Kim Kardashian has lost 50 pounds in four months by following the low-carb Atkins diet, which features lots of lean proteins and fats and plenty of vegetables.
Atkins reps who work directly with Kardashian say the brunette beauty is extremely motivated about her weight-loss goals and can't wait to regain her pre-baby body. She's so proud of her progress she posted her first post-baby body photo.
"Part of her motivation [was] to show people she's capable of getting back to where she was [weight-wise]," Atkins VP Colette Heimowitz told the LA Times. "She wanted to show the world she can do it. That was her motivation."
Kim, 33, has been following a nutrient-dense diet consisting of 1,800 to 2,200 calories a day, and has been limiting her daily carb intake to 50 to 60 net grams (i.e., grams of carbs minus grams of fiber).
Kardashian's daily menu looks like this:
Breakfast: Omelette or Greek yogurt with berries and slivered almonds.
Snacks: One to two ounces of nuts or a guacamole dip with fresh veggies.
Lunch & dinner: A serving of fish, poultry, eggs, or lean red meat with lots of fiber-rich vegetables prepared with olive oil.
Kardashian, who was mercilessly fat-shamed for gaining over 60 pounds while pregnant, has been losing one to two pounds a week since giving birth to daughter North West in June 2013.
"Our goal was to pace her weight loss," said Heimowitz. "[Kim] has lost a lot of inches and she's able to work out. The scale weight isn't generally what we focus on. That's when people get discouraged. [Atkins is] a lifestyle. Her body will take her where she wants to be."
For exercise, Kardashian has been doing Pilates, boot-camp workouts, cardio sessions on the treadmill, and strength-training.
She said she wants to celebrate her baby-weight loss with a nude photo spread at some point. The curvy 5-foot-2 Kim previously said she pictures herself in a bikini to motivate herself to work out and diet.