When you say the name “Kim Kardashian,” a lot of thoughts come to mind. Some people assume she’s only popular due to a circulated videotape from years ago. Others think she’s an incredible businesswoman who’s a lot smarter than she may appear. Even if you’re not a fan of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, you know her name — and that says something.
You may be curious about what she eats since celebrity diets are always fascinating. Kim Kardashian and her sisters are always on camera and are a big part of the beauty industry, so diet is pretty important. Yes, we’ve all seen them eat junk on occasion (who can forget Kylie Jenner’s microwaved Lunchables pizza?), but since food is also meant to be enjoyed, you can say that they’re doing it right.
Kim, unfortunately, suffered a lot of negative criticism about her weight during her two pregnancies. It’s cruel to mock a woman’s weight altogether, but since pregnancy changes your body in so many unpredictable ways, it’s especially cringeworthy. Unfortunately, since Kardashian is a public figure, people felt like she was fair game.
That may be why she worked hard to reportedly shed 60 pounds after the birth of Saint. And these days, she looks better than ever.
Kim Kardashian has a very strict work-out routine.
If you want to look like Kardashian but fear the treadmill, you may be out of luck.
The concept of “bouncing back” for a woman is incredibly difficult, but Kardashian had the focus and determination to feel comfortable in her own body again. Diet is mostly about what you eat, but the reality star reportedly works out six days a week starting at 6 am. Hopefully, she’s able to sleep in on that seventh day, since she deserves a break.
She works out with a bodybuilder named Melissa Alcantara.
Alcantara helped her get into fighting shape.
But, she also helped change Kardashian’s entire diet around. Women’s Health reported on an interview that Alcantara gave to People, stating that she aimed for Kardashian to “eat real food that’s cooked every day.” It may be extra work, but since you are what you eat, it makes a lot of sense. That may be the easiest part of Kardashian’s routine.
She tries to follow the Atkins Diet
It’s a popular diet, but notoriously hard to follow.
Restricting carbohydrates is hard, but a lot of people believe that it’s essential when it comes to weight loss. That’s the primary backing of Atkins. That means that bread, rice, and all the good stuff is gone, in favor of protein. The keto diet is very similar and often provides great results. (If you can manage life without spaghetti.)
Kim can’t even use salad dressing.
That means no Ranch.
According to Alcantara, that’s in her “don’t go there” list, along with other sauces. It makes sense but it seems a little ridiculous. “Most likely if it comes out of a box, it’s not going to be good for you,” her trainer said, per Women’s Health. It might seem like an easy fix, but you probably don’t realize how much you depend on dressings, sauces, and bottled condiments.
She also focuses on clean eating.
That means, a lot of vegetables and a lot of fish.
Without a doubt, it’s a healthy combination — but it can also get somewhat dull if you eat it every day. She seems to eat food focused on the way they fuel her body, instead of how they taste. Again, it’s an admirable rule to follow, but it’s also really hard. Fish might make us feel better, but it’s not very satisfying.
She does believe in simple carbs.
Kardashian knows they’re still an important part of your diet.
She eats sweet potatoes on occasion, which are healthier than french fries or standard mashed potatoes. Harper’s Bazaar reports that she talked about it herself on her paid app. “My trainer Mel [Alcantara] always says that before and after you train, you should eat simple carbs, like sweet potatoes, and small amounts of fat and protein, like chicken,” she said.
She’s at a point where grease makes her feel sick.
Her body has been trained to avoid the bad stuff.
This sounds naturally great, but also a nightmare. It’d be better to train your body to not crave french fries quite as often, instead of fighting them off. “Recently she told me she had some fries that were really greasy and it made her stomach feel bad because she wasn’t used to it. Which is great because, after that, you’re less likely to go for those foods!” Alcantara said.
People who’ve tried to follow her diet did say they had reduced sugar cravings.
The diet is hard work, but it’s geared toward establishing healthy living.
A writer for Marie Claire named Lamya Tilmatine tried it for a week and, while she struggled in the beginning, found that she lost two pounds and generally felt better. She said that much like keto, she did reach a point of ketosis — but it was gradual. “Ketosis does occur, but at a healthier pace that I found more sustainable,” Tilmatine said. “She allows for oatmeal pancakes and the odd treat.”
Others say they missed the “warmth” of carbs.
There’s something very inviting about a gigantic Everything bagel.
Hillary Kerr and Faith Xue tried out the diet for a feature that appeared on Byrdie and noted that while breakfasts seemed big, they weren’t as satisfying. “I was technically satiated by all the food, but I was also not having that cozy feeling you get from carbs, if that makes any sense?” Kerr noted.
You might not realize how carb-heavy certain activities can be.
Xue mentioned that the diet was tough because carbs seem to be almost celebratory.
” I went to a soccer game with my boyfriend after work,” Xue said. “Sporting events should basically be renamed carb fests, and it took all my resolve not to cave and order a hot dog or rip the burrito from the hands of the unassuming man sitting in front of me.” Since Kardashian is always out and about, avoiding temptations all the time must mean she’s a wizard.
Kardashian also dedicates 90 minutes to working out.
And again, she does it first thing in the morning.
That means she gets out of bed early, gets her body moving, and has already done more than most people by 8 am. To be fair, she makes sure to work out while her kids are still asleep, so it might double as her “me” time, which is essential for all moms. Next time you’re about to hit your snooze button, just think of Kardashian for some inspiration.
Curious about her standard meal plan?
It seems kind of boring.
We talked about sweet potatoes, fish, and vegetables. But she also eats a lot of chicken, especially for lunches. Chicken is great, but depending on the same types of food every day is just difficult. LiveStrong reports that she occasionally eats other proteins like lean beef and venison when the mood strikes, but that chicken and fish are more common.
Kardashian often says no to dessert.
In her diet plan, sugar is the enemy.
“I don’t really eat sugar the way that I used to. It doesn’t really do it for me,” the star admitted to People back in 2018. But, the good news is that she’s still human and has that one dessert that she’ll allow herself on occasion. “I love Häagen-Dazs ice cream,” she said. “That’s like my one go-to.”
She does more weight training than cardio.
It makes sense that a bodybuilder would know the importance of strength training.
“85 percent of our training is weight training, and the other 15 is made up of cardio,” Alcantara noted to Women’s Health, adding that Kardashian is most fond of working out her butt and legs. So if you’ve wanted to get a Kim Kardashian body but have been focusing on the wrong equipment, now you know.
The good news? Kardashian does believe in an occasional cheat meal.
That means that if you choose to eat like her, you can get a break every once in a while.
According to LiveStrong, Kardashian has said that “A cheat meal allows me to enjoy food without feeling like I’m overindulging.” But because this is Kim Kardashian, her method of cheating is a little different. The site reports that instead of one cheat meal a week, she usually has one every 10 days. It sounds difficult, but with a body like hers, it should come as no surprise that her routine isn’t easy.