From "Vampire Facials" to corset training, Kim Kardashian is always on the cusp of what’s cool and new in the beauty and weight loss world. Which is why we were surprised to learn that the 35-year-old mom of two turned to the Atkins 40 Diet—which is far from cutting edge—to slim down and tone up after giving birth to her son Saint West this past December.
Atkins 40 followers can eat from all food groups so long as they don’t exceed 40 net carbs per day, hence the name. (FYI: Total carbohydrates – fiber = net carbs.) For some context, the traditional Atkins Diet only allows for 20 net carbs a day, so Kim’s plan is actually one of the more flexible low-carb options. Despite the chillaxed vibe of her diet, she’s shed an impressive 30 pounds—and aims to drop another 40 to hit her post-baby body goal. Go Kim!
Curious what’s actually on her plate? We were, too. So, we did a bit of digging. As it turns out, Atkins 40 calls for normal healthy stuff like bananas, broccoli, cashews, chicken and Greek yogurt. For a bit more insight into Kim’s day-to-day meals, check out these quick and easy recipes from the Atkins 40 diet plan:
Cheddar, Swiss Chard & Bacon Breakfast Scramble
Made with: 2 large whole eggs, 2 cups of swiss chard (sauteed in 1 tbsp EVOO), 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and 2-ounces of Canadian-style bacon
(For more speedy a.m. recipes that can help you lose, check out our exclusive report, 15 Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 5 Minutes, 5 Ingredients!)
BBQ Chicken Salad
Made with: 6-ounces of grilled chicken, 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce, 2 cups of baby spinach, ½ of an avocado, ½ a cup of sliced red bell peppers, and 2 tablespoons of creamy Italian dressing
Steak & Veggies
Made with: 6-ounces of steak and 2 cups cauliflower and broccoli roasted with 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Salmon with Rice & Asparagus
Made with: 6-ounce fillet of salmon, 1⁄3 cup of wild rice, and 8 stalks of asparagus
Greek Yogurt Snack Parfait
Made with: 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup of slivered almonds, and 1/4 cup of blueberries