What Do Models Actually Eat During Fashion Week? An Investigation

Seeing a model during NYFW is like seeing a dog walk on its hind legs sparks a lot of questions. Is she hungry? What did she eat this morning? Is she vegan or is she just blessed from the gods of genetics? I mean, let’s be real—it’s no surprise that being 5’11” and 90 pounds takes a shit ton of dietary discipline, but we wanted to know what exactly these models are eating. Like, we’re not planning on giving up our hangover bagels or anything, but we’re just curious. So, we did some research and found out the truth. Here are some staples in models’ diets during fashion week.

1. Breakfast Omelets

Apparently models really value breakfast during fashion week. This might be because breakfast has been proven to give you a ton of energy for the day, or it might be because it’s literally their only chance to sit down and have a meal all day. Either way, we respect the omelet diet. Eggs have protein and healthy fats, so they’ll keep you full without making you look bloated or giving you a carb crash before lunch. Makes sense.


2. A TON Of Water

What a shock. This zero-calorie beverage is a staple in a model’s diet. It’s no secret that drinking water is super healthy for you, and it’s probably one of the reasons these models can keep up with their strict diets. Water fills you up in between meals, in addition to clearing your skin and flushing toxins out of your body. Models chug water all day long and they swear by it. They probably have to pee on the runway, though. #WorthIt

3. Homemade Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is basically a combination of chia seeds, almond milk, and sometimes some vanilla or cinnamon to sweeten it up. Models like Karlie Kloss swear by chia pudding because it’s super healthy and super easy to make. Chia seeds have protein and fiber in them, and you can make the whole concoction in a few minutes. Karlie uses a pinch of sea salt and stevia in hers to add some flavor. Sounds kinda weird, but whatever works.

Karlie Kloss

4. Avocado Slices

I highly doubt these models are downing a huge slice of avocado toast before walking down the runway, but they claim to love avocados during fashion week, which makes sense because avocados are filling and low-carb. People hate on avocados because they’re naturally high in fat, but that fat is actually necessary for your body to function properly. A lot of them actually drizzle some olive oil on avocado slices to make it even more filling. Emphasis on the “drizzle,” though.

5. Matcha

You’d think models need a ton of caffeine for energy, but they don’t tend to pound coffee like a college student during finals. Most models opt for matcha during fashion week because it has enough caffeine while being a more sustainable option. Plus, people believe it actually helps give your metabolism a boost, which can never hurt. In fact, the founder of ModelFIT recommends matcha to the models she trains, so there’s gotta be something real there.


6. Nuts

Models usually carry some nuts with them to snack on throughout the day, including pistachios, walnuts, and almonds. Apparently Alessandra Ambrosio avoids carbs and sugar and swears by nuts to avoid sugar cravings. It sounds like it sucks, but then again, a lot of models only eat this way to prepare for shows and then treat themselves after. Like, Gigi Hadid ends Fashion Week with a burger and fries…. or so she claims.


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