Alessandra Ambrosio turns 36 today, and Savoir Flair thought it the perfect time to find out just how the Victoria’s Secret Angel stays in such amazing shape. After a good old Instagram stalk, we’ve uncovered a few of her tricks. Read on for insights on how to get a supermodel body, according to the birthday girl’s Instagram account.
Ambrosio keeps no secrets when it comes to her love for a cup of coffee, and with good reason. Although there’s a lot of conflicting information about coffee out there, it actually offers a whole host of body-boosting benefits as long as you’re picking organic, high-quality blends. Not only does it give you an energy kick, but it also boosts your metabolism and improves your performance in the gym. It also lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes, strokes, and heart disease while containing essential minerals to keep your blood-sugar levels balanced – making you less likely to reach for a biscuit come 3 p.m.
When it comes to burning calories, blasting fat, and toning up, barre is one of the best workouts out there. Along with countless other celebrities and supermodels, Ambrosio is often spotted at workout hotspot Physique 57, posting selfies of her toned body. Click here to discover Savoir Flair’s roundup of the best barre classes in Dubai.
On top of her barre workouts, Ambrosio is also a huge advocate of yoga. Not only is it amazing for stretching and lengthening muscles, but yoga also provides some key “me time” that so many of us lack in our day-to-day lives. It’s incredibly important to make time for yourself and reconnect your mind and body as it will strengthen you both mentally and physically. Check out the best yoga studios in Dubai, here.
It’s no secret that keeping your weight in check and staying lean is mainly down to your diet. In fact, experts say food counts for 80 percent of weight loss, while exercise counts for only 20 percent. Ambrosio is always posting pics of healthy meals and snacks, including this rather delicious-looking açai bowl, which is packed full of antioxidants as well as fresh and natural ingredients. It’s time to clean up your diet if you want to channel your inner supermodel.
Yes, it’s true – supermodels cheat too. In fact, it’s been proven that a weekly cheat meal (note: meal, not a day that turns into a weekend that turns into a week) is actually beneficial when it comes to weight loss. Not only does it keep you going mentally, but it also actually kicks your metabolism into overdrive that day. This is because your body, which will have become used to eating clean and whole foods, essentially won’t know what hit it, so it will work extra hard to burn off the bad food. Pass the fries.