Kim Kardashian has stepped up her low-carb diet and workout regimen to get in top shape for her upcoming May 24 wedding to Kanye West, People reported.
Kim, who lost 56 pounds just six months after giving birth to daughter North in June 2013, is continuing with her low-carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet and has been exercising rigorously, combining cardio exercise with body-sculpting calisthenics.
Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Spurred 56-Lb Weight Loss
Kardashian, who has already regained her stunning pre-baby bikini body, previously credited the Atkins diet for her 56-pound post-baby weight loss. Kim's diet was a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet known for producing rapid weight loss.
Her ketogenic meal plan consisted of 1,800 to 2,200 calories and limited daily carb intake to just 50 to 60 gram. Kardashian's daily menu combined proteins like fish, chicken and meat; healthy fats like olive oil, avocados and nuts; low-starch vegetables, and some low-glycemic fruits like berries.
Kardashian also exercises almost every day, combining rigorous cardio workouts with strength-training and lots of squats. She varies her workouts, taking spinning classes at SoulCycle and Barry's Boot Camp sessions.
"She alternates between different types of workouts for a better result," said a source. Kim is proud of the hard work she has put in, and slammed rumors that she got weight-loss or other plastic surgery.
Kim Is Wearing a Corset to Bed Every Night
Not surprisingly, Kardashian's dramatic slim-down has spawned a spate of diet and weight-loss rumors. Recently, reports surfaced that the buxom brunette beauty was wearing a tight corset to bed every night to make her waist even smaller.
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss. "Wearing a corset at night is extremely uncomfortable, but it has a proven track record of results, and with six weeks to go, Kim is up for anything," Shape reported.
Some weight loss experts claim wearing a corset draws in the muscles around the core and helps you sweat out toxins. Other experts say wearing corsets do more harm than good.
"The problem is that when you constrict your waist, your organs have to go somewhere," said gynecologist Dr. Sarah Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure. "Corsets push your lungs and liver up, and your intestines down. The result is a smaller waist, but organs are out of their natural placement in your body.”