Baby bump begone. That's what Kim Kardashian vowed after giving birth to her daughter, when she realized that she had about 50 pounds to lose in order to restore her pre-baby body. Now Kim's proudly flaunting her newly sleek physique and sharing how she succeeded, reported E News on March 13.
While her sister Khloé doesn't believe in diets, Kim feels that they're necessary.
"I believe in diets or I will eat anything," Kim confessed
"When I really need to kick it up, then I'll do low carbs, like Atkins diet," she revealed.
And then I think it's just trying to stay consistent, changing the way you eat. Especially after having a baby, it's really hard. Your body totally changes. And I think you have to work out.
This wasn't Kim's first success using the low carb ketogenic Atkins diet, although she received special guidance for her post-pregnancy food plan.
"Kim had done Atkins once before with her father, so we gave her the information she needed to start,” Colette Heimowitz, vice president of nutrition at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., told Yahoo Shine recently.
“While I can’t speak directly to what Kim did, new mothers like her should begin at the less-restrictive phase 2, consuming no less than 1,800 to 2,000 calories per day," said Colette, author of "The New Atkins Made Easy: A Faster, Simpler Way to Shed Weight and Feel Great -- Starting Today!" (click for details) and "The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook: 200 Simple and Delicious Low-Carb Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less."
The high protein, high fat ketogenic Atkins diet includes carbohydrates in phase two in the form of high-fiber fruits and vegetables. Dieters focus, however, on protein such as fish and poultry and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts. Learn more about how the ketogenic diet works to boost fat-burning by clicking here.
Now Kim's lost so much weight that she can wear her younger sister's bikini, reported Fashion & Style magazine on March 13.
"Yep stole Kylie’s bikini...she’s not getting it back," posted Kim.
To maintain her weight loss, Kim is keeping her total intake of carbohydrates low. Although she's not as "hard core" with the low carb high fat Atkins diet as before, she feels that the plan "really trained me not to eat so many carbs. I used to eat so many carbs, and now I don’t."
Kim also enjoys Pilates and running, which she relies on to help her keep off the pounds as well.
“I mean, as you get older and your body changes, you just can’t eat the way you used to,” said Kim. "So I’m training myself and I work out. You know, I love Pilates, I love running. Now that we’re on the road, just any gym in any hotel, I just go for it."