Kim Kardashian is 8 months and has gained 52 pounds so far. At this rate, Kim is on track to gain even more weight than she did in her first pregnancy, when she piled on 56 pounds.
Kim made the weight gain admission on Twitter, where she revealed she’s still six weeks away from her due date.
“Ok I’m 52 pounds up today….and I still have 6 weeks to go!” Kardashian tweeted Nov. 10. “I got my work cut out for me!!!!”
Kardashian’s 52-pound weight gain puts her weight above 180 pounds, but there’s little doubt that Kim is already planning her post-baby weight loss.
During the past few months, Kim has wistfully posted numerous “skinny” pictures of herself both nude and in a bikini on Instagram, saying she misses her pre-baby body.
While Kardashian admits “hates” pregnancy weight gain, she’ll likely lose the weight fairly quickly just like she did after her first pregnancy.
Kim lost 56 pounds six months after giving birth to North by following a low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic-inspired Atkins diet that limited her daily carb intake to less than 60 grams, Examiner reported.
Kim said losing weight with Atkins was easier than on other diets, so it’s likely she’ll do Atkins again after she gives birth to her son in December.
The low-carb Atkins and ketogenic diets promote rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, said obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
Low-carb diets keep blood sugar levels stable and prevent food cravings, which promote mental clarity and boost mood, explained Dr. Westman, who also wrote New Atkins for a New You.
Kardashian also exercised rigorously 5-6 days a week and wore a waist trainer to bed every night. Kim continued to waist-train even after she lost all her baby weight, and her sisters Khloe and Kourtney also swear by waist-training.
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss.
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.
Similarly, Brooke Burke Charvet, creator of the Brooke Burke Body workout DVD, 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. “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.”