How re­al­ity star Kourt­ney Kar­dashian lost 8kg!

KOURT’S BEST BOD EVER THE EASY-TO-FOL­LOW TIPS THAT THE MUM-OF-THREE USED TO GET IN HER BEST SHAPE

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Talk about a hot mama! Kourt­ney Kar­dashian is in the shape of her life right now – and she’s worked very hard to get there. ‘I be­lieve we have one life to live, and I would like to live it feel­ing my best,’ says the 39-year-old star, who’s mum to Ma­son, eight, Pene­lope, six, and Reign, three.

To get ex­tra lean, clean-eat­ing Kourt­ney – who lim­its her gluten and dairy in­take and tries to fol­low the keto diet – sticks to three low-carb meals a day that are high in pro­tein and healthy fats. ‘It was a really pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence for me,’ says Kourt, who ad­vises to check with your doc­tor be­fore start­ing the in­tense eat­ing plan. The diet shifts the body into a meta­bolic state called ke­to­sis, to burn fat in­stead of carbs for en­ergy. That also means rul­ing out sweet treats, along with those pesky hid­den sug­ars that can of­ten be found in pro­cessed foods. ‘When I eat su­gar, I find that more cel­lulite ap­pears,’ says the sin­gle mum, who’s lost a to­tal of 8kg.

While Kourt’s clearly rock­ing the body con­fi­dence now, it hasn’t al­ways been this way for the re­al­ity TV star, who ad­mits she only be­gan to feel com­fort­able about show­ing off her body after giv­ing birth to her three kids. ‘Be­fore I wouldn’t just run around in a bikini with­out any­thing [to cover up with],’ she says. ‘I do feel more com­fort­able and maybe it’s be­cause I have just grown as a per­son.’

She also kicks butt in the work­out depart­ment, of­ten ex­er­cis­ing with her trainer, Don Brooks, and sis­ter Khloé. ‘I know for my body, I need [at least] four to five days a week of work­ing out,’ says Kourt­ney, who al­ter­nates be­tween car­dio work (like run­ning, jump­ing rope or us­ing the stair climber) and strength train­ing (us­ing re­sis­tance bands, body weight or ket­tle bells).

Her com­mit­ment to fit­ness has made a huge dif­fer­ence in get­ting her the body of her dreams. ‘I never made work­ing out a pri­or­ity,’ she says, ‘but now it makes me feel so much bet­ter, men­tally and phys­i­cally.’

And it seems that Kourt’s en­thu­si­asm is in­fec­tious, with Khloé re­veal­ing that she has be­come her go-to per­son for work­out in­spi­ra­tion. ‘If you fol­low me on Snapchat, then you prob­a­bly al­ready

I BE­LIEVE WE HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE, AND I WANT TO FEEL MY BEST

know that Kourt­ney is my main bitch when it comes to ex­er­cise part­ners,’ the 34-year-old ex­plains. ‘She’ll try ev­ery­thing and do her best with­out com­plain­ing.’

When Kourt does feel like in­dulging, she en­joys whip­ping up com­fort foods – with an added healthy twist! ‘My mum fed us a lot of pro­cessed food when we were kids, like chicken fingers, grilled cheese sand­wiches and que­sadil­las,’ she ex­plains. ‘I make those treats for my fam­ily, too, but I use or­ganic cheeses and whole wheat bread and tor­tillas.’ Be­cause one size doesn’t fit all, the health con­scious star is also con­stantly search­ing for ways to make her diet work best for her. A cou­ple of years ago, Kourt­ney banned gluten and dairy after she un­der­went mus­cle test­ing that showed she had sen­si­tiv­i­ties to both food groups. But now, she’s slowly rein­tro­duc­ing them into her diet, al­beit in small amounts. ‘Lately, I’ve been less strict about avoid­ing gluten and dairy,’ Kourt ex­plains. ‘I no­ticed my tummy would hurt when I oc­ca­sion­ally treated my­self to ice-cream or pizza, so I’ve switched things up.’ The key, the el­dest Kar­dashian sis­ter says, is mod­er­a­tion. ‘I’m try­ing to keep small amounts of both dairy and gluten in my sys­tem, so my body is used to it when I do have a lit­tle.’

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