Khloé Kardashian, along with the rest of her family, is used to living her life in front of millions of people, thanks to the popular E! Network show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." One thing she never got used to? The body-shaming.
In the past, the star has spoken out about always being referred to as the "fat sister." Yet this week, in an interview with Health magazine, Kardashian revealed that today, she's in a much better and healthier place with her body and her self-esteem.
The 32-year-old reflected about how far she's come — and what inspired her to change her lifestyle.
"I was going through my divorce, and I just really needed an outlet," she told Health. "I had turned to food and had an unhealthy relationship with food my whole life, and I was like, 'Food has never helped me lose weight.' So I joined Equinox, and I would go there... and no one would bother me or ask me questions."
"I escaped there, and as a by-product, I started losing weight."
For Kardashian, losing weight was never her ultimate goal. Her fitness regimen was an outlet for what she was going through in her personal life.
"I was never like, 'I want to lose 30 pounds in 30 days.' Trust me: I've done juice cleanses. I did the Master Cleanse. Like, what would Beyoncé do? But it didn't work for my body and my lifestyle," she said.
After focusing on fitness, Kardashian decided to start working with a nutritionist as well.
"I did baby steps. I cut out sodas, then I went dairy-free for two weeks, and I lost 11 pounds. Now I only drink almond milk," she revealed.
Fans of Kardashian are used to seeing her hard-core workouts alongside older sister Kourtney, but her favorite exercise is probably the simplest.
"I love jumping rope. I love to hate it," she said. "Don (Kardashian's trainer) will say, 'In five minutes, you need to do 800 jumps.' I was like, 'That's easy,' but no, it's the hardest. I'm drenched, and I can't breathe, and my arms hurt, but for me it's a full-body workout."
As for the workout she hates most?
"Running is my least favorite thing," she told Health.
Here's her No. 1 tip for women trying to get in shape: "I don't believe in a quick fix. I like making lifestyle changes."
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