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Adriana Lima: My diet isn't crazy!

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Adriana Lima defends her diet choices

Adriana Lima wants her fans to know that she's not a crazy dieter and an exercise fanatic -- she just gets that way before the Victoria's Secret show!

Adriana Lima defends diet routine

Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima would like you to know that she has a healthy relationship with food and exercise, thankyouverymuch.

"Everybody is talking about my crazy diet," she told E! News before the Victoria's Secret show earlier this week.

People blasted the Brazilian stunner after she spoke of her pre-runway show slim down tactics. "It is really intense, it's not really the amount of time you spend working out, it's the intensity. I jump rope, I do boxing, I lift weights, but I get bored doing that. If I am not moving I get bored very easily," Lima said, adding that she doesn't eat or drink before the show.

"No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that," Lima told the Sydney Morning Herald.

However, Lima stressed that she doesn't do it all the time.

"I know it's very intense but... I just have an athlete's mind and I appreciate doing this thing," she said. "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!"

Lima even took it easy on herself this year, she added. "This year, even though my diet was intense, I took it a little bit easier on the working out so I won't be as muscular."

She even revealed that she planned a huge post-show meal at her favorite restaurant — Milos — with her family and friends.

Another VS Angel, Lily Aldridge, was also looking forward to getting back to her normal diet routine.

"I had scrambled eggs and one piece of turkey bacon," she said of her pre-show breakfast. "On the plane here, I had a bagel with cream cheese. I thought about having one this morning, then I thought I should wait until tomorrow."

Here's hoping all of the Angels ate a bagel afterward — or five!

Image courtesy WENN

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