Kim Kardashian has opened up about how she lost almost 20kg since giving birth to daughter North in June.
“Losing this weight has not been easy, but I did it, and that’s so rewarding, I was dedicated and motivated, and for me, that paid off,” she told People. “This makes me feel like I have the strength to take on other challenges.”
The newly-engaged reality TV star admits getting back in shape has been much harder than she’s made it look.
“Pregnancy for me was a lot tougher than people saw on my show or from magazines,” she says. “So to get back to feeling like myself just makes me feel good again. It’s all about feeling your best.”
She also plans to lose another 3kg. “This was the biggest challenge of my life, and I still have some to go.”
Kardashian, 33, confessed that the constant scrutiny and fat shaming while she was pregnant really upset her.
“Every day I would hear people criticise me, and it would affect me. Little by little it would chip away at my soul. I wanted to tune out the media and my public life and ignore it all.”
She’s obviously proud of losing the weight, posting a revealing swimsuit photo last week showing off her post-baby body.
Speaking about her baby weight loss plan, Kardashian revealed that she reduced her calorific intake, but didn’t go on a drastic diet because she was breastfeeding.
She now follows the Atkins Diet – which is high on protein and low on carbs – and eats no more than 2,000 calories a day.
As for her exercise plan, she started with the treadmill and going for walks, but has since committed to near-daily sessions at Barry’s Bootcamp – often with fiancé Kanye West – which focuses on a combination of Pilates, weight training and sprint intervals.
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