This arrived in my inbox via CareerGirlDaily.com and got me thinking about maybe going back onto the Atkins Diet.
I’m pretty sure than Kim K.W. probably does insane amounts of exercise with a seriously brilliant trainer, making the diet work far more quickly and fabulously. And I have neither the trainer nor the time for much in the way of consistent exercise, so no doubt I wouldn’t achieve what she has, but she certainly is inspiring.
The Easy Eating Plan That Kim Kardashian Swears By For Losing Weight
Kim Kardashian is #BodyGoals. She has curves for days, in all the right places – and best of all, she knows the importance of eating right to get in shape.
Since giving birth to son Saint West in December, Kardashian West has been following the Atkins 40 diet to lose the 60 pounds she reportedly gained while pregnant with her second child.
On Snapchat, she recently revealed her latest weigh-in at 132 pounds—three pounds less than her pre-baby weight of 135 pounds—and wrote, “12 pounds to reach 2010 Kim!” (Personally, I think she looks fine the way she is!)
How? By sticking to a daily intake of no more than 1,800 calories. Oh, and she eats very few carbs and drinks lots of water, as is outlined in her Atkins 40 plan.
In a recent interview with People magazine, Kim said: “Anyone who has had kids knows your body changes, and it’s hard to get your body back in shape. It takes so much determination, and mental and physical power and energy.”
So here’s her food diary for three days. I think it sounds mega delicious!
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 dressing
Snack 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 1/2 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 frappe
Lunch Zucchini noodles with spicy chicken sausage
Snack Atkins Harvest Trail Vanilla Fruit and Nut Bar
Dinner Grilled chicken with cauliflower mac and cheese
Although CDG is really geared to early twenty-somethings it is a fantastic blog for all women to subscribe to.
Their information is always on point, current, relevant, and if you actually apply what they say you’ll find that no matter what your age is, it really works. When I read this post this morning I realized that I am failing in many of these points. I work too many hours, skip meals, don’t get enough sleep, am always multitasking and seldom get time to unwind. I am however the queen note taker and drink water all day long.
I’m going to make a conscious effort to do each of these 10 items, every day, for the next 30 days (so that they become habit…)
Do you ever look at those people who are winning at life and wonder how the heck they got so successful?
They might be one of your high school friends who’s now killing it at a top-tier law firm or a colleague who just keeps getting promoted. But that person could also be you.
There are many things successful people always do that guarantees them wins in almost every aspect of their lives. They are all quite easy to pick up but it’s the trick of adding them to your daily life that makes a huge difference. It’s definitely doable so look no further for your roadmap to success!
#1 Tackle one thing at a time
Sure it’s great to be that office multi-tasker, helping everyone out. But studies have shown that when our attention is divided between tasks our attention to detail falls short.
Of course, your tasks will sometimes get interrupted. Some of us are super busy, but if you try doing one thing for at least 20 minutes you’ll see how much your work improves when your focus is narrowed.
#2 Get home for dinner (or at least at a reasonable hour)
There’s always going to be late nights at the office on occasion but the last thing you want to do is make them the norm. Know when to put your pen down so to speak and leave. Being at home with your family or flatmates with time to relax can lower your stress levels after a crazy day.
#3 Don’t scrimp on sleep
Science has shown us that when we’re super overtired we have the same brain function as someone who has been drinking! You don’t want to be that person in the office. Getting a good night’s sleep helps you deal with stress and figure out the infinite issues that daily life brings.
Sleeping in on the weekend, unfortunately, doesn’t count for 5 hour nights during the week. Make sure to get at least 7 if not 8 every night.
#4 Don’t skip meals
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And so is lunch. And dinner! You do need to get all three. If we don’t have enough food, our bodies conserve energy for the most basic of functions. Which will make you feel drained mentally and physically. Load up on healthy fruit and vegetables, complex carbohydrates and try to get some protein in at every meal.
#5 Water, water, water!
Water is so, so important for you every day. Even if you get a tiny bit dehydrated you’ll start to feel a headache coming on, your brain function will dip; you might even feel hungry when you’re not. Hello, regrettable afternoon biscuit run! Keep a big bottle on your desk and aim to refill it at least once if not twice a day.
#6 Stay moving
Successful people understand that their mental strength is tied to their physical strength. They use that to their advantage. They work out to solve problems and relieve stress. It’s the best way to free up some mental space!
#7 Write everything down
Carry a notebook around with you and write down anything work related that you don’t understand or any terms you’re not familiar with. Research them later, either on your own or by asking your boss. Knowledge is power and the more knowledge you have the easier your job will become. People will turn to you for advice or help – even before you’re promoted above them!
#8 Refrain from the inbox
Whilst it might seem wise to keep an eye on your emails all day, make sure it doesn’t rule your life. Some employees will be tied down to it, but if it’s not your full job you shouldn’t be a slave to it. Try to make it a habit that you only check it a few times unless you’re waiting on something urgent. The inbox can draw us away from our tasks so allow some time for checking then move on.
#9 Dress for the part
People always look successful before they are successful. That old adage, “dress for the job you want, not the one you have” is so true. Do whatever you have to do to make sure you look professional at all times. Wear makeup and try to style your hair every day if your career demands it. Otherwise, ensure you’re clean and well-groomed. These things go a long way when your superiors are discussing whether you’re suited to that higher role.
#10 Leave time to unwind!
This one is definitely as important as the rest – and fun! Working hard to get apromotion or get your business off the ground is all important, but you should make sure you still leave time for yourself.
Catch up with friends, see that movie, go shopping or out to a nice dinner. These things improve your outlook on life and your emotional stability and in turn, will help to make you that successful person you know you can be!
I’m a shoe fiend. I love shoes more than any girl should, and I’ve amassed quite the collection over the years! So my shoe-fetish radar went off when I saw this article on one of my favorite blogs, Career Girl Daily. Now I want silver shoes…
Not one word of it is mine ~ it was written by Celina from CDG
When you’re wearing a heavily layered look try a thicker heeled shoe to keep things in balance. And the other way around when you’re wearing a flowy skirt a thin strapped sandal could be more appropriate.