Kardashian is an American socialite, media personality, model, and businesswoman. Kim first came to public notice as a friend of Paris Hilton. However, she rose to fame after appearing in her family reality TV series, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Along with conquering the TV screen, Kardashian is also an Internet celebrity. She has hundreds of millions of followers on her Twitter and Instagram. As you know Kim doesn’t hesitate in sharing her personal life with her fans and followers.
It is also known that Kim has had a lot of trouble with giving birth to her kids. She was even advised not to give birth anymore for the sake of her health. So, Kim chose surrogacy to give birth to her third and fourth children.
Well, given the long history of Kim’s ever-changing health, recently she did something that completely shocked her fans. Kim lost 16 pounds in just 21 days. This is as dangerous as shocking. And Kim was severely criticized for this. Let’s find out the whole story.
Also find out about the weight loss journey of Kim’s sister, Khloe Kardashian.
Why did Kim Lose Weight?
Kardashian lost weight because she wanted to wear the dress of the legendary American actress, Marilyn Monroe, at the Met Gala. As strange as it might sound, it is the reason behind her drastic weight loss. She said that if she didn’t fit in the dress, she wouldn’t even go to Met Gala.
Talking with Allure, Kim said, “It was a roller coaster of emotions. To even find the dress was a feat, and then to get them to allow me to wear the dress was another feat. You have to wear gloves and there are guards and you had to put down the special paper.”
She added, “I think the dresser was shaking because if anything rips, if anything goes wrong, you know? This is Marilyn’s dress. And it absolutely did not fit.” And in order to fit in that dress, Kim embarked on her weight loss journey.
How did Kim Lose Weight?
The thing that shocked almost everyone was how did she lose weight. There is no doubt that Kardashian followed the riskiest way. Sure, she did have a personal nutritionist, but still, it was a dangerous thing to do. Talking about Kim’s diet, her dietician, Elaina Efird, said,
“Losing 16 pounds in 21 days is technically possible, but only through extreme and very unhealthy measures such as starvation or semi-starvation. It perpetuates the narrative that you shouldn’t wear clothes at your current size and that instead, you should be changing your body.”
In order to lose weight, Kim changed her daily routine drastically. She cut down her daily calorie consumption by a very big margin. Not only that, she started eating meat and replaced her old plant-based diet. Along with controlling her diet plan, Kardashian also did a lot of working out.
She started spending almost half of her day at the gym. During that time, she followed a rigorous workout plan. She would lift weights, run for hours on the treadmill, and do cardio workouts. This combined with her completely new diet resulted in a quick weight loss.
Before & After Weight Loss
After losing 16 pounds in 21 days, Kim dropped her weight from 132 pounds to 116 pounds. This was a big shock for her fans.
The aftermath of Sudden Weight Loss
Although Kim succeeded in losing that much weight in a short period of time, she did suffer consequences. “Psoriasis broke out over my body and I got psoriatic arthritis so I couldn’t really move my hands. It was really painful, and I had to go to a rheumatologist who put me on a steroid. I was freaking out,” she said, “It’s calmed down now.”
Criticism and Kim’s Respond
After Kardashian appeared at the Met Gala in Marilyn Monroe’s dress, she was severely criticized. She was accused of promoting unrealistic beauty standards and dangerous weight loss ideals. She was also accused of body shaming.
Kardashian couldn’t wait and she replied by saying, “If I was starving and doing it really unhealthy, I would say that, of course, that’s not a good message. But I had a nutritionist, I had a trainer. I have never drunk more water in my life. I don’t see the criticism for other people when they lost weight for roles. They are considered geniuses for their craft.”
She further said, “I think I’ve always just been the underdog. Being on a reality show and that’s not respected. Feeling like I need to work harder to show you guys that I’m not the person you think.”
Kim’s brother, Rob Kardashian, has lost 50 pounds. Find out how did he do that.
In case you are thinking to follow Kim’s path, just drop the idea. As her story clearly tells us that it is a very dangerous path to go. In fact, Kardashian knew and admitted that what she was doing was dangerous even though she had a nutritionist. It is not only dangerous but it is also not worth it. If you are thinking to lose weight, go for a safer and healthier way.