Kim Kardashian has an enviable bikini body but wants a smaller butt and hips after losing 56 pounds on a low-carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet.
Kardashian made the revelations in a series of tweets Aug. 5, where she lamented that her body had changed after she gave birth (in June 2013) and her hips and butt are now “huge.”
“My hips & butt are huge now!” Kim whined on Twitter. “They were big to begin with!”
To slim down, Kardashian has launched a super-strict low-carb diet to lose 15 to 20 pounds.
“Can’t seem to shake this last 15 to 20 pounds of baby weight,” said Kim. “No more excuses. my baby is 1 year old! I’m not gonna call it baby weight because that’s an excuse. I just gained weight and that’s it. Why is it so much harder to lose after baby though!!”
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 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.
Focusing on healthy fats and limiting carbs promotes rapid weight loss by inducing the body to burn body fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Dr. Westman, director of the Duke University Obesity Clinic, has helped hundreds of morbidly obese people lose thousands of pounds on the LCHF ketogenic and Atkins diets. He said eating more unprocessed fat can enhance weight loss and improve health across the board.
“I tell my patients not to fear the fat,” said Dr. Westman, author of New Atkins for a New You. “Eat lots of fat. Fat makes you feel full. There’s no problem with fat.”
Dietitian Dr. Jeff Volek, a professor at the University of Connecticut, has followed a ketogenic diet for the past 20 years. He agrees it fuels rapid weight loss, improves mood, prevents diabetes and Alzheimer’s and starves cancer.
“It was nothing short of an epiphany when I changed to a ketogenic diet 20 years ago,” Dr. Volek, author of the Art and Science of Low-Carbohydrate Living, told me. “I felt better, more satiated, and had more consistent energy.”