It seems as if even Barbie Doll would have a hard time maintaining her self-image and self-confidence in the body-obsessed household of the Kardashian sisters. Regardless of marriages, divorces, babies, sex tapes, scandals and yes, even fame and fortune, the Kardashian crew appears to devote most of their time to two pursuits: Shopping and slenderizing. And while Kim Kardashian has been monopolizing the media with her mania for the Atkins diet (click here for details), Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are keeping up with Kim.
Khloe is rocking a revenge body, having slimmed down since the troubles with her marriage began by using exercise rather than diet. Result: She can literally have her cake and lose weight too. Perez Hilton has dubbed her a "lean, mean exercising machine," and Khloe declares, ""I've been on a workout kick and even if it's not necessarily to lose weight, I just think what it does for my mind, it makes me feel like I've released so much stress. And I do think that makes me then feel like I'm ready to take on the world today."
As for diet, Khloe admits that she loves food. However, she says that she "won't deprive myself because I used to be on diets and I'd never last and so I just try to be more aware of what I'm eating and just in moderation. I would rather work out four hours and eat a piece of cake. That's more worth it to me."
Meanwhile, Kourtney lost almost 50 pounds in six months, according to Hollywood Life. Her secrets:
- Green tea
- Training with Tracy Anderson, author of "Tracy Anderson's 30-Day Method: The Weight-Loss Kick-Start that Makes Perfection Possible" (click for details)
- Portion control
"“I don’t count calories. I just try not to overeat and I keep portions down. My breakfast every day is a protein shake with a banana, an apple, nonfat yogurt, milk, almonds, cinnamon and ice with a scoop of vanilla QuickTrim. For lunch I’ll have a piece of fish or a salad with avocado. And then for dinner I’ll make fresh soup in my blender, like butternut squash or tomato and zucchini," says Kourtney.