Kardashian made the announcement on Twitter, writing, “I have such a sweet tooth but I know I have to … make some changes.”
She then asked her Twitter followers about Fed Up, the documentary where weight loss experts blame our current obesity epidemic on our high sugar, high carb diet.
Kim is in the best shape of her life after losing 80 pounds just 7 months after giving birth by following a low carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Colette Heimowitz, vice president of Atkins Nutritionals, told me low-carb diets aid weight loss because reducing carbs and eating more healthy fats suppress appetite. “Low-carb, high fat diets curb hunger better than low-fat diets because fat keeps you feeling full,” explained Heimowitz, author of The New Atkins Made Easy.
While Kardashian’s star status has raised the popularity of the Atkins and ketogenic diets for weight loss, research indicates these LCHF diets have many different health applications, including combating depression and bipolar disorder.
Dr. Jeff Volek, author of New Atkins for a New You, has followed the ketogenic diet for the past 20 years. While he doesn’t have a weight problem, he agrees the LCHF Atkins and ketogenic diets accelerate weight loss, improve mood and prevent diabetes, Alzheimer’s and 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.”
The ketogenic diet has been around for decades, but has only recently begun to find mainstream acceptance as a way to accelerate weight loss and prevent disease.
The ketogenic diet has proven more effective than drugs at controlling epilepsy-induced seizures and has been shown to reverse type 2 diabetes, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.