Just Like Agbani, Cheat Sheet on How to Bag That Model Bod
You sometimes look at Supermodels like Agbani Darego and Naomi Campbell and wonder what their routines are. Looking at their impossibly fit figures, as if moulded with clay, it is only normal to assume they both adhere to extreme diet and fitness routines.
Over the years, several Victoria’s Secret models have been asked to divulge their routines to the public. Candid ones cited exercise as a key component of their daily plan. And it doesn’t have to be heavy, with activities such as yoga,
hiking, boxing, indoor cycling, and pilates perpetually popping up in responses.
These exercises are highly encouraged. The other half of the model health plan is dieting; this is where it gets tricky.
Here is a chart to guide you on your journey to Agbani Darego.
FOODS TO EAT AND AVOID
While there’s no specific set of foods to eat and avoid on the Victoria’s Secret Model Diet, there are some basic guidelines.
FOODS TO EAT
Most Victoria’s Secret models follow a diet rich in nutrient-dense whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, proteins, and healthy fats. Here are some foods that are encouraged in the diet.
Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, asparagus, squash, ewedu, ogbono, gbegiri, bitter leaf,
Fruit: berries, apples, oranges, peaches, pears, plums
Animal Proteins: poultry, seafood, lean cuts of meat, eggs (egg whites, not yolk), fish (croaker, shiny, scumbia)
Whole grains: quinoa, brown rice, oats, couscous
Nuts: walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, macadamia nuts, groundnuts
Seeds: melon seed (egusi), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, locust beans
Legumes: chickpeas, beans, lentils, moimoi, akara
Healthy fats: coconut oil, olive oil, avocados
FOODS TO AVOID
Although many Victoria’s Secret models note that they don’t eliminate any foods entirely from their diet, many limit certain types of food. The Victoria’s Secret Model Diet typically limits processed foods, refined grains, sugar, and alcohol.
More restrictive diet versions may also limit carbohydrate-rich foods, including starchy vegetables and high-sugar fruits. Now, we are not asking you to completely eliminate these foods from your diet, as some of them have their advantages.
Starchy vegetables, for instance, are high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and should be included as part of your healthy diet. However, you should limit them to about a quarter of your plate. Since starchy vegetables are higher in carbohydrates, they can cause a spike in your blood sugar.
Here are some foods to limit or avoid on the diet.
Processed foods: chips, cookies, pretzels, fast food, baked goods, candies
Refined grains: white varieties of pasta, bread, rice, and tortillas
Sugar: table sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey
Alcohol: wine, beer, cocktails, spirits
Starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, potatoes, corn, peas
High-sugar fruits: pineapple, bananas, mangoes, grapes.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Furthermore, the plan places a strong emphasis on exercise. Besides increasing weight loss, regular physical activity may help extend your life and protect against disease. Because the diet provides a general set of guidelines rather than strict rules or regulations, it may also appeal to those who prefer a diet that offers more flexibility. Don’t worry about support because we at DOWNTOWN are rooting for you!
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