Kim Kardashian is not happy about her post baby weight and has been quite open about the fact that she wants to make a change. On August 5, the 33-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star broke down on social media about the dislike for her body—and revealed that she wanted to lose 15-20 pounds.
off to an intense workout. Can’t seem to shake this last 15-20 lbs of baby weight. no more excuses. my baby is 1 years old! UGH
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 5, 2014
Well, OK! magazine spoke with two experts that share tips on how Kim can work on losing 20 pounds in 30 days.
Joey Gonzalez, celebrity trainer and partner at Barry’s Bootcamp, who has worked with Kim for over six years suggests these tips:
1. “I like my clients to be doing 30-45 minutes of cardiovascular 4-5 times a week,” Joey says.
2. “On the strength training side, a very similar type of schedule, I would bring in at least 4-5 times a week,” he says.
3. “I encourage [her] to resist white flour, wheat, anything artificial at all,” he says.
4. “Also [resist] soy and dairy,” he says. “Dairy, it just has to do with processing. It has to do with digestion and all of those things. Soy—it’s so processed it’s like corn. It’s rarely found in its natural form. It’s just not what we are getting on the market a good thing.”
5. “Eliminate sugar,” he says.
Kim also has been a big advocate of the Atkins Diet to lose weigh. Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition at Atkins Nutritionals, Inc., shares these tips for Kim:
1. “For new moms, like Kim K, who want to continue to reach weight loss goals, I recommend eating a low-carb diet which includes a variety of protein choices from fish, poultry, lean cuts of meat, eggs, healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, lots of colorful vegetables, berries and Greek yogurt,” Colette says.
2. “Increase your activity level. Studies show that people who exercise are more successful at maintaining their weight loss than people who don’t. Make it your goal to incorporate regular exercise into your life, especially now that the weather is getting nicer. Walking, swimming, running and biking are all great ways to enjoy the weather while burning calories.”
3. “Weigh yourself only once a week. Scales can’t distinguish among fat, muscle and water and your body’s byproducts. No matter what you do, the numbers are bound to differ a pound or two in either direction on a daily basis. And, as you build muscle and lose fat, your weight may not change, but your shape will. Instead, look at weight loss as something averaged over time. Check in occasionally with your scale, but take measurements as well. Even if the numbers on your scale aren’t going down as fast as you’d like, you could be losing inches. Another great tool is a piece of clothing that was tight when you started your diet. Try it on every couple weeks to gauge your progress.”
4. “Don’t fall into a food rut. As you start losing weight on your diet and become more accustomed to a new way of eating, try experimenting with different low-carb friendly foods and recipes so that you don’t get bored with your choices or tempted by forbidden treats. Find out how to tailor your food choices based on your eating style. Check out some new low-carb recipes, simple meal plans, and shopping lists to make life easier in The New Atkins Made Easy.”
5. “Use a journal. Keeping a weight-loss journal may make you more successful at losing the pounds. Note what happens if you add more Net Carbs to your diet or a new food. How do you feel after exercise? Are you hungry between meals? Are you feeling more energetic or confident? Write it all down so that you can accurately track your progress. If you haven’t already, sign up for the Atkins Community and start using the free online journal there.”
6. “ Don’t skip meals. Keep your hunger in check by eating three regular-sized meals (and your choice of two snacks) every day. Some people do better with four or five smaller meals each day. The important thing is to keep your appetite and your cravings under control.”
7. “Drink your water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so staying well hydrated helps you not to overeat. Carry a water bottle with you at all times, sip from it frequently. Spice up your water by adding sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers.”
Make sure to pick up the new issue of OK! magazine, on stands now, to learn more about Kim’s weight breakdown!
What do you think of Kim’s body-image issues? Do you think it’s tough to lose baby weight? Would you try any of these tips? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.