Victoria Secret Model Defends Her Extreme Liquid Diet

Prior to the highly anticipated Victoria Secret Fashion show, Adriana Lima told the a British paper, Daily Telegraph that the days leading up to the fashion show involved a very strict regimen of twice-daily workouts and absolutely no solid foods.

Twelve hours before the show, that intake slimmed down to "no liquids at all, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," she'd said.

But after receiving lots of criticism, the model is fighting back. Adriana Lima says now that her 'intense' diet prior to the Victoria's Secret runway show isn't as crazy as the media made it out to be.

After the Internet began to buzz about Lima's "crazy" diet," the lovely lingerie model, 30, spoke with E! Canada, explaining that there was a "misunderstanding" about just how intense her diet was.

"I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she told E! Online. "It's not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again!"

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