Kim Kardashian’s weight loss secrets are always a hot topic, especially since Kardashian has lost weight since giving birth to Saint West. While Kim’s Instagram might not show Kardashian with the six-pack abs that fitness guru Kelly Tekin flaunted just six weeks after giving birth to her baby, as reported by the Inquisitr, she does have a 42-pound weight loss to brag about.
As reported by Redbook, Kim has lost 42 pounds so far — a good chunk of the 60 pounds that she put on during her pregnancy. So what exactly does Kim’s diet include? What foods have helped Kardashian shed those 42 pounds in three months? They aren’t the chocolate bunnies featured on her Instagram account prior to Easter. Instead, Kardashian’s nutritionist, Colette Heimowitz, a VP at Atkins Nutritionals, spilled the beans about Kim’s real diet.
First off, since Kim is a big fan of the Atkins diet, she makes sure to get in her fair share of protein with every meal. Whereas the Atkins diet of days gone by used to feature plenty of meats and not much in the way of carbs — either “good” or “bad” carbs — the updated Atkins diet allows for more “good” carbs, like the ones found in veggies.
Kim eats chicken, fish, eggs and other meats to get her protein intake each meal — a tactic that helps her feel full.
Heimowitz said that the Atkins diet isn’t new to Kim, but it’s something that her dad — Robert Kardashian — introduced her to, so she’s familiar with the diet and trusts the diet to work.
“[Kim] was originally introduced to the Atkins diet by her father when she was in college. It was very familiar to her and she trusts the plan because it worked so well for her in the past.”
People who eat more protein tend to lose more weight than folks who skimp on the protein in their diets. But it’s not all about the meats. Kim also eats foods loaded with fiber, like squash and artichokes — along with healthy fats such as avocado and olive oil in order to help balance out her diet.
Kardashian has her diet cravings and weak points, too. Kim loves cheese, so she still eats the dairy product, but she’s limited to about four ounces of cheese per day. Therefore, Kim can sprinkle cheese in her eggs or on her onion soup — but it can’t be a ton of fresh mozzarella eaten with her chicken and black olives.
Kim’s diet also limits things like butter and cream. While Kardashian’s diet is focused on low-carb food, it’s not necessarily a low-calorie diet. A perfect mix of calories that include the right amounts of protein, fat, and high-fiber carbohydrates in Kim’s diet is what helps to give her success.
Kim’s diet includes about 1,800 calories a day, since she is still breastfeeding. Although Kim’s diet includes protein with every meal, the “four to six ounces of protein” Kim reportedly gets per day sounds more like a “per meal” protein intake amount. While Kardashian’s diet is pretty flexible, she can’t eat everything she wants while on the Atkins diet. Heimowitz explained the big no-no foods on the diet.
“Sugar, sweets, cakes, crackers, white flour, white rice. The secret is [to] pick high-fiber carbohydrates that slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream. [So] instead of white rice you have a little brown rice. Instead of a white potato you could have a yam. And [when you want] dessert, you can make one with Splenda instead of sugar.
“When you’re highly motivated and committed, [sometimes] you prefer tight guard rails [because] you don’t want to throw progress off. Once you reach your weight loss goal, then you can find out how much of those things you can tolerate in moderation without going overboard.”
The diet has helped Kim lose about two pounds per week.
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