Kim Kardashian is proudly serving up the news of her 70-pound weight loss from the Atkins low-carb diet. With the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star aware that a picture’s worth a thousand social media words, Kim also has been posting photos of her sleek physique and slim style. Kardashian recently turned heads by slipping into a leather corset that highlights her whittled waistline, pointed out Hollywood Life.
After achieving an hourglass shape that Marilyn Monroe would envy, Kim has discarded her comfort clothes, such as over-sized blouses, replacing them with skin-tight styles such as the corset. Traditionally, body-shaping attire goes under outerwear, but when you’re a Kardashian, you set the style.
The leather corset has the potential to become the hot new summer fashion trend, with Kim showing how it’s done by using it to make the most of her trim tummy and narrow waist.
Kardashian also is sharing the details of how she used the Atkins low carb diet approach to slim down. With 70 pounds lost thus far, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is staying on her diet, reported E! News.
Kim began dieting soon after the birth of her son, Saint West. To take off her pregnancy pounds, Kardashian combined the Atkins diet with exercise. Now, about seven months after she and Kanye celebrated the birth of their second child, she is excited to share the details of her success.
“I feel like I reached my goal for sure,” said Kim.
“I’ve been doing the Atkins diet, which worked for me… I’m almost at 70 [pounds] down.”
And rather than easing back on her diet, Kardashian has become more focused, aware of the risks of getting too comfortable and going off track with her food plan.
“So I’ve recently gone into extra gear, just staying more focused,” she added. “You do get comfortable and then you start to get off track a little bit but I’ve kind of like pumped it up a little bit, just started to stay focused and follow the Atkins diet again.”
The final few pounds can be the most challenging, but Kardashian also revealed that she achieved that goal as well.
“I feel like I lost another last few pounds that I really had to lose so that makes me happy.”
Kim’s diet combines healthy fats, proteins, and selected carbohydrates high in fiber, according to Cosmopolitan. In addition to tracking her food to make sure that she stays around 40 grams of net carbs daily, Kardashian has been working out with her personal trainer Don Brooks at 6 a.m.
But the reality TV star is candid about her weakness, which is anything sweet. That meant staying focused to steer clear of sweet treats while sticking to her strict diet plan.
“I did a strict Atkin’s diet. Strict, strict, strict,” Kim emphasized. “I had to cut out all the sweets and I had such a sweet tooth. After-baby body? I welcome that challenge. It’s so crazy to see what your body can go through and what it’s capable of.”
The difference between dieting after the birth of her first baby and now? Kardashian learned the importance of diet. She admitted that she used to think that if she exercised, the weight would vanish, but now realizes that the right food plan is essential for weight loss success.
“It was really hard for me to diet [with the] first baby. This time was so much easier and I realized [it comes down to] the food. I mean, I love to work out and you definitely have to work out to tone up, but so much of it is how you eat.”
For guidance, Kim worked with nutritionist Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc., vice president of nutrition communication and education at Atkins Nutritionals. She ate five to six times each day, focusing on plenty of healthy fats and protein as well as some high-fiber carbohydrates.
A sample breakfast features two eggs with cheese and spinach, with a morning snack of Greek yogurt with blueberries and slivered almonds. Kardashian typically munches on a salad with creamy dressing for lunch, with a second snack of hummus and vegetables to keep her going until her dinner of chicken breast, broccoli, and salad.
“The key to success is the carbohydrates are low enough that the body burns fat for fuel,” explained Heimowitz. “You’re eating five, six times a day, so you’re not hungry. You’re satisfied, you’re satiated, and you’re less tempted to cheat.”
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