Kim Kardashian’s 1,200-Calorie Diet Sounds Too Extreme for a Breastfeeding Mom

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kim kardashianFifty pounds. That's how much weight Kim Kardashian reportedly gained during her pregnancy with North. Fifty pounds -- at least. Some are saying as much as 65. And now the pressure is on to lose it all in celebrity-rapid speed. Think breastfeeding is going to do it alone? Yes, actually, I do. Hell no! We hear Kim's on a 1,200-calorie diet to lose that baby fat. She's slurping down veggie juices concocted by her new personal chef. It sounds torturous.

It's like Kim has to be punished for gaining all that weight. Enjoyed all that frozen yogurt, did we Ms. Kardashian? Well now it's time to pay! Mwa ha ha ha ha! So this is what Kim is supposedly doing to lose the baby weight.

A source tells Star magazine:

She has a chef making her fresh green juices of kale, celery, spinach, collard greens, and cilantro. They make up 80 percent of her diet, and the other 20 percent consists of low-fat chicken and a light salad or steamed veggies.

And when she's not choking down juices and steamed chicken, she's breastfeeding like crazy:

She kept hearing that she would lose a lot of weight if she did breast-feed. That’s why she’s forcing herself to do it.

Wait a minute, what's with this "forcing" business? I thought she LOVED breastfeeding. I thought it was so natural for her. So basically what this source is saying is that Kim is living in a 24/7 hellscape of lactation and hunger. And let us not forget that she's probably also working out, too. That sounds like a lot of fun for everyone. What do they do, leave her alone in a padded cell? Because I would not want to live under the same roof with this starving new mom.

Supposedly you burn an extra 500 calories a day from breastfeeding. You know what that means? You are HUNGRY like never before. I didn't eat that much more while I was pregnant. But after? Man, I was hungry. I had my chocolate cake with Oprah ritual every afternoon. I ate chocolate-covered almonds all day long. I still remember the moment about a month after the baby when I was standing in my kitchen around midnight, eating New York Super Chunk Fudge directly out of the carton, when a light bulb went over my head: I should probably stop eating ice cream every day if I really want to lose that baby weight.

Okay, so it took me a whole nine months to lose the 30 pounds I gained during pregnancy. That's how long it's supposed to take. At least I was still pleasant and civil because I wasn't starving. Basically my weight-loss plan was to eat healthy foods, stop eating ice cream and chocolate cake every day, and breastfeed. It worked, but slowly.

Bonus: I kept breastfeeding after I lost the baby weight and got even skinnier. But that doesn't work for everyone. Some women can't shed those last five pounds until they stop breastfeeding.

Anyway ... Kim's gonna do what Kim's gonna do. I just hope that in the midst of this juice torture, she also changes her tastes and palate a little bit, so by the time she's finished with the diet, she finds herself craving fresh fruit and veggies more, and French fries less. Because that's what's going to keep her a healthy mama for life.

What do you think about Kim's rumored extreme diet?


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lizilli lizilli

Ok, I'm not a fan of Kim and crew but I had to read this because I lost 60 pounds last year by staying as near to 1,200 calories a day as I could.  This type of diet works but nobody has mentioned the nutrition of this type of diet for the baby.  Is she breastfeeding as a supplement for the childs diet or is she exclusively brestfeeding the child?  I think she needs to be eating more if she is going to produce milk that is nutritious and high in iron for this baby.  Of course all those greens are high in iron and vitimins but she will need to have calcium and other nutrients to pass along to little North. This article makes it sound like she is breastfeeding for her benefit not the babies.......

nonmember avatar Moxie

After 2 years of trying to lose the baby weight for my first daughter (gained 40 lbs even though I exercised), I recently started medically supervised weight loss. I eat 1,000 calories a day... but I also eat 90 grams of protein, unlimited fruits veggies, good carbs like quinoa and brown rice. At first, I thought I would be starving when they told me the amount of calories I'd be eating, but there would be times that I would be stuffed from eating such high fiber, low fat foods and I'd still have to eat 400 more calories at dinner. I eat more than I did when I was eating 1500 calories, but I'm filling up on nutrient dense foods and not the fluff of 100-calorie "good for you" pre-processed crap.
Now if she is breastfeeding, she really needs to be eating back the calories she burns breastfeeding--and eating back any calories she burns if she is exercising too. So if she burns 400 calories breastfeeding and 300 calories working out, then she'd really be eating 1800 calories, but getting the benefit of 1200.

nonmember avatar Kiri

I struggle to even eat 1000 calories a day. I produce breastmilk in excess of what my daughter needs and I take her in the jogging stroller for an hour jog everyday and I do an insanity DVD 5-6 times a week. I have to. I work as a dancer and as a single mother I need my income. My child is thriving. Born 9 pounds 5 ounces 20 inches long at 4 months she is 16 pounds 7 ounces and 26 inches long. She is surpassing most of her milestones thus far. I exclusively breastfeed. I eat an extremely healthy organic diet and I don't watch my calories but being vegan I really doubt if I make it past 1000 calories in 2 meals.

ArmyW... ArmyWifey1981

She may end up losing milk supply. That's why I'm afraid to cut calories. It happened to a few of my friends.

Dina Banks

i think this is great diet!! i woiuld do the same if u knew it before, not to lose weight but bc raw vegetables has much more nutritional value than calorie-rich meats and processed food. so happy for Kim!

Lorraine Carey

Good for Kim- she looks great and her nutritionist will guide her. I've alwasy been a Kim fan and know she will be a great mom!

N_mar... N_maricle

That diet actually has a lot more nutrition than the higher calorie typical American diet containing processed food. It's not all about calories, nutrition is the most important thing IMO.

nonmember avatar mamacita84

You People are horrible! Kim just had a baby and should be worrying about the sleepless nights and endless feedings not loosing any weight. muahaha yea whatever. Society it self makes me sick! Wake up people who really gives a SH!T

Jilectan Jilectan

For most women, 1200 calories is a starvation diet. There's this silly little thing called a basal metabolic rate, which is what your body would burn if you were laying around in bed all day, that your body needs to keep working. Not running around, not breastfeeding or exercising. Just functioning. If you go below that, you're in for all kinds of 'fun', like fatigue, major hunger, crankiness. And that's just the beginning. Think anorexics, because that's what they do to themselves on purpose. It's not good or safe and it's very possible to lose weight without doing it. I'm living proof. I've lost 45 pounds and right now, I'm eating 1680 calories on days I'm not weight lifting! On days that I am, I'm eating almost 2000 calories a day, and I'm still losing weight! And breastfeeding and cutting calories too low, she might just lose her milk supply. It happens. That's why some women think they can't breastfeed, they weren't eating enough to support it!

Emi M Brown

Um sorry but brestfeeding works differently for different women, I brestfed my son for many reasons, and that being one, sadly to say after my son winged off (11 1/2months) I started loosing weight, and A LOT! I didnt want to try BF with our next future child,  but my husband wants to, just to test my theory because I couldnt eat as much during and after my son, I think my eating habits didnt come back to be after my son had turned 1, which was bad for me, because I gained 50 after that, which SUCKS SO BAD!!!

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