For all of us who view going on holiday as an excuse to go off our diets, Sharon Osbourne and Kim Kardashian both are demonstrating weight loss willpower when it comes to their high fat low carb (LCHF) ketogenic diets. A spokeswoman for Atkins, Sharon wrote a blog about her trip to Abu Dhabi and her stick-with-it diet success there. And Kim is staying on her Atkins plan even on her honeymoon, reported Handbag.com on Friday.
Together the two women have lost more than 85 pounds on their low carb diets. Kim shed 56 pounds, while Sharon lost about 30 by following the Atkins weight loss plan.
Kim has been tweeting her success with the low carb diet and posting photos on Instagram of her flat belly. Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition at the Atkins Diet, told E News that the new mom shed her baby weight quickly by using the ketogenic approach to shift her body into fat-burning mode.
Author of "The New Atkins Made Easy: A Faster, Simpler Way to Shed Weight and Feel Great -- Starting Today," Colette offered these tips: ""Keep your hunger in check by eating three regular-size meals (and your choice of two snacks) every day. Some people do better with four or five smaller meals each day."
In addition to the Atkins diet, Kim has been working out with Tracy Anderson. Tracy, creator of "Tracy Anderson: Precision Toning," is known for her success in helping stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow get their pre-baby bodies back fast. Tracy told Newsday that her goal for Kim is to "make her healthy and as in proportion as she should naturally be."
As for Sharon Osbourne, a recent visit overseas proved to be no problem with regard to maintaining her 30-pound weight loss, she wrote in a blog entitled "Atkins in Abu Dhabi." Sharon noted, "It is flexible enough to stick to anywhere you go, from grandma’s house to Abu Dhabi."
Because she's in maintenance, Sharon has expanded her diet to include foods such as berries and low-carb bread. The jump-start phase one of the low-carb program, however, consists primarily of protein (from fish to poultry to eggs to meat), fats, oils and measured amounts of cheese and vegetables.
In addition, Sharon uses the Atkins bars. "Toss an Atkins bar in your bag or keep a few in the car so you don’t go without eating if you haven’t got time to stop for lunch," she advised in a recent blog.
As for her favorite sweet treat? "They have these little chocolate candies that are absolutely fabulous," she exalted, referring to Atkins Chocolate Candies.