In a new essay titled “How I Got My Body Back After Kids” which was posted to the reality star’s site, Poosh, Kardashian shares her weight loss process after having each of her children Mason, 10, Penelope, 7, and Reign, 5.
She shared how each time, she gained exactly the same amount of weight: 40 pounds.
“My body and my experience after having each of my kids was so different. I was in a different place mentally, emotionally, and physically, even if by just a couple years.”
Kardashian went on to share how after having her first child, she stuck to running, at-home workouts, and over a year of breastfeeding which in turn helped her burn calories and maintain a healthy diet.
“I recommend breastfeeding for as long as you can, if you can—the first full year,” she wrote. “It forces you to eat super clean for your baby, drink much less alcohol and caffeine, and hydrate with a ton of water.”
Kardashian also revealed how she would cut out a snack as well as monitor her sugar if her weight became stagnant.
Three years later after giving birth to her daughter, Kardashian continued her “mellow workouts,” but “it was harder to get my body back. After about two years, I felt really ready to be in the best shape I could be in and started getting into intense workouts.”
And while she began exercising with a trainer doing HIIT workouts, she decided to step back from the intense activity when she got pregnant with her second son just a few months later.
“I couldn’t wait to get back on my high-intensity schedule after the pregnancy, and it felt so good to jump back into it. Especially because I was going through the breakup with Scott [Disick], I found that these workouts helped crush my anxiety,” she shared.
“The most important thing is to listen to your body and to do what you’re doing for you, not for society’s standards of getting your body back, because they are unrealistic.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.