It’s no secret that Khloe Kardashian is in the best shape of her life right now — and with her Snapchat-worthy workout routines, who wouldn’t be? Although us mere mortals aren’t privileged enough to hire personal trainers to whip our butts into shape, the reality star’s impressive weight loss can be mainly chalked up to a doable diet that we can all try. “When it comes to nutrition and weight loss, it's 80 percent in the kitchen and 20 percent in the gym,” Kardashian’s nutritionist Philip Goglia admitted to The Daily Mail. So what does she eat — and how can you adapt her plan? Read on to find out.
Maintain A Metabolism-Boosting Balance
Koko indulges in a weekly cheat meal as well as seven small meals a day, comprised mostly of lean protein, healthy fats, fiber-filled veggies, while the majority of her carb intake comes from fruit. So should you follow Khloe’s constant grazing plan to rev your metabolism and finally crush those #SummerBodyGoals?
Science To The Rescue
According to a study by David Jenkins, MD, PhD, eating every three hours reduced participants’ “blood cholesterol by over 15% and their blood insulin by almost 28%. That’s key, because in addition to regulating your blood sugar level, insulin plays a pivotal role in fat metabolism, inflammation and the progression to metabolic syndrome. When your body produces less insulin, you’re much less likely to convert dietary calories into body fat,” Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, co-founder and Medical Director at Take Shape For Life, explains.
Everyone Is Different
It’s also important to note that everyone’s bodies operate differently, and the most foolproof way to discover what works best for you is via experimentation. “This works for some people, but may be too many food interactions for others,” Sonya Angelone, RD, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told Glamour. If a person snacks about every two hours, "they may be eating too many carbs and not enough healthy fats, protein, or fiber to help them stay satisfied.” (Psst, this is where these 6 Easy Meal Prep Strategies For Weight Loss come in!)
Practice Portion Control
So whether you’re eating seven or three square meals a day, make sure they’re made up of portion-controlled whole, unprocessed foods. "Pay close attention to your hunger and fullness cues, try to eat only when you are actually physically hungry, and stop when you start to feel full," Alissa Rumsey, MS, RD, CSCS, author of Three Steps to a Healthier You advised in Glamour.
Another vital tip? “Drink your water!” Goglia said. “Always try to properly hydrate your body, regardless of her food choice or the day, Khloe always makes sure to keep her water intake up.” An easy way to start is by stirring up some of these 50 Detox Waters For Fat Burning And Weight Loss.