If you remember six or seven months ago, reality TV star Kim Kardashian was getting a lot of flak for the amount of weight she put on during her pregnancy. All things considered, no one was expecting her to reveal a sleek post-baby body any time soon, but she proved the critics wrong recently by posting pictures of herself in a bikini.
According to Parade magazine, back in October Kim posted sexy swimsuit selfies as a taste of what the world could expect in the next few months. Now, she's been seen strutting her toned figure in a white string bikini on the beach in Miami, and she looks better than ever. So just how did Kardashian manage to lose the reported 50 pounds of pregnancy weight gain while heading on tour with Kanye West and taking care of her new daughter, North?
An insider told People magazine that she's been sticking to the Atkins diet while on tour with her fiance, and a tweet from the star proved it.
"I've actually been doing the Atkins diet & luv it," Kim tweeted earlier this year.
She has a trainer and works out almost every day doing running and weight training routines. She also has a chef on tour who makes sure that her meals are carb free. It's obvious that her dedication is paying off!
How to shed your baby weight after pregnancy
If you're ready to ditch your chic maternity clothes in favor of your regular wardrobe, there are things you can do to speed up the weight-loss process after you give birth. With the following tips, you can expect to return to your post-baby body in about six months.
First, don't jump into weight loss right away. Your body needs time to recover and your baby still needs nutrients from your milk if you're breastfeeding, so wait 6 weeks if you're bottle-feeding and two months if you're breastfeeding to start your weight loss program.
Once you're ready, cut down on the amount of calories you get every day. Talk with your doctor to figure out how many calories you need – never drop below what he or she suggests. Stick to five or six small meals a day and load up on healthy foods like whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy. Drink plenty of water as well.
Finally, make sure you're exercising. Aerobic and strength training exercises help you burn calories and keep your bones and muscles strong. Exercise also helps stave off depression, helps you sleep better despite the new baby and melts away stress.