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Victoria's Secret Diet


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Ok, so I just read this article on what one Victoria's Secret model does to get ready for a show:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-205 8580/Two-workouts-day-solids-week-How-Adriana -Lima-gets-shape-Victorias-Secret-show.html#c omments

 

Apparently it involved an all liquid, 9-day diet and two workouts a day. Oh, and of course nothing for 12 hours before the actual show. Am I the only one who thinks this is ridiculous? I mean, modeling diets in general are ridiculous but it is sad that people think they must go to these extremes.  When you can't just have good nutrition and have to resort to this sort of thing, there is something not right about the world.

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The no food for 12 hours before a show kind of makes sense. Victorias Secret food babies probably don't do too well on the runway.

That's no food or water or anything at all, after the 9 days of only-protein shakes. You'd think a little water would at least be acceptable. It's the entire program that makes me shake my head. Why should anyone have to go to those sorts of extremes for a few hours of looking good?

While not recommended for the general public, what a person like a model needs to do pre-show is not what they do most of the time. The same can be said of body builders, figure athletes, or athletes in weight divisions (wresting, etc).

Perhaps it's a good reminder that even VS models don't spend most of their time looking like they do during a runway show.

Original Post by arlanet:

That's no food or water or anything at all, after the 9 days of only-protein shakes. You'd think a little water would at least be acceptable. It's the entire program that makes me shake my head. Why should anyone have to go to those sorts of extremes for a few hours of looking good?

Because whether we like it or not, there is an ideal of feminine beauty that sells everything from fiber powder to over-priced under-drawers, and those girls have to do what they have to do to keep the gig.

Original Post by amethystgirl:

While not recommended for the general public, what a person like a model needs to do pre-show is not what they do most of the time. The same can be said of body builders, figure athletes, or athletes in weight divisions (wresting, etc).

Perhaps it's a good reminder that even VS models don't spend most of their time looking like they do during a runway show.

 You got it. A UFC Fighter drinks nothing but water for 48 hours before a weigh in, at the 12 hour mark they don't eat or drink. They get weighed (as you've all noticed in the UFC they need to hit a certain number to be considered for a title fight). After the weigh in, a show of muscles and a smile, they go in the back and eat....like....crazy.... They then eat nothing but meats, chicken, fish, and drink protein and water. The more weight they put on within the 24 hours before  a fight is a weight advantage you have above your competitor. The off season fighters get fat until they are told to train for a fight. (Rampage Jackson...). Not healthy, but this is typically for top performance in the ring and to get into that title fight.

Original Post by kathygator:

Original Post by arlanet:

That's no food or water or anything at all, after the 9 days of only-protein shakes. You'd think a little water would at least be acceptable. It's the entire program that makes me shake my head. Why should anyone have to go to those sorts of extremes for a few hours of looking good?

Because whether we like it or not, there is an ideal of feminine beauty that sells everything from fiber powder to over-priced under-drawers, and those girls have to do what they have to do to keep the gig.

 Very simple concept. Gain weight, lose muscle tone, get fired. Loose several 100 thousand dollar contract. It's the world of modeling. Hell, they even fire you if you gain weight as a cheerleader.

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Original Post by kathygator:

Original Post by arlanet:

That's no food or water or anything at all, after the 9 days of only-protein shakes. You'd think a little water would at least be acceptable. It's the entire program that makes me shake my head. Why should anyone have to go to those sorts of extremes for a few hours of looking good?

Because whether we like it or not, there is an ideal of feminine beauty that sells everything from fiber powder to over-priced under-drawers, and those girls have to do what they have to do to keep the gig.

 Very simple concept. Gain weight, lose muscle tone, get fired. Loose several 100 thousand dollar contract. It's the world of modeling. Hell, they even fire you if you gain weight as a cheerleader.

Yeah, I guess my point was rather like, it's sad that the world has to be like that and those sorts of extremes have to be taken. Guess that's just me though!

Original Post by arlanet:

Yeah, I guess my point was rather like, it's sad that the world has to be like that and those sorts of extremes have to be taken. Guess that's just me though!

 I agree with that. 100%. My husband watches a lot of wrestling. There was a girl that gained 10 lbs. (this only added to her curves and looked amazing on her). Because of her contract, they couldn't fire her, so they made fun of her weight via the announcers until she dropped said 10 lbs.

Original Post by arlanet:


Yeah, I guess my point was rather like, it's sad that the world has to be like that and those sorts of extremes have to be taken. Guess that's just me though!

Do you buy Victoria's Secret products?

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Original Post by peebeegee:

Original Post by kathygator:

Original Post by arlanet:

That's no food or water or anything at all, after the 9 days of only-protein shakes. You'd think a little water would at least be acceptable. It's the entire program that makes me shake my head. Why should anyone have to go to those sorts of extremes for a few hours of looking good?

Because whether we like it or not, there is an ideal of feminine beauty that sells everything from fiber powder to over-priced under-drawers, and those girls have to do what they have to do to keep the gig.

 Very simple concept. Gain weight, lose muscle tone, get fired. Loose several 100 thousand dollar contract. It's the world of modeling. Hell, they even fire you if you gain weight as a cheerleader.

Yeah, I guess my point was rather like, it's sad that the world has to be like that and those sorts of extremes have to be taken. Guess that's just me though!

On the bright side, after the 2012 plague or cataclysmic natural disaster, there will be so few people left that everyone will be able to do any job they want, because unemployment will be like, -25%... not enough people to fill the jobs

in the grand scheme of things, I think VS models are some of the healthier looking ones.

Again, if I got paid x amount of dollars, I would say that's part of the job.  The same way athletes train hours and hours a day, cut weight, eat special diets, etc. 

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

On the bright side, after the 2012 plague or cataclysmic natural disaster, there will be so few people left that everyone will be able to do any job they want, because unemployment will be like, -25%... not enough people to fill the jobs

 Lol, don't tell me you believe that!

I like that the runway show is the highlight of her life, not anything silly like, oh, motherhood.... (I'm sure that's not what she meant)

It's also funny to hear the complaints of the rich and beautiful on their love life... I guess people have to complain about something.

No, the real truth is that no one is too beautiful to experience hurt.

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Original Post by arlanet:


Yeah, I guess my point was rather like, it's sad that the world has to be like that and those sorts of extremes have to be taken. Guess that's just me though!

Do you buy Victoria's Secret products?

Yes, but I would honestly rather not. Their bras are the only ones that fit comfortably for me though, and that is important. For some reason Target, Walmart, Forever21, or any other place I've tried don't. Maybe it's my frame? Maybe my boobs are shaped weird? I don't know. But when I wear bras from other places I get gapping, no matter how many sizes I try on and even measuring right before I go in. And I can't afford custom bras right now either or I'd visit the cute little bra boutique down the street. I got one from their once and it was better than Vicotoria's Secret!

On a side note, I tried to learn and sew my own bras, but that was a laughable endeavor! Maybe if I ever get a surger....

 

And I agree that no one is ever too beautiful to experience hurt. In fact, I bet a lot of "beautiful" girls probably worry quite a bit about their looks.

'Fellow Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel complained that men try too hard to impress her.

Candice said: 'I think it's harder to date as an angel, when people meet you it's hard to look past our job, what we look like. 

'They are always trying to impress you, you know, like "come to my mansion blah blah blah."'

hahaha, i like that chick.

 

Original Post by randomv3:

'Fellow Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel complained that men try too hard to impress her.

Candice said: 'I think it's harder to date as an angel, when people meet you it's hard to look past our job, what we look like. 

'They are always trying to impress you, you know, like "come to my mansion blah blah blah."'

hahaha, i like that chick.

 

Oh, I laughed out loud when I read that. But don't all us ladies have the problem with dudes trying to be impressive? I'm like "Boy, PULEASE! You are so NOT an underwear model and those headless photos do not convince me." lmao

huh.

to be honest, the way she looks on the runway after all this 'liquid diet' , working out, and fasting stuff is pretty much the same as the people who just work out and eat properly on a regular basis. 

just my two cents, but her 'runway' body isn't that drastic, skinny, or toned... doesn't seem like the effort is even worth it. 

don't get me wrong, like shes still thin but the way she looks could be achieved without resorting to strict dieting and exercising (unless she gains weight between shows?) --Just keeping up with a clean eating plan and regular workouts would achieve the same results and maintain a lean figure.  

Original Post by carmenxox:

huh.

to be honest, the way she looks on the runway after all this 'liquid diet' , working out, and fasting stuff is pretty much the same as the people who just work out and eat properly on a regular basis. 

just my two cents, but her 'runway' body isn't that drastic, skinny, or toned... doesn't seem like the effort is even worth it. 

don't get me wrong, like shes still thin but the way she looks could be achieved without resorting to strict dieting and exercising (unless she gains weight between shows?) --Just keeping up with a clean eating plan and regular workouts would achieve the same results and maintain a lean figure.  

nobody claimed models landed their jobs because of their brains...

omg, no water and protein, poor kidneys. They will be ruined.

 

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