Model reveals why she actually eats more before hitting the runway at Victoria's Secret catwalk show

Martha Hunt would rather sleep than work out.

The 27-year-old model hits the gym regularly to maintain her toned figure, but would never alter her schedule and get up earlier if that was the only way to fit in her exercise sessions.

She said: "I work out about three times a week, mostly strength conditioning with a trainer. When I travel, I try to get outside for a hike or a dip in the ocean. I don't compromise extra sleep for a workout; sleep always wins. I love having a full night's rest, it keeps me energised throughout the day. I also practice Transcendental Meditation, it helps me remain calm when life gets crazy."

Rather than cut down on her food intake to slim down before a show, the Victoria's Secret beauty admits she stuffs her face even more and rejects advice not to eat big meals in the evening.

Asked if she diets before the famous Victoria's Secret catwalk show, she told website The New Potato: "I just make sure I get protein in every meal and I try to eat cleaner than usual. I'll have Greek yogurt or eggs for breakfast, sushi for lunch, and salmon/chicken/or meat with vegetables and healthy carbs for dinner. 

"I eat more than usual, because the workouts burn so many calories. Most of my snacks involve peanut butter or almond butter. 

"I'm bad about eating my biggest meal at night; I know that's not the healthiest thing to do."

And when she does workout, Martha enjoys weight training, though she knows that isn't an approach that works for everyone.

When asked which workout gives her the best results, she said: "Squats! I also started seeing better results once I added weights into my training. All bodies are different; I don't think there's one answer suited for everyone."