Have you ever wondered how some of our favorite supermodels maintain their figure as they strut on the runway ? We struggle to stay fit and eat healthy but these models have complex diets that are super strict in order to pull it off. Are you considering jumping on the model diet bandwagon? If your answer is yes then here is the lowdown on what these models eat and also the pros and cons of their diet.
Elissa Goodman is a celebrity dietician, whose cleanse clients such as Kate Hudson and Molly Sims. Now this wellness guru weighed in on the diets of supermodels, and now you yourself can gauge if these diets would sit well with you.
We will start with Gisele Bundchen’s Plant Diet
Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s diet consist of 80 percent vegetables. Elissa Goodman believes that most of us don’t get enough vegetables for our bodies to work at its optimal strength hence why this diet can be great for a certain period of time. According to Vogue, the other 20 percent of the diet includes whole grains and lean meats, such as grass-fed duck, steak and wild salmon. Personal chef to the duo, Alan Campbell also has given the couple a list of no-no foods they should stay away from. These consist of white sugar, white flour, iodized salt and caffeine.
Why are they on the no-no list? “Iodine is a mineral that lot of women are deficient in, causing a lot of thyroid problems” said Elissa. She relies on a daily supplement instead. Overall, this plant diet has anti-inflammatory properties that provide major benefits but it may not be able to promise a complete balance your body needs for ideal health.
Let us take a moment of silence to appreciate this Brazilian supermodel’s drop dead gorgeous body.
Moving onto diet number two The Alkaline Diet.
Caroline Murphy is a fan of this diet. A diet which limits acidic food and changes the Ph levels of the body. It consist mostly of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, while limiting the amount of meat, fish, eggs, grains and alcohol being consumed. A rather good eating regimen for most people but nutritionist suggest adding in fish for the omegas. The downside of this diet is that protein levels in the body is severely reduced which is not ideal. “I think high alkaline water (not food) is overrated. Your body has to bring high alkaline water down to a certain pH level to digest and overdoing high alkaline water can dilute the acidity in your gut” said the expert.
Way to go Caroline!
Then there’s Adriana Lima’s Liquid Depletion Diet.
What is a liquid depletion diet? Well it is exactly what its name suggest. A diet that mostly consists of protein shakes, vitamins, a gallon of water and supplements. Before the annual Victoria Secret Runway Show, Adriana Lima consumes the above while she trains. Two days before the show, she drinks less than her normal gallon. Then, 12 hours before the show she drinks nothing at all. Elissa responds to this crazy diet by saying that our body needs water more than it needs food and doing this isn’t healthy. She further adds that this diet is a type of “starvation”.
We love you Adriana but this diet just doesn’t make the cut for us. A fad diet we will be avoiding.
What rhymes with Sakura? The Sakara Diet.
Jokes aside, the Sakara diet has nothing to do with the Japanese cherry blossom. Model Lily Alridge receives her food from cult-fav Sakara Life. The wellness brand delivers three- and five-day meal plans that include organic, vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Their organic nutrient program certainly works”, quipped Elissa. However this meal regimen cost $350 for a five-day plan.
Oh mamacita what is your blood type? Miranda Kerr believes in the Blood Type Diet.
This diet argues that your blood type plays a significant role as to what food is right for you to consume and Miranda Kerr agrees with this. Designed by Dr. Peter J. D’ Adamo, the various nutrient plan ask participants to stay away from meats, corn, wheat and certain beans. Researchers though have questioned whether the majority of the doctor’s plans work, the participants of the type A diet experienced lower BMI (body mass index), a smaller waist, reduce blood pressure and other benefits. But, when you plan your meals, does your blood type really matter?”There are other parts of the body that are more influential in your digestion than your blood, like your gut”, the pro warned. According to Elissa, the pH levels and anatomy of your digestive system are much more important than the markers of your blood cells.
We will take Elissa’s wise words and give this a miss.
Now The Vegan Diet..we are familiar with that one.
It is Bridget Malcolm’s go to diet. It has to do with taking out all animal-based food from your diet. “The key to being healthy and being vegan is getting the right amount of protein”, said the diet pro, who personally stays away from most animal-based products.”
Pro tip: To figure out how much protein you need, divide your weight by three. The resulting amount equals the number of grams of protein that should be taken in a day. Approximately 40-50 grams of protein a day is required by most people.
With these 6 supermodel diets… which one would you opt for?