Models’ bodies are a wonder to behold, but getting into runway shape is a no-nonsense–and not very fun–business. Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima wowed audiences at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when she showed off the lingerie line just six weeks after giving birth. Calling it, “the biggest challenge of (her) life,” Lima told CBS This Morning she put on over 40 lbs. of baby weight while pregnant that she needed to shed. Lima has always been fairly honest about how she gets her body runway ready. She told the Telegraph in 2011 that she sees a nutritionist, has her body’s muscle mass, fat and water retention measured regularly and drinks and gallon of water a day. Nine days before the big show, she avoids solids and sticks to only protein shakes. Two days before she stops drinking the gallon of water and drinks normally, and 12 hours before hitting the catwalk she stops drinking entirely. To get those toned muscles, she also works out for two or more hours a day.
TREND TRIGGER: Lima’s Victoria Secret runway walk six weeks after giving birth.
CLAIM: Fast weight loss in a pinch.
IS IT FOR YOU? Subsisting solely on liquids will not only be difficult, it’s likely to lead to unsustainable weight loss.
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