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Kim Kardashian vows to lose 20 more pounds after 56-pound ketogenic weight loss

Kim Kardashian credits a low-carb ketogenic Atkins diet for 56-pound weight loss
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Kim Kardashian wants to lose an additional 20 pounds following her stunning 56-pound post-baby weight loss.

Kardashian made the remarks in the caption of an Instagram photo she posted Aug. 1, where she wrote, "Ughhh, I am 20 lbs lighter here! This was just five years ago! Ok, I'm going back on my grind. I gotta get back here!"

In the "throwback" photo, Kim looks super-slim in a form-fitting black dress. It's unclear whether Kim is serious, since she recently revealed on an episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" that she weighs 125 pounds — five pounds less than her pre-pregnancy weight.

Kardashian has also proudly posted lots of bikini selfies (see left) and other snapshots that clearly show she's in great shape. The road back to her sizzling pre-baby body has been hard but worth the effort.

Kardashian lost 56 pounds just six months after giving birth (in June 2013) by following a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic-style Atkins diet that limited her daily carb intake to less than 60 grams.

Kim said she also worked out almost every day, combining strength-training, lots of squats and cardio exercise on the treadmill and elliptical trainer.

Ketogenic Diet Aids Weight Loss and Cancer

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic and Atkins diets are known for producing rapid weight loss because they force your body to burn fat (instead of glucose) for fuel. The ketogenic and Atkins diets are extremely low in carbs, very high in fat, and moderate in protein.

Kim isn't the only celebrity who has lost weight on a ketogenic-inspired Atkins diet. Sharon Osbourne has maintained her 30-pound weight loss for more than two years by following a LCHF diet that limited her daily carb intake to 25 grams, Linda O’Byrne, Atkins chief nutritionist, told me an exclusive interview. Osbourne, an Atkins rep, said the best part of her diet is being able to stay slim without feeling deprived.

While Kardashian's star status has raised the popularity of the Atkins and ketogenic diets for weight loss, research indicates these LCHF diets have many different health applications, including reversing type 2 diabetes, preventing epileptic seizures, curbing Alzheimer's and managing metastatic cancer.

Dr. Thomas Seyfried of Boston College, told me the ketogenic diet beats chemotherapy for almost all cancers. Dr. Seyfried says the time has come for the medical community to publicly acknowledge the viability of the ketogenic diet as an inexpensive, non-toxic way to treat cancer.

"The standard of care has been an abysmal failure for cancer," said Seyfried. "The ketogenic diet may one day replace the standard of care for most cancers. To those who doubt me, I say: 'Prove me wrong.'"

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