Kim Kardashian is back and better than ever!
It's plain to see that the new mom is currently embracing this exciting chapter in life and flaunting her postbaby body with pride these days—and for good reason!
The sexy star has successfully shed her 50 pounds of baby weight in record time, and even stripped down to a tiny white string bikini recently to show off her impressive results.
Two words: hot mama!
Besides ramping up her workouts, the brunette beauty mainly attributes her dramatic weight loss to the Atkins diet, a protein-rich diet, which was created by Dr. Robert Atkins, which eliminates carbs but encourages dieters to not concern themselves with counting calories.
We tapped Colette Heimowitz, Vice President of Nutrition at the Atkins Diet, for further insight on how the eating plan works.
Heimowitz shared that new moms, like Kim, can enjoy a delicious whole foods diet rich in proteins like fish, poultry and lean meats, healthy fats like avocados, nuts and olive oil, plus plenty of nutrient-dense fruit and vegetables.
The Atkins diet allows for around 25 percent more calories per day, making it a safe and effective method for nursing moms, who need protein and nutrients for recovery and breast milk.
Sounds good to us!
The nutrition expert also shared that Kim's Atkins diet ranges from 1,800 to 2,000 calories per day with small meals sprinkled in throughout the day.
As for a sample menu of the Atkins diet, Heimowitz shared smart meal ideas including two-egg omelets with cheese and spinach, hummus with veggies, grilled salmon, turkey and cheese roll-ups and Greek yogurt sprinkled with almonds and blueberries, as options for those looking to lose weight safely and effectively.
Looking to follow in Kim's footsteps?
For new moms trying to drop the baby weight, Heimowitz also suggests drinking plenty of water, weighing yourself only once every week and never skipping meals.
"Keep your hunger in check by eating three regular-size 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," she shared.
Noted! After all, if it worked for Kim, we're betting it will work for us, too!
Would you try the Atkins diet?