Kim Kardashian showed off her tiny waist while skiing with childhood pals and husband Kanye West at Deer Valley in Park City, Utah on Sunday, Jan. 18.
In typical Kardashian fashion, Kim posted several sizzling Instagram photos, where she modeled her fur bikini (which she called a “furkini”) in the snow.
A week before her ski trip, Kim showcased her tiny waist, saying she was doing corset waist training to flatten her belly. Waist training involves wearing a corset for extended periods of time to make it smaller.
Kim did waist training in the weeks leading up to her May 2014 wedding to regain her signature hourglass figure, Examiner reported.
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.
In addition to waist training, Kim has credited rigorous workouts and the low carb ketogenic-style Atkins diet for her 56-pound weight loss just six months after giving birth to daughter North.
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 exercises almost every single 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.