Have you ever thought about how exactly Victoria’s Secret Angels manage to look the way they do? There’s no denying the fact their bodies look perfect, but it also means that they put an incredible amount of time and effort into building them. Surrounded by trainers and nutritionists, Victoria’s Secret models develop special diets and use a variety of exercises to build muscles (but not too much!) and shed unnecessary pounds. So how exactly do you get the ‘body of an Angel’? Professional fitness trainer Justin Gelband reveals 8 easy steps to build the body of your dreams.
Eat cereal for breakfast
You should always remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that’s why it should be healthy, yet filling, with enough calories and vitamins to boost your energy levels that will define the whole rhythm of your day. Nutritionists of VS Angels recommend starting your day with oatmeal as it is one of the healthiest options for breakfast. You can pair it with berries, seeds, nuts, and dried fruits.
Forget about sugar
Models avoid eating sugar, especially before big shows or photo sessions. Sugar doesn’t hold any nutritional value and our bodies can easily function without it. If you have a sweet tooth and don’t want to deny yourself the pleasures of eating desserts and all things sweet, think about finding a healthy substitute like honey or brown sugar.
Drink ‘green juice’
Victoria’s Secret trainer Justin Gelband says you need to drink special green juice every day after workout. This is not just any juice and it definitely doesn’t contain any sugars or chemicals. The recipe is quite simple – you just need to mix various green fruits and veggies. But if you want to try the recipe of a true VS Angel, then here’s the recipe: take 1 banana, 2 green pears, celery, a few leaves of spinach and salad, lemon, and a few spoons of natural honey to balance it all out. Mix all the ingredients in a blender – and voila!
Forget about the diet sometimes
Just as it is important to have a healthy diet, it is equally essential to let yourself go sometimes and just eat whatever you want. Nutritionists of Victoria’s Secret Angels believes that if you deny yourself everything, you will break down at some point in time and all your work will be in vain. That’s why it is important to treat yourself with sweets, ice cream, and even fast food if your body is really craving it. Just remember that VS Angels exercise all the time, so you should, too!
The harder you work, the more important it is to relax and have time for yourself. VS Angels work hard for each upcoming fashion show and photoshoot, but during these intense preparations they also get a lot of sleep and find time to go out and relax some place nice and quiet. Have a night out with your friends or simply spend a quiet evening with a book and a cup of hot cocoa – the possibilities are endless! Just don’t forget that it is just as important to relax as it is to have a strict regimen and workout all the time.
Prepare your own meals
We all understand how hard it can be to eat healthy, especially when you’re on the go. If you need to travel somewhere or just have a busy schedule that leaves you almost no time to have dinner at home, try to prepare your meals beforehand and just take them with you. This way you’ll always know what’s going into your body!
Change your workout
It’s important to stick to a certain regimen when it comes to workout, but you should remember that variety is crucial to building a perfect body. VS Angels do workout every day, but they change the exercises all the time. One day they can do cardio, continuing with yoga the next day, and stretching the day after that. This way you don’t get bored with the exercises, while working your whole body from head to toe.
Try ballet moves
A ballet workout is beyond effective as it is meant to develop a slender physique of a professional dancer. Forget about using weights during your workouts as you don’t need overdeveloped muscles. Instead, use special dance moves that target abs, butt, inner thighs, and the whole upper body. You’ll become slim like a ballet diva in no time!