We can all agree that models are stunningly beautiful. Their long lean arms, legs, small waistlines, and perfect facial features are lovely and desirable. When it comes to staying in tip-top shape, any model will tell you that it’s not just genes but sheer discipline in eating right!
Looking to shed a couple of pounds and look gorgeously lean? Well, here are some great ideas you can incorporate into your everyday diet to ensure healthy eating and maximum nutrition while keeping the pounds at bay. This model diet will have you feeling healthy, energetic, and looking great!
Breakfast Recipes – Dine like ‘Royalty’
Pick meals that are rich in fibre, as well as high in healthy fats and protein. For healthy eating avoid meals that are laden with saturated fats, sugars, and are high in carbs.
1. Berry Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is a popular breakfast option among models. It is rich in fibre, low in carbs, and has a good balance of healthy fats.
- Almond Milk
- Plain Yoghurt
- Chopped Banana
- your favorite berries (Raspberry, Blueberry, Strawberries)
Toss all the Basic Ingredients into a bowl, mix thoroughly and refrigerate. You can opt to leave out the berries and add them in the morning once you dig into your bowl of oats.
2. Fresh Fruit with Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt is often used in a healthy diet because it has several health benefits such as improving metabolism, bone health, mental health, gut health and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Coupled with a bowl of fruits, this dish will certainly leave you refreshed and energized for your day.
- Fruits of your choice
- A bowl of Greek yogurt
Dice your fruits into sizeable pieces and mix them in a bowl. Serve alongside chilled Greek yogurt garnished with your favorite berries.
3. Eggs and Avocado Toast
This simple, yet delightful meal, is packed with heart-friendly fats, potassium, fibre, and is high in protein. As a healthier option, make sure to use whole bread or Ezekiel bread for the toast.
- 3 slices of toasted bread
- ½ an avocado
- 2 boiled eggs
- Black pepper
Mash your avocado in a bowl and add salt and black paper to taste. Spread the paste on your toasted slices of bread and lay your sliced boiled eggs on top. Feel free to garnish with some tomatoes or fresh parsley as you please.
Lunch Recipes- Lean Proteins and Lots of Vegetables!
Lunch should be both satisfying and nourishing. Opt for foods high in protein alongside healthy fats, as these tend to fill you up faster. A sizeable piece of your favorite meat will do alongside loads of green vegetables or salads.
1. Quinoa and Chicken Salad
Quinoa is rich in iron, magnesium, and fibre. It promotes tissue growth and the formation of healthy bones and teeth. This meal is packed with protein, making it a great option for an afternoon meal.
- 1 cup of cooked quinoa
- ½ cup of cooked shredded chicken
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Assorted veggies (steamed)
Cook the shredded chicken in a hot frying pan, till lightly brown. Add your spices and steamed veggies and stir it. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Serve while hot alongside the quinoa.
2. Spiced Fish and Fresh Vegetables
Fish is a wonderful source of healthy fats (Omega 3) and lean protein. Coupled with vegetables such as kale, cucumbers, and tomatoes this dish is savory and light. Vegetables are a healthy source of vitamins and are low in fat and calories making them ideal for healthy eating.
- Fish fillet
- Olive Oil
- Lemon Juice
- Fresh vegetables
- Red and Green Capsicum
- Carrots finely chopped
On your baking tray, lay the fillet and sprinkle some olive oil, pepper, cumin, salt, and Lemon juice over them. Place the fillet in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes at a moderate heat. Once done, plate the fillet and drizzle some olive oil and garnish with some sliced pieces of lemon. Add your fresh veggies and carrots.
3. Baked Salmon and Steamed Broccoli
Salmon is another great healthy diet option loaded with protein. It is rich in Vitamin B, Omega 3 fatty acids, potassium and is useful in weight control. Broccoli is also rich in protein, calcium and vitamins. It has a high fibre quotient and a great source of healthy carbs.
- Favorite spices
- Steamed broccoli
- Olive oil
- Pieces of salmon, curry, turmeric, cumin, extra virgin olive oil
Place the salmon on your baking tray and add your spices, olive oil, curry, cumin, turmeric, and salt to the fish. Bake the salmon at a low heat for 15-20 minutes in the oven. Serve with freshly steamed Broccoli.
Dinner Recipes – Light and Nutritious
Opt for a lighter evening meal that is easy to digest and yet satisfying. A majority of model diets encourage simple recipes and smaller portions during this time.
1. Homemade Vegetable Soups
There are numerous soups that you can make with the ingredients in your kitchen. Some great vegetable soups for weight loss include cabbage soup, chicken noodle soup, and pea soup. Remember to add garlic, onions and salt to taste!
2. A Bowl of Fruit
Toss a sizeable amount of your favorite fruits into a bowl, give them a swirl and you are ready to go.
3. Vegetable Salad
You can opt to eat your salad plain, or add a few accompaniments such as quinoa or some pasta! Salads are powerful antioxidants, a natural source of fibre, good carbs, and help in weight control and weight loss.
Every model diet can be adapted to meet the specific needs of the individual. Therefore, the healthy diet recipes above are not cast in stone. Feel free to add or modify the recipe suggestions with what you have available at home.
You can also consider implementing a suitable workout routine and intermittent fasting to help with more effective weight loss. A majority of the stunning Victoria Secret models work out daily to keep in shape throughout the year. Above all, be consistent with your healthy eating and the results will eventually show!
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