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Gisele Bündchen’s Exact Diet And Exercise Routine

She's changed things around a lot over the years
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When she released her autobiography Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life in late 2018, Gisele Bündchen made an unexpected admission—that she hasn’t always been the health-conscious woman you see today.

While the supermodel and veteran Victoria’s Secret Angel lives a remarkably clean life nowadays, she opened up about her unhealthy diet during the early days of her career, which comprised of cheeseburgers, cigarettes and plenty of iced coffee.

Nowadays, Bündchen has two children with her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and is arguably one of the healthiest models in the business. She incorporates a nourishing and wholesome diet with an affinity for all kinds of different workouts—resulting in the natural, healthy glow she often shares with her 15+ million Instagram followers.

For all the inspiration you need, scroll down for Gisele Bündchen’s entire diet and exercise routine, including even the smallest health tidbits she lives by.

What Is Gisele Bündchen’s Diet?

In her book Lessons, Bündchen revealed that the earliest days of her modelling career involved a dependence on cigarettes, cheeseburgers, coffee, and alcohol (occasionally drinking a whole bottle of wine in a night).

Though she’s metabolically blessed, the catalyst for change became her mental health, and the supermodel switched to a more wholesome diet to combat her anxiety. In her words: “I don’t call my nutritional regimen a diet, but rather healthy eating habits, so I can maintain a high level of vitality and the mental clarity to have a productive and enjoyable life.”

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Like her husband, Bündchen’s diet is plant-based, involving minimal meat and dairy products and a focus on natural, satiating foods.

In her book, she admitted that she intermittently fasts until lunchtime two days of the week, as the body takes a long time to digest foods. She also drinks a morning juice, which usually includes a mix of fresh fruits and vegetables, turmeric, ginger, and coconut milk. She usually ingests a wholefood-laden salad for lunch, or a hearty soup with vegetables.

Bündchen eats meat and fish, but not often, and eats plant based almost all the time.

What Is Gisele Bündchen’s Exercise Routine?

Like many models, Bündchen implores the power of yoga to attain a healthier physique and better mindset.

In her 2019 book Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, the supermodel wrote that she gravitates toward yoga and pilates as a supercharged workout. She wrote: “[Yoga is] so serene that I can be in a state of meditation while I practice … Whether it involves music or mantras or breath work or meditation, [yoga is] a powerful beautiful spiritual practice. Yoga gave me back my life.”

Bündchen has even shared videos of herself practicing yoga with her children and husband on her Instagram account.

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Bündchen’s other workouts are intense, and her routine includes a serious affinity for boxing.

Considering other supermodels like Gigi Hadid and Josephine Skriver, as well as actress Halle Berry, regularly box for increased cardiovascular strength, it’s little surprise that Bündchen is a fan of high-intensity training.

On Instagram in 2016, she revealed that MMA training (which includes a combination of kickboxing and regular boxing) acts as an effective stress release during her workouts.

What Is Gisele Bündchen’s Wellness Routine?

Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and provoke a healthier lifestyle, something Bündchen eventually learned in her own time.

The model has revealed just how important meditation was to reducing her anxiety and promoting her wellbeing, after she suffered from intense panic attacks early in her career—which weren’t aided by her dependence on caffeine.

Bündchen told CNN journalist Anderson Cooper in 2018 that after meditating, she was “able to kind of step back, almost like I was able to watch my life as a movie. By taking a step back, I was able to remove myself from that anxiety and that feeling of not being able to catch my breath and feeling like I was going to pass out”.

Bündchen, Brady, and their children spend most of their time in chilly Boston, Massachusetts—where Brady’s NFL career is based—but that doesn’t stop Bündchen from her love of surfing, among other watersports. The family frequently takes vacations to balmy beach locations (i.e. Costa Rica and California), where the supermodel is able to indulge in her love of the sport. Shels also spoken about her affinity for the Brazilian martial art Capoeira.

She divulged to E! News in a 2016 interview: “I surf, I horseback ride, so I think I just really enjoy moving my body. It makes me feel good, and I make it a priority to do that every day, [when] it’s the time of day for myself.

“I think it makes me a better and more patient person overall.”

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