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Kim Kardashian rips Photoshop rumors: My weight loss was due to low-carb diet

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Kim Kardashian slammed rumors that she had Photoshopped her Instagram photos to look thinner and bustier.

"It sucks when people make up surgery or Photoshop lies when I am so disciplined and work so hard!" Kardashian tweeted Jan. 10.

"Trying to motivate others and show anyone struggling with weight they can totally achieve whatever they want if they are dedicated!"

Kardashian lost 50 pounds just six months after giving birth to daughter North by following the low-carb Atkins diet and working out several days a week combining cardio exercise with light weight-training.

Kim said she has gone back on the Atkins diet after indulging over the Christmas break. "I am starting [Atkins] again this week, since I ate a lot over the holidays," she said.

The Photoshop controversy erupted after Kim posted two Instagram selfies while wearing an exercise bra and black tights. In the snapshots, a voluptuous Kardashian sports a tiny waist, an ample bosom and her trademark curvy glutes.

Fans immediately accused her of editing the images to make her waist smaller and her breasts bigger. Several photo experts told Radar that Kardashian's selfies were definitely edited.

“I’d have to say these photos were manipulated,” said photo production expert Devon Talbert. "There are so many photo phone apps that you’re only a few swipes and pinch away from the perfect body!”

Another photographer, Peeje T., agreed. “In the first pic, which I’ll call the Booty Pic, you can definitely see a gap at the same level as Kim’s chest," he said. "This would be caused by using a tool to expand her breasts.

"In the second pic, which I’ll call the Stomach Pic, you will notice the door curves out at Kim’s midsection [as if she had pulled in her waistline]."

Meanwhile, Kim vehemently maintains that her body is the result of a strict diet and grueling workouts. Last month, she slammed rumors that she lost weight by getting $80,000 in plastic surgery and liposuction treatments.

Kardashian said she was frustrated that people continue to believe that her body is not 100 percent natural and the result of hard work.

"I work out so hard and this was such a challenge for me but I did it," she said. "I'm so proud of my accomplishment and no one will take this away from me with fake reports!"

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