Kourtney Kardashian is enjoying a healthy and happy third pregnancy, thanks to her longtime organic diet and an active lifestyle that includes walking and yoga.
Kardashian did prenatal yoga during her second pregnancy and shortly afterward to reduce stress and calm her mind.
“I strongly recommend doing some prenatal yoga at the end of pregnancy when preparing to bring new life into your home,” Kardashian wrote on her blog. “It helped me focus on eating right and getting my head in the right space. I also started doing some yoga after giving birth as well to help heal my body.”
Kourtney lost 44 pounds after each of her pregnancies (in 2009 and 2012) by following a portion-controlled organic diet and running, walking and doing 90-minute dance-focused workouts.
Kardashian, a longtime fitness fanatic who makes her own organic baby food, said not overeating is her biggest weight loss secret. It’s a philosophy she follows during pregnancy. “I don’t count calories,” she said. “I just try not to overeat and I keep portions down.”
Kourtney told Us her breakfast every morning is a protein shake with a banana, an apple, nonfat yogurt, milk, almonds, cinnamon and ice. For lunch she has fish or a salad with avocado and for dinner, she prefers pureed vegetable soup that contains butternut squash, tomato and zucchini.
Kim’s Weight Loss Fueled By Ketogenic-Style Atkins Diet
Kourtney’s sister, Kim, is fitter than ever after losing 56 pounds on a low-carb, ketogenic-style Atkins diet that limited her daily carb intake to less than 60 grams. The 5-foot-3 Kim revealed on a recent episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” that she now weighs 125 pounds — five pounds less than her pre-baby weight.
The ketogenic diet accelerates weight loss by forcing your body to burn fat for fuel, said Dr. Eric Westman, author of Keto Clarity.
Other celebrities who have lost dramatic amounts of weight on low carb diets include Megan Fox, who lost all her baby weight on a low-carb Paleo-style diet. A recent study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates the Paleo diet is twice as effective as other diets for promoting weight loss and reducing belly fat.
“Clinical trials have shown the Paleo diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance,” said professor Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and The Paleo Diet Cookbook.
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