Many people accuse the Kardashians of getting extra help from science to achieve their fit physiques. Still, people can’t completely deny that there’s some hard work put into maintaining the famous sisters’ enhanced looks.
And for eldest Kardashian daughter Kourtney, it’s all about what she eats.
Going Back to Keto
Known for her rather strict eating habits, the 40-year-old mother of three recently revealed that she’s going back on the famous keto diet again. Writing on her website Poosh, Kardashian says that she decided to try the diet once more to jumpstart her healthy eating habits.
She first went keto in 2017 though only for two months. However, she found that the diet made her body look its best. What more, she said that she found keto to be the best way for her to curb her cravings for sugary foods and to burn fat for weight loss.
Laying out her plan, Kardashian wrote that she would only be following the diet for the next month. She plans on centering her menu on meals with vegetables as well as lean protein while avoiding foods like legumes, grains and beans.
The reality star then said that she would also refrain from snacking and eat her normal three meals a day.
Experts on the Diet
In a nutshell, the keto diet is a way of eating which goal is to get the body to enter into a state of ketosis wherein it can burn fat for energy. According to Prevention, this typically means getting around 60% to 75% of your intake from fat while getting 15% to 30% of protein and then only up to 10% from carbohydrates.
While a lot of people have been swearing by the diet because of its weight loss benefits, nutrition experts seem to still have mixed opinions about the popular diet.
For registered dietician Scott Keatley, the idea of removing emotion from food is a perk that going keto might provide especially because of the amount of calculating that it usually comes with.
However, he still believes that people are ‘creatures of habit’ and having a set amount of time to break old bad eating habits will help replace them with healthier ones. In the end, Keatley says that the goal should be to maintain a healthy weight while also allowing oneself to love food instead of being in a state of ketosis forever.
Another Way to Reset
For those who don’t find the keto diet effective or don’t want a diet that’s too restrictive, Keatley recommends a rethinking of one’s eating habits first and find out their cause. He also says that scaling back on one’s indulgences and replacing them with healthier options will be much easier.