HOW KIIM & KOURT GOT THEIR BEST BODIES EVER! The star siblings have overhauled their lifestyles – and they’ve never looked better!
KIM KARDASHIAN, 37 HOW SHE EATS
After the birth of her kids, North, four, and Saint, two, Kim shed the 27kg of baby weight with the lowcarb Atkins diet. But while the star, who’s also mum via surrogate to Chicago, three months, saw impressive results, the strict plan was just too hard for her to stick to!
“I was eating absolutely no carbs or trying to and that’s really hard for me... I was just not eating properly,” Kim says.
Enter bodybuilder and trainer Melissa Alcantara. Kimmy stumbled across the trainer on Instagram and found her fitness approach “super inspiring”, so she got her on board as her primary fitness guru.
Together, they overhauled Kim’s pantry, ditching all processed foods – biscuits, breads, sauces! – and Melissa ordered her to eat only “real food that’s cooked every day”.
A typical day of eating for Kim now includes plenty of chicken or fish and plenty of fresh vegetables to ensure she’s eating a balance of protein, carbs and good fats to curb hunger pangs.
Melissa says portion control and “making food simple” has helped Kim trim down and tone up over the past year. And boy, has it helped her break some bad eating habits! “Recently Rece she told me she had som some fries that were really g greasy and it made her stomach feel bad,’’ Meliss Melissa explains. “Which is gre great, because after th that, you’re less likely to go for those foods.”
HOW SHE WORKS OUT
“I definitely think that you have to do the work,” Kim says of achieving – and maintaining – your dream body.
And she’s not kidding. Melissa calls Kim “a workhorse” when it comes to her commitment to exercise, with the reality star getting up extra early so they can power through their gruelling gym sessions, which include a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity interval training and weight training.
“I get up every morning between 5.30 and 6; workout before my kids get up,” Kim says. “I’ve been working out for an hour and a half [each day].”
With the focus on being strong, not skinny, overall, Melissa puts Kim through strength circuits that focus on her arms, back, legs and, of course, that infamous booty.
“Kim learned the hard way that you need to learn how to squat, including front and back squats in all variations,” Melissa explains.
While sprints are a common form of high-intensity cardio for the pair, some of the duo’s go-to strength training exercises include Romanian deadlifts, seated leg presses and glute kickbacks.
To get those abs in washboard shape, Kim does a circuit of leg lifts, planks, exercises using an ab roller and kneeling rope crunches, where you pull down on a cable while going into a crunch.
Kim says of her new body, “There’s such a noticeable difference. I am firm and [I have] less cellulite.’’
Kim’s sculpted her ultimate bod with Mel’s help