Kim Kardashian is determined to lose her post-pregnancy pounds following the arrival of her son, Saint West, on December 5. And in true Keeping Up with the Kardashians style, Kim didn’t hesitate to share which diet plan she’s chosen with her fans. Turning to Twitter to post her choice of weight loss program, Kardashian revealed that she’s chosen the Atkins diet.
“Teaming up w/ @AtkinsInsider because it works for me! So much variety on #Atkins40 and Harvest Trail Bars = YUM,” tweeted Kim.
Kardashian is now the brand ambassador for the Atkins plan, according to People. The 35-year-old star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians also used the Atkins low carb diet for her post-pregnancy weight loss after having her daughter North in 2013.
“This is going to be soooo f—ing hard but I can do it and I can’t wait to share it all with you! #BeastMode #WhosWithMe?!?!?!” posted Kim to encourage other dieters to join her.
During her pregnancy with Saint West, Kardashian acquired 60 extra pounds. From her top pregnancy weight of 190 pounds, Kim shed 17 pounds with breastfeeding and dieting initially. Since then, Kardashian has shed some additional weight but wants to reach her final goal by using the Atkins approach.
“I’m so excited! I’m 30 lbs down today but 40 to go! I’m so focused. I will show u guys my workouts on my app & share my Atkins plan too!” tweeted Kim.
Colette Heimowitz, the vice president of nutrition and education at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., is working with Kardashian directly, and in an exclusive interview with the Inquisitr, Colette revealed why Kim chose the Atkins diet.
“She wanted a balanced, healthy way to lose weight and experienced great success before,” explained Colette.
Kardashian has set a goal of shedding 40 pounds more. As for how fast Kim will lose weight, the amount varies from person to person, added Colette.
“Individual results will vary, and some report losing up to 10 pounds in the first few weeks. Atkins 40 is designed for clients to lose weight at a healthy pace as opposed to a quick fix, as this program is more of a lifestyle change vs. a one-time diet,” she clarified.
The reference to 40 in the name of the plan chosen by Kim refers to how many grams of net carbs dieters can eat, added Colette. As for Kim’s comment about Harvest Trail bars, those treats constitute her favorite diet food, according to Colette.
Sample Atkins 40 Diet Menu
Although the plan is low carb, dieters can choose from every food group, carbohydrates, protein, and fat, as long as they calculate their carbohydrates. Breakfast is rich in protein, such as turkey sausage and eggs for breakfast, but it also can include a carbohydrate such as a thin slice of whole grain bread. Snacks are allowed, such as peanut butter with celery. A sample lunch might include a cheeseburger with a low-carb fajita wrap, a few veggies, and half an avocado, while dinner could offer steak, veggies, and one-half of a small baked potato.
Curious about how Kardashian chose her weight loss goal of losing a total of 70 pounds? Kim shared that she feels she’s weighed 10 pounds extra the past few years, so the KUWTK star decided that now is the time to achieve her best body, reported Yahoo TV.
“I gained 60lbs during my pregnancy but have been an extra 10 lbs up for the last few years so it’s time to really get to my goal,” posted Kardashian on social media.
Kim gets extra credit for being so candid about her weight gain as well as her determination to restore her pre-baby body. And although it’s hard work, Kardashian also revealed that she find happiness in the process of shedding pounds.
“As much as I really hate the whole feeling of being pregnant, I enjoy the challenge of getting my body back after it’s all over,” shared Kim. “I feel so accomplished when I’m back to where I want to be.”
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