Ever wonder what Kim Kardashian’s diet must consist of in order to maintain her perfect figure? Of course you do, and it looks like our prayers have finally been answered. This morning, Kim revealed to People everything she eats in a day—sticking to the Atkins 4, which has already helped her drop her 60 pounds of pregnancy weight—with main meals and snacks never hitting more than 1,800 calories per day and drinking 48–64 ounces of liquid daily.
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage and smoked Gouda, 4 oz. Greek yogurt with 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
Snack: Atkins Harvest Trail Dark Chocolate Cherry and Nuts Bar
Lunch: Grilled lime chicken over spinach salad with a feta-ranch dressingSnack: 1 medium carrot and 4 tbsp. hummus
Dinner: Lemon thyme halibut with sautéed green beans
Total Calories: 1,504
Breakfast: Chicken chorizo and cauliflower sauté with cheese and salsa
Snack: ½ small apple, 2 oz. cheddar cheese
Lunch: Turkey burger with chipotle aioli, tomato, pickles and onions
Snack: Atkins Harvest Trail Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Bar
Dinner: Slow roasted lemon rosemary chicken with asparagus, 1/3 cup of wild rice
Total Calories: 1,561
Breakfast: Hatch green chili, cheese and egg bake with arugula, 1/8 of a honeydew melon
Snack: Vanilla coffee frappé
Lunch: Zucchini noodles with spicy chicken sausage
Snack: Atkins Harvest Trail Vanilla Fruit and Nut Bar
Dinner: Grilled chicken with cauliflower mac and cheese
Total Calories: 1,699
Celebrity nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella says that, generally, this diet seems great—staying hydrated and eating mostly whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, hummus and lean proteins and veggies at dinner are key—but it also has some red flags. She suggests that before we jump on this diet’s bandwagon, we ditch the dairy, which she describes as a common food allergen that can trigger autoimmune diseases and cause weight gain, acne and insulin resistance, cut down on the sugar (found in the Atkins bars and vanilla frappé snacks) and add in healthy fats—a key ingredient that’s totally missing from Kim’s diet. “Contrary to popular belief, fat does not make you fat. In face, adding more healthy fats like avocado, nuts, chia seeds and olive oil into your diet can help you burn fat faster,” Pasquella explains.
Additionally, Pasquella says that diets are never one size fits all. “The bottom line is that it’s important to choose a diet that works for you, rather than blindly following trends and celebrities,” she explains, adding that some basic guidelines to follow are opting for organic, whole foods as close to their natural state as possible, avoiding processed foods and sugars (like the Atkins bars) and abiding by a simple principle of eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full.