After months of ridicule for her too-tight clothing during her pregnancy and excess weight gain, Kim Kardashian happily showed off her 50-pound weight loss to Jay Leno, reported Extra TV on October 31.
Kim dished with Jay about how she felt when she was teased about her pregnant tummy and faced with gossip magazine headlines showcasing her weight gain.
“It really hurt my soul,” Kim told Jay. “It changed how I am in public."
Milestone in her mommy makeover: Kim's famous sexy selfie Instagram of her backside, which received 400,000 "likes" in just five hours.
Kim told Jay that her bathing suit selfie was like showing her "middle finger" to those who indulged in hating and fat-shaming, reported the New York Daily News on October 31.
"I'm very happy right now," she said. "I can't complain."
However, since going through that ordeal, Kim feels that she's become more secluded and "tried to live a more of a private life."
Although she denied reports that she had been hiding so that she could privately shed the baby weight without scrutiny, Kim admitted that she did need a break from it all. But now that she's restored her pre-baby body, Kim is proudly dishing on her weight loss success.
To lose those 50 pounds, Kim credits both diet and fitness.
“I've actually been doing the Atkins diet & luv it,” she tweeted in response to a fan's question.
And it's not the first time that she's been on the diet. Kim told Extra TV that it worked for her in college and she knew it would succeed for her again.
The low-carb, high protein diet involves eating "lots of lean proteins, healthy fats like nuts and avocado, carbs, fruits, veggies and cheese," said an Atkins representative. You can learn more by reading "New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great" (click for details).
For fitness, Kim has been working out at Barry's Bootcamp and Pilates Plus, according to E! News. And for those who think that Pilates doesn't burn very many calories, Kim's trainer at Pilates Plus wants to correct that assumption.
"Pilates Plus is a fusion of pilates, weight training and circuit training and it's done to muscle failure with very little transition to keep your heart rate up," Kristi Vacanti told E News.