Kim Kardashian West's fame is owed in small part to her curves, and the reality star has always worked hard to maintain her hourglass figure. Since giving birth to Saint last December, the mother of two has been on the fitness train along with sisters Kourtney and Khloé, dropping 60 pounds in the last six months. Her nutritionist, Colette Heimowitz, recently revealed her diet to Business Insider's Mallory Schlossberg, and it's a surprisingly hearty plan as far as celebrity diets are concerned.
Kardashian West consumes roughly 1500 to 1600 calories per day on a version of the Atkins diet, usually starting off the day with some variation of scrambled eggs and fresh fruit. For lunch and dinner, she sticks to protein-packed chicken or fish with leafy greens, rounding out each day with two snack breaks (usually before and after lunch). Kim's "cheat" items include a vanilla coffee frappé and mac and cheese.
"The beauty of Atkins is you don't need to do it with very low calories," said Heimowitz in an interview with Business Insider. "You can eat 1500 to 1800 calories a day, so you're not starving … so you have less of a tendency to want to cheat." Heimowitz tries to stick to three core rules with her clients: Eat adequate protein, high-fiber carbohydrates, and healthy fats. "You could make any diet work for you by personalizing it to find a way of eating that you could live with for the rest of your life. That's the secret to long term success—you make it a lifestyle," she advises.
Interested in testing out KKW's diet for yourself? Here are some healthy Atkins recipes you can DIY, and let us know if this is a "lifestyle" you can get behind.
This post was originally published June 27, 2016. It has been updated by Sacha Strebe.