Monday 22 October 2018

Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm reveals what she eats in a day - including a gallon of water

Model Bridget Malcolm from Australia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Bridget Malcolm from Australia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Bridget Malcolm from Australia walks the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Australian model Bridget Malcolm presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
Bridget Malcolm (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
(L-R) Vita Sidorkina, Bridget Malcolm, and Megan Puleri are seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Bridget Malcolm showcases designs by Ginger and Smart during rehearsal ahead of the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Launch at St Mary's Cathedral on February 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for David Jones)
(L-R) Bella Hadid, Yolanda Foster, Gigi Hadid and Mohamed Hadid attend the Victoria's Secret After Party at the Grand Palais on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid pose backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Victoria's Secret model Bridget Malcolm has a rather unique way of sticking to her diet no matter where she is in the world - cherry tomatoes.

The 26-year-old walked for the last two years at the show and her secrets to looking runway ready sound pretty intense.

Australian model Bridget Malcolm presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
Australian model Bridget Malcolm presents a creation during the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Grand Palais in Paris on November 30, 2016. / AFP / Martin BUREAU / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Every morning, Malcolm kicks off her day by drinking two litres of water and then a vegan meal replacement shake, saying, "it helps me to feel full first thing".

"First thing I drink about two liters [sic] of water. This habit took a bit of training – but it is the best! I aim for just over one gallon of water a day, and if I hit two litres first thing, it puts me on track for the day. Plus it helps to re-hydrate you after a night of sleeping. I sweat a lot during the day from my training, and make sure I get enough electrolytes through Himalayan sea salt and other foods," she wrote in a recent blog post.

And she's just as strict when it comes when mealtime takes place, saying she adheres to intermittent fasting.

"I always leave 12-14 hours between my last bite of food at night, and my first bite of food in the morning," she added. "I guess you could call this intermittent fasting – but I have never really been a big breakfast person. If I eat a large breakfast I find I am starving again in a couple of hours, and in need of a nap. Leaving time for my system to wake up makes me feel good, so I do it.

Bridget Malcolm showcases designs by Ginger and Smart during rehearsal ahead of the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Launch at St Mary's Cathedral on February 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for David Jones)
Bridget Malcolm showcases designs by Ginger and Smart during rehearsal ahead of the David Jones Autumn/Winter 2016 Fashion Launch at St Mary's Cathedral on February 1, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images for David Jones)

"I am not religious about this though; if I wake up ravenous/jetlagged, I eat. Basically, if the sun is up, I eat. If it is dark, I don’t."

She added: "I space my meals to around 3 hours apart. I am not a big snacker. I used to be; and I found I was hungry constantly, and obsessed with food. Once I stopped, my hunger levels and endurance improved."

But the true trick Malcolm swears by is cherry tomatoes, which she carries with her everywhere in case there's an emergency snack need.

"I always carry cherry tomatoes, nuts, vegetables and hummus with me. If I am hungry and food is far away, or flying, or in a non-vegan friendly environment, I make sure I have some tomatoes to eat, and a Vega one-meal replacement shake. Just in case," she explained.

Like her VS colleagues, she prefers all natural, organic foods and shuns anything processed.

Meanwhile, Gigi and Bella Hadid's mother Yolanda recently revealed her daughters are both upping their game in the run up to the show.

"There is a whole system to it for them to look, you know, the best version of themselves on the day of the show," she told Australia's Today Extra. "You know it is hard work - they are on a diet and they work out every day."

Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid pose backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid pose backstage prior to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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