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by on November 9, 2011

What goes down when it’s mere six weeks before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and the Angels need to start prepping their already gorgeous bods for the big day. You’d think consuming only liquids and lettuce would be enough, but their regimens are much more intense. While a gal like Adriana Lima follows a very strict diet in the time leading up to a show, Chanel Iman gains 15 pounds for the occasion.

To Gain or to Lose?: Victorias Secret Models Pre Show Diets

Chanel Iman told Modelinia she tries to gain weight before a show. “I have a big potluck at my house. All my friends bring over food and we barbecue and party it up!”

Holler girl. What about Lima’s intense regimen? Six weeks before a show, she works out twice a day and eats only lean protein and green vegetables with an occasional protein shake or cereal bar for a snack. Nine days before, she goes on an all-liquid diet, replacing real food with protein shakes. Then a mere 12 hours before a show, she stops drinking all liquids completely, including water.

What do you think of this up-and-down dieting lifestyle? Could you swing it? [via Huffington Post and Celebuzz]


Contributed by Amanda Gabriele

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