Supermodel Candice Swanepoel is one of the hottest women in the world, thanks to diet, exercise and superior genes.
While she occasionally indulges her love for pizza and pasta, she generally follows a high-protein, low-carb diet featuring plenty of vegetables. She also avoids processed foods and rarely overeats.
Low-carb diets such as the Atkins, ketogenic and Atkins diets promote rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Swanepoel said the secret to her incredible physique is year-round training, since there's no off season when you're a supermodel. Candice runs, swims, plays tennis, boxes, and does fat-blasting circuit-training workouts.
I’m usually bikini-ready all year round. I try to train as much as I can, as much as my schedule allows.
If I’m on holiday, I’m active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It’s just about making the workouts fun, and then it doesn’t really feel that bad."
Swanepoel doesn't take an all-or-nothing approach to exercise. When she can't get in a proper workout with her trainer, she'll do something rather than nothing.
"Sometimes I’m too tired after work, so I try to work out in the morning, usually like three or four times a week, even if I do 15 minutes of running on the treadmill or yoga at home," she said. "Just something to keep it up."
Denied Anorexia Rumors
In 2011, Candice made headlines after appearing emaciated at a Victoria's Secret press event. While the blonde stunner has always been thin, her skeletal frame immediately spurred speculation she was suffering from anorexia or some other eating disorder. Swanepoel's dramatic weight loss was underscored by her stick-thin legs and tiny torso.
Candice later released a statement denying she was starving herself or suffering from an eating disorder, insisting: "I am healthy and happy. I'm heartened to know how much everyone cares about me, but in this case, everything is normal and good."