By now, everyone who keeps up with the Kardashians knows that nixing dairy and consistently hitting the gym has worked wonders for the formerly-40-pounds-heavier reality star. But anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight knows that getting the body you’ve always dreamed of is easier said than done. Sure, Khloé has access to celeb fitness trainers and nutritionists, but her unfaltering dedication to her health is what really keeps her body looking tight. And, here, she shares her go-to weight loss mantras that help her keep her head in the game. From giving herself some leeway at the gym and allowing herself to indulge when cravings strike, the 32-year-old reality star is all about balance. Read on to find out what helps her keep slim—and sane.
“Everything in Moderation…”
Khloé believes that sticking to a healthy diet is the way to go, but just like everyone else, she gets cravings. So when the chocolate hankerings hit, she reminds herself to exercise portion control. And to Khloé, portion control means she only goes for one slice of cake or a handful of chocolates. “If you start to crave ice cream every night, you’ll get addicted to a routine. But if you really need a handful of chocolate, eat it, or else you’re definitely going to binge later,” she explains. We like the way you think, Khloé.
<strong>Eat This! Tip</strong>
Not all chocolates are created equal. While the good stuff can help trim your waist, control your appetite, and ward off stress, the ultra-processed stuff will just flood your system with unhealthy fats and sugar. “Chocolate should be as minimally processed as possible to offer the most nutritional benefit. Choose chocolate that is 70 percent cocoa or higher, and aim for one that has no milk solids, extra syrups (glucose syrup, sugar) or other unpronounceable ingredients,” advises Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN.
“You Never Regret a Workout, but You Always Regret Not Going.”
Khloé repeats this mantra to herself every single day. Rising earlier than the sun to fit a workout into your busy schedule is definitely something you won’t regret—no matter how grueling that may sound. And if Khloé does it, you can too! Just think about how guilty you felt the last time you skipped your workout—three days in a row. Yeah, that’s what we thought. Remember: It’s always better to squeeze in a quick workout than skip it altogether.
“I’m Not Gonna Die!”
“Before running to the top of a hill, I always say, ‘I’m not gonna die,’ I have to somehow get up there and then back home. I mean, what else am I gonna do, sit there?” Kardashian says. Challenging yourself and switching up your workouts shocks your body into burning more fat and is key to avoiding a pesky plateau. So remind yourself that you’re not going to die, and keep pushing your body to the limit! For even more ways to get fit and stay on track with your weight loss goals, don’t miss these 20 Ways to Overcome A Weight Loss Plateau!
“Don’t Beat Yourself Up”
When Khloé has a photo shoot or celeb-studded event coming up, she fits in an intense cardio routine (like HIIT) in the morning and a strength training routine in the evening to look and feel her best. But when she’s not up for a second workout, she cuts herself some slack. “I really wanted to go to the second workout because I was doing a shoot for GQ a few days after, but I had cramps and realized it just wasn’t going to happen. I thought about what was going to be better: sleeping or going to the gym. Sleeping won,” she says. If you just can’t squeeze in a workout one day (hey, life happens!), don’t beat yourself up for it. Instead, up the weights on the squat rack or spend a little extra time on the elliptical tomorrow. No biggie!