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There is no shortage of fitness inspiration in the celebrity world. It’s a long-standing tradition for fans to turn to celebrities and their flawless appearance as road maps for their own fitness goals.

Whether they’re wanting to drop weight, gain muscle, or even get clearer skin, fans often turn to details from celebrities’ successful routines in the hopes of replicating them for themselves. 

The problem is that not all celebrities are honest about the support they get and efforts they make when it comes to looking so great.

Whether it’s downplaying the role of filters in their Instagram appearances, not discussing the personal trainer that helped them meet their workout goal, or using plastic surgery to achieve results, many celebrities keep some of their actual efforts a secret from the fans who want to be like them. 

Kylie Jenner now finds herself at the center of just such a debate. After sharing her daily food diary, fans are picking apart her claims and the way her fitness routine is portrayed on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Is Jenner fibbing about her health practices? Let’s take a closer look. 

Kylie Jenner on the red carpet
Kylie Jenner | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Kylie Jenner claims that she rarely goes to the gym

In a video for Harper’s BAZAAR, Jenner lays out her daily food habits. She talks about her daughter’s love for bagels and how their household is nut-free due to her child’s allergies. In the midst of the food discussion, Jenner reveals that she rarely goes to the gym. 

“I never find myself in a gym,” Jenner explains. “I find myself on the floor of my bedroom looking up on, like, Google or Pinterest, like, workouts and doing abs, lunges, squats, all that good stuff.” It’s this workout claim that has fans questioning Jenner’s truthfulness. 

Is Kylie Jenner being honest about her fitness habits?

Some fans are taking issue with Jenner’s claims about her fitness habits. In a Reddit thread about the food video, several commenters suggest that Jenner is hiding the reality that she has a personal trainer and a personal chef. If she is indeed using professional assistance for these decisions, then the suggestion that she’s on her phone looking up workout routines is a little laughable. 

“No Kylie, you don’t lay on the floor googling workout videos, you have a personal trainer and we see him on the show. Why aren’t celebs more honest about this???” one user named IcedBlonde2 wrote. Others pushed back suggesting that her sisters Khloe, Kourtney, and Kim Kardashian have all been seen with trainers but that Jenner has not. 

Others took issue with the suggestion that Jenner is doing the work of preparing food for herself. “[M]aybe her personal chef shops for the veggies/ washes/ chops/ stores them for her. And her cleaner washes her juicer when she’s done. lol,” a user named Dorkberry responded. 

Some even suggest that Jenner is lying about her habits in order to cover up the truth about plastic surgery. While the star has admitted to using lip fillers, she’s denied going under the knife for any more permanent alterations. 

Fans may be judging Kylie Jenner through her sisters

While it might be frustrating to see a celebrity with access to more resources and professional help make claims about their routines, fans might be judging Jenner too harshly. Perhaps it’s understandable that Jenner would be judged as a unit alongside her famous sisters.

After all, the Kardashian-Jenner family has risen to fame through their association with one another and their reality TV show that follows the family as a whole. 

Still, the evidence is on Jenner’s side that she isn’t as obsessively health-conscious as her sisters. She seems to be much less strict about her diet and often shares pictures of more indulgent foods on her Instagram account. It also seems highly likely that the star does cook for herself.

Sure, she certainly has the money to hire a professional chef if she wants one, but Jenner enjoys cooking and frequently posts about her homemade efforts. 

With that in mind, it’s completely possible that Jenner is also being honest about her casual workout routine and her do-it-yourself attitude when it comes to finding exercises. Just because her sisters have been seen with personal trainers and private chefs doesn’t necessarily mean that she’s choosing the same path.