Nadine Leopold is an Austrian model who is just absolutely stunning. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since I saw her walk in the 2017 and 2018 Victoria Secret Fashion Shows.
Nadine is a total bombshell, and I’ve loved learning all about her diet and workout routine! She’s pretty open about her fitness on Instagram, and I appreciate all the helpful input she gives.
NADINE LEOPOLD’S DIET
Nadine trains with NYC-based celebrity trainer Stephen Pasterino, better known just as “P” in fitness circles. P encourages his clients, including Nadine, to focus on eating food that is sustainable for her body longterm.
Nadine’s diet revolves around nutrient-dense foods that are good for her and help her reduce inflammation and bloating.
SHE EATS THREE MEALS A DAY
P encourages Nadine to eat three meals a day: a light breakfast with filing lunches and dinners. She isn’t a fan of snacking, and she tries not to eat for at least three hours before bed.
The purpose of this is to treat her digestive system gently.
Nadine doesn’t follow too many dietary restrictions. But most of her meals have lots of green vegetables like spinach, healthy fat like avocado, good carbs like sweet potato, fiber, and a lot of lean protein (mostly fish).
She eats such a healthy diet, but Nadine has her sweet tooth too! Her favorite way to indulge? Chocolate!
SHE AVOIDS DAIRY
Dairy can be a major cause of bloating for many people, myself included. Nadine sticks to dairy-free milk alternatives, like almond milk.
If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable or bloated after drinking milk or eating dairy products, you’re not the only one. I’ve noticed that lactose intolerance is pretty common among the women I’ve talked to.
PREPARING FOR THE VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW
When Nadine has a show or big event, her diet becomes much more restrictive. She tries to slim down a bit more, and she stops eating anything that might cause inflammation.
The week before the show she cuts out:
- Vegetables that are hard to digest
- High-sugar fruit, like bananas
buttersthat are high in fat.
- All salt and packaged foods.
The point isn’t that any of these foods are bad. Instead, the point is to help her body look and feel as great as possible right before the show.
WHAT NADINE EATS DURING THE DAY
Nadine starts each day with a shot of apple cider vinegar. Other models, including Jocelyn Savage and Romee Strijd, also swear by apple cider vinegar to help with bloating and to aid with general digestion.
She also likes to drink hot water with lemon and cayenne. This is another drink that is meant to help the digestive system.
For breakfast, Nadine eats half avocado with a half of a grapefruit. She tops this with some cinnamon. She also enjoys a green smoothie, a quinoa bowl with berries, or scrambled eggs with rice cakes.
Nadine also takes a daily multivitamin and a hair supplement with her morning meal.
Nadine eats a filling green salad with plenty of vegetables and some kind of lean protein.
For dinner, Nadine switches between some kind of healthy carb (like a sweet potato or quinoa) with steamed vegetables and more lean protein.
She cooks her food with olive oil, lemon, and herbs for flavor.
NADINE’S WORKOUT ROUTINE
Nadine says that when it comes to working out, she likes to mix it up and listen to her body. But typically she works out with two different trainers: Stephen Pasterino of P.volve in NYC and Sculpt Society’s Megan Roup.
Both trainers help her tone her muscles and keep her body incredibly tight.
TONING WITH STEPHEN PASTERINO
With Stephen Pasterino, Nadine focuses more on using perfect form and slow, controlled movements to tighten her body.
His method doesn’t include any weights, and it’s all low-impact. It’s all about using good posture and careful moves to tighten hard-to-reach muscles, especially in her abs, thighs, and butt.
A typical workout with Pasterino includes the following moves:
- The Catch
- The Heel Raise
- The Angles
- The Twist
- The Shift
- Squeeze and Hold
You can watch him explain these moves in detail in this video.
Nadine says she’s seen a noticeable change in her body since working out with P.volve. She’s toned up a lot, she says, and she’ll even watch his videos online if she can’t make it
Megan Roup’s classes are all dance cardio and bodyweight strength training exercises. She starts every class with dance cardio, but then she transitions to strength training with gliding discs and your own bodyweight.
I really like Megan’s approach to fitness. She’s a former dancer, and she understands that a lot of her clients are looking to stay slim and simply tone up. Her approach of mixing cardio with low-weight resistance training is what I prefer too!
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A SAMPLE RESISTANCE WORKOUT
Megan put together this resistance workout to show off some of the moves she puts Nadine and her other clients through. It’s very similar to a lot of the exercises in my Booty Burn Workout if you’re looking for more!
You can lose 2-3 pound dumbells, but your body weight is also fine. :)
Here’s what it includes:
- Double jump squats, 16 reps
- Hold squats, 10-12 reps
- Lunge and planks, 8 -12 reps
- Coupé lifts, 8 reps and 3 sets
- Pulses, 8 reps and 3 sets
- Leg taps, 8 reps and 3 sets
- Side lift and lower, 8 reps and 3 sets
Repeat steps 4 -7 on the opposite side.
Here are two of my workouts that are similar to Megan’s style:
WORKING OUT FROM HOME
When Nadine can’t make it to see either of her trainers in person, she likes to workout from the comfort of her home. On her Instagram stories, she shares lots of moments of her working out on her bedroom floor. Does anybody else do that? :)
Megan also puts together her own workouts. She likes to jump rope and do ab exercises when she has the time.
Nadine is incredibly dedicated to her modeling career. She sticks to a very healthy diet, and she pushes her body regularly in order to be the best that she can be.
There were several things that we could all take away from her routine:
- She eats foods that make her feel good. If it makes her feel bloated, she doesn’t eat it. Not being bloated probably helps her feel more confident and sexy.
- She sticks to eating healthy food MOST of the time, especially before a big event.
- No gym, no problem. Nadine is a famous model, but she’s still willing to work out on her floor if she has to. She doesn’t
make upexcuses to avoid working out!
- She prefers to use just her
bodyweight. She hardly ever uses heavyweights, and that’s OK!
I was so inspired by learning about Nadine’s hard work and commitment to health!
I hope you loved learning about her as much as I did! :)
Love Rachael xx
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