Well, I'm sure genetic gifts are involved, but consider this:
She sees a nutritionist, who has measured her body’s muscle mass, fat ratio and levels of water retention. He prescribes protein shakes, vitamins and supplements to keep Lima’s energy levels up during this training period. Lima drinks a gallon of water a day. For nine days before the show, she will drink only protein shakes – “no solids”. The concoctions include powdered egg. Two days before the show, she will abstain from the daily gallon of water, and “just drink normally”. Then, 12 hours before the show, she will stop drinking entirely.The above link is safe for work. You can click through to the underlying Telegraph pictorial if you want something more risque. She has a killer workout schedule too, as you might expect.
“No liquids at all so you dry out, sometimes you can lose up to eight pounds just from that,” she says.
It reminds me of what body builders do going into a competition. The goal is not simply to look good in general. The goal is to look good on a specific day.
You see her at the peak
of dehydration chic.