We’re all saddened by the recent announcement that Heidi Klum is separating from her husband Seal, but we have to admit that she looks awesome. After 4 kids and 7 years of marriage, Klum can still rock the runway along with her many spokes model gigs anytime with her slamming figure. How does she do it? We did some digging to find out how she keeps her body in tip-top shape, even after several pregnancies.
Post Pregnancy Shape up
To get her figure back in just a couple months after giving birth, Klum used The Ultimate New York Body Plan, designed by personal trainer David Kirsch. This diet is strict and not for the faint of heart, but it works.
During the first two weeks, all foods that cause bloating are eliminated; this includes dairy, fruit and refined carbohydrates (carbs). After two weeks, fat-free dairy can be added back into the diet, but refined carbs are restricted throughout the diet timeline. Carbs with a low glycemic index such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains are allowed in small amounts. Alcohol, bread and starchy carbs are prohibited.
Proteins are a major ingredient. Good sources are lean meats, lentils and eggs. Klum often starts her day with a protein shake and then follows with an egg white and vegetable omelet a couple hours later. Nuts are allowed as a snack between meals.
When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Meals are spaced out between 7:00am and 7:00pm with no munching after 8:00pm.
Exercise was also included in the plan. Klum maintained daily 90-minute training sessions with Kirsch. Her routine included yoga and strength training sessions in the morning and cardio sessions in the afternoon. Kirsch often mixed up the workouts by having her perform lunges and engage in shadow boxing exercises.
Even though Klum used the bootcamp-style diet and exercise program created by Kirsch to get rid of her post-baby weight, she still adheres to some of the key elements of the plan to keep her shape intact. She doesn’t restrict her eating as much, saying that “If I want a banana, I have a banana. “
Since Klum is constantly in the public eye, she maintains her figure by eating healthy snacks, like apples and leafy vegetables, consumes smaller, more frequent meals, eats lots of protein rich foods and maintains her regimen of daily exercise.
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January 23rd, 2012