Weight loss journeys can be daunting, especially when you may not know what to do. But these diets and workouts are tried and tested and have led to some amazing transformations.
It’s not just about the aesthetic impact that these routines will have, but the longer-term health benefits on the body and mind that provide the real value in changing your lifestyle.
Research conducted by online fitness resource Total Shape analysed the routines and diets of some of the world’s most famous celebrities.
Khloe Kardashian is a media personality, model and entrepreneur. Throughout her years in the spotlight, Khloe has battled with her fitness and physique and in 2022 she decided that she was going to achieve her fitness goals.
With help from Coach Joe and Dr Goglia, Khloe curated a science-based diet plan and intense HIIT-oriented (high-intensity interval training) workout routine to help transform her body and mind.
“When it comes to nutrition and weight loss, it’s 80 per cent in the kitchen and 20 per cent in the gym,” – Dr Goglia 2017.
Khloe followed three principles with her diet:
- Cheat meals aren’t the end of the world
Depriving yourself of foods that you enjoy will only lead to heightened cravings and possibly failing at your diet further down the line.
Although it’s only advised to enjoy cheat meals once or twice a week, it can definitely help you stay focused on your long-term health goals.
- Follow science-based diets
It’s important to track and understand what macronutrients, such as protein, carbohydrates and fats, you’re eating and how they impact your body.
Everybody has slightly different requirements and therefore you may need to adjust your intake depending on your height, weight, metabolism etc… However, in most cases any type of healthy diet will have positive outcomes.
Drinking plenty of water has been linked to aiding weight loss while dieting. Replacing your regular sugary drinks, such as juice, sodas or iced coffees, with water will help you lose weight as the research has shown that sweetened beverages contribute to obesity through their caloric load.
Plus, randomized tests show that sugar-containing soft drinks can increase triglycerides, body weight, visceral adipose tissue, muscle fat, and liver fat. So, it’s best to stick to drinking plenty of water.
Khloe’s daily diet plan is low in carbs and high in protein, a typical day will look something like this:
Pre-workout – Almond butter and jam
Breakfast – Eggs, Oats with flaxseed powder and berries
Post Breakfast Snacks – Nuts and fruit
Lunch – Chicken or fish with salad and vegetables (spinach, beets, broccoli)
Post Lunch Snack – Fruits or vegetables or a handful of almonds and berries
Dinner – Fish with salad and vegetables
Khloe trains 5 days per week and uses the weekend to recover from her workouts. Her routines are full body and follow a HIIT style to maximise weight loss while building strength.
|1||1 minute Jumping Rope30 second Plank30 second Rest REPEAT 5 TIMES||30 seconds step ups30 seconds shadow boring REPEAT 4 TIMES||Pilates Or Cardio||30-second high knee jumps30 second lateral/front raise jumps30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||10 inchworm push ups30 second jumping jacks30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES|
|2||30 second holding squats10 squat jumps30 second Rest REPEAT 5 TIMES||10 back lunges10 split squats 30 seconds rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||Pilates Or Cardio||15 push ups30 second shoulder tap plank30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||10 alternated split squat jumps15 second split squats30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES|
|3||10 push Ups10 mountain climbers30 seconds rest REPEAT 5 TIMES||15 tricep dips 20 seconds pushups 30 seconds rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||Pilates Or Cardio||10 kneel to squat30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||30-second mountain climbers 30 seconds superman back extensions 30-second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES|
|4||30-second dip side planks20 crunches REPEAT 5 TIMES||30-second hip thrusts30 second single leg hip thrusts30 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES||Pilates Or Cardio||30-second side planks30 seconds bicycle crunchesREPEAT 4 TIMES||10 burpees 10 second rest REPEAT 4 TIMES|
A spokesperson from Total Shape commented:
“If your goal in 2023 is to finally hit your fitness goals, these celebrities’ routines and diets are a great place to start your fitness journey. These diets and workouts can be adapted to suit you, your current level and your mission.
Everyone wants to look like their favourite celebrities, and now anyone can, as their tips and tricks to a healthy lifestyle have been exposed.
Hopefully, the accessibility of these workouts will inspire many to get into fitness and achieve their goals in 2023”