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
Have you been wanting to chop off your locks and go for a short, sassy haircut, but are not sure if it would look good on you? You want to make a change, you’re ready to take the plunge and make the cut, but what if it’s a colossal mistake?
Julian d’Ys cutting off Linda Evangelista’s long hair in Peter Lindbergh’s studio, 1988
When one of my favorite models of all time, Linda Evangelista, cut off her long hair back in 1988, there was an audible gasp in the fashion world, and she went from being a popular model to an absolute superstar, literally overnight. Could the cut be the making of you??
Check out John Frieda’s secret formula from this fantastic article I found in Redbook. All you need is a ruler and a pencil…
It’s a question hairstylists and reliable friends are often asked, “do you think short hair will suit me?” and thanks to the legion of celebs recently liberating their locks with crops, bobs and lobs, we’ve never meant it more.
Well the question of flattery has a short answer: The 2.25″ (5.5cm) rule.
The magic measurement was discovered by hairstyle trendsetter and product innovator, John Frieda and “it’s all about the angles” says Senior Stylist at John Frieda Salons UK and International Training Director of Color Wow, Giles Robinson.
“John studied faces and saw that the angle of the jaw bone determined whether or not someone would look best with short hair or long hair”. They say the result is a trusted, easy but exact, measurement that indicates whether a face (any face) is suited to short or long hair.
To try it, position a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally and then place a ruler under your ear, vertically. Take your measurement from the intersection of the pencil and ruler. Less than 2.25″ and you’d look amazing with short hair, and if it’s anything more long locks will be the most flattering choice for you.
It works well with Michelle Williams and Kim Kardashian (pictured), and when you think of other obvious examples such as Audrey Hepburn next to Sarah Jessica Parker it becomes crystal clear. Those faux bob hair-tuck selfies are a think of the past…
Pat McGrath is considered to be the greatest makeup artist of our time. Vogue magazine calls her the most influential makeup artist in the world. We call her Mother Makeup. She is beyond amazing. And Kim Kardashian is, well, Kim Kardashian. Love her or hate her she seems to be here for a while.
Kim doesn’t normally hit my radar, but Pat always does, and I am blown away by the sheer genius of McGrath in this work for the cover shoot for The Violet Files. (I am frequently left speechless by her makeup magic and her incredible vision)
Pat channeled Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, giving the look a futuristic 3D spin.
Ms. McGrath explains. “I wanted to portray a luxurious decadence by using elements of ornate facial jewelry constructed into shapes that pay homage to Egyptian culture, and of course to the rich exotic character that Taylor portrayed in this role.”
McGrath made the eye shadow by combining ground lapis stone and gold pyrite flecks, incorporating 3 dimensional gold metal into the makeup design. Exploring the concept of makeup as jewelry she wanted the images to be luxurious, evoking a modern take on the opulence associated with Cleopatra and her makeup.
Photographed by Ben Hassett, this is the first installment in a series for Violet Grey Magazine in which Pat McGrath will re-imagine icons, transforming old Hollywood glamour onto new faces.