Kim Kardashian has been taking to Twitter lately to reveal the results of her post baby weight loss efforts. The reality mega star has shocked her millions of followers with a stunning 42 kg weight loss. But she’s not stopping there. She’s got her sights on dropping a further 29kg to reclaim her pre pregnancy body.
Kim recently revealed how she finds the inspiration to stay motivated to get down to her previous weight. A year after giving birth to her first chid, North, she had some photos taken in Thailand in which she had managed to reclaim her former voluptuous body . . .
I was pretty proud of myself. I had gotten into really good shape, I had lost some weight, I think I lost all my weight at this point.
I was in Thailand, in my hotel room, and North was sleeping in the bed, and it was night time and I couldn’t fall asleep, so I just wanted to take some pictures, some selfies, to remember how I felt when I felt just like, ‘Okay I did it, I accomplished it. I am in really good shape and I did it, I lost all that weight.
So I look back now at photos like this that kind of inspire me and I remember, ‘Okay I did it then, I can do it now.’ And, you know, I have to be patient, this was a year after I had North I think.
You know, it’s still motivating to me when you think you’re so far off from your goal. It just kind of shows you, you can do it, it will just take time, stay focused, and don’t let anything get you off track.
The Low Carb Way to Fat Loss
Kim has been an advocate of the Atkins Low Carb diet for a number of years. Eating the low carb way has enabled her to use food as a source of fuel and nutrition for her body. It has been the key to her successful weight loss after her first pregnancy, as well as her latest one. So, why is the Keeping up With the Kardashians so in love with the Atkins diet?
The Atkins diet is designed to speed the metabolism and enhance fat loss by eating foods that are high in protein while simultaneously limiting the intake of high carbohydrate foods, which raise the body’s blood sugar levels. The basis of the diet is the state of ketosis. Ketosis occurs when the body’s carbohydrate intake is measurably reduced and the body needs to turn to it’s secondary energy reserve in order to fuel the body. That secondary reserve is stored fat.
Kim has been on the diet long enough to know that it works. It is her secret fat loss weapon. Her fat loss strategy is focused around these key Atkins guidelines . . .
- Focus on Net Carbs: Rather than counting total carbs, you only take into account those that impact your blood sugar level – in other words fibrous carbs are not included in your carbs restriction program.
- Eat adequate protein: Protein not only builds and maintains all of the cells in your body, it also helps keep you full and keeps your blood sugar and insulin levels in balance.
- Understand the power of fat: Fat is what flavors our food, making it tasty and enjoyable. The increase of monounsaturated fats is encouraged. Polyunsaturated fat intake should be low but saturated fats ok. Essential fatty acids, especially those high in Omega-3, are encouraged.
- Get adequate fiber in food: Fiber helps to regulate blood so it also helps to fill the stomach, moderating hunger.
- Avoid added sugar and refined carbs: Empty carbs should have no place in an Atkins dieters nutritional program.
Kim’s Gym Workout Revealed
Kim posts enough selfies for the whole world to know that she makes regular trips to the gym. What she’s been doing there have obviously been working for her. So, what does her workout look like?
Kim works under the trained eye of celebrity trainer Gunner Petersen. He’s been helping Kim get her pre-baby body back since she gave birth to North and the two have developed a synergy that translates into great workouts.
Gunner has Kim working with weights three days per week. He loves to focus on dumbbells to provide unilateral body training while activating all of the stabilizer muscle groups in the body. Here’s a sample of Kim’s weight routine . . .
Side Lunges with Weights – 3 sets of 12 reps on each leg
Stability Ball Hip Raises – 3 sets of 15 reps
Shoulder Press with Ab Rotation – 3 sets of 12 reps
Bicycle Crunch – 3 sets of 25 reps
Barbell Squats – 3 sets of 15 reps
Dumbbell Bench Press – 3 sets of 15 reps
Kim would progress through this workout at a relatively fast rate, giving herself just a minute’s recuperation between sets. This would keep her pulse rate elevated, burning more calories and elevating her metabolism.
On days when she wasn’t visiting the gym, Kim would make use of the treadmill that she keeps in her private training studio. She would start with 20 minutes of fast paced walking. Then she’d switch to a high intensity routine that involved a full sixty seconds of fast paced running followed by two minutes at a medium walking pace. This cycle would be repeated until she’d been on the treadmill for a full 45 minutes. By the end of it she’d be drenched in sweat having churned through mega calories.
The Fly On the Wall Version (Coming Soon)
Want to find out more about Kim’s amazing weight loss transformation? Well, you’re in luck. The 12th season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians is on the way. And what will the focus be? The reality star recently shared this . . .
I feel like it’s still a process of me losing weight and feeling really comfortable, but I’ve showed kind of everything up until practically my delivery so why not show the whole process of me losing weight and getting back into feeling a little bit more like myself.
Get ready for the warts and all version of Kim’s weight loss – coming soon to a TV screen near you.