Meet Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes: Victoria’s Secret Angels by day, successful fitness influencers by night. Together, the pair run JoJa, an Insta account solely dedicated to sharing work out and health advice with their 518,000 followers.
Some of the stellar suggestions they’re dishing up? Carbs are essential - even for supermodels.
“So, everyone always asks us about carbs and we’re both big carb eaters,” Skriver said in a recent clip. “I think it’s important for energy and everything. But Jas, if you could only eat one carb for the rest of your life – you have to choose between pasta, bread or rice...”
Taking her time to consider her answer, Jasmine replied: “I think rice. I’m honestly so addicted to rice.”
Josephine agreed: “It goes so well with Mexican food, Korean food, Chinese food – how could you never eat rice? I would miss my burrito and I would miss my bread, but I could not live without rice. I have rice like once a day.”
To that, Jasmine added: “I have it like three time a day. But I’m not a big pasta eater. I actually just realised recently, I don’t eat that much pasta.”
And it makes sense: not only is rice super delicious, it’s an epic source of instant energy – which is key when you work out as much as Joja do (coz, runway ready.) It also helps regulate blood sugar levels, improves bowel movements, keeps you fuller for longer and slows down the ageing process (something that’s super important when your mug is your primary money maker, obvs.)
So, there you have it - for all the carbophobes out there, consider this proof you can enjoy your fave foods on the reg and still maintain a ridiculously ripped rig.
Thanks for the tip, girls.