Just like Miranda Lambert, Kim Kardashian is responding indignantly to reports that she had plastic surgery to help her lose more than 50 pounds. She's particularly outraged because she wants her weight loss success to motivate others, reported E! News on Jan. 10.
The diet debate began when Kim participated in an informal Twitter chat with fans.
"Why is it so hard to believe she works out hard for her body? Let her be skinny in peace!You look great!" tweeted one fan.
Kim appreciated the defense and compliment so much that she responded immediately.
"Preach! LOL thank you," she tweeted back on Jan. 10.
"It sucks when people make up surgery or photoshop lies when I am so disciplined & work so hard! Just trying to motivate others & show anyone struggling with weight they can totally achieve whatever they want if they are dedicated!" she added.
Kim has previously emphasized that she worked hard both in terms of exercise and cutting carbohydrates on her Atkins diet.
"I worked so hard to train myself to eat right & healthy, I worked out so hard & this was such a challenge for me but I did it!!! I'm so proud of my accomplishment & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports!" she asserted.
"Say what u want about me but I work hard & am the most disciplined person u will ever meet!"
So what's she doing that involves such hard work? Kim is attending both Barry's Bootcamp for workouts and Pilates Plus for toning, according to E News. One class burns up to 500 calories.
As for her weight loss plan specifics, the Atkins program is a low carb, high fat ketogenic diet.
"What distinguishes the Atkins diet is the absence of a lot of carbohydrates, so that leaves out a lot of choices. You can make bad choice and good choices, but there's nothing dangerous about the Atkins diet. There really isn't a downside to it," said nutritionist Jonny Bowden, author of "Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss" (click for details).
"Low-carb eating is the healthiest way to go and I completely support that," said Jonny.
However, he emphasizes that to succeed on a plan like Atkins, "you have to really change your relationship with food. I haven't in 20 years of practice seen any real negative effects on someone that follows a low-carb diet regularly using good foods and a smart approach."
Learn all about the changes to the Atkins plan to incorporate more fiber by clicking here.