Victoria’s Secret Model and now a mother to a beautiful baby girl, Alessandra Ambrosio had to struggle with how to lose weight like most pregnant women. As she undoubtedly gained a few pounds during her pregnancy in 2008, going back to shape and keeping off those excess pounds by sticking to a strict fitness exercise became a priority. This is especially important now that she is back at work, modeling those sexy clothes at the runway.
In her line of work as a lingerie and swimsuit model, it is imperative for the women to have a curvaceous body. Most models usually achieve this by fast diet and getting quick weight loss as a result. With Alessandra’s work, however, the requirements are different. Healthy weight loss is more encouraged because between Victoria’s Secret and other runway models, the former are required to have fuller, firmer and more toned bodies, with clear emphasis on that last one: toned. This is usually only possible by following a regularly good exercise program and taking on the services of a fitness trainer for guidance.
Alessandra’s Exercise Program
The exercise programs Alessandra goes through are not quick and easy. She has to be disciplined about it, contrary to rumors that she hardly underwent a weight loss program. Her routine mostly consisted of cardio exercise.
She relates her fitness and diet plan in an interview with People Magazine, “Because I had a baby and I had to lose pounds, I did a lot of cardio. This year is all about weights, squats and lunges. After I gave birth, my diet was a very healthy diet, like no sugar, no bread.”
On top of a four-day exercise program, the young and beautiful model also does yoga exercise weekly. She was especially regimented to follow this kind of fitness routine because her post-pregnancy body required her to be back in the runway after four months. All the efforts proved successful, however, because during those months, her total weight loss resulted to about 20 pounds.
Alessanda’s exercise program was a regular two hours workout, done everyday, as she only had this small time- frame to go back in shape then. Yet, she still keeps the same exercise hours today, even when she isn’t required to walk the runaway or have Victoria’s Secret shows in line.
Alessandra worked with a personal fitness trainer, Leandro Carvalho. The cardio exercise meant doing a lot of climbing and walking. She also had resistance fitness training and made use of ankle weights. A capoeira routine was also part of her fitness exercise. Her fitness trainer later introduced the Brazilian Buttlift, which included hardcore squats and lunges, as well as some heavy aerobic exercise.
Her fitness trainer says, Alessandra, who gained so much during her pregnancy, (as she was indulging in Brazilian food and ice cream) had to pay the price. And Alessandra admits getting back in shape and achieving weight loss became a “no pain, no gain” deal.
Alessandra Ambrosio’s Diet Plan
Her weight loss program and diet plan also included eating mostly salads. She switched to brown rice for a healthier dose of carbohydrates. She doesn’t keep herself hungry but she can eat anytime she wants by only eating small portions. In fact, there are days when the model indulges in chocolates. She also loves eating Japanese, Polish and Thai cuisine.
The model admits, though, that she sometimes sneaks in spicy and tasteful Brazilian food into her diet plan, if she can’t help it. She says that keeping weight loss diets is really a challenge.
She also had a workout buddy during all this since her fellow Victoria’s Secret model, Heidi Klum also had to lose weight and shed off her pregnancy pounds, having given birth herself.