Sunday 23 November 2014

Supermodel Secrets: Health tips from the catwalk

Dev Windsor

With the Victoria’s Secret show fast approaching social media has been flooded with images of impossibly toned models, sharing stories of how they work out and what they eat to stay super-trim and healthy.

Here’s some of their top tips that you can use to achieve a supermodel glow.

Doutzen Kroes


Yoga, Pilates and Ballet are a few of the most popular workouts chosen by models to achieve their lean physique. Fans include models such as Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss.

Speaking to US Vogue, Alessandra Ambrosio says, “Yoga calms me down and also keeps me lean, it makes exercise feel easy.”

Other popular exercises include boxing, skipping and weight training which tone muscle and build strength, although variety and consistence are key to achieving the best body.

For fitness, mix it up and always remain active,” advises Puerto Rican beauty, Joan Smalls. “I mix boxing with cardio and Pilates, and if I’m not busy I’ll work out every day.”

Lily Aldridge

Ballet Beautiful


As the saying goes, ‘you are what you eat,’ therefore eating whole, clean and unprocessed food is essential.

Victoria’s Secret model, Erin Heatherton, recommends “drinking green juices and warm water with ginger, cayenne, and lemon juice” to detox and clean your system.

Other staples on the model’s grocery lists are high protein, fat-burning foods such as avocado, salmon, quinoa and leafy, green vegetables like spinach and kale.

"I love avocado. It's my favorite snack. I eat it with rice cakes, plain, or make guacamole. It's so healthy for you and so satisfying," claims Victoria’s Secret angel, Lily Aldridge.


The number one tip given by models is to stay hydrated. Top model, Adriana Lima, drinks ‘around a gallon of water a day’ in the run up to the annual Victoria’s Secret show.
Along with drinking plenty of water, models swear by getting eight hours of rest each night and exercising a strict skincare routine in order to achieve a glowing complexion.
Miranda Kerr credits “Cleansing, toning and moisturising every morning and night, and using an exfoliating cream at least twice a week” for giving her flawless skin.

Miranda Kerr


Models are often on the move and travelling from place to place, so being prepared for when hunger strikes is important.

"I usually carry granola bars with me in case the catering sucks," says Finnish fashion model, Suvi Riggs.

Pack snacks such as fruit, nuts and smoothies along with a refillable water bottle in your handbag to stay hydrated and avoid the temptation of buying unhealthy snacks.

Miranda Kerr says: "Some of my favourite snacks are almonds, blueberries, avocado and apple pieces with almond butter. They feel like a treat but they’re actually good for you.”

Kind Fruit and Nut bar

Images sourced from Instagram, Vogue and Google.

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