Here’s Why Fitness Experts Have a Problem With Khloe Kardashian’s ‘Revenge Body’ Show

Growing up, Khloe Kardashian always looked different from her two older sisters. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian always had very slim figures, whereas Khloe Kardashian was a little more big-boned. People used to harass her growing up, suggesting she wasn’t actually her father’s daughter. The criticism even prompted her to take a DNA test at one point. But after everything Kardashian went through in dealing with Lamar Odom, she decided to finally work to get the body she had always wanted. Then, she started a show about it, called Revenge Body. But not all fitness experts are happy with it.

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‘Revenge Body’ helps people get in shape after going through something tough

The premise of Kardashian’s show is that people who have gone through something negative in life can get a fresh start by looking and feeling the way they’ve always wanted. Most often, the back stories are tied to bad breakups. When someone goes through a bad breakup, they want to look and feel their best to make the other person jealous — that’s where the term “revenge body” comes from. On the show, trainers work with those seeking their own revenge bodies through intense workout regimens and eating habits. Kardashian meets with them during the transformation to talk about their back story, how things are going, and how they feel once it’s done.

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Khloe Kardashian’s ‘Revenge Body’ was sparked from her breakup with Lamar Odom.

Kardashian does her best to reassure fans the show is not just about size

Although the term “revenge body” has a negative connotation related to losing weight, Kardashian has done her best to strip negativity from the show. She’s often discussed the positive results not only from a physical standpoint but also from a mental one. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kardashian said on Instagram that body positivity starts from the inside out. “It’s not about being ‘skinny’ or ‘fat.’ Life is not as black and white as that, and being healthy doesn’t mean fitting into a certain size,” she said.

One fitness expert thinks it’s an unhealthy way to get in shape

Despite Kardashian’s best efforts, not every fitness expert is on board with the show. Anna Kaiser, a celebrity trainer who has trained Karlie Kloss and Kelly Ripa, told The Hollywood Reporter that she does not approve of Kardashian’s reasoning for losing the weight. “I think it’s a terribly negative way to look at your body, and I don’t think it’s proper motivation to get in shape,” Kaiser told the news outlet. She went on to say that attaching your workout to someone who wronged you takes away from it being a positive experience.

Reality shows often aren’t a permanent solution for weight loss

One of the most popular reality shows about weight loss is The Biggest Loser, which faced a lot of criticism during its run. People who appeared on the show often put the weight back on, and the short amount of time with a personal trainer didn’t help them make any permanent changes. Some former the Biggest Loser contestants claim they lied about how much weight they lost to help the show’s ratings. While there is nothing to suggest that the same thing goes for Revenge Body, reality shows promoting weight loss have notoriously not gone over well.

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