Adriana Lima's Shocking 'No Solids' Pre-Runway Diet Plan! (PHOTOS)


Ever find yourself watching the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and wondering how in the world the models get their bodies to look so perfect?

Well, question no more! Adriana Lima, a veteran VS angel --  and owner of one of the hottest bodies on the planet -- decided to share her diet secrets with the world!

Luckily, Miss Lima isn't one of those celebrities who claim they can eat whatever they want, be completely lazy, and still have the body of a goddess.  Her stunning fashion show physique is the result of hard work, and Adriana doesn't get it from being a couch potato.

The supermodel opened up to Nylon Magazine, telling them that about a month and a half before the big night she works out twice a day, eating only lean protein and green vegetables with an occasional protein shake or cereal bar for a snack.

Then, nine days before the show she actually quits eating all together -- by going on a liquid diet.  Lima's diet is then full of only protein shakes to keep her strong and lean.

She then stops drinking even water -- no liquids -- for 12 hours until the moment she puts on those infamous wings and struts down the runway.

So, that's how it works? No one ever said it was easy being an angel!

Check out the full article here, and click through the pictures above for a few of Adriana Lima's hottest looks!

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  • best liquid diet
    best liquid diet

    Nice! information. You rock. Know anything on Dieting ?

  • Jason
    Jason

    I'm 5"8',170 lbs, run 6 miles every other day, and do full total-body workouts on days where I'm not running. Eat a BALANCED diet which consists mostly of fruits and veggies. Facts: 1.Protein shakes are designed as a supplement, not a meal replacement and can be very high in cholesterol which isn't good if your consuming them for 9 straight days. Ideally, liquid diet drinks should contain a balance of nutrients you need throughout the day, but that isn't always the case. Very low-calorie diets (400-800 calories per day) in particular can be lacking in these nutrients and should only be used under medical supervision. Missing out on essential nutrients can lead to side effects such as fatigue, dizziness, hair loss, gallstones, cold intolerance, electrolyte imbalance, and heart damage. A lack of fiber in your diet from not eating whole fruits and vegetables can lead to constipation and other digestive ailments. You also can lose lean body mass if you don't get enough protein in your liquid diet. 2. Not drinking water for any amount of time is unhealthy. Period. Often, athletes, bodybuilders and models shed pounds by dehydrating themselves. 8 glasses a day everyone! 3. Her twice a day workout can be unhealthy for joints if she doesn't allow for "off-days" where her body can heal. Her lean protein and vegetable diet isn't bad but I strongly believe in a balanced diet for those of us who aren't over or under weight. 4. Health is a vague, misunderstood, and overused term (similar to freedom). Athletes and models diet and exercise to preform, not necessarily be healthful. Most athletes die much younger than non-athletes. Models... I'm not sure about their lifespans but a coke and semen diet can't be healthy in the long-term. 5. Just because most Americans are unhealthy in their diets and physical activities does not mean they can't observe others being unhealthy. In other words, people who work 80 hours a week, drink too many caffeinated beverages, and eat fast food can still say "drugs are not healthy," or "smoking kills" or "that's not a healthy way to live" 6. Carbohydrates are healthy! In this post Atkins world I hear more and more about people who avoid carbs. Unless you have a weight problem avoiding carbohydrates, fats, and sugars ALL TOGETHER is an unhealthy practice. Carbohydrates perform numerous roles in living organisms. Polysaccharides serve for the storage of energy (e.g., starch and glycogen), and as structural components (e.g., cellulose in plants and chitin in arthropods). The 5-carbon monosaccharide ribose is an important component of coenzymes (e.g., ATP, FAD, and NAD) and the backbone of the genetic molecule known as RNA. The related deoxyribose is a component of DNA. Saccharides and their derivatives include many other important biomolecules that play key roles in the immune system, fertilization, preventing pathogenesis, blood clotting, and development. While carbohydrates are not considered one of the essential nutrients, and you can live without ingesting them (almost impossible seeing as every fruit and veggie has them) they play a huge role in cellular reproduction. Also, while the body can obtain all its energy from protein and fats the brain and related neurons generally cannot burn fat for energy, but use glucose or ketones instead. Food high in carbohydrates typically are high in dietary fiber which enhances digestion. Based on the effects on risk of heart disease and obesity, the Institute of Medicine recommends that American and Canadian adults get between 45–65% of dietary energy from carbohydrates.The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Health Organization jointly recommend that national dietary guidelines set a goal of 55–75% of total energy from carbohydrates, but only 10% directly from sugars. This is the bottom line on carbs: 15 minutes of strenuous exercise will burn all the carbohydrates in your blood supply, after that the body turns to fat; so stay active and eat an appropriate amount of carbs to stay healthy! Fun Fact: The Bush Interrogation Doctrine condones the use of a liquid diet and a diaper as an acceptable torture technique.

  • FredBashted
    FredBashted

    Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gaaaaaal!

  • Candy Shoot
    Candy Shoot

    This is a wonderful article. I am going to take more time exploring this issue.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    wow, her face looks....Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    Now, Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    Wow, look at her face. Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    Hi, Symlydiffer I agree with you...Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    Hi, Marko........Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Stacy
    Stacy

    Adriana Lima looks weird now. well since 3 years ago, she has been looking weird, and I don’t know how to explain that. Maybe she is getting old or being with her ugly husband Marko didn’t help her at all. Maybe her husband doesn’t have good hand hehe. Her body looks stunning, and her breast augmentation makes her look very sexy. But, her face looks weird, perhaps her crazy liquid diets??? Something is not going well. While Gisele Bündchen was horrible before, she had breast augmentation and a nose job, she also follows liquid diets and has a bitchy personality . Gisele is considered the best super model now! I still don’t agree with that, she is still ugly. Alessandra Ambrosio has the most bitchy personalities, flat chest, narrow hips, skinny like a stick, man’s legs but gorgeous face. Even though Adriana Lima is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Supermodel, her face has changed for bad not for good.

  • Sara
    Sara

    Does she look anorexic? she has one of best bodies out there. Look to Rose(transformers girl), orAlessandra Ambrosio. Oh god,.. she does do for only 9 days... the rest of the year is a normal food.

  • Cindy
    Cindy

    Just a second. Adriana Lima, models, actors and actresses ARE the commodity of their livelihoods. What a model does to look their best in the lead-up to their shows or films might seem extreme to normal people, but it's the equivalent of frantic preparation for any big event in any other person's workplace. I bet Adriana Lima doesn't have to work until midnight for a week straight and ignore her family to make sure all is in readiness for a big event launch; or stay up all night for days on caffeine to finish a piece of software for a deadline; or work behind a desk all day without any physical activity. Those are also unhealthy, extreme behaviours that many other people do FOR THEIR JOBS - usually (and hopefully) just for specific, big events, with the exception of sedentary desk work, which is a proven killer and is done regularly by a large sector of society. As long as her regular regime is healthy and active, she's probably FAR healthier than the majority of desk-bound paper-pushers or key-tappers likely to be reading this article!

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    I'm talking to Marko.

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    I agree with your words.

  • Marko
    Marko

    "if you workout, try to eat healthy, cows around you tag you anorexic".... My girlfriend works out and eats healthy and has never been called anorexic. She's one of many girls I know who fit that description. The issue is many women with eating disorders manage to convince themselves that what they're doing is simply "keeping fit" when it's quite clear they are malnourished and worn out. If you're regularly referred to as anorexic, you most likely fit this category.

  • Marko
    Marko

    Thanks numbnuts for yet another example of the bulimic-logic.:) As I told that other victim of BID, if you think extreme dieting is the only way to prove you have self-control, you need to see a therapist. Plain and simple. And as for that other typically assbackward analogy, just because our ancestors had to go without food during famine and drought doesn't mean we have to also! They used to also shit outside and die at the age of 6 from the common cold. I guess we should forego indoor plumbing and stop vaccinating our kids too. It's like evolutionary and stuff:) And by the way, I'm more than willing to post a pic of myself so we can see who the "health-conscious" one here is. GUARANTEED I'm in better shape than you. I'll also guarantee that Saori looks like a 9 year old escapee from Auschwitz.

  • Marko
    Marko

    It seems you're the one misunderstanding the issue. First, I don't see why a perfectly healthy woman would have to starve herself for nine days straight for ANY reason. Second, my response was directed at Saori, who suggested that not only is the liquid diet a perfectly normal way to stay thin, but that somehow those who frown upon it are "binge eaters" who'll end up 80 lbs overweight! This is the typical logic used by people suffering from eating disorders. I've seen it first-hand too many times before. I also did not use "diet" as a pejorative as I'm personally on a low-carb plan and am in very good shape having been a weight lifter for more than half my life. But I can differentiate between those who are health-conscious and those who suffer from body image disorders. I'm in a profession where I deal with both types regularly and it's quite easy to see that people like Saori fall in the latter category. I've seen girls with that mentality whither away through the years, constantly going to extremes "to get thin" even when they're barely 90 lbs.

  • Aaron
    Aaron

    You're clearly misunderstanding what it is she's doing here. You're using 'diet' in the pejorative. For an overweight person to use a liquid diet for an extended period of time can indeed to be unhealthy. She is doing it before an event for a predetermined length of time - hardly dangerous or unhealthy. She balances it with healthy eating and regular exercise - which raise the metabolism, by the way. Your insinuation that health conscious people are 'busy throwing up [their] lunch' illustrates your own ignorance about 'this stuff'.

  • vsfan
    vsfan

    It's a bit extreme but she is eating! Protein is good! And the not drinking water12 hours before is probably so she wouldn't bloat. I'm sure she knows her body and what works for her. The skinniest person if they eat a bag of salty nuts will lol bloat. But protein keeps her strong.

  • Aaron
    Aaron

    Typical bull$hit logic of a hedonist with no self control. A liquid diet fast may not be 'normal' to overweight or obese, weak willed people. 'Normal' these days is having access to way more food than is necessary, not to mention all the unnatural food-like items people shove into their disgusting excuses for human bodies. None of what this woman does sounds 'unhealthy'. Our ancestors most certainly had to evolve on periods of little to no food. They certainly didn't evolve on McDonalds cheeseburgers.

  • Ursula Kristin
    Ursula Kristin

    So what if there are spelling errors - I have a friend that graduated with an engineering degree inventing machines for optometry, went back to UofM med school and can't differentiate 'your' and 'you're', among other things. Though I can be a spelling and grammar nazi, I'm not going to dog on someone with an education far better than mine. I'd be more concerned about teachers that can't spell. That being said, I'm glad this model is being honest. More power to her "dumb" ass.

  • Danny
    Danny

    I thought that was a porn actresses trick before anal scenes.

  • AJ
    AJ

    I agree. Does "about to be a physician" mean after you finish middle school?

  • JR
    JR

    If you're going to be a physician, God help us because you can't spell.

  • blue
    blue

    its fucked up that now if you are naturally thin you are deemed anorexic. if you workout, try to eat healthy, cows around you tag you anorexic. i personaly feel pressured to eat infront of people who say i have an eating disorder just to shut them up despite havng had eatten already. you eat small meals, you have an eating disorder, you don't eat icecream cause you are lactose intollernt you have an eating disorder, you dont like to eat greesy fried chicken because you dont like it, you have an eating disorder. the new norm of what a healthy diet should be seems to be directed thru a cows prespective. i was at bedrest for 3months, only gotup to go to the restroom, ate 4 meals a day and only gained 5lbs. everyones bodys are different -healthy skinny woman about to be a physician

  • Jamie Estep Carbone
    Jamie Estep Carbone

    That's why she gets paid the big bucks! I'm sure she is super healthy and everything she is doing is monitored.

  • Ayo
    Ayo

    why are you all talking as if Adrianna starves herself like this every single day? I personally deduced that she does this PRE RUNWAY!!!!! Get it? she's got other days of the year in between photo shoots and modelling to balance out her nutrients and eating habits. She probably eats the odd slice of pizza as well, but i'm sure she doesnt compromise on her exercise. i agree completely with Saori

  • AlaBella
    AlaBella

    Feeding off pretin shakes for a week, and then starving and dehydrating yourself for 12 hours is NOT what I call a balanced diet

  • Marko
    Marko

    Here's another tip for Saori and other wackos out there: A liquid diet is one of the worst things you could do for weight loss. Aside from all other health ramifications, it makes it harder to lose weight over time because it slows down your metabolism. I guess when you're busy throwing up your lunch every day you don't have time to learn this stuff.

  • Marko
    Marko

    Typical bull$hit logic of a fool with body image disorder. A liquid diet is not "normal", genius. And it won't become normal no matter how much bulimic mental patients cry and scream otherwise.

  • Marko
    Marko

    If you think going for NINE days without eating a solid meal is not starving yourself, you're either anorexic, bulimic or a complete idiot! The rest of your post is just the typical pathetic rationalizations that one would expect from someone with body image disorder. You don't have to be a "binge eater" to realize a liquid diet is extreme and unhealthy. Get a clue and go see a therapist instead of making an ass out of yourself on the internet.

  • Saori Nakashima
    Saori Nakashima

    There's a difference between eating, and eating the way you people do if you think Ms Lima's diet equals "starvation". One can eat normally and still be thin. The way most people eat is not normal, it's binging, and no, you can't do that and still be thin, big shock.

  • Saori Nakashima
    Saori Nakashima

    Eating greens and fish for a month isn't starving yourself, neither is a liquid diet. Sure, among the morbidly obese masses of the world these days, a young woman who actually chooses to keep her shape beautiful rather than binge on McRibs or Domino's XXL pizzas might seem "alien", but just because some people actually have the self-control to diet doesn't make them unhealthy. Ms. Lima claims her liquid diet consists of protein shakes- more than enough to sustain someone and give them sufficient nutrients. Now yes,most people would be too weak to resist the lure of food for a whole week...reaching for that bag of chips after just a few hours of "starvation", but there's nothing wrong with liquid diets or fasts- they've been done since the beginning of time for religious reasons and no one's ever died from simply not eating for a few days. Gluttonous human beings like to think they "need" a lot more food to survive than they actually do. Newsflash, you don't need three meals a day to survive or be healthy, either, but you'll convince yourself you do just to have an excuse to eat more. In short, just because you favor the hamburger to having a nice body, don't knock people who choose the other option. Yes, since almost everybody is fat now, it's nice to pick on the few thin chicks leftover and try to guilt them into becoming as fat as you are, but realistically there is nothing wrong with what Ms. Lima says she does, nor is it "shocking". 7 days on protein shakes? Yes, I really wonder how she hasn't ended up in the hospital, I mean it's not like there are as five times as many healthy nutrients in those as there are in your nasty greasy pizza you're eating right now. If you don't have a clue about dieting then why bother commenting? Just because you don't feel like losing weight yourself so you're picking on people who do? Sad, sad. You're the ones who will end up in the hospital with those 80lbs + of extra weight on you and the amount of fat and carbs you consume each day, not the girl who eats greens and veggies and protein shakes, sorry to tell you.

  • LALA
    LALA

    they just don't eat.

  • Porker
    Porker

    Gee, how healthy!

  • Cary
    Cary

    but her body looks healthy, unlike other runway models. imagine what those really anorexic models do ._.

  • Crystal
    Crystal

    why the hell would anyone do that to themselves that's not healthy and it's a wonder that she hasn't ended up in the hospital.

  • simplydiffer
    simplydiffer

    SO... basically she starves herself. That's not a surprise at all.

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