Some models are just BORN for the job and Cindy Bruna is definitely one of them. She’s drop-dead gorgeous, has legs for days, and is the epitome of what a Victoria’s Secret Angel and top model in the industry should be.
She’s thoughtful, caring, and fun to be around. But most importantly, she’s an inspiration to many.
Though the job comes naturally to her, she still puts in a lot of work and effort to keep herself fit, toned, and healthy.
Let’s see how she does it!
THE CINDY BRUNA DIET
Cindy has described herself in the past as a “skinny fat girl.” She doesn’t mean this in a derogatory way. She means it in a factual way.
She never used to watch what she ate, but always managed to stay thin. Cindy used to have a passion for junk foods ranging from burgers to candy, but she never put on weight.
That’s because Cindy is an Ectomorph body type. This means she doesn’t put on weight easily and won’t bulk up if she lifts heavy weights. For a model, it’s ideal, but for Cindy, it posed a different set of challenges. She didn’t feel motivated to eat right.
Since becoming a model and getting involved with the Victoria’s Secret Angels, she’s changed her focus. Now Cindy likes to eat clean whenever possible.
This means she actively avoids processed foods and likes to eat plenty of lean protein, fresh vegetables, and fruits.
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For breakfast, Cindy usually
It all depends on what she’s doing, where she is, and what’s available. That said, she never avoids carbs, especially in the morning.
This is what helps keep her energy levels high and makes it possible for her to keep up with her busy schedule. Also, Ectomorphs do best on a high carb diet so for Cindy, this kind of diet makes perfect sense.
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For lunch, she focuses on eating a mix of whole grains, lean protein, and tons of fresh seasonal vegetables. Again, it all depends on what’s in season where she is.
When fish is available, she’s happy to eat a large filet with a side of quinoa or brown rice. The combination helps give her tons of protein and fiber in a single dish. On the side, she’ll opt for a salad or sautéed vegetables.
She can easily make the meal at home, but the combination of veg, whole grains, and lean protein is simple enough to find in almost any restaurant.
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Her dinners are typically the same as lunch. But that doesn’t mean she’s afraid to go out and indulge. Some nights, she splurges by grabbing a burger or pasta dish.
Since those foods can leave her feeling bloated, she typically avoids them before a fashion show.
DOES CINDY DRINK ALCOHOL?
She’s French through and through and is no stranger to having a glass of wine with dinner.
Cindy is just careful not to overdo it. She stays hydrated all day and tries to pair her wine with water whenever she can. Remember, if you’re going to drink alcohol, staying hydrated will lessen the impact it has on your body and can help reduce bloating.
FOODS SHE AVOIDS
Cindy LOVES sugar and often overindulged when she was younger. Now, she’s broken the habit and tries to avoid sugar on most days.
She even gave up sugar completely for a few months to help her kick the habit.
Now, though, she’s willing to eat a little bit every now and then, but still tries to avoid adding sugar to her diet whenever possible.
Cindy doesn’t believe in using food as motivation or using her diet as punishment. She focuses on eating what makes her feel good, avoiding the foods she knows are bad for her body, and not beating herself up if she overdoes it on the cheese when she’s home in the Southern France.
She uses her workouts to make up for any lapses and isn’t afraid to put in extra time at the gym if she feels like she ate something she shouldn’t have.
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THE CINDY BRUNA WORKOUT
Cindy LOVES working out, but that wasn’t always the case. Since she’s an E
She started out slowly, working out for just a few minutes at a time. As her stamina increased and her strength built up, she started shooting for hour-long workouts several times a week.
The one thing she absolutely HATES is running. She prefers to get her cardio in through battle ropes, jumping jacks, or cycling on a stationary bike. This is fine for her, but if you’re like me, you’re going to need a bit more cardio to shed that unwanted bulk and lose body fat.
Running has its place, but as long as you’re getting your heartrate up, you’re getting a decent cardio workout. And let’s be honest, you can find time to get a good brisk walk in!
Where Cindy really stands out with her workouts is in her strength training. She doesn’t like to do a lot of heavy lifting. Instead, she prefers bodyweight exercises to help keep her muscles lean and toned without building bulk.
Here’s her favourite routine:
- Glider scissors to pikes – 15 reps
- Jackknife sit-ups with weighted medicine ball – 15 reps
- Knee tucks with stability ball – 15 reps
- Plank rotations on stability ball – 15 reps each side
- Side plank oblique crunches – 15 reps each side
- Repeat sequence at least 3 times
Looking at her
The routine itself is great if you’re looking to target specific areas, but if your overall goal is to tone up and slim down, you’ll want to incorporate
The Cindy Bruna diet and workout routine is surprisingly (and perhaps deceptively) simple. She eats what she wants, works out each day, and doesn’t beat herself up for the occasional cheat day.
If you’re also an Enctomorph, it will likely work for you. But if you’re a mesomorph, endomorph, or somewhere in between, you’ll want to tailor your efforts to your body type.
Take my body type quiz to find out what will work best for you.
Love Rachael xx
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