People are freaking out about Kourtney Kardashian’s weight after a deleted scene from Keeping Up with the Kardashians appeared online. In the clip, the reality TV star revealed she has officially dropped below 100 pounds — a weight that, for most people, probably wouldn’t be safe.
Is this Kardashian sister losing too much weight? Is her fitness and diet advice too dangerous for the rest of us to follow? Looking closer at the numbers, she might be in better shape than you think.
She only weighs 36 pounds more than her 8-year-old
Kourtney Kardashian revealed that her 8-year-old son, Mason, weighed 62 pounds, a perfectly healthy weight for a child his age. After the deleted clip made the rounds, headlines did the math: She only weighs 36 pounds more than her kid!
One thing to remember is Kardashian is short, compared to the average woman. What’s considered a healthy weight for her is a lot different than what you might expect.
Next: Weight loss is nothing new to this reality TV star.
She’s always been a dieter
Regardless of her height, weight, and age, Kardashian isn’t new to dieting. She’s managed to maintain the figure of her dreams despite being a mom of three fast approaching her 40s. She has the luxury of eating and working out when, what, and how she wants, but she’s proud of her results.
Next: This is how she really lost the weight.
How does she do it?
First, she’s a major apple cider vinegar enthusiast — she can’t get going in the morning without a collagen shot and a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar. Meal-wise, she eats mostly whole grains, vegetables, and lean proteins to support her fitness routine.
She also credits hydration as part of her weight loss success, claiming she loses weight more quickly when she stays on top of her daily water intake.
Next: Did running tip the scales in Kardashian’s favor?
Sweating down below 100 pounds
What is the foolproof workout routine that helped Kardashian lose so much weight (and keep it off)? It’s actually a variety of HIIT moves involving resistance bands and body weight exercises. If you can hold a kettlebell and do jump squats, you can work out like a Kardashian.
Next: She lost the weight — but is she healthier for it?
Is 98 pounds a ‘healthy’ weight?
Far too many people still rely on body mass index to determine whether a person’s weight is considered “normal.” Though 98 pounds sounds low — most of us will never see that number on our scales — in this case, it’s nothing to tweet about.
Kardashian says she’s an even 5 feet tall, so her BMI hovers somewhere around 19.1. Technically, this falls within the normal range. She could still lose about 3 more pounds, if she wanted to, before being considered underweight.
Next: Are Kardashian’s diet tips worth trying?
Should you follow her advice?
One of the many famous Kardashians says she knows how to stay healthy while losing weight. She dropped major poundage shortly after her son was born. But is her routine just another bad celebrity example?
Technically, you’re allowed to treat your body however you please. You do you. But don’t pick a number, and stick with it just because it “sounds” healthy. For the vast majority of people — celebrities included — 98 pounds isn’t a reasonable, or safe, goal weight. You can strive for something slimmer without taking it to the extreme.
Next: Do you know how much you “should” weigh?
How you can tell whether you weigh what you should
Have you ever wondered whether your current weight is anywhere close to what it “should” be? While BMI is a common medical measurement used in hospital settings, it’s not always the best way to tell whether you’re totally healthy.
Calculating your ideal weight isn’t as complicated as it might seem. Kardashian, at 5 feet tall, could get by weighing anywhere from 90 to 110 pounds because of her height. So, at 98 pounds, she’s doing just fine.
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