Kim Kardashian credited the low-carb Atkins diet, exercise, and waist training for her 56-pound weight loss just six months after giving birth to daughter North, Celebrity Health Fitness reported.
Kim said she wore a waist trainer to bed every night to whittle down her waist. The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba credited wearing double corsets for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss.
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.”
Kardashian has credited the Atkins diet for her jaw-dropping 56-pound weight loss. Kim's weight loss plan was a low carb, high-fat diet known for producing rapid weight loss.
Low carb, high-fat diets such as the Atkins and ketogenic diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Kardashian's diet consisted of 1,800 to 2,200 calories and limited daily carb intake to less than 60 grams. Kim's daily menu combined proteins like fish, chicken and meat; healthy fats like olive oil, avocados and nuts; lots of fresh vegetables, and some low-glycemic fruits like berries.
In addition to accelerating weight loss, the low carb, high-fat Atkins and ketogenic diets have been touted for fighting depression and bipolar disorder, as Examiner has reported.
"Low-carb diets keep blood sugar levels stable and prevent food cravings, which helps with mental clarity and boosts mood," Atkins chief nutritionist Linda O'Byrne told Examiner.
The intake of natural fats, especially foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, is also increased, which are linked with improved mood and reduced risk of depression."
Dr. David Ludwig, a physician and nutrition professor at Harvard, agrees. By reducing carbs and eating more healthy fats, you can accelerate weight loss and enjoy consistent energy, said Dr. Ludwig, author of Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.
Kim Kardashian also exercises almost every single day, combining cardio workouts, strength-training and lots of squats. She is proud of the hard work she has put in, and slammed rumors that she got weight loss or other plastic surgery to slim down.