Supermodel Adriana Lima would beat Gisele Bundchen in a fight, pro boxer Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin.
Lima, whose fitness regimen includes rigorous boxing workouts and the low-carb Paleo diet, has excellent form, power, and precision, said Quillin.
Kid Chocolate made the remarks after seeing Bundchen’s new commercial for Under Armour sportswear, which shows Gisele kicking and hitting a punching bag during an intense workout.
Kid Chocolate, who has seen Lima box in person, said his bets are on her, Examiner reported. “Seeing [Adriana] hit the pads, I expect her to do better in the ring than Gisele,” he said. “Her six-pack was on point!”
Of course, neither Brazilian supermodel is likely to fight anytime soon, since their careers depend on keeping their faces and bodies in pristine, bruise-free condition.
While Bundchen boxed for her Under Armour ad, Lima has been a boxing fanatic for 10 years, and credits the fat-burning conditioning workouts and a low-carb Paleo diet for her hot bikini body, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Adriana, who has been a Victoria’s Secret Angel for the past 14 years, has trained with Michael Olajide, a former middleweight boxing champ, since 2004.
Olajide, who’s responsible for Lima’s stunning post-baby weight loss after each of her two pregnancies, said Lima’s workouts combine muscle-sculpting moves with rigorous cardio exercise and shadow-boxing.
The intense workouts can burn up to 1,000 calories per session, Olajide, author of Sleekify: The Supercharged No-Weights Workout. The best part is, Adriana enjoys doing them.
Of course, exercise is only part of the equation for achieving a supermodel body. The 5-foot-10 Lima, who weighs about 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 fan of 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. But I am also Brazilian so there’s a lot of Brazilian food involved too.”
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 large celebrity following, including Megan Fox and Tim McGraw.
Proponents say the Paleo diet promotes weight loss, lowers blood pressure, and prevents cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression, and even Alzheimer’s.
“Clinical trials have shown the Paleo Diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance,” said Loren Cordain author of The Paleo Diet Cookbook.