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Do Models Actually Eat?

Do Models Actually Eat?

Yes, of course they do — but just not like you or me

Ever wonder how models stay so thin?

If you’ve ever watched a runway show, or even just spent any time looking through a glossy magazine or Victoria’s Secret catalog, you probably found yourself wondering how those models get so stick-thin. But what do they eat, exactly?

Besides the obvious and potentially offensive answers, like “not much,” there are some foods that models prefer to eat more than others. According to one respondent on Quora, models only eat specific foods, and for specific reasons. Carrots are low in calories and high in skin-friendly vitamins. Citrus fruits are loaded with vitamin C. Green tea helps maintain weight and aids digestion. Plain yogurt is high in calcium and good for digestion. Almonds are filling and high in protein. Fruits and vegetables are also high in vitamins and minerals, especially tomatoes, which are also high in skin-friendly antioxidants.

So yes, models eat. But you probably won’t find them gorging on a cheeseburger unless it’s for a Hardee’s commercial.


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "


How a Model Preps for Fashion Week

There are some of us who still can't quite believe that New York Fashion Week is upon us once again, but for the models hitting the runways this week, preparation is well underway&mdashcastings and fittings, yes, but also doing everything to ensure that their bodies are in top form to take the catwalk. For this, many of the industry's top faces (including Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Irina Shayk, and Miranda Kerr) rely on modelFIT, the gym opened last year by Justin Gelband and Vanessa Packer in NYC.

We've done the modelFIT workout before (and loved it), but of course, that's just one part of the fitness equation. So an important question remained: What does a runway model eat when she's prepping for weeks of runway shows? That would fall to Packer, who heads modelFIT's nutrition and wellness program. Here, she reveals her insider tips to keeping her model clients slim and energized. (Spoiler alert: There is chocolate.)

  1. It's not how many calories you eat, but how you eat them.
    "I never count calories. I base my meal plans and system of eating on seasonality, alkalinity, and food combining. The last is probably most important, because it ensures proper digestion: With food combining, it's important not to mix proteins and carbohydrates in the same meal as it will impede proper digestion and cause bloating, gas, and constipation."
  2. Your meals should start light, and get heavier as the day goes on.
    "Begin your day with warm water and lemon followed by a juice or smoothie, which will boost alkalinity [aka your body's best natural pH balance for cells to thrive], give you energy with raw living vitamins and minerals, and will hydrate you and prep you for the day ahead. For lunch, I like to keep it light with a salad with vegetables&mdashif you want to include a bit of protein, you can add grilled salmon or some hard boiled eggs. Dinner is my heaviest meal. I always begin with a leafy green salad before my entree. I usually opt for either a hearty grain bowl with lots of vegetables, or I'll do fish or lamb with roasted veggies on the side. My go-to dessert is organic dark chocolate. "