Many of us indulged over the holidays - and Kim Kardashian admits that she's among them. Kim ate too much during celebrations, but now she's back on her diet, she told a fan on Mobio INsider on Jan. 7.
Kim's confession came in response to a fan's compliment that she looked great. The fan asked how she did it.
"I did the Atkins diet, and I really stuck with it," she responded. "I am starting again this week, since I ate a lot over the holidays."
Kim has been on the low-carb, high fat, high protein ketogenic diet Atkins plan since giving birth to baby North in June, reported TVNZ on Jan. 7.
She admits that she gained too many pregnancy pounds from giving into her cravings, which she described as "mostly cheese, chili cheese fries, everything with cheese."
What did the trick when it comes to slimming down?
"No carbs, work out, dedication," says Kim.
But despite all that, she still loves her beloved dessert delight: Krispy Kreme doughnuts (which on her low-carb Atkins diet should be spelled do-nots).
Kim now says that her pregnancy was made more difficult by the condition preeclampsia. It caused swelling, which caused even more self-consciousness about her appearance.
"When I was pregnant it was hard. My face shape changed, my body changed and nothing in the tabloids were going to be nice. It was a negative time," she said.
Now, however, Kim is a proud, happy mom, reports People magazine, and delighted with having lost more than 50 pounds.
So does that mean that you should try the Atkins diet? Not according to U.S. News & World Report's panel of weight loss and nutrition experts, who rated the Atkins diet at the bottom of their list on Jan. 7.
"Many of our experts found the popular low-carb Atkins diet leaves much to be desired, at least as an all-purpose diet," said U.S. News & World Report.
In particular, they expressed concern about its negative marks in terms of "long-term weight loss, nutrition, safety and heart health." Get the full details on their views and exclusive insights from their health editor by clicking here.