Victoria Secret's Models Workouts and Diets: Miranda Kerr, Marisa Miller, and Candice Swanepoel

Summer is finally here and its time to hit the beach.  The Victoria’s Secret swimsuit models are certainly ready to show off their bodies.

Here are some of their celebrity diet and workout tips for looking your best at the beach this summer as revealed by Miranda Kerr, Marisa Miller, and Candice Swanepoel.

Miranda Kerr

Her diet…
“As for diet, Miranda Kerr’s trainer encourages her to eat a lot of healthy carbohydrates and lean protein for breakfast – foods like old-fashioned oatmeal, egg whites, veggies, cottage cheese, muesli, yogurt and fruit. Then it’s salads and chicken or fish for lunch, and a combination of fish, turkey, vegetables and chicken for dinner.”

“For breakfast — yogurt with blueberries, raspberries, apple, lemon after that. Sometimes some wheat-free toast with avocado on top. And then for lunch — some salad, vegetables, grilled fish, steamed vegetables. Almonds or almond butter,” Miranda Kerr revealed at the 15th-anniversary swim catalog party.

Her weakness…
“[Mine] is probably chocolate lindt balls,” Miranda admitted.

Her celebrity workout…
Miranda Kerr workouts of 3 to 4 times per week for 75 minutes at a time with trainer Justin Gelband.  Kerr tells StyleList she keeps her exercise regime fairly consistent, explaining that it “always involves a mix of yoga, low-impact cardio, resistance and functional exercise, combined with high energy training such as boxing or running.”

“I love yoga,” Miranda also said. “I’ve been practicing it now for about 10 years and I love it!”

Her playlist…
“I always love a bit of Kings of Leon, Alexi Murdoch, Muzik City, Phoenix,” she says. “And you can never go wrong with Dr. Dre!” says Kerr.

Her advice for swimsuit shopping…
“Everyone has different body shapes so it’s best to find a swimsuit that flatters your individual shape, ” she advises. “For example, if you have a small bust, a halter bikini top with slight padding will look best. Most importantly, with the right attitude and confidence any swimsuit will look good.”

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Yvonne Strahovski and the Forza Workout

We recently listed Yvonne Strahovski, who plays agent Sarah Walker on Chuck, as one of The Celebrity Workout’s Top 10 Fittest Celebrities You Don’t Know.

A little while back, Yvonne demonstrated the Forza workout for Self magazine. Forza is a core workout based on samurai swordmanship.  Using a broomstick, bat, a bokken (a Japanese training sword), or other dull object (about 3 feet long), you swing the object as you would a blade to activate your core, shoulders, arms, and legs.

Yvonne admits that she doesn’t normally do Forza. Instead, her workouts include hiking, resistance bands, and core exercises. As for her diet, she simply makes sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and protein, while minimizing carbs. However, this celebrity still manages to teach us how to do Forza ourselves.

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Anna Paquin workout

As we mentioned last week, True Blood is back for season 3. That, of course, means the return of Anna Paquin, who stars as the telepathic waitress, Sookie Stackhouse. Yep, Anna Paquin is back – and with a better body than ever.

Anna Paquin has been working hard with her trainer Clay Burwell. Anna’s workouts typically two-hour-long sessions that combine boxing, plyometrics, and strength training.

Self Magazine recently covered Anna Paquin’s Workout, discussed below, which helped her look sexy naked for this season of True Blood.

Anna Paquin True Blood Workout

This workout involves a circuit of 6 different exercises, each of which is done 3 times. Do the first exercise, and immediately move on to the second exercise, and so on. After performing this circuit of 6 exercises. Rest 1-2 minutes. Then repeat the circuit two more times.

“Waist Cincher”

Reps: 30 reps per side (for a total of 60 reps for each circuit).

Starting position: Lie on your back with your knees bent. Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Place your left hand on the back of your head (like you would in a situp). Keep your right arm at your side with right elbow to the ground.

Movement: As you crunch, shift your weight to the right elbow and bring your left elbow toward the right knee. Return to the starting position.

Areas worked: abs and obliques

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New York Yankee Nick Swisher Weight Loss

MLB Hot Stove Live had a feature tonight on the players who have showed up to camp looking considerably slimmer.  We’ve already taken a look at the off-season training programs of Red Sox teammates Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia and with the start of the MLB season about 40 days away we will definitely be sharing more workout tips from the best in the big leagues.

Here are the five guys who have trimmed down:

Carlos Zambrano – 15 pounds – Zambrano paid closer attention to his nutrition this offseason.  Shedding the extra pounds will help him keep his stamina and allow him to pitch deeper into games.

Nick Swisher – 12 pounds – Swisher wasn’t in terrible shape to begin with but he firmed up a bit this offseason thanks to a new boxing regiment.

Bobby Jenks – 30 pounds – Jenks, known for his blazing fastball, cut out alcohol this winter and showed up for White Sox camp in better shape.

Matt Stairs – 32 pounds – Stairs is trying to earn a roster spot with the Padres.  He dedicated himself to a diet and exercise routine this offseason including playing hockey on two senior men’s teams in Maine.

Geovany Soto – 40 pounds – The biggest body transformation goes to the Cubs catcher.  Soto says he ate a lot of fish and chicken breasts.  Here’s what Soto had to say in an interview with the Daily Herald:

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