Kim Kardashian has set a weight loss goal of 40 pounds, and plans to use the low-carb, high-fat Atkins diet to slim down.
Kim signed up to be a brand ambassador for the Atkins diet and wants to lose 40 pounds on a plan that will limit her daily carb intake to 40 net grams.
“I’m so excited! I’m 30 pounds down today but 40 to go!” Kardashian tweeted. “I’m so focused. I will show u guys my workouts on my app & share my Atkins plan too! This is going to be soooo f*cking hard, but I can do it and I can’t wait to share it all with you!”
Kim will follow the Atkins 40 diet, which will limit her daily carb intake to 40 net grams (i.e., total carbs minus the fiber content).
Kardashian gained 60 pounds during her second pregnancy, and wants to reach a goal weight of about 120 pounds. The 5-foot-2 Kim weighed 190 pounds when she gave birth to son Saint West in December 2015, and has since lost 30 pounds.
This isn’t the first time Kim is using the low-carb, high-fat Atkins diet to slim down. In 2014, Kardashian lost 56 pounds in six months by following the Atkins diet and limiting her daily carb intake to less than 60 net grams.
Low-carb, high-fat diets like the Atkins and ketogenic diets promote rapid weight loss by inducing 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 helps with mental clarity and boosts mood, added Colette Heimowitz, author of The New Atkins Made Easy.
In addition to Atkins, Kim also exercised intensely several days a week and wore a waist trainer most of the day to shrink her uterus and narrow her waist and hips.
Waist-training, or the “Corset Diet,” is a weight loss trend some women use to slim down their tummies, as Celebrity Health & Fitness has reported.
“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.
Kim also said she has been taking placenta pills to prevent postpartum depression and aid weight loss. Meanwhile, sister Kourtney Kardashian is hotter than ever after losing 45 pounds since giving birth to her third child.