Brazilian model Gizele Oliveira is known for her stunning beauty and fabulous body, which she showed off in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows of 2017 and 2018. 

Gizele is pretty open about the hard work it takes to be a model, whether that’s moving away from her home country to the United States or pushing herself regularly in the gym. She doesn’t shy away from sharing the effort she puts into taking care of her body. 

Here’s all that she does to maintain her looks and be the best version of herself.

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Gizele eats healthy, but she doesn’t follow a super strict diet. Instead, she tries to listen to her body and eat in a way that makes her feel good! 

She isn’t that into cooking and she says it is so easy for her to eat healthy foods at restarurants in New York. The VS Angel loves getting juices, eating plenty of vegetables, and drinking lots of water. 

Gizele also likes trying new food. Her favourite dishes come from Brazil, Peru, Italy, and Japan! And her favourite treat is brigadeiro, a Brazilian dessert. 


In her Instagram stories, Gizele shared that she grew up eating healthy. Her mom regularly provided her and her family with wholesome meals. Because of this, Gizele’s been able to stick to good habits into adulthood. Eating well comes naturally to her! 

Gizele knows intuitively what works well for her body and what doesn’t. Her go-to snack is edamame, and she enjoys quinoa salad, eggs, and greens for breakfast.

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Fresh juices makes me happy ? #? #? #✨

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Gizele mostly follows a pescatarian diet, so she focuses on getting her protein from fish. She likes to pair her fish with lots of vegetables, and she eats this combination regularly.

A diet that includes plenty of lean protein, like fish, is good for your body in many ways. Diets high in protein will boost your metabolism, help you burn more calories while digesting food and it will speed up your body’s recovery after exercising. You can read in more detail about it here.



When Gizele prepares for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, she doesn’t drastically change her diet. Instead, she continues to focus on eating plenty of lean protein and vegetables.

She says that she tries to cut back on carbohydrate-heavy foods, like pasta, bread, and pizza but otherwise her diet is pretty much the same.

Her approach to pre-show dieting makes sense. If you eat well for your body all the time, you shouldn’t need to make significant changes to your diet for a big event. The hard work you’ve put into eating healthy long-term will show! 

Instead of focusing on food, Gizele says she likes to increase her workouts and focus on stress-reduction. She spends time with friends, and takes long walks. 

Stress changes the way your hormones function, and it can have a lasting impact on the way your body looks and feels. Significant or long-term stress can even cause weight gain! You can learn more about how stress can impact weight gain here

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@victoriassecret after party ? #vsfashionshow #vsfs2017 #??

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Gizele works out with her trainer at a gym in New York called the Dogpound. A lot of VS models exercise there – Bella Hadid, Lorena Rae, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, etc.

Gizele of course works out so that her stunning body stays model-ready. But that’s not the only reason. For her, exercise is mostly about staying healthy.

Gizele was always thin and tall as a child, but she says the modelling industry isn’t just about being skinny anymore. She says that being fit is the new skinny, and she likes that eating well and exercising are big priorities in the industry. 

And if you want to train like Gizele and look like a model, I have something special for you! I’ve created a 5-day video course which will help you achieve that model like body. All 5 workout videos are completely free and you can download them below :)

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Unlike some other Victoria’s Secret models, like Gigi Hadid, Gizele didn’t grow up playing sports. She doesn’t consider herself a very athletic person. Because of this, exercise is something she has to push herself at. It doesn’t come as naturally to her as her healthy diet does. 

To make her exercises more fun, Gizele likes to listen to good music and she even brings her dog Bieber to the gym with her! 

Keeping your workouts fun and interesting is a great way to make sure that exercising becomes a part of your lifestyle.

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Some exercises for the arms by the sound of Brazilian funk ?? song is Automaticamente by Mc Leléto #workoutmotivation

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In her Instagram stories, Gizele admitted that some days, she doesn’t want to workout, especially after a long eight-hour day. Still, Gizele tries to hit the gym at least four or five times a week. And when she’s preparing for a show, she works out every day. 

Even though Gizele is disciplined and consistent with her workouts, she tries to listen to her body. If she feels like her body is too exhausted, she lets herself take a day off.


Gizele, like a lot of other models, is open about her workouts! She shares some of her favourites moves (and her favourite songs for the gym!) on her Instagram.

Most of the Victoria’s Secret models focus on a combination of cardio exercises, boxing, and resistance training, and Gizele does the same.

She says she likes to box and she really enjoys lower and upper body workouts. 

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We are ready ?? @brunalirio #vsfashionshow #trainlikeanangel #??

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Gizele uses resistance bands, sliders and ankle weights in her leg workouts a lot. She likes doing Pilates-inspired moves and she also does traditional moves like squats and deadlifts

Here’s one of her favourite butt workouts she does when preparing for the VS show:

  • Elevated glute bridge with resistance band
  • Single leg elevated glute bridge with resistance band and ankle weights
  • Donkey kicks with ankle weights
  • Bicycle crunches on bosu ball
  • Clamshell with resistance band

This resistance band workout includes some very similar moves to the ones Gizele shares in her Instagram videos. And it will help you tone your legs without making your thighs bigger.



To work out her upper body, Gizele uses weights, battle ropes and cable machines. Even though Gizele uses a bit more equipment for her upper body, you can still work your arms at home.

This arm workout uses resistance bands to do some of the same moves Gizele shows us in her video and it won’t cause bulkiness, regardless of your body type.

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#VSFashionShow is coming up soon, so I’m setting up some #fitnessgoals ?? My goal is to do 30 seconds of battle ropes, right now I’m at 15sec max haha ? What is your favorite exercise? #trainlikeanangel

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If you have the same body type as Gizele (and she’s an ectomorph body type) feel free to do all the workouts she does. But if you are a mesomorph or an endomorph body type, weights might cause you to gain more muscle than you would like. 

You can learn your body type here. It’s completely free and you’ll get tips on how to train and eat to get the best possible results :)

I hope you liked learning about the real diet and workout routine of one of the best supermodels around! Gizele is all about sharing what being a model is actually like. Sure, she has wonderful genetics, but she also takes good care of her body. She’s committed to a healthy lifestyle, and that shows in the way she looks!

Love Rachael xx

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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