Khloe Kardashian's Exact Low-Carb Diet
After giving birth to daughter True, Khloe Kardashian is making serious moves to get her pre-pregnancy body back. Just in time for beach season, the new mom revealed on her app, "I'm currently on a low-carb diet that my nutritionist, Dr. Goglia, gave me," People reports.
If you've ever tried the keto diet or Atkins, you know the struggle that comes along with cutting starchy staples out of your meal plan. However, Kardashian reassures that her diet is "easier to follow than it sounds," adding that, "It has lots of protein, so I'm able to go all out at the gym. But the best part is that I'm never hungry because I'm always eating!"So what exactly does the reality star dig into to shed the baby weight?
Before waking up to an a.m. workout, Kardashian fuels up with a tablespoon of fruit jam with one tablespoon of almond butter to increase her energy levels.
After completing her sweat sesh, Kardashian preps two eggs with a cup of oatmeal and a cup of fresh fruit. We love this balanced combo because the egg protein helps build and maintain muscle while the fiber from the oatmeal and fruit help ward off post-workout hunger pangs. Plus, research in the Journal of Applied Physiology shows that combining lean protein with quality carbohydrates helps replenish your body's glycogen stores after exercising in order to help your muscles recover more efficiently.
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star reaches for a piece of fruit as a mid-morning snack.
"For lunch, Dr. Goglia recommends a four-ounce piece of grilled chicken breast with a half portion of a simple starch, like four ounces of yam or a half cup of white rice, along with a veggie and a salad," she writes on her app, according to People. "Because I recently gave birth, I'm still eating a full portion of starch right now. For the salad, keep it simple with an oil-based vinaigrette. Any vegetables are great, but [Dr. Goglia] especially recommends those high in iron, like spinach, beets, asparagus, broccoli or romaine. You can also swap out the chicken for another lean meat, but make sure it's grilled, steamed, baked, or broiled."
To maintain energy, Khloe munches on fruit, nuts, and vegetables like cherry tomatoes throughout the day. "Don't let yourself get hungry," she reminds us.
Come suppertime, Dr. Goglia suggests pairing four ounces of yams with an eight-ounce piece of fish over other protein for "performance purposes and more rapid weight loss." In fact, a study in the International Journal of Obesity discovered that supplementing a low-calorie diet with three 5.3-ounce servings of either lean or fatty fish per week resulted in participants losing about 2.2 pounds more than folks following a similar diet that didn't include fish.
Instead of reaching for a slice of cheesecake or a cookie, Kardashian fulfills her sugar cravings with nothing other than fruit—one of the key components in our best desserts for weight loss.