Kim Kardashian suffered under the scrutiny of the media spotlight when she initially had problems achieving her post-pregnancy weight loss goals. But now that she's lost more than 55 pounds on the high fat low carb Atkins diet, she proudly posed nude for British GQ magazine, which named her Woman of the Year, reported ET News on Sept. 3.
Although Kim dared to bare her derriere, she carefully posed her hands to shield her chest. And she wasn't completely nude. Kim did don stilettos to protect her feet from intrusive eyes. Perhaps she felt that additional accessory made her photos more tasteful.
Now that she's lost her post-baby weight, Kim announced her new plan. She's contemplating having a second child, reported E Online on Sept. 2.
But a source said that Kim isn't stressed about that goal. She is more focused on her diet and fitness plan. However, Kim "thinks having a boy for Kanye would be so cute. She also has always wanted kids close to each other in age."
Kim's diet and fitness plan requires dedication. "She is eating super-healthy and low-carb to get back in shape," revealed the source. "She is walking, jogging, using weights and spinning. She also uses Kanye's trainer, who was with them on tour."
Is Kim done losing weight? No, said the insider. She wants "to get into some jeans she has that she wore at her skinniest. She keeps them as her motivation."
Her low carb diet follows the Atkins high fat ketogenic weight loss plan. Although many consumers view it as a high protein diet with unlimited amounts of foods such as bacon, Atkins chief nutritionist Linda O'Byrne said in an exclusive interview that the diet involves moderate amounts of healthy proteins such as chicken, turkey and fish.
"It's a common misconception that Atkins is a high protein diet and this is not the case. Atkins is low carb, high fat and moderate protein, usually around 115g to 175g of protein-rich foods, such as chicken, fish, red meat or tofu, per meal," said Linda. The induction phase restricts carbohydrates to shift the body into nutritional ketosis.
During that initial phase, "the carb recommendation would be up to 20g per day, with 12-15g coming from vegetables, which adds up to more than the regular five a day. The ratio would be around 5% carbs, 25% protein and 70% good fat, which keeps followers full and satisfied. However, this really depends on the individual and can be adjusted while still remaining in ketosis. Typically, most people will go into ketosis with a daily carb intake of around 20g," she explained."