-ass bodies. It’s like they don’t want people to think they’re human or whatever. Adriana Lima, however, doesn’t care. She talks about how intense her training is to prep her body for the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show. It’s similar to the same system fighters use to cut weight.

“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 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.

“It’s like they’re training for a marathon,” says Sophia Neophitou, the British fashion editor who is chief stylist for this year’s show.

“Adriana works really hard at it. It’s the same as if you were a long-distance runner. They are athletes in this environment – it’s harder to be a Victoria’s Secret model because no one can just chuck an outfit on you, and hide your lumps and bumps.” Telegraph UK

That’s why I got out of the modeling business. The prep work was too intense. That and I’ve been ordered by the court to stay 100 yards away from any runway show after I was caught backstage trying on diamond encrusted panties. Hey, if you didn’t want people to wear them, then why did you make them?

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12 years ago

and she still has a rat face.

12 years ago
Reply to  Cheesy

I was thking hamster of beaver with those teeth.