Heidi Klum’s Instagram followers think the model is lying or that she’s encouraging young women to starve to death, but she’s recently revealed that the slender model’s He revealed that he only consumes about 900 calories a day to maintain his figure.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel, 50, revealed the numbers about her surprisingly low calorie intake in an expired Q&A on Sunday’s Instagram Story, according to Page Six and the Daily Mail. .
America’s Got Talent judges also revealed that her day usually begins with a very low-calorie breakfast of three poached eggs in warm chicken soup. When a follower asked her how much she currently weighs, Ms. Klum pulled out her scale and stepped on it barefoot, showing her current weight as 138 pounds.
Considering the German-born model is 5 feet 9 inches tall, her BMI is within the normal range, Page Six reported, citing the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. But medical experts would say her daily calorie intake was well below the normal range. The recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 calories for women and 2,500 calories for men.
According to Very Well Fit magazine, Krum eats 900 calories a day, akin to a so-called “ultra-low-calorie diet,” which could be considered a crash or semi-starvation diet. Restricting calories to 800 calories or less is recommended only under medical supervision and when urgent weight loss is required due to the health effects of obesity.
Nutritionists generally say eating less than 800 calories a day isn’t healthy or sustainable in the long term, Healthline reported. Doing so can starve the body and pose various health risks.
Krum is clearly not obese and likes to present himself as fit and healthy enough to go swimming, boating and hiking around Capri on his recent Italian vacation, so he limits himself to 900 calories a day. It doesn’t seem necessary. .
That’s one reason why some people who read the Daily Mail article think she’s exaggerating her low-calorie intake.
A reader in Raleigh, North Carolina commented on the Daily Mail article, saying, “900 calories a day is just unbelievable.” At 50 years old and 5ft 9in tall, she needs to eat about 1,500 calories a day to maintain her 138 pounds, and that’s if she’s sitting all the time. isn’t it. There’s no way she can live on 900 calories a day. “
“900 calories a day??” someone else said. “If that were true, she would be emaciated.”
Others said Klum’s low-calorie boast had a darker, more serious message. They said she may have encouraged other women and girls to have distorted ideas about her body image. You may also develop an eating disorder if you believe that you need to drastically restrict your calories to get into Klum’s shape.
A reader in New York said, “That calorie content is very dangerous.” “Now young believers will say it’s okay to starve to death. Bad, bad, bad.”
“She encourages women to starve themselves,” a British reader commented. “There’s no way she’s only eating 900 calories a day. She did that for a few weeks, but she eventually passed out. She’s muscular, so she eats more than she admits. It should have a lot of protein.”
“900 calories? I hope everyone realizes how unhealthy this is,” said another reader.