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Kim Kardashian Wants Skinny Bikini Body Back: Her Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Secrets

kim kardashian throwback bikini weight loss ketogenicKim Kardashian looked super-skinny in a throwback bikini photo she posted on Instagram Feb. 5.

In the photo (center), Kim sports a tiny sequined bikini that accentuated her slender waist.

During the past few months, Kardashian has openly lamented on Twitter and Instagram that she wants to lose at about 15 pounds after having gained some weight recently.

Last year, Kim credited a low-carb ketogenic Atkins diet for her 56-pound weight loss just six months after giving birth. Kardashian said her weight loss secrets also included corset waist training, Examiner reported.

Waist training involves wearing a corset for extended periods of time to make it smaller. Kim said she did waist training in the weeks leading up to her May 2014 wedding to regain her signature hourglass figure.

While it may sound odd, waist-training, or the “Corset Diet,” is a weight loss trend some women use to slim down their midsection. The Corset Diet can help women lose up to six inches from their waists, said Vanna B, author of Waist Training 101.

Actress Jessica Alba credited wearing double corsets for her dramatic post-baby weight loss. Similarly, Brooke Burke Charvet said wearing a corset fueled her weight loss after each of her four pregnancies.

Kim Kardashian does corset "waist training" to slenderize her tummy.

Kim Kardashian does corset “waist training” to slenderize her tummy.

In addition to waist training, Kim has credited rigorous workouts and a low carb ketogenic style Atkins diet for her 56-pound post-baby weight loss.

Focusing on healthy fats and going low-carb promotes rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.

Kardashian’s ketogenic Atkins diet consisted of 1,800 to 2,200 calories and limited daily carb intake to less than 60 grams. Kim’s daily menu combined proteins such as fish, chicken and meat and healthy fats like olive oil, avocados and nuts.

Low-carb diets keep blood sugar levels stable and prevent food cravings, which helps with mental clarity and boosts mood, said Colette Heimowitz, author of The New Atkins Made Easy.

Dietitian Dr. Jeff Volek, a professor at Ohio State University, agrees. “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.”

Kardashian also exercised almost every day, combining rigorous cardio workouts with strength-training and lots of squats. Kim is proud of the hard work she has put in, and slammed rumors that she got weight loss or other plastic surgery to slim down.

Related: Woman credits ketogenic Paleo diet for 88-pound weight loss without exercise