Kim Kardashian’s diet excludes sugar, sweets, cakes, crackers & white rice


Here are some photos of Kim Kardashian out and about on Friday in LA. This feels like the first time we’ve seen her in months without a long, butt-covering jacket or coat. That’s probably because she’s now lost so much of the pregnancy weight that she’s not afraid of photographers getting a few butt shots. While I respect her choice to not give the paps butt shots when she’s uncomfortable with her body, she’s got to know that she’s just driving up the price, right? Anyway, as Kim told us last week, she’s lost 42 pounds of the 70-pound weight loss goal she set for herself post-pregnancy. I think she looks good, as-is. Meaning, she looks comfortable at this weight and this is pretty much how she looked when she got pregnant with Saint West. But she still wants to lose more weight, and her nutritionist spoke to Glamour about Kim’s diet:

Kim’s nutritionist, Colette Heimowitz, VP of nutrition and education at Atkins Nutritionals, chatted up Redbook and spilled. Kim, who’s losing about two pounds a week, is sticking to 1,800 calories a day—just right for a breastfeeding mama—says Heimowitz, and she chooses those calories carefully: Every meal includes protein, which she pairs with high-fiber foods (we love barley!) and healthy fats (olive oil, avocados). What she’s not eating: “Sugar, sweets, cakes, crackers, white flour, white rice.”

One thing she’s not giving up? Cheese—just a little bit. Heimowitz told Redbook that Kim’s daily diet breaks down to: “four to six ounces of protein, four ounces of cheese, eight to 10 servings of veggies, and two tablespoons of added fat.” (“Added” fat doesn’t include the fat that’s already in the protein and cheese.) “The secret is [to] pick high-fiber carbohydrates that slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream,” Heimowitz told the mag. “[So] instead of white rice you have a little brown rice. Instead of a white potato you could have a yam. And [when you want] dessert, you can make one with Splenda instead of sugar.”

[From Glamour]

Atkins diets are always high in protein, as I think everyone knows by now, so it’s not a surprise that Kim includes protein in every meal. I feel like this cheese-specific diet was tailored for her though, which one would expect if one has an on-call nutritionist. Personally, I would rather give up cheese (gladly) for a baked potato every now and then. Besides that, I don’t really believe Kim has given up sugar, sweets, cakes, crackers, white flour and white rice. I think that’s what her nutritionist has told her to give up and Kim sneaks some cracked or a cupcake every so often. Like at a baby shower she hosted for Chrissy Teigen? Apparently, the baby shower food involved McDonalds and nachos.


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  1. GiGi says:

    Her diet actually sounds like AutoImmune Paleo – which would actually be good for her since she has psoriasis- an autoimmune disorder. I can’t hate her for this.

    • Belle says:

      I have MS & RA and pretty much eat the same way. I don’t follow any particular plan, just did trial & error until I got it right. Simple carbs, especially sugar are definitely NOT your friend if you’ve got auto-immune issues!

      I can’t believe a Kardashian is doing something sensible and healthy with their body. 😮

      • Doc says:

        I was recently diagnosed with MS – does diet make a difference? Please share more of your experience. Intuitively, I feel I have to change a lot about my diet, but I just don’t know where to start. I would appreciate any info :) .

    • Blannie says:

      Doc, please research Dr John McDougall’s program. Here’s a video about MS and the McDougall way of eating, which is high starch with complex carbs and low fat:

      • GiGi says:

        Also I cannot strongly enough recommend The Paleo Approach book. It is excellent, packed with info and just a must read if you have an autoimmune disorder!

      • Andrea says:

        Check out the Wahl’s Protocol; specific to MS and has amazing results. Dr Wahl’s also has MS.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Also if you need some convenience foods on hand – the Dr. McDougall cups are actually quite tasty and varied and many are good protein and fiber sources. I think his wife is the one to thank for the good blends of herbs and spices in them. I assume they would fit into the eating plan he suggests, or at least some of them would. I get them online, quite a few places sell individual cups although they are usually cheaper in six-packs. They sell some as boxed mixes also, which would be the cheapest. But the site and other materials have directions for do-it-yourself from scratch.

    • ladysussex says:

      Except AIP wouldn’t include barley or high fiber grains.

    • Pmnichols says:

      I agree. Plus they do workout a lot, don’t smoke, drink or do drugs so for these things I pass zero judgement. I think she looks really good.

    • No patience says:

      Good grief…who cares??? She’s a fat, self-absorbed girl. Uneducated, narcissistic, and trashy. Everyone has a body, sadly not everyone has a brain AND you can’t get one from a plastic surgeon.
      Empowerment comes from intelligence not plastic body parts.
      Please no more of this low-end family.

  2. paolanqar says:

    She would look perfectly normal if it wasn’t for her fake ginormous-shelf-like ass and you can’t get rid of that one with a diet or exercise. I’m surprised no one ever broke the news to her. If you want to get thin again get rid of that plastic body.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      Idk… I think it’s pretty obvious that she wants to be really small with a huge butt and boobs. I believe she wants to keep the butt.

      • Annie says:

        But that butt makes her look huge. It’s entirely too big and she’s very short. She has unrealistic body expectations for herself. They all do. Must be exhausting to not be satisfied with what you look like no matter what you do.

    • Nameless says:

      Yeah! She looks fine, weight wise, with the exception of the basketball halves they shoved under her ass muscles. You’re right, avoiding cupcakes ain’t gonna help that.

      The implants have such an unfortunate effect on her silhouette, somehow they make her hips look square. Or did she get some type of implant or injection there, too?

    • PinaColada says:

      No ones making the obvious comment that she’s removed the long coats because she finally finished whatever procedure(s) she was doing at the dermatologist (also a surgeon)

  3. it's like you know says:

    If she wore flattering and comfortable clothes, I think she would feel better about her body. But, okay.

    Her face looks terrible. She’s not even 40, and she’s ruined her face. Sad.

    • Jwoolman says:

      I wonder if the heavy makeup is what really makes her look odd? She seems to look much better without makeup or when it is lightly applied for a magazine shoot (besides the photoshopping). But eventually she’ll look fully plastic like her mother.

  4. sigghh says:

    I totally believe she follows her diet. ….to sneak sweets when million of dollars and followers are on the line? She’s not actually dumb, you guys lol

    • Jwoolman says:

      I don’t think people are doubting that she’s losing the weight. As you say, a lot of money is at stake. The mystery is how. A 1000 calorie per day deficit is pretty extreme for someone her size. With her history, she very likely is using surgery and liposuction rather than drastically cutting back on her food. I doubt that she would be the first diet spokesperson to discretely do this. A much slower weight loss would be easier to do by just actually reducing calories.

  5. Wren says:

    It’s not that hard to give up those things , I’ve done it. What is hard is maintaining that diet when you’re tired, stressed, running low on time and too busy for proper food prep. There’s a reason convenience foods are full of empty starch. But if one has a personal chef and nutritionist, it would be much easier.

    I’d like to return to that diet because I feel a lot better without those empty calories. But two moves and more than one big life event in a couple years derailed my lifestyle pretty badly. You start slow by cutting out one thing, then you cut out another and another and so on. Before you know it you don’t even want the sweets, and if you decide to treat yourself to one, they taste waaaaay too sweet.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      Exactly! I agree with your comment so much. I’ve done this as well… I felt so much better that I do when eating my usual diet. When I cut sugar out I was more energetic, my skin never broke out and of course I lost weight. It just takes so much prep and lots of grocery shopping.. I fell off multiple times but I’m trying to get back to it now. I’ve been taking small steps.

    • Who ARE these people? says:

      I try to keep baggies or little containers of nuts around, in the car etc, and stock low-sugar protein bars for grabbing when I’ll be out at mealtimes. Really regret the times that I forget. People with nut allergies, or people going to nut-free zones (like public schools), have to find alternatives but it’s do-able. Hmmm, maybe make little cracker sandwiches using Sunbutter (non-nut) or something like that. Takes planning and time…that’s the hard part.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        And that’s my problem. I’m allergic to nuts so a lot of the snacks and protein bars that I would like to eat can kill me lol… So I have to find alternatives.

    • Veronica says:

      If I could thumbs up this comment, I would. It’s not lost on me that most of my recent weight gain occurred after I started working two jobs on top of full time schooling. I can’t imagine how hard it would be if I had kids or was disabled. Maintaining when your finances are low and stress is high requires making time to exercise and eat healthy yet another thing you have took actively schedule around, and I can totally understand why some people just can’t do it. When I hear people complain about obesity rates in the poor, it makes it very clear to me that those individuals have never experienced what that kind of stress is like.

  6. Wiffie says:

    Looks like somebody needs a diaper changed! And Its not Saint….

  7. Bridget says:

    1800 calories a day for a breastfeeding mom? That’s cutting it pretty slim… you need an extra 500 calories per day to account for milk production, so that would give Kim all of 1200 calories a day for herself. That’s kind of low. Not to mention, breastfeeding moms can really screw up their milk supply if they’re losing 2 pounds a week. Granted, who knows if Kim is actually nursing, but I’m just putting it out there.

    That said, I hate that everything about having a baby has been reduced to the number on the scale. SO MUCH MORE than just gaining and losing weight happens in pregnancy, and I hate the message that’s sent that basically equates success with how much you weight. Yuck.

    PS: white potatoes get a bad rap. They’re filled with fiber and potassium and really stick with you. But what else would we expect someone who works for Atkins to say?

    • L says:

      I agree with you, but there should be more of an emphasis on being healthy when you’re pregnant. An awful lot of women simply go overboard with food while pregnant, and in the end, that’s not healthy for the mom. 20-25 lbs is a normal, healthy weight gain for pregnancy. I just don’t understand how one can gain 70 lbs while pregnant. And, yes, I’ve been pregnant.

      • Bridget says:

        There is now “one size fits all” when it comes to pregnancy; it may have worked for you to only gain 20-25 pounds, but that’s not the case for everyone. There is a TON of emphasis on taking care of yourself during pregnancy, but the reality is that different women physically react differently to pregnancy – you don’t know how sick they are, whether or not they have something going on physically that can limit exercise, whether they’re depressed, or anything like that. Don’t judge how much weight a woman gains during those 40 weeks because you don’t know what’s going on.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Probably different women also retain water in their tissues differently, and that can take a long time to normalize- not all of the extra fluid is lost quickly after birth.

        In Kim’s case, the extra fat cells she has injected into her derrière probably greatly increased her pregnancy weight gain. Mother Nature really turns on the fat storage during pregnancy just in case there’s a famine when the baby is born. Mom has to be ready to be a reliable food source. So she wasn’t necessarily pigging out.

      • ladysussex says:

        Doctors recommend only gaining around 20-25lb. It’s in just about every pregnancy book and website out there.

      • Bridget says:

        Yeah you totally missed my point.

      • Eden75 says:

        Yeah, doctor’s recommend it, those of us who blow past the 20-25 lbs mark would have happily stopped there. Was some of my weight gain from junk food? Sure, but not all of it. Both of my grandmothers and my mother were very big while they were pregnant, I got to follow in their very large shoes. While I was huge, I was still very healthy. Getting the weight off after was a bi*ch but it can be done.

        If everyone was the same when they were pregnant and everyone just put on the 20-25 lbs and had great deliveries, that would be fantastic. However, mother nature isn’t up for that and we all gestate differently.

    • swak says:

      Said the same below about the number of calories. And agree, pregnancy has become all about the numbers – should be all about a healthy baby and dealing all that comes with a new one in the house.

    • Belle says:

      1200 calories is fine. Kim is not a big woman (ass & tits excluded), plus she doesn’t look like she’s doing much in the way of working out (she’s lost weight but there’s no change in muscle tone).

      If she was doing a lot of hard cardio and lifting, she’d probably need more, but otherwise that’s a healthy intake for weight loss.

      • Bridget says:

        I disagree. 1200 is low, even for a woman of small stature. You’d have to be absolutely tiny and not exercise at all. I’d certainly never suggest to a client to eat that few calories a day.

      • scooter says:

        1200 calories is NOT fine. It’s very rare that a grown adult would benefit from so little calories. For example: I’m 5’3″, 140, and 1,300 calories is the minimum amount my body needs. So, if I’m in a coma, I need 1,300 to stay alive.

      • Zip says:

        I’m 4’11” and 1200 kcal are the amount I should eat to lose some weight. Only with added exercise I could eat more.

    • susanne says:

      i hate to say this, but I do not believe for one moment she is breastfeeding. She is too self-absorbed to devote herself to a child that way. It is a round the clock job, and that’s just not Kim.

      • Magpie says:

        I don’t think so either. They lie about everything.

      • Jwoolman says:

        I imagine she told the Atkins people she was breastfeeding, though, since that’s her story and she intended to let them talk about her diet plan with media. She is probably just quietly knocking off 500 calories from the plan they gave her “for a breastfeeding mom” if she is really following the plan. Her psoriasis is a good cover for her trips to the dermatologist/surgeon. They must have a solid reputation for confidentiality.

  8. The Original G says:

    Actually Atkins is a moderate protein diet.

    • misery chick says:


      THANKS SO MUCH for pointing out that Atkins is a MODERATE protein diet. For decades it’s been called a high protein diet, and for some unfathomable reason, it always bugs the shit out of me!

  9. Kelly says:

    Those lips. I would like fuller lips, but yikes. Not going there.

    She looks as if she fell down she would bounce right back up; don’t know which would cushion her more: lips or bust.

    She used to be so exotic and pretty a few plastic surgeries ago.

    P.S. I still say bull she gained 70 lbs.

    • Snowflake says:

      I agree she did not gain 70 pounds. Someone that obsessed with how they look is not going to let themselves gain any more weight than necessary.

  10. word says:

    Why wouldn’t she want to drive up the price of her pap pics? She gets a percentage remember.

  11. radio active says:

    When she does the duck face, it makes her look like Vincent from Beauty and the Beast.

  12. me says:

    I just don’t understand how she can claim she’s done nothing to her butt yet whenever she “loses” weight her butt always seems to stay the same size. We must all be stupid. I also truly believe this girl doesn’t have the will power to stop eating those type foods. She has probably done every “weight loss procedure” known to man instead. Also, anyone notice how out of proportion her head/face is to the rest of her body? She has had her face sculpted to death. Too much fat melted from her face, chin, cheeks. Doesn’t she know a fuller face looks younger?

  13. Quinn says:

    losing weight isn’t going to fix the fact that she’s gross.

  14. swak says:

    Thought 1800 calories looked a bit low so I googled it. And according to the Assoc of Reproductive Health, 1800 is the minimum a woman should eat and if they are breast feeding they should add 500 extra calories in the mix. I don’t think she cut out all the sugar, etc. but that is okay.

    • Bridget says:

      Can I just say how much it bugs me that a professional nutritionist actually endorsed this?

  15. Snowflake says:

    Lol. Why would she go on a diet when she lives at the plastic surgeons office? Gosh people are naive. She’s gonna give Atkins the credit when her surgeon is the one who should get the credit. Oh, wait, she’s gotten papped outside his office several times. I bet that b gets a lot of her surgeries done for reduced cost or free.

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  17. Jwoolman says:

    She won’t starve without the stuff on the no list. But how is 4 ounces of cheese a day just a “little bit”? That’s a big bit, especially if her total daily calories are only 1800. Not complaining about the cheese, just the “little bit” description.

    4 ounces of cheese are usually at least 400 calories and at least 20-25 grams of protein. That would be at least 1/4 of my calories (maintenance about 1600 per day in my current couch potato state) and half my minimum protein (40 grams).

    For many reasons, I seriously doubt that Kim is actually breastfeeding, and not sure how active she is compared to me. I’m probably at least a couple of inches taller. But her ideal weight should be a lot more than mine just because two of her body parts are much much much much bigger than mine… Much. Really much. Also I must have light bones, my non-skinny proper weight gives me a very low BMI.

    But playing with math: to lose 2 lbs per week– that’s a deficit of 7000 calories per week or 1000 calories per day. So maintenance at her current weight must be about 2800 calories per day. If she really is breastfeeding, that would mean 2300 calories for Kim and 500 calories for baby. Is she active enough for that to be reasonable? Then on her diet, she has 500 calories for baby and only 1300 calories for Kim. 1300 calories would be okay ordinarily (that’s actually a lot of non-junk food), don’t know if a doctor would approve it for a breastfeeding mother who really only has 30 pounds left to lose. Usually 2 lb weekly losses are okay only for people with a lot more to lose. I would guess 1 lb or less per week would be recommended for her weight.

    Or is she losing two pounds a week through, ahem, other means? A 1000 calorie daily deficit really does seem extreme for someone her size.

    • Kitten says:

      1,000 calories per DAY? …are you sure?
      Just to lose 2 lbs a week? That seems astronomically high to me…

      • lucy2 says:

        The math on that is right though, a few other sites show that as well. 1 lb = 3500 calories, so 2 = 7000 / 7 days = 1000 per day.

    • Veronica says:

      It also depends on your activity level. When I plugged in my stats for losing weight, it told me somewhat around 1300 per day if I wanted to drop two pounds a week. If she’s less active, 1000 is okay. Though it’s still not healthy weight loss – the max recommendation is actually two pounds a MONTH to ensure muscle tone is maintained, the last I checked.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Yup, as Lucy2 says – one lb is equivalent to an intake (or expenditure) of 3500 calories. People with 100 lbs or more to lose can easily have a deficit of 1000 calories per day because their higher weight takes more calories to maintain. Just eating at the level of their ideal weight is likely to bring the weight down fast without feeling hungry. So a loss of 2 lbs per week is quite feasible for them. Not so much for someone close to their goal weight. The recommendations I’ve seen have been for a sliding scale of recommended max weekly losses of 2 lbs to 1.5 lbs to 1 lb to 1/2 lb depending on how much you need to lose. Sometimes it’s expressed as a percentage of your current weight. Some people do better with only 1/4 lb loss per week.

      As you get older, you also need to think about skin resilience – your skin has to shrink as the underlying fat is lost, and that takes time. Skin cells are constantly dying and being replaced, and so if you lose weight your skin eventually gets the message that it doesn’t have to cover as much stuff as before. The skin totally renews in 7 years… What people think is “extra skin” from weight loss is usually skin that still has a thinner layer of fat underneath it and so patience will help, but the effect short-term can still be that saggy, extra skin look if the loss is too fast for your skin to adjust. Don’t know if Kim is old enough to worry about that, but if she’s been having as much plastic surgery as we suspect- her skin might not be as naturally resilient as it would be otherwise. I don’t know if the psoriasis might also affect things in either direction. In any case, slower weight loss is safer because of the skin problem as well. When I was having trouble eating much because of sciatica and related nerve problems (being a wimp, my appetite disappears with any discomfort), I actually started tracking my food again to make sure I wouldn’t lose weight too fast even though I had enough extra to not get underweight. Since Kim doesn’t strike me as very patient and she is anxious to do more nude shoots and dresses in ways that don’t hide anything – she is unlikely to wait for sag to resolve on its own.

  18. Nimbolicious says:

    I’d be happiest if her diet excluded selfies.

  19. Polly says:

    Apart from that bum, I think she’s looking great actually. Even her face seems to have settled, but she should ease up on the makeup.