I was checking out my snapchat and saw a media outlet share Kim Kardashian‘s secret to dropping 70 pounds. It wasn’t surgery but diet and exercise.
She later shared those same tips with PEOPLE more recently. Essentially, the reality TV star did it through adopting the Atkins40 diet which requires consuming a balanced diet of about 1,800 calories a day and limiting carbs.
“I think dieting is so important to weight loss, whereas, I didn’t really ever think that before,” the business mogul said. “I thought, ‘Oh, I can work out, I can just eat whatever I want.’ But you have to work out all the time.”
“[I] eat a lot of fish and turkey,” Kim said about her new diet. “It’s a full modified thing. I worked with [Atkins] in them sending me their snack stuff. And there would be this trail mix with M&M chocolates with peanuts, so there was stuff that makes it [so] you feel like you can live. And [you’re] not like super restricted to anything.”
She did lapse a bit after losing the initial 55 pounds.
“I started going to Disneyland and taking my kids and eating Churros and all that really crappy stuff that I love, but then you feel so s—– after you eat it, when you’ve been doing so good,” she opened up.
She said she hits the gym at 6am before her children get up and has been inspired by baby sister Khloe.
“[Khloe] does these workouts with these sauna suits underneath,” Kim revealed. “And she’s just…I’ve never seen someone so focused. I saw her naked two days ago changing and I was [like], ‘Oh, my God. You are my body icon.’ She’s never been more on fire.”
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