Unless you have been living under a rock you are bound to have heard of Khloe Kardashian’s new book- Strong Looks Better Naked.
Khloe has undergone a serious body transformation. The results of her dedicated fitness regime are awesome.
Her new book provides us with some insights into Khloe’s life. Furthermore, it equips us ladies with helpful hints and practical advice. Always a bonus.
#1 A body like that takes serious work
Unlike a lot of celebrities Khloe is open about her struggle with her body. Khloe does not hide the fact that she works exceptionally hard and gets up at the crack of dawn to hit the gym. In a world where famous people deny dieting or exercising her attitude is refreshing.
#2 She’s a role model
The title says it all really. Strong looks better naked. Khloe knows she is a major influencer. Young girls and women look up to her, they will mimic what she does. She is expressing the importance of a healthy body image and a sensible perspective. Being super thin isn’t important being strong is the better option.
#3 Her advice is incredible
Obviously If you pay attention to media coverage Khloe has had more than her fair share of personal difficulties. Khloe has turned these often tough times into something positive. She has been through so much and come out the other side a stronger person. She is able to give advice to those who may be struggling with similar issues.
#4 She is honest
The Kardashians have a reputation for always trying to a positive spin on things. Khloe in her book is frank about the personal troubles she has had. It is interesting to read about all that she has been through. Regardless of these issues, Khloe is keen to be a source of inspiration to others.
It’s important to empower other successful women, even if you don’t like them or agree with their values, which is why here at CGD you’ll see us drawing inspiration from women of all backgrounds, celebrities, CEO’s, entrepreneurs and reality stars! Why don’t you read about super inspiring actress Gabourey Sidibe next?
By Catherine Murphy
- Ariana Grande Sends Kim & Khloe Kardashian Personalised ‘Thank U, Next’ Perfume Burn Books
- Tip 1: Add some (live) weight to your workout
- Tip 2: Don’t drink Coke with every meal
- Tip 3: Cut out the cheese cubes
- Tip 4: Fad diets don’t work
- Tip 5: Water is really, really important
- Tip 6: Your body type is like a car
- Tip 7: If you have a friend, work out with that friend
- I Followed Khloé Kardashian’s Diet for a Week and This Is What Happened
- MORE: Khloe Kardashian’s Makeup Storage Organization is Our Actual Dream
- MORE: Khloe Kardashian’s Most Naked Instagrams of All Time
- Khloe Kardashian’s Exact Low-Carb Diet
Ariana Grande Sends Kim & Khloe Kardashian Personalised ‘Thank U, Next’ Perfume Burn Books
13 November 2019, 17:15
Ariana Grande has stuck to her Mean Girls theme for the fragrance. Picture: Instagram
Ariana Grande has sent out personalised perfume packages to the Kardashian sisters.
Ariana Grande has been promoting her new ‘Thank U, Next’ fragrance in the most Mean Girls-esque way possible after sending out customised burn books with her perfume bottle.
Having sent the packages to numerous stars, Kim Kardashian and her sister, Khloe, were just some of the lucky receivers.
The detailed burn books show a picture of Ari on the left page, accompanied by the words ‘Thank U, Next’, and a small envelope with the ‘7 Rings’ singer’s autograph on it.
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The broken-heart shaped perfume bottle fits into the cut-out on the right page and fans took to social media to ask the Halloween queen for the same packaging with their purchases.
One wrote: “The way kim got the perfume in a customised burn book. ARIANA SELL THIS AS MERCH I WANT ONE .”
“Ummm excuse me @ArianaGrande where is my Thank U Next burn book with the perfume? I need one,” another added.
Ari’s latest fragrance was named after the self-titled break-up song and she followed the most iconic themes of chick-flicks: Legally Blonde, Mean Girls, Bring It On and 13 Going On 30.
Kim Kardashian showed off her ‘Thank U, Next’ care package. Picture: Instagram
The 26 year old, who has just wrapped up her Sweetener Tour, recently penned an emotional post thanking her fans and friends for their support during the emotional year she had after the track dropped.
As it had been the song’s one-year anniversary, she said: “I can’t believe how many sessions w my therapist I’ve had, how many times I’ve sung this song, how much I’ve learned and healed, how much I still have to learn and heal.”
Khloe Kardashian was sent Ariana Grande’s latest fragrance. Picture: Instagram
“It’s been one hell of a productive, emotional, wild and yet… happy! Year. Thankful for my babies who have provided me with endless strength, energy and inspiration… and to my friends who have held me together on the road and at home. I’m sure they’re just as exhausted.”
She went on to say she still doesn’t know anything about love but her heart ‘feels good’.
As long as Ari is happy so are we!
Khloe Kardashian’s new lifestyle book, “Strong Looks Better Naked,” is a gold mine of health and fitness advice — and, of course, lots of pictures of the reality star. STAT took a hard look at the science behind the Kardashian health tips and found, perhaps surprisingly, that many were right on point. But not all. Here’s your exclusive guide to the science behind Kardashian health mantras:
Tip 1: Add some (live) weight to your workout
When Aunt Khloe takes care of her sisters’ kids, she does squats while holding them. Wasn’t that difficult, you ask? Khloe’s response: “LOL! That was hard!”
What the science says: Holding a small child (or a modest weight) while doing a shallow squat isn’t as effective at building strength as holding less weight and doing a deeper squat, according to 2013 research published in the Journal of Strength Conditioning & Research.
Tip 2: Don’t drink Coke with every meal
Khloe shares an anecdote in her book of a friend who absolutely has to have a Coke with every meal. “It shows on her body, so clearly she’s addicted to the sugar,” Khloe says. Once you get past the fact that she’s totally sold out her friend, take heart in knowing that Khloe cites the World Health Organization’s recommendation that people cut their sugar intake by at least 50 percent to back up her concern.
What the science says: There is a big pile of evidence pointing to the harms of consuming too much added sugar, like the kind that’s used to sweeten everything from soda to sauces to yogurt. Consuming hefty amounts of added sugars has been tied to weight gain, fat gain, and higher prevalence of type 2 diabetes. And, chances are, Khloe’s friend is popping open cans of Coke at home, not just ordering them at restaurants — the CDC says people consume about two-thirds of their added sugar every day at home. So on this one, she’s absolutely right.
Tip 3: Cut out the cheese cubes
According to Khloe, getting rid of cheese in her diet — as her nutritionist recommended — helped her feel so energized she literally jumped out of bed every morning. When she stopped popping cheese cubes for snacks, she says, she also dropped 13 pounds in three months.
What the science says: There isn’t scientific evidence to say that nixing cheese specifically from your daily diet changes your energy levels, but there is anecdotal evidence to show cutting foods like cheese or red meat from a diet can boost energy levels in some people. The National Institutes of Health says you should only be eating 1.5 ounces of a cheese a day — which is about three cheese cubes — so Khloe’s advice lines up with those guidelines.
Tip 4: Fad diets don’t work
Khloe once went on a weeklong diet that caused her to drop 2 percent of her body fat in just five days. She calls it “one of the most miserable experiences of my life, absolutely horrible.” The lemonade-and-paprika fast made her moody and exceedingly hungry, and in the end, Khloe decided short-term diets just weren’t for her. Now, she practices mindful (dairy-free) eating.
What the science says: Science is on Khloe’s side with this one, too: Fad diets really don’t work when it comes to losing weight. A long-term study published in 2014 looked at four popular fad diets — Atkins, Zone, Weight Watchers, and South Beach — and found that they didn’t lead to any sort of significant, sustained weight loss.
Tip 5: Water is really, really important
Khloe loves water. “Water is magical,” she says. “It’s all about water. Flush, flush, flush.” She keeps at least five different kinds of infused water in her fridge at any given time. She touts its benefits, noting that water is good for your hair, skin, and nails, helps you lose weight, gives your muscles sustenance, and boosts your bodily functions.
What the science says: If you hit the gym every day like like Khloe, failing to drink enough fluids could restrict your ability to build strength and do high-intensity endurance workouts, according to a review of scientific literature in Sports Medicine. But the idea that you have to chug eight glasses of water a day is a total myth — your daily fluid intake is usually met by the food and drinks you typically take in every day.
Tip 6: Your body type is like a car
The Kardashian clan seeks medical advice from nutritionist Philip Goglia, who does blood panels on clients and breaks down the results in terms of cars. Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, have both been deemed Ferrari body types. But that doesn’t mean they get off scot-free: “Even if you have a Ferrari body type, the more you know about your engine, the better you can tune it,” Khloe writes. For reference, my body type is a ’97 Chrysler that’s mostly OK but kind of sputters a little when it moves too fast. As Khloe puts it, “Life is so unfair!”
What the science says: Surprisingly, science says very little about body types as cars.
Tip 7: If you have a friend, work out with that friend
As Khloe Kardashian once wrote, “As John Donne wrote, ‘No man is an island, entire of itself.’”
What the science says: Nothing, but may it speak to you just the same.
I Followed Khloé Kardashian’s Diet for a Week and This Is What Happened
Have you ever wanted to have a body like a Kardashian sister? Whether or not you’d actually admit it, you probably have. They have curves for days! And if you’ve ever wondered how they got that way, they’ll tell you it’s through diet and exercise (though most suspect that plastic surgery plays a significant role).
So, when Khloé Kardashian’s nutritionist Dr. Philip Goglia detailed her diet in an interview with Healthista earlier this month, I decided to give it a whirl and see just how these ladies live. Honestly, reading through it, it didn’t seem that insane.
After losing 40 pounds last year and then sort of falling off the weight-loss wagon, I figured eating like Khloé could be a decent way to jumpstart my healthy eating habits once again. I mean, what could go wrong?! Sure, eating a cup of celery and 12 almonds for a “meal” is downright sad, but when you think of it as a snack, it’s fine… or so I thought.
Before my diet even officially started, I ran into some speed bumps. It probably goes without saying, but eating like a Kardashian is insanely expensive. I followed Khloé’s diet plan and stocked up on fresh fish, fruits, vegetables, and almonds. It cost me about $90 for five days’ worth of groceries, and I didn’t even shop organic. Normally, I try to do my grocery shopping on a tight budget, like $50 a week for me and my husband. It may surprise you, but an online journalist doesn’t make nearly as much as… a socialite/Instagram advertiser/occasional TV host. (Seriously, what does Khloé’s business card say?)
Carolyn Menyes / The Daily Meal
The greenest grocery belt I’ve ever had.
Also, Khloé has a chef who will prep her meals for her, but once again, I don’t have her money, so it was up to me to cook. Working full-time and coming home to cook is a goal I always have, but like many New Yorkers, it’s one I rarely achieve.
Meal 1: I’ve never been a breakfast person. Even as a kid, getting me to eat a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch was a daily struggle for my dad. And Cinnamon Toast Crunch is delicious! So I’m not looking forward to having to get up early and make myself something for breakfast — especially something in which one of the main ingredients is ice. But I persist and make my smoothie. Because I’ve already totally busted my grocery budget and because I hate the taste and texture, I forgo the protein powder — so I have a “shake” of strawberries, almond butter, and ice. My husband thinks the sound of the blender in the morning is reminiscent of farts, and the taste of this shake is only slightly better than that.
Carolyn Menyes / The Daily Meal
This was taken after I’d already taken a sip, hence why it looks so sloppy.
Meal 2: An apple isn’t typically thought of as an entrée. But, for Khloé, it is a complete meal. My pomme of choice is a Golden Delicious. Granted, it is fairly delicious. But I’m hungry. Eating in the morning is supposed to help fuel your day, but this just makes me ravenous.
Meal 2.5: You know what Khloé doesn’t necessarily drink? Coffee. That is a big no-no in my book. I work an office job, and even the idea of forgoing coffee is exhausting. I do some journalistic research (i.e., “Google it”), and find that, in a former diet plan, Khloé did indulge in a cup of black coffee every morning. I think this means I didn’t even make it five hours on the #KhloeDiet, but I’m allowing myself this small indulgence.
I never said I was a role model.
Meal 3: I heard that Khloé will eat a Chinese chicken salad for lunch, and lucky for me, that’s one of my favorite lunches too! I find a low-calorie ginger sesame salad dressing at the store and pour it on top of my salad. It tastes surprisingly good! The texture of raw spinach always makes my teeth feel weird, but it’s a small price to pay for a #revengebody.
Meal 4: Now I face the true test: the infamous cup of celery and 12 almonds. It’s so depressing, and I am so excited to eat it because it is awful. The celery is fine, but it tastes weirdly bitter in a way that makes me think I don’t know how to properly wash my vegetables. The almonds, on the other hand, are the first things that have made me feel mildly satiated all day.
Meal 5: More fresh vegetables. Since I was chopping up a bell pepper for my salad the night before, I cut some extra slices for my fifth meal. I am not going to stomach raw tomatoes. Raw tomatoes are gross, and bell peppers have tons of vitamins, too, so it balances out (in my mind). I’m also a little sad because I forgot to shock my hard-boiled eggs when I made them, so they’re a little gray. I swear I know how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs. I’m only human, though, and I messed up.
Carolyn Menyes / The Daily Meal
I KNOW these eggs are gross. Don’t @ me.
Meal 6: I arrive home from work tired and hungry. Normally, I would order some takeout pizza on a long Monday like this one, but I channel the strength of Khloé after her divorce from Lamar and cook a meal. Despite the blistering NYC heat, I bake a salmon steak in the oven and sauté asparagus. I deviate a bit from Kardashian’s dairy-free lifestyle and use some butter in my dinner. (I’m counting only about 900 calories for the day, which is dangerously low. I have to pad it with some lovely fats, so I go with a classic.) I pair it with another Asian salad.
Meal 7: Dinner keeps me full for like 45 minutes, but then I am famished again. It’s 9 p.m. and I cut up a mango as my final meal. It’s the fruit of my choice! It tastes alright, but doesn’t do nearly enough to cut my hunger. I’m tired, and it’s easiest to just go to bed at this point.
The Kardashian’s diets are some of the most sought-after in the game, and now—after Khloe Kardashian revealed she eats seven meals (!) a day—we’re a little bit closer to keeping up with how the Kardashians eat. But before you start doubling up on meals to make Khloe’s half-dozen minimum, you should hear what the 32-year-old’s dietician has to say.
According to Dr. Philip Goglia, a certified celebrity nutritionist who’s worked with stars like Brie Larson and Chris Hemsworth, everyone’s metabolic body type (AKA that thing that determines if eating a certain food keeps you lean or makes you gain weight) is different. This means that Khloe’s seven-meal plan won’t work for everyone, either. We’ll let Dr. Goglia break down the science.
“We work with each client to determine their metabolic body type,” Goglia told Healthista. “Each requires a unique meal breakdown based on how that person’s body breaks down proteins, fats and carbs.”
Credit: Instagram | @khloekardashian
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For Khloe, that breakdown involves seven meals a day with a unique mix of veggies, fruits, healthy fats and protein. If you’re curious what those seven meals consist of, Goglia had the dirt on that as well. For breakfast, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star starts her day with a shake made with whey protein, almond butter, ice and her fruit of choice. To tide her over until lunch, Khloe’s diet also includes a mid-morning snack, usually a piece of fruit.
When lunch rolls around, the reality star fuels up with a 4 oz. chicken breast, vegetables and an iron-high salad, usually consisting of “something like beetroot and spinach.”
For meal four, another snack, Khloe keeps thinks simple with either a cup of celery or a cup of tomatoes with 12 almonds. (Yes, she’s that precise.) The youngest Kardashian sister keeps the snacking going for meal five when she noshes on either another cup of celery or tomatoes with a fried egg.
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Credit: Instagram | @khloekardashian
At dinner time Khloe gets to “indulge” with her choice of fatty fish—either salmon, sea bass, black cod or arctic chair—with 8 oz. of veggies and a salad. For her last meal of the day, Khloe typically ends off with a piece of fruit.
While Khloe’s diet is pretty regimented day-to-day, the reality star, of course, has her chance to cheat now and then, too.
“She has a pattern where she will do seven days on and then have one meal off,” Goglia said. “Her choice of cheat would vary a great deal—maybe she’ll have a slice of cake as dessert or a pizza or pasta dinner, basically whatever she has a craving for.”
Remember, everyone’s metabolic body type is different. So before you start the #KhloeKardashianDietChallenge, talk to a dietician first to find out what meal plan is right for you.
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 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.
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