Khloé Kardashian is back on social media after taking a break to care for husband Lamar Odom. As Lamar’s health continues to improve, Khloe posted a workout video showing off her 35-pound weight loss.
In the clip, Khloe’s trainer, Gunnar Peterson, discussed the importance of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for accelerating weight loss.
Gunnar said short bursts of high-intensity exercise can enhance fat-burning and torch calories.
Studies show that women who did 20 minutes of HIIT three times a week burned more belly fat than women who exercised at a moderate pace for 40 minutes three times a week, said Sean Bartram, author of High-Intensity Interval Training for Women.
Khloe said waist training and a dairy-free diet also fueled her 35-pound weight loss, Examiner reported.
Khloe, who used to be embarrassed by her flabby arms, said exercise boosted her body image and toned her muscles.
“I work out to look a certain way and feel a certain way but I do it for myself,” Kardashian wrote on Instagram. “I did it on MY terms. It’s for my self esteem and I feel so confident and proud of my achievements right now.”
Khloe’s consistency is unmatched, said her trainer. “She never cancels,” said Gunnar. “Khloé gives as much to the gym as the gym gives to her. She’s in love with fitness.”
Khloe said her 35-pound weight loss was sweet revenge against fat-shamers who have criticized her body and weight over the years.
“It’s for all my critics who called me ‘the fat one’ for my entire existence,” said Kardashian.
Khloe, who has been called “Sasquatch,” “Bigfoot” and “ugly sister,” said working out regularly became a habit after she kept it up for three months.
While Khloe loves the weight loss she has experienced, she says exercise relieves her anxiety and depression. Kardashian added that she exercises a lot because she loves to eat.
“I’m a foodie,” said Khloe. “If I could control what I eat, I would have the best body ever, but because I have no self-control I have to work harder. I would rather work out harder and eat what I want, in moderation.”
In addition to rigorous workouts, Kardashian claims corset waist training has helped her get flat abs.
Khloe and her sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian also do corset waist training to flatten their abs and slim down their waistline, as Celebrity Health & Fitness previously reported.
Waist training (or the Corset Diet), is a weight loss trend some women use to winnow down their midsection.
“This is a remarkable way to train your waist to be smaller,” said plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Sinclair, who claims some of his patients have lost up to six inches.
Khloe’s sister Kim said she wore a waist trainer to bed every night to make her waist smaller ahead of her May 2014 wedding to Kanye West.
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic weight loss after each of her two pregnancies.
Similarly, Brooke Burke Charvet said wearing a corset was responsible for her stunning post-baby weight loss after each of her four pregnancies.
“Wrapping your post-partum belly is a concept that has been around for centuries,” said Burke Charvet, who has her own line of belly wraps called Baboosh.
Brooke added: “It works as a compression garment. It helps the swelling of the uterus go back down to its original size and it supports all that baggy baby skin. It is a great, great way to get back in shape.”