Victoria’s Secret hottie Adriana Lima ruled the red carpet at the 2016 White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington D.C.
Lima was smoking-hot in a red satin halter dress that accentuated her tiny waist and toned legs. Judging by her youthful glow and supermodel body, it’s hard to believe Adriana has two small children.
Adriana, who lost weight rapidly after each of her two pregnancies, said her weight loss secrets are a low carb Paleo diet and boxing workouts as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Lima confessed she works hard to maintain her slim supermodel body. “My body has changed a lot since I gave birth. I work out and I look after myself,” said Adriana. “I take this seriously because it’s my job.”
Adriana, who has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel since 2000, has trained with Michael Olajide since 2004. Olajide is a former boxing champion and author of Sleekify: The Supercharged No-Weights Workout.
Olajide, who helped Lima with her post-baby weight loss after her two pregnancies, said her workouts combine muscle-sculpting moves with rigorous cardio exercise and shadow-boxing. The intense workouts can burn up to 1,000 calories per session.
Of course, exercise is only part of the equation for achieving a supermodel body.
The 5-foot-10 Lima, who weighs 135 pounds, follows a low carb Paleo diet that’s low in sugar, carbs and processed foods.
Adriana’s diet typically features high-quality proteins like grilled meat and chicken, and she snacks on low-sugar fruits like blueberries and blackberries. She’s also a huge fan of hydrating coconut water.
“I always like to eat healthy,” said Adriana, who’s divorced from Serbian basketball pro Marko Jaric. “I’m a mom, I have two kids, so I have to set a great example.”
The Paleo diet works well for women because it reduces the blood-sugar spikes and hormone surges that fuel overeating, mood swings and weight gain, said Esther Blum, author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat.
The Paleo diet emphasizes high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and excludes gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods.
It’s the most popular diet around today, and has a huge celebrity following, including Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Tim McGraw, who lost 40 pounds on Paleo.
Studies show the Paleo diet promotes weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s, said Danielle Walker, author of Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes.
Adriana Lima’s beauty secrets include not washing her hair too often, and making sure she eats plenty of antioxidant-rich foods like low-starch vegetables and wrinkle-fighting blueberries, which contain anti-aging essential fatty acids.
“Everything that goes in to your body is going to show up on the outside,” Lima said. “You’re going to see it in your skin and your hair and your nails.”
To maintain her lush locks, Adriana is careful not to overstress it with blow-drying or over-cleaning.
“If you have dry hair, don’t wash every day,” Lima suggested.