Victoria’s Secret Angel and “Future of the Modelling World” Alessandra Ambrosio never had problems with her weight during childhood as she had been blessed with incredible genes. But after giving birth to her baby girl last 2008; the 5 foot 10 inches tall, 6th most desirable woman in the world suddenly found herself battling weight gain problems.
With an upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she took it upon herself to work out –a lot– while also paying attention to her diet.
In less than 4 months, she lost the extra pounds and hit the runway with a rock-hard body which left people wondering how in the world Alessandra lost the weight so fast.
Now she shares her big diet secret. Alessandra Ambrosio’s diet consists of a lot of vegetables while holding out on sugar and bread. For a healthier supply of carbs, she switched to consuming brown rice.
"I indulged myself in Brazilian Food and lots of ice cream when I was pregnant." She says." So, I really had to watch what I eat and work out."
Alessandra coupled her diet with regular physical workout. Alessandra Ambrosio’s exercise routine included the Brazilian Buttlift, a program which included hardcore squats and lunges, as well as some heavy aerobics routine. This is in contradiction to what rumors have been spreading regarding her using a weight loss program.
"I hardly underwent a weight loss program." Alessandra shares. "But I did do a lot of cardio exercise and circuit training."
She works closely on maintaining her shape with New York-based trainer Leandro Carvalho, and does a regular two hour workout, plus Yoga exercises weekly. Alessandra also does Capoeira, a Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music and dance.
During her days off, Alessandra surfs, rollerblades and snowboards in the winter, proving that the things you do for weight loss need not be boring.
"Keeping a runway-ready body is always a challenge." Alessandra says. "But you know, no pain, no gain."