HOW KIIM & KOURT GOT THEIR BEST BOD­IES EVER! The star sib­lings have over­hauled their life­styles – and they’ve never looked bet­ter!

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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

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