Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

Model
Born: 1981

Adriana Lima is from Brazil and she has a unique heritage includingnative Brazilian, African, Japanese, Portuguese, Swiss and Caribbean ancestry. Although she wasn’t especially interested in modeling, a friend of Lima’s convinced her to enter a competition. She subsequently won Ford agency’s Supermodel of Brazil contest and then placed second in the Supermodel of the World the following year. She soon moved to New York and her appearance in Guess? ad campaigns made her world famous. She has since appeared in many runway shows from Bebe to Victoria’s Secret where she is considered a Perfect 10. Lima has been voted Hottest/Most Desirable/Sexiest by a variety of sources and she is on Forbes’ magazine list of Highest Paid Models. She made a guest appearance on the TV shows How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, and The Crazy Ones, as well as a few films including The Hire and The Follow. Lima hosted and was executive producer on the first season of Lifetime’s American Beauty Stars. Her Super Bowl ads had some of the highest views ever, some 200 million for Kia and Teleflora. Lima is actively involved in charity in Brazil helping orphans. She has 2 children with Serbian basketball player Marko Jaric, from whom she is now divorced. Lima is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 130 lbs.

 

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Adriana Lima’s Diet

Summary

Lima eats clean, meaning fresh, whole, natural foods like lean meat, plenty of vegetables, oatmeal and at least a half gallon of water each day. She tends to eat more early in the day, and less as the day progresses. To help tame her sweet tooth and help rev up her metabolism, she often has a blend of buckwheat, hemp milk and honey in the evening. Lima also has a special diet she follows before a big runway show. It involves consuming only protein shakes for 9 days pre-show, and then nothing at all, even water, in the 12 hours leading up to the show. This diet has earned criticism but Lima defends herself by saying she eats regular food the rest of the time.

Estimated Macros

  • Medium Carb 25% 25%
  • Medium Fat 35% 35%
  • Medium Protein 40% 40%

Diet Details

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AM Power Up

Lima eats a good amount at breakfast: oatmeal with raisins and egg whites or maybe granola with yogurt and honey. She’ll also have a latte or cappuccino sweetened with honey rather than sugar every day.

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Lean Lunch & Light Dinner

Lima usually has some kind of animal protein and a green vegetable and maybe a sweet potato and some rice or quinoa at lunch. She may only have salad for dinner

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Sensible Snacks

Lima will have a protein shake mid-morning. In the afternoon, she snacks on things like carrot sticks and cucumbers. At night, she’ll have her buckwheat, hemp milk and honey metabolism-boosting beverage, hot or cold, depending on her mood.

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Sweet Cheat

Dark chocolate is an occasional snack, butif she’s going to splurge, Lima is all about the chocolate cake. She loves all Brazilian food, and makes a mean feijoada.

What To Eat

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Oatmeal

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Egg whites

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Granola

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Yogurt

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Poultry

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Fish

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Lean Red Meat

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Vegetables

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Quinoa

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Rice

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Nuts

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Buckwheat

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Hemp Milk

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Coffee

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Herbal Tea

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Milk

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Honey

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Dark Chocolate

What to Avoid

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Refined Sugar

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Junk Food

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Fast Food

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Fatty Meats

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Processed Foods

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Artificial Ingredients

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Lima On The Dangers Of Traveling

I always want to try new types of food that may not be all that healthy.

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Lima On Training For A Victoria Secret Show

For about 2 months leading up to VS every year, I train a little harder and eat a little bit leaner. I also try not to eat too many sweets, but it’s really hard because they are my favorite thing.

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Lima On Her Favorite Cheat

I love chocolate cake and every time I eat it I just enjoy it so much. Right after, I feel a little bit guilty because I’m the type of person to have 2 or 3 pieces…I cannot control myself!

Adriana Lima’s Fitness Routine

Weekly Routine

Boxing Boss

Lima likes strenuous exercise. She is into boxing and does drills that work not only her muscles but also her mind. Her trainer is former boxing champ Michael Olajide Jr

MMA Maven

Lima does the Brazilian mixed martial art called Capoeira. Martial arts offer a great overall workout.

Stay Flexible

While boxing is far and away her favorite, Lima might do some yoga, jogging or take a spin class for variety. The one thing she’s not into is CrossFit

Daily Dose

Lima works out at least 6 days per week and sometimes twice a day, particularly in the lead-up to the Victoria’s Secret runway show. She says she never misses a workout. Her sessions usually last about 90 minutes.

HIIT It

Lima prefers high intensity interval training and carries a jump rope with her when she travels. That way, she can always squeeze in a workout, even if it’s just 10 minutes here and there.

Resistance Training

Lima might lift 3x/week or do body weight exercises that sculpt her muscles so they don’t bulk up.

Exercise Style

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Adriana Lima 10-Minute Abs Workout

90 min. 6 days/week. Work out hard enough to sweat.

Jump rope: Up to 30 min. (Only 10 min. if Lima is traveling.) 

Box

Speed bag: 10 min.

Double-end bag work: 10 min.

Spar: 40 min.

Alternative daily cardio:

Run 3-5 miles.

Bodyweight exercises/strength training: 3x/week.

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Lima On Exercise

Boxing is my exercise, my passion.

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Lima On Paying For Eating Exotic Foods

The key to balancing [extra food] is keeping my body active. If I have a gym at my hotel, I’ll wake up and do a quick workout…Another good trick of mine is packing a jump rope and doing 10 minutes in my room first thing in the morning to get my heart rate up.

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Lima On Working Out

I like to sweat, and I like intense workouts, nothing slow.

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Lima On Wearing Makeup To The Gym

I wear it for me. I wear it because it makes me feel good.

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Lima On Her Post-baby Body

It doesn’t bounce back the way it used to after having kids, so I have to work out really hard to be in good shape, in addition to being a tired mother.

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Lima On Working Out

I like to sweat, and I like intense workouts, nothing slow.

Adriana Lima’s Supplements

Multivitamin

Multivitamin

Lima takes a daily vitamin to cover her nutritional bases.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat

Full of nutrients and gluten-free, Lima eats buckwheat to improve digestion, rev up her metabolism and strengthen her immune system.

Honey

Honey

Unlike refined sugar, honey contains trace nutrients and antioxidants which can help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, and it is a better sweetener choice for diabetics.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Lima swears by vitamin C and says that she never gets sick because of it.

Stevia

Hemp milk

Hemp milk contains an impressive amount of nutrients: calcium, omega-3s and 6s, protein, vitamins and minerals.

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Adriana Lima’s Lifestyle

Serious Beauty Rest

Lima does not fool around when it comes to sleep. She makes a point to get 9 hours a night. She sometimes does meditation before bed to help her relax.

Dazzling Doc

Lima says that she planned to be pediatrician if the modeling gig hadn’t worked out.

Lovely Linguist

Lima speaks four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

Giving Back

Lima works with an orphanage called Caminhos da Luz in the Salvador, Bahia area of Brazil. She also appeared in a Turkish game show and donated her winnings to children with leukemia.

Lavish Lingerie

Lima has donned Victoria’s Secret’s million-dollar Fantasy Bra three times, tying the record number of wears with Heidi Klum.

Alluring Likeness

Lima is the first Victoria’s Secret Angel to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds New York. The only other Brazilian at Tussauds is soccer great, Pelé.

Fair & Faithful

Lima is a devout Catholic and attends Mass every Sunday.

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Lima On Modeling

Modeling is a tough job; your coworkers are your rivals. It really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.

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Lima On Fashion

Fashion is about good energy. It’s about feelings. That’s what I have to give the people, good energy and good feelings.

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Lima On Walking The Runway

I am always nervous before walking in any show. People are surprised to hear that, but I’m human too.

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