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The new mom looked incredible in a white bikini, which should come as no surprise since she already showed her fit physique in a now-infamous swimsuit selfie back in October.
The star already revealed her diet of choice to be Atkins— a program she will likely be continuing in the new year, considering yesterday she told E! News she still has about "10 pounds to go."
And for those of you hoping to copy Kim's method, right now your probably thinking: Besides the "no carb" motto, what did her meal plan actually look like on a daily basis?
Colette Heimowitz, vice president of nutrition at Atkins, has got the answers. He's going to break down exactly what a diet just like Kim's should look like. Plus, a few more helpful—and healthy!—tips so you can achieve a successful slimdown.
Here's what your daily Atkins diet should look like. Now it doesn't have to be exact, but Heimowitz says that a plan like Kim's will be between "1,800 to 2,000 calories per day" and the below meal plan is a standard jumping off point:
Breakfast: 2 egg omelet with cheese and spinach
Snack No. 1: Hummus with veggies (cucumber, red pepper, broccoli)
Lunch: Grilled salmon, asparagus, side salad with creamy dressing
Snack No. 2: Turkey & Cheese Roll-ups or Greek Yogurt with slivered almonds & blueberries
Dinner: Chicken breast, broccoli, side salad with olive oil dressing.
He also suggests "proteins like fish, poultry, and lean meats; healthy fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil; lots of colorful vegetables filled with antioxidants and fiber; and low glycemic fruits like berries—essential foods for maintaining energy."
You should also be mindful of the pitfalls of dieting, so Heimowitz has highlighted four important tips to keep you on track:
1. Scale Back: "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," explains Heimowitz. "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."
2. Pour It Up: "Thirst is often mistaken for hunger, so staying well hydrated helps you not to overeat," says Heimowitz. "Carry a water bottle with you at all times, sip from it frequently. Spice up your water by adding sliced lemons, limes or cucumbers."
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3. No Skipsies: "Keep your hunger in check by eating three regular-sized meals (and your choice of two snacks) every day," says Heimowitz. "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."
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4. Take Your Time: "New moms should lose weight slowly. Too rapid a weight loss with the concomitant release of toxins stored in fat cells might also be transmitted into breast milk," shares Heimowitz. "Until you wean your child, losing only one or two pounds a week should be your goal."
Originally published Dec. 12, 2013, at 2:20 p.m. PT