November 15th, 2011
09:37 AM ET
Model Adriana Lima raised eyebrows when she recently admitted to the U.K.'s Telegraph that she adheres to a liquid diet before the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Adriana, 30, told the U.K. paper that she goes on a nine-day protein shake and water diet and works out twice a day to prep for the show. Twelve hours before the runway, she added, she ditches liquids entirely.
But now the model is warning youngsters not to replicate her regime, according to People magazine.
"Those teenagers out there, don't go starving yourself or only drinking liquids. Don't do that please," she told ET Canada on Thursday.
Lima says her initial diet description was a “misunderstanding,” and that she allows herself to have coffee, water and cake before shows.
"I know it's very intense but ... I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she said of dieting to model lingerie. "It's not that I do crazy diets throughout the year. I just do it for this particular thing. After this show, I become normal again."
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