A couple of weeks ago, Victoria’s Secret model, Adriana Lima, caused some controversy by claiming she didn’t eat solids for nine days prior to a VS runway show and just subsisted on protein shakes. The 30 year-old mother of one also said that she didn’t drink anything 12 hours before the show because, as the article explained “No liquids at all so you dry out; sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that, she said.” Only now Lima is saying it’s all a “misunderstanding,” but she didn’t really elaborate or claim she was misquoted or anything. Lima showed ET Canada a piece of cake she was supposedly eating (although she didn’t actually eat it from what I can tell) and she claimed that she ate healthy and exercised, pleading “Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please!” Here’s more:
Adriana Lima wasn’t too pleased to hear that reports of the extreme diet Victoria’s Secret Angels must adopt in order to prep for the annual fashion show were swirling around the media.
The Telegraph wrote in an article that Lima testified to being on a pre-show nine-day liquid diet consisting of protein shakes and egg powder, after which she was banned from drinking water for 12 hours leading up to the show. They also reported that Lima worked out twice a day for the three weeks before.
However, Adriana is insisting that the details of the “crazy diet” are just a “misunderstanding.” She spoke with E! Canada to set the record straight. She even showed E! Canada her piece of coffee cake prior to the show, saying, “I have my Starbucks coffee right there… it was a misunderstanding.”
Like anyone whose body is her source of income — or who poses in her skivvies for all to see — the model says she’s conscious of her figure. She admits, “You can’t eat everything, of course… I eat healthy and work out a lot.”
The new mom also hopes to set a good example for others, saying, “Those teenagers out there, don’t go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don’t do that please!”
We’re glad Adriana is trying to be a healthy role model, and we’re relieved to hear those extreme diet rumors were one big confusion.
[From Huffington Post]
She probably wasn’t misquoted, she probably does only drink protein shakes for over a week and it’s likely she doesn’t drink 12 hours ahead of time either. There was a lot of debate in that post as to whether that was healthy under a doctor’s supervision (some of you said it was and that it was similar to medically supervised liquid diets) or whether it was unsafe and dangerous. I tend toward the “unsafe” camp, but I’m not a supermodel and I enjoy and need to eat on a daily basis. It would make me sick to eat less than 1,200 calories a day.
Someone schooled Lima that she needs to clam up about the way she prepares for a show and retract her statements about it, so she did. In her mind, it’s probably perfectly normal and likely isn’t half as extreme as the things other models do to lose weight.
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