Adriana Lima's Victoria's Secret Diet Regimen Is Completely Insane

Adriana LimaTo become a Victoria's Secret 'Angel' is basically the greatest thing that can possibly happen to a model.

The Angels are widely regarded as having the best, most desirable bodies in the industry.

Seeing the Angels in magazine ads and on television, it's easy for the average woman to feel pretty glum about her body.

But now that Adriana Lima has revealed the extraordinary lengths she goes to in order to have that 'Angel'-worthy figure, I've decided I'll keep my average body.


Those kinds of extreme measures just aren't worth it.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph that has sent shock waves around the world, Adriana was frank about her extreme diet and fitness regimen in the days leading up to the annual televised Victoria's Secret fashion show, set to air on November 9.

For starters, since August, she's been working out with a personal trainer every day. That's not so bad, right? But for the month leading up to the show, she works out twice a day.

Even this isn't totally shocking in and of itself. But consider this: In addition to the double workouts, for nine days leading up to the show, Adriana eats no solids. She subsists entirely on protein shakes made in part from powdered eggs, and drinks a gallon of water a day. Two days before the show, she stops drinking the gallon of water and just drinks normally.

Then, 12 hours before the show, she has nothing. No food. No water.


"No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," she told The Telegraph.


This doesn't seem healthy. This seems ... kinda crazy.

At the very least, it's presenting us all with an image of "perfection" that's impossible for anyone to attain without going to extraordinary, possibly unhealthy measures.

Adriana has been an Angel since 2000, and in that time, she's had a baby -- perhaps she has to work a little bit harder now than the younger angels to keep her figure in check.

I don't like to imagine anyone going through that kind of torture, though. And I don't like imagining how many women will see Adriana on television and wonder why their bodies are nothing like hers, even though they're regularly working out and eating healthy.

I think it's messed up.

What about you?


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Felip... FelipesMom

Like almost anything in life, if it's not sustainable, it loses a lot of its value in my book. True beauty is not something you attain by losing eight pounds in twelve hours by drying your body out. True beauty includes being strong and healthy.


That is sad.

PonyC... PonyChaser

And yet, millions of men and women will watch that show and think, "THAT'S perfection. THAT is what ALL women should look like. Anything larger is fat, lazy, unhealthy, and going to die of a heart attack/diabetes/being fat"

Kritika Kritika

Whatever she's paid so much money to do this. If you're worried about your teenagers make sure they're aware of the extremes they go through to do one runway show and then it's back to normal life and photoshop. But her extreme doesn't excuse being fat and unhealthy as a "normal" way of life.

bills... billsfan1104

Iam going to Cheeburger Cheeburger to day to support Erie County's SPCA.  I will be thinking of her while I eat my big fat ass cheeseburger. 

Because of her, girls think that is how they should look, and boys think that woman have to look like that.  Thank God I am smarter than that and I like food and same with my kids. 

Kritika Kritika

"I will be thinking of her while I eat my big fat ass cheeseburger."

lmao I've been on a cheeseburger kick myself...I'd be embarassed for anyone to see my CC bill.

febru... februarylove78

It couldn't be me! I'm having Wendy's for lunch :)

Magno... MagnoliaQueen

What's even more sad, is that any pictures taken during that will STILL be airbrushed, creating an even bigger false sense of perfection. Girls in this country have no positive healthy role model to look to. We have an epidemic of obesity, yet women in magazines are airbrushed beyond recognition almost. That's where your unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle begin,

Melis... Melissa042807

Sadly that is the truth about life for the entertainment industry in general. Actresses, models, and other celebrities would like us to believe that they are just effortlessly "perfect", but it is not the truth. The truth is that many of them have this kind of existence behind the scenes. 

I'm never going to have a model's body. But that's okay. Because I like enjoying my life more. 

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