Kim Kardashian loses 70 pounds on Atkins diet

Kim Kardashian lost an estimated 70 pounds on the Atkins low carb diet. But what does it involve? Is it right for you? Get the skinny here.

Years ago, the Atkins weight loss plan was known as the “eat all the bacon and eggs that you want” diet dream. So when Kim Kardashian tweeted that she was using it to shed her baby weight while breastfeeding, following it up with a tweeted photo of herself on Instagram proving her weight loss success on October 16, some questioned whether the plan was really safe for a new mom, reported the Examiner.

Just how much has Kim lost? In four months, she’s dropped a total of 70 pounds, reported Hollywood Life on October 17. But is the high fat, high protein, low carb diet detailed in “New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great” the ideal choice so soon after giving birth?

Offering an insider’s view on the entire diet debate: Colette Heimowitz, vice president of Nutrition for Atkins Nutritionals and author of “The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook: 200 Simple and Delicious Low-Carb Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less” and “The New Atkins for a New You Workbook: A Weekly Food Journal to Help You Shed Weight and Feel Great.”

Colette defends Kim’s choice of diet by pointing out the ways in which Atkins has evolved since those days of bacon and eggs.

Before, the diet “had only 3 to 4 cups of veggies per day, now you have 8 to 10,” says Colette. “We now know from research that consuming unlimited amounts of protein isn’t the best approach, so it’s limited to 4 to 6 ounces per meal. We also emphasize a balance of fat intake with a focus on healthy fats from olive oil and avocado.”

In addition, Colette (who’s been working personally with Kim) says that the famous Kardashian sister began on phase 2 of the Atkins diet. That means that Kim can include berries and Greek yogurt with her meals if desired.

To answer that question, Yahoo Shine interviewed a variety of experts on October 17 on the pros and cons of Atkins. Here’s what they had to say:

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