Kim Kardashian's Post-Baby Weight Loss Secret! (Healthy Hollywood)

Kim Kardashian slammed reports she spent $80,000 to lose her pregnancy weight.

The reality icon, who’s been very vocal about her struggles to lose the extra pounds, recently took to Twitter to defend her all natural weight loss, writing, “I’m so proud of my accomplishments & NO ONE will take this away from me with fake reports! Say what u want about me but I work hard & am the most disciplined person u will ever meet.”

Kim, who gave birth to daughter North West in June, has been out and about flaunting her fabulous post-baby curves. She revealed a few months ago her diet secret, Tweeting, “I am doing the Atkins diet & luv it.”

The Atkins diet is a low-carb, high protein meal plan.

“New moms, like Kim, can enjoy a delicious, whole foods diet rich in proteins like fish, poultry, and lean meats; healthy fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil; lots of colorful vegetables filed with antioxidants and fiber; and low glycemic fruits like berries – essential foods for maintaining energy,” reveals Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition at Atkins, to Healthy Hollywood.

Also, Colette adds, Atkins is perfect for breast-feeding moms with its 1,800 to 2,000 calories per day plan.

“Nursing moms, like Kim, can safely and effectively lose weight on Atkins as they are receiving adequate calories, protein and nutrients needed for recovery and breast milk. For new moms who are nursing, we recommend they aim to lose no more than 1 to 2 pounds a week – a healthy and effective way to lose weight on Atkins,” adds Colette.

Skipping meals or waiting too long between meals, are common mistakes new moms make when trying to lose weight.

The Atkins folks share 3 diet tips all new moms should follow – famous or not!

Weigh yourself only once a week. Scales can’t distinguish among fat, muscle and water and your body’s byproducts. No matter what you do, the numbers are bound to differ a pound or two in either direction on a daily basis. And, as you build muscle and lose fat, your weight may not change, but your shape will. Instead, look at weight loss as something averaged over time. Check in occasionally with your scale, but take measurements as well. Even if the numbers on your scale aren’t going down as fast as you’d like, you could be losing inches. Another great tool is a piece of clothing that was tight when you started your diet. Try it on every couple weeks to gauge your progress.

Drink water. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so staying well hydrated helps you not to overeat. Carry a water bottle with you at all times, sip from it frequently. Spice up your water by adding sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers

Don’t skip meals. Keep your hunger in check by eating three regular-sized meals (and your choice of two snacks) every day. Some people do better with four or five smaller meals each day. The important thing is to keep your appetite and your cravings under control.
For more on Atkins diet plan, head to www.atkins.com

-- Terri MacLeod

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