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How Models Get Back in Shape Post Childbirth

Updated on December 26, 2016
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Their secret

Ever wondered how supermodels moms like Heidi Klum, Giselle Bundchen and Adriana Lima easily regain their pre-pregnancy bodies a few weeks post-childbirth? It is no secret that these women manage to get back on the runways a few weeks after childbirth, though quite unthinkable for us mere mortals. This just shows it is possible to lose that post-childbirth weight in record time and keep it off in the long run if you are in it seriously. You too can do the same because it appears that most of these runway goddesses get their shape back by simply following a regular workout regimen and healthy diet.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle characterized by good nutrition and regular workout habit is key to achieving an overall fit physical body even after a woman has undergone the process of childbirth. Supermodel moms indeed have access and can afford to maintain a personal trainer and a complete in-house gym and hire an expensive nutritionist but their commitment to stick to a regular physical schedule is an important factor to losing that weight they gained while pregnant. This is good news for regular people because it means that there is no secret formula to achieve the same but simply by hard work and good eating habits.

Adriana Lima is into martial art Capoeira

Adriana Lima, also one of the Victoria’s Secret angels, regained her pre-pregnancy figure only six months after childbirth. Her 'not-so-secret anymore' fitness regimen consists of regular Capoeira exercises and workouts lasting 1 to 2 hours everyday. All these helped Adrianna lose the pregnancy weight and maintain her current lean physique. Capoeira is a martial art form which incorporates music, dance and rhythmic moves, surely a fun way to lose the extra pounds. Adriana likewise follows a diet secret --I bet a few of us can survive with-- of having smaller portions of any food she eats.

Gisele Bundchen is all for yoga and eating healthy food

Gisele Bundchen, a Brazilian model and occasional actress, is one of the highest-paid models in the world and the 16th richest woman celebrity according to Forbes magazine. She gave birth to her son in December 2009 with husband Tom Brady and made headlines again when she made an important statement supporting breastfeeding. For a supermodel to advocate breastfeeding is enough to keep the news mill buzzing for a while.

Gisele attributes her fit physique to great yoga exercises as well as walking. She also follows a sensible diet by avoiding processed food and instead opts to consume more organic fruits and vegetables . She is also a fan of salads. Now you know how she easily peels off those pounds. Eating healthy combined with regular physical exercise always never fails.

Heidi Klum loves smaller meals

Heidi Klum was one of the fixtures in the annual Victoria’s Secret catwalk being an original angels. This title has helped cement her supermodel stature but it may see hard to believe that Heidi is already a mom to four beautiful children. It is a fact that her enviable lean figure seems to defy common notions. Heidi also possesses one of the most beautiful faces in the modeling world.

Echoing Gisele, Heidi easily credits her figure to following good nutrition habits and regular fitness regime. This supermodel mom's fitness routine consists of a moderate exercise program which normally includes cardio exercises twice to thrice per week. She also prefers eating smaller meals every three hours instead of the usual three. Eating smaller meals at a more frequent intervals makes it possible for the body's metabolism to work non-stop throughout the day. This results to burning more calories.

Heidi also practices moderation in everything she does and this includes workouts. She hits the gym four times a week not everyday. Heidi is not a great fan of workouts though she admits that it important to her line of work.

These supermodel moms prove it is possible to be a mom and be be in the ideal weight. All one needs to do is follow a sensible diet and regular workout schedule. Now that the secret is out, it is time for ordinary moms to take charge after learning a lesson or two from these supermodel moms.

Looking good and feeling good may go together but the emphasis goes beyond mere aesthetics. Think about your family’s health and well-being in the long run since they will largely benefit from the changed lifestyle. As moms, be aware of your lasting influence as role model in the family’s attitude towards fitness. If we care about our own fitness and health, this mindset would cascade down to our children. Now that is a legacy we can truly be proud of. After all, this just proves that having a bunch of kids is not an excuse to be out of shape, supermodel or not.


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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Hi workoutdvdworld! I agree. Talk about taking care of your investments. For the rest of us, the demands for keeping our bodies fit may not be as exacting as these supermodels but it's good to keep in mind that we only got one body, and taking care of it the best way we can should be top priority. Thanks!

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      workoutdvdworld 5 years ago from Perth

      Its good to know that they have to watch what they eat and work out too! I guess if ur body is ur career then u have to invest all that time and money into it. For the rest of us our incentive can be to stay healthy & feel confident about the way we look.

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      Gei Moore 5 years ago from Pilipinas

      Hi mpoche4,

      Yes, but I think if you really want to do it, 30 minutes is enough for simple workouts you can do at home. But it's also nice to have a trainer! Thanks too!

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      Michal 5 years ago from Baton Rouge, LA

      I wish I had 2 hours a day + a trainer :) great hub

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      Gei Moore 6 years ago from Pilipinas

      Hello again Dr. irum! There's only so much I can do. I hope to encourage other women or mothers to take an active part in their fitness because getting a fit body is within everybody's reach, with the proper mindset and consultation with your medical professional. :)

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      Dr irum 6 years ago

      Great secrets as you revealed ,lovely tips.

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      Gei Moore 6 years ago from Pilipinas

      Thanks Alternative Prime! You are so right with the 3 D's -- desire, dedication and discipline -- as the keys to a successful fitness regimen.

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      Alternative Prime 7 years ago from > California

      Nice Hub gmmurgirl....

      I think you hit it right on the head when you mentioned 'RESOURCES' at their disposal and the ample supply of money to spend on those resources. But yes, you gotta give em credit...Even with all the money & resources you still need the desire, dedication & discipline to perform a regular fitness routine.....