I know, complex title. It needs a detailed explanation – here it is:
As a bathing-suit-clad Khloe Kardashian stood by the pool at NYC’s Hotel Gansevoort on July 9 at her exclusive photo shoot with Life & Style, she appeared to be a woman without any body insecurity. But things were very different for her growing up. â€œI used to get teased all the time as a kid,â€ the reality-TV star tells Life & Style. â€œPeople would come up to me and be like, â€˜Oh, you’re the fat, funny one.’ I would wonder, is that who I am?â€
Khloe’s still funny, but no one can call her fat anymore. By working out about 45 minutes a day, five days a week, and maintaining a balanced, practical diet, she shed 20 pounds from her 5-foot-9 frame over four weeks. â€œI’m now a size 6, but I’ve been up to a size 10 in the past,â€ says the 25-year-old, who stars with her closeknit clan on E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians and co-owns the upscale boutique Dash with her sisters.
Khloe says she started emotionally eating when her parents, Robert and Kris Kardashian, were going through a divorce. â€œYou just don’t understand stress like that when you’re younger,â€ she says. And her roller-coaster eating habits meant she also took dieting to a dangerously extreme level. â€œI was anorexic when I was 15 – I’d be obsessed with working out, and I’d never eat,â€ says Khloe. â€œThat was the worst I’ve ever been. I’ve been very underweight and then overweight by about 30 pounds.â€
After packing on the pounds again after her dad’s death in 2003, she expressed interest in working out, and Kim gave her that extra push. â€œWe just started doing it together,â€ says Khloe, who adds that she and Kim, 28, both have a sweet tooth and keep each other’s snacking habits in check. â€œJust having someone’s encouragement makes it so much easier.â€ Kim’s happy to help. â€œI’m so proud of Khloe,â€ she tells Life & Style. â€œShe looks amazing.â€
20 lbs in 4 weeks sounds a little drastic, doesn’t it?