Christie Brinkley said Kim Kardashian, who lost 56 pounds on a low-carb ketogenic-style diet, is an undisputed beauty icon.
Brinkley, 60, spent the Fourth of July weekend partying in the Hamptons with Kardashian, her mom Kris Jenner, actress Marlo Thomas, and Katie Couric.
Christie commemorated the event by posting a selfie on Instagram. “I think Kim is an undeniable icon of beauty,” Brinkley wrote in the caption. “And having met her last night for the first time, I can only say she was sweet as could be.”
Kardashian looks unbelievable after losing 56 pounds in six months on a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic-style Atkins diet that limited her daily carb intake to less than 60 grams, Examiner reported. The 5-foot-2 Kim now weighs 125 pounds — 5 pounds less than before she got pregnant.
In addition to her ketogenic diet, Kardashian works out almost every day, combining cardio workouts with strength-training and lots of squats. Kim isn’t the only celebrity who has lost weight on the ketogenic-style Atkins diet.
Sharon Osbourne has maintained her 30-pound weight loss for more than two years by following an Atkins diet plan that limited her daily carb intake to 25 grams, Linda O’Byrne, Atkins chief nutritionist, told me.
The 5-foot-2 Sharon, who once weighed 230 pounds, said Atkins is the only diet that has enabled her to easily maintain her weight loss.
In 1999, Osbourne lost over 100 pounds after undergoing lap-band surgery. She then regained 45 pounds after getting the band removed after the procedure left her weak and sick.
Sharon’s weight fluctuated for years until she adopted a high-fat, low-carb, moderate-protein eating plan. Osbourne, an Atkins rep, said the best part of her LCHF diet is being able to stay slim without deprivation.
Ketogenic Diet Fights Depression and Cancer
In addition to rapid weight loss, research indicates the ketogenic diet can fight depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Jeff Volek, a professor at the University of Connecticut, has followed a ketogenic diet for the past 20 years.
Volek told me it fuels fast weight loss, improves mood, and prevent diseases like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
“It was nothing short of an epiphany when I changed to a ketogenic diet 20 years ago,” said Dr. Volek, author of Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living. “I felt better, more satiated, and had more consistent energy.”
The ketogenic diet has recently begun to find mainstream acceptance as a way to fuel rapid weight weight loss and manage disease. The ketogenic diet has already proven more effective than drugs at controlling epileptic seizures, and has been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, said Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Neurologist Dr. David Perlmutter said the high-fat ketogenic diet can prevent ADHD and Alzheimer’s disease. “The brain thrives on a fat-rich, low-carbohydrate diet,” said Perlmutter, author of Grain Brain. “Carbs are devastating for the brain.”
The ketogenic diet has also been shown to manage metastatic cancer. Renowned cancer researcher Dr. Thomas Seyfried of Boston College told me the ketogenic diet can replace chemotherapy for almost all cancers.
Dr. Seyfried’s years of research indicate that cancer is a metabolic — not a genetic — disease. And the best way to treat a metabolic disorder is through diet, he said.
“The ketogenic diet may one day replace the standard of care for most cancers,” he said. “To those who doubt me, I say: ‘Prove me wrong.'”