In this blog post I’m going to tell you all about Kim Kardashian’s diet and how she works out to stay in shape!
Kim Kardashian is a business woman, one of the biggest social media influencers and a reality television superstar.
She is beautiful, successful, has a loving and supportive family but like most women (myself included), Kim struggles with her weight and body image.
And over the years, she’s gone to great lengths to get back in shape, eat right, and make her curves shine.
Let’s see how she does it!
KIM KARDASHIAN DIET
KIM’S DIET BEFORE GETTING SERIOUS
Before Kim made a drastic change to her lifestyle, her pantry was filled with processed foods. Everything from cookies and graham crackers to processed snacks and beverages were fair game. In moderation, that is.
She used to follow the Atkins diet which a low-carb diet, usually recommended for weight loss.
The Atkins diet advocates that you will lose weight if you eat as much protein and fat as you want, as long as you avoid foods high in carbs.
But the Atkins diet has no restrictions on processed meals. And processed food is really not the healthiest.
SHOULD I TRY THE ATKINS DIET?
But I have to say this – I’m not a fan of processed foods. So if you want to try a low carb diet, that’s fine but try focusing on eating real, fresh food.
And that’s actually what Kim also does!
KIM’S NEW DIET IS FULL OF FRESH FOOD
Now, Kim’s more serious about her diet. She’s just as busy, but her health and wellness has become a priority. While working with her personal trainer, Melissa Alcantara, she made the switch from processed foods to healthy, unprocessed alternatives.
She went through her pantry and got rid of all boxed, pre-made, and convenience foods. Instead of a junk food cave, she now has a completely healthy pantry filled with nutrient-dense food!
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She’s still on a high protein diet. She eats lean proteins and limits her intake of carbs but doesn’t cut them out completely.
And recently she shared an Instagram story where she said she plans on eating all plant-based but just when she’s at home.
WHAT DOES KIM EAT BEFORE EXERCISING
Before workouts, she eats simple carbs like sweet potatoes, healthy fats like avocados, and lean proteins like chicken.
This gives her the fuel she needs to perform well during high-intensity training sessions.
And you can’t argue with the results. She looks fantastic!
WHAT ABOUT BEVERAGES?
With the Atkins diet, you’re encouraged to keep beverages as low-calorie as possible. And that’s just what Kim did.
She drank plenty of water, tea, coffee, and other approved drinks. And she was even allowed to indulge in the occasional glass of wine now and again.
But now, her PT Melissa has her following a much stricter regimen.
Kim drinks only water. It helps her stay hydrated and allows her body to better absorb the nutrients from the food she eats.
You see, the food we eat must go through chemical and mechanical digestion in order to be absorbed.
Digestive enzymes in our bodies help with digestion. Without them, your body cannot break the food into nutrients. And drinking alcohol and coffee actually diminishes the number of digestive enzymes in your system.
So if you want better nutrient absorption, sticking to just water is a good idea.
DIET IS ONLY THE BEGINNING
Though Kim’s diet is a major reason she’s seen such great success with her weight loss goals, it’s not the only factor at play. She also follows an intense workout schedule. And I really mean INTENSE.
She trains 6 days a week with most sessions supervised by her trainer. And there’s no room for excuses.
She makes a point to show up to every session even though they usually start at 6am. And those sessions last for about an hour and a half.
That’s right…even though she’s got a busy schedule and actively parents her three kids, she never cancels a workout.
During these workouts, Kim performs a variety of exercises with the bulk of her training sessions focusing on resistance training.
Kim likes a bit of muscle and as an endomorph, she can build it quickly.
That’s why she targets certain areas of her body with her weight training. I mean, there’s a reason she’s so well-known for her butt. She puts in the work!
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KIM KARDASHIAN WORKOUT ROUTINE
Her butt and leg workouts are intense and her trainer pushes Kim to make strides through every exercise. Though effective, the exercises she does are pretty simple.
To do the exercise, take a long stride with your chest up, shoulders back, and abs tight. Then, let both knees bend, making sure each one bends no more than 90 degrees.
Keep your front knee over your ankle and don’t let it lean towards your toes. This keeps you from straining your muscles too much.
ELEVATED GLUTE BRIDGE
Find a bench or use your couch and rest your shoulder blades against the edge. Let your knees bend to 90 degrees so your hips are roughly parallel with the floor.
Bend your knees until your but starts to dip down. You’ll feel the strain in your quads and hamstrings. Hold it for a few seconds and lift yourself back up.
Squats are Kim’s favourite leg and butt exercises and she does all the different squat variations.
Sometimes Kim also does walking squats using a resistance band to provide added resistance and really target her glutes.
If you want to grow your booty without growing your thighs, you might want to skip lunges and squats.
Those exercises are great but they will target you quads and make your thighs bigger.
To keep her abs toned, Kim relies on even simpler exercises. She does a static plank where she goes into a pushup position and holds for one minute. Then she takes a 30 second rest and does it again.
She also uses an ab roller to target her entire core and engage the main balancing muscles.
Though working out the muscles in her legs and butt are some of Kim’s favourite parts of her workout, she only devotes two days a week to those muscle groups.
According to her trainer, those muscle groups are some of the biggest and they need time to rest and recover if you want to see improvement.
WHAT ABOUT CARDIO?
Kim doesn’t skip cardio, but it’s not her main focus.
To keep things interesting, Melissa puts her through HIIT routines, getting her heart rate up and giving her a solid cardio workout.
But Kim does understand the importance of steady-sate cardio and makes sure not to skip treadmill.
KIM’S PASSION FOR FITNESS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
If there’s one thing we can learn from Kim, it’s that dedication and commitment to your fitness goals makes all the difference.
And the best way to do it is to find exercises you’ll enjoy and that will help you reach your goals.
If your fitness goals are similar to Kim’s you will probably reach them faster if you focus on resistance training (with weights).
But if you want a leaner look you’ll need to do more cardio and lighter weight resistance training with high reps.
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