Kourtney Kardashian is back on the keto diet — at least for a little while.
The reality star revealed on her lifestyle website Poosh that she’s going back to the diet because her “body never looked better” than the last time she adopted the keto diet a couple of years ago.
“In my experience, I’ve found the best method to train my body to curb sugar cravings, burn fat, and kick-start weight loss is by sticking to a keto diet,” she wrote.
Kourtney Kardashian’s Keto Diet Meal Plan
Kardashian is known for keeping an ultra-healthy diet day in and day out—and her updated keto meal plan won’t be an exception.
“My plan this time is to eat minimal carbs and no grains, beans, or legumes,” she wrote. “I’m focusing my meals on fresh vegetables and lean proteins. I eat three meals a day with no snacking in between if possible.”
There is one noticeable change from the last time she was on keto: She won’t be intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating style that revolves around not eating—AKA fasting—for a certain period of hours. Some studies show IF can help lower insulin levels, improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood pressure and—believe it or not—decrease the appetite.
IF is also shown to help people lose weight—partly because people on IF tend to eat fewer calories overall.
For the mom of three, she focused on the 16:8 style of intermittent fasting, or 16 hours of fasting with an eight-hour window where she ate her meals.
“I wouldn’t eat past 7 p.m. at night and then I would wait to eat the next day until after my morning workout, which would be around 10:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.,” she wrote. Then she added a 24-hour fast one day a week where she’d only drink green tea and collagen.
This time? She’s not sure on the intermittent fasting, but she does have a pretty solid meal plan that she shared.
- Breakfast: A smoothie made with avocado, Stevia, MCT oil, bone broth powder and blue-green algae.
- Lunch: A chef salad packed with protein (turkey), along with mixed greens and egg whites.
- Dinner: Protein (chicken or salmon) with cauliflower or broccoli rice. Why? “They kind of trick my brain and make me feel like I’m eating some carbs,” she wrote. “I remember last time being able to eat a small amount of sweet potato once in a while.”
Foods Kourtney Kardashian Won’t Eat on Keto
The biggest downside to keto is that there are certain foods that won’t fit into the diet, thanks to their high sugar and carbohydrate content. Kardashian steers completely clear of certain foods on her keto diet to keep herself in check, including:
- Processed foods.
- Sugary foods like honey, fruit juice, ice cream and candy
- Grains (rice, pasta)
- All fruit, except certain berries
- Beans and legumes like kidney beans, lentils and chickpeas
- Potatoes, carrots and parsnips
- Most condiments
Another thing she stays away from? Booze.
“Due to its carb content, alcohol can throw you out of ketosis,” she wrote.
“Everyone is different, but I noticed that if I had a glass of wine, it threw me off,” she added. “If I had one tequila, I was OK. But typically, drinking alcohol isn’t ideal for ketosis.” (Luckily, you can drink alcohol and stay keto. Here’s how.)
She’s really going all-in on the keto diet, but don’t expect her to stay committed for the long-term like Halle Berry and other celeb keto devotees.
“I know after the month is up, I will most likely go back to my regular lifestyle, especially during [the] summer with my kids.”
We hear that, Kourtney.
Meagan Morris is the editor in chief of Celebribody. She's veteran health and wellness editor with over 15 years of experience. Her work has been featured in The Atlantic, Yahoo Health, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and Women's Health, among others. She spends most of her time writing, but her favorite part of the day is spent under a barbell doing squats.