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Here's How Victoria's Secret Models Stay Fit While Pregnant


While I'm pretty comfortable and happy with my body, whenever I stumble upon a photo of a Victoria's Secret model, I have a lot of questions.

Like, what's it like to win the genetic lottery? How do they walk so flawlessly in heels? What do they eat? Do they drink beer? What kinds of workouts are they doing? And if they're doing pilates instead of barre, let me know ASAP so I can do the same.

And whenever one of them gets pregnant, I always wonder how she looks so damn cute and fit, baby bump and all.

Now that Chrissy Teigen has had her baby and Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo have little ones on the way, I decided to consult celebrity trainer Leandro Carvalho, who worked with model Alessandra Ambrosio during her pregnancy.

Here's what you should know if you would like to look like a Victoria's Secret model when you're pregnant.

Before getting pregnant, models are advised to get to their "desired weight."

If you think these models aren't focusing on their weight before they decide they're ready to pop out a baby, think again.

Actually, they're advised to take action long before it's time to lose the baby weight.

Carvalho tells Elite Daily,

Sorry guys, it seems like grabbing a few slices of pizza late at night pretty much always has consequences.

As for exercise, a lot of thought goes into it.

Victoria's Secret models may not be lifting heavy weights or running marathons throughout their pregnancies, but that hardly means they stop exercising.

A ton of thought goes into their work-out routines.

Carvalho explains,

All workouts include a variety of routines to really work the body and create fast results.

As the belly starts to grow (around the second trimester), it makes physical activity a little more difficult on land, so expectant mothers should begin water exercises. Water exercises provide great health benefits to both mother and baby.

BRB, Googling pools in my neighborhood.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise: Vegetables are super important.

According to Carvalho, Ambrosio never had to watch her weight before she had her baby.

In other words, it was very easy for her to look like a model... further proving the universe is unfair. It's fine, Allesandra.

After she had her baby, though, Carvalho had to school Ambrosio on what to eat.

Carvalho told Elite Daily,

Hey, at least she didn't have to go to bed hungry.

So, how should you work out your post-baby bod?

According to Carvalho, starting small is key.

OK, so these water classes are also important after you have the baby. Noted.

I don't know about you, but I'm keeping a record of all these tips for future use. Watch out, Candice Swanepoel.