After successfully losing an estimated 25 post-pregnancy pounds, Kim Kardashian recently revealed the secrets to her slim-down success: Low-carb, high protein Atkins, reported E! News on October 14. But what does it involve, and how safe is it? Diet expert Jonny Bowden answered those questions in an E! News interview.
"What distinguishes the Atkins diet is the absence of a lot of carbohydrates, so that leaves out a lot of choices. You can make bad choice and good choices, but there's nothing dangerous about the Atkins diet. There really isn't a downside to it," declared Bowden, author of "Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss" (click for details).
He emphasizes that the high-protein, low-carb foods featured on the Atkins diet are healthy and satisfying, leading to long-term weight loss.
"Low-carb eating is the healthiest way to go and I completely support that, but you have to really change your relationship with food," he adds. "I haven't in 20 years of practice seen any real negative effects on someone that follows a low-carb diet regularly using good foods and a smart approach."
Kim's not the only celebrity touting her slim-down success with the Atkins diet. Sharon Osbourne appeared on "The Doctors" talk show on October 14 to discuss how she lost 23 pounds in six weeks with the plan: Get the skinny by clicking here.
In addition to dieting, Kim is attending boot-camp style fitness classes. Joining her on an adjoining treadmill: Kanye West. Learn more by clicking here.