Readers React: Adriana Lima’s Shocking Diet Secrets!

By: / November 8, 2011

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When Victoria’s Secret Angel Adriana Lima opened up to the world about her extreme pre-runway diet, Celebuzz readers were sent into a frenzy! Sides were chosen!  Opinions were expressed!

While some agree that Adriana’s diet — which consists of a month and a half of lean protein and vegetables, a two week liquid diet, then a 12 hour “drying out” period of no liquid at all —  is completely healthy and acceptable for a supermodel, others are arguing that it is borderline ridiculous.

Here’s a sampling of our reader reacts to the story:


AlaBella says: “Feeding off protein shakes for a week, and then starving and dehydrating yourself for 12 hours is NOT what I call a balanced diet.”

Jamie says: “That’s why she gets paid the big bucks! I’m sure she is super healthy and everything she is doing is monitored.”

Crystal says: “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.”

Cary says: “but her body looks healthy, unlike other runway models. Imagine what those really anorexic models do.”

vsfan said: “It’s a bit extreme but she is eating! Protein is good! And the not drinking water 12 hours before is probably so she wouldn’t bloat. I’m sure she knows her body and what works for her.”

Ayo said: “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.”

Yikes! Looks like this diet has caused some controversy. We want to know what you think! Is Adriana’s diet appropriate for a pre-runway show shape up? Or is the diet going too far and setting an unhealthy example? Let’s keep the debate going in the comments!