Brazilian bombshell Adriana Lima turns 38 today, so Savoir Flair thought it the perfect time to find out just how the supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel stays in such amazing shape. After a good old Instagram stalk, we’ve uncovered a few of her top tricks. Read on to discover how to get a supermodel body, according to the birthday girl’s Instagram account.
Box It Out
An all-over body blitz, boxing works your cardiovascular and endurance systems, increases strength and stamina, trains your upper and lower body, challenges your core, burns fat, blasts calories, and improves balance and coordination. It also leaves you feeling sore and sweaty – the good kind – in addition to releasing stress and anxiety due to the endorphin boost. All things considered, it’s hardly surprising that it’s one of the most popular ways for supermodels and celebrities to stay in shape, especially Lima, who constantly posts pics and videos of herself boxing it out.
Considering the shots of Lima’s meals and what goes into them, it’s clear that she eats very healthily, which is hardly surprising seeing as she needs to look after her body from the inside out in order to steal the show on the runway. It’s no secret that keeping your weight in check and staying lean mainly comes down to your diet.
In fact, experts say that food counts for 80 percent of weight loss, while exercise counts for only 20 percent. Lima is always posting pics of healthy meals and snacks that focus on wholesome, plant-based foods. 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. 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.
Lima 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 coffee 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 cookie come 3 p.m.