Tuesday 19 June 2018

Victoria's Secret model trainer reveals which diet made models gain rather than lose weight

Candice Swanepoel for Victoria's Secret swimwear
Candice Swanepoel for Victoria's Secret swimwear
Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walks the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Models Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro, Elsa Hosk, Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo, Lily Aldridge, Romee Strijd, Alessandra Ambrosio, Kate Grigorieva, Monika Jagaciak and Stella Maxwell walk the runway during the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Victoria's Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel, Karlie Kloss and Alessandra Ambrosio pose during at the Victoria's Secret Celebrates the 2013 Swim Collection & Angels and Artists Swim Video Series on March 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
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The man who has helped to shape the figures of some of the top Victoria's Secret models has revealed the one diet that caused them to gain rather than lose weight.

Justin Gelband has trained Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Irina Shaik, Karlie Kloss and Martha Hunt and while exercise is important, he says, what you eat is "85% per cent of what you do".

Speaking to Business Insider he said he is a fan of the Paleo Diet, also known as the "caveman diet" which sees people eating mainly foods that were around in the stone age including fruit, veggies, roots and nuts.

However, he is not such a fan of juice diets.

"At Fashion Week some models went on a juice diet and didn't tell me," he said.  "Not one lost weight, some actually gained weight. That got me in big trouble."

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Victoria's Secret models (L-R) Lily Aldridge, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walks the runway during finale of the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Earl's Court exhibition centre on December 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

The diet involves dramatically decreasing your calorie intake very quickly which can cause the body to hold on to extra calories.

"There's a time and place for juice fasting - just not for weight loss," added Gelband.

"If you're on a yoga retreat in Bali, you're meditating and doing yoga and you want to drink juices becuase you don't want any heavy foods in your body that's fine."

Of the women's enviable figures, he said they're "not beanpoles" and he "makes them eat" as this is key to having the energy to train.

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