But the rather extreme lengths that the 33-year-old reality star has had to go to in order to achieve her much-publicized 40-pound weight loss have been revealed to be all the more intense than once thought, thanks to a nurse who attempted to put Khloe’s diet to the test.
Stephi Nguyen, 23, attempted to copy Khloe’s typical daily diet for just a week – and remarkably she found that she didn’t have enough energy for her demanding hospital shifts, forcing her to abandon the plan after just five days.
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Tough: Nurse Stephi Nguyen, 23, was forced to quit Khloe Kardashian’s diet plan after just five days as it didn’t give her enough energy for her hospital shifts
On plan: Consisting mostly of vegetables, Stephi ate seven meals a day consisting of salads and snacks
Reset: Stephi also shared that she was looking at the diet as a ‘reset’ as she had been ‘packing on this winter fluff’
Taking to her YouTube channel, Stephi explained her motivation for attempting the diet, which Khloe has credited with helping her to transform her body as part of a health journey that she began after her painful divorce from Lamar Odom in 2015.
‘Say what you want about Khloe Kardashian, she looks hella good and you can tell by her Snapchat and even her TV show that she does put in work,’ she told the camera.
After seeing Khloe’s detailed nutrition plan, Stephi concluded that it looked ‘doable and very healthy because it’s nothing but whole foods besides her protein shake’, and also felt it would be a ‘great reset especially since I’ve been packing on this winter fluff.’
However she also admitted she wasn’t ‘expecting any big major changes because obviously if you want to see results you have to stick with something for three months’.
She also shared that she didn’t exercise at all while doing the diet as she wanted to see the roll nutrition played in shaping the body and losing weight.
On day one, Stephi took her measurements and her weight, and found her waist was 26 inches and her starting weight was 110 pounds.
Shrinking: Despite abandoning the diet after five days, Stephi managed to lose half an inch off her waist and two pounds
Smooth operator: She started each day with a protein shake consisting of fruit, protein powder and nut butter
Lean machine: Stephi had salad with lean protein for lunch most days
She then made a protein shake featuring strawberries, protein powder and powdered peanut butter for breakfast.
Her second meal of the day was a single apple, and her third meal consisted of a salad with chicken and cherry tomoatos.
The fourth meal of the day was a snack featuring baby carrots and around 12 almonds, and Stephi admitted she was ‘dying’ at work because she needed more food.
Her fifth meal was one boiled egg with several slices of yellow pepper, and her sixth meal of the day was a freshly seared tuna salad with homemade salad dressing featuring avocado oil and minced garlic.
Stephi then had an after-dinner snack of around a cup of pineapple.
‘Man this is tough just eating salad all the time,’ she admitted.
She then revealed why she stopped the challenge short just five days in: ‘First and foremost, I feel like this is a very restrictive diet.
‘It’s monotonous and there’s no wiggle room for flavor and adding complex carbs and I really love my complex carbs, especially whenever I’m working at the hospital for 13 hours.’
She also shared how she found Khloe’s diet ‘restrictive’ and ‘monotonous’ and found it also lacked flavor
Transformation: Khloe Kardashian has lost 40 pounds since 2015, pictured left in 2010 and right in 2017
‘I need complex carbs to sustain my energy and to get me poppin’, hoppin’, moving around the hospital, because I’m on my feet all the time,’ she added.
‘I just felt like it was salad, salad, salad, and vegetables, and 12 pieces of almonds with veggies just wasn’t cutting it for me.’
And while Stephi’s waist decreased by half an inch while she was following the plan and she also managed to lose two pounds, she highlighted that rapid weight loss is usually gained back.
‘I’m an advocate for slow sustainable weight loss versus quick fixes and that’s what this diet felt like – a quick fix.
‘I feel like this diet could lead to very restrictive and binging behavior, it could lead to yo-yo dieting, where you’re very restrictive for one week and then the weekend rolls around and you’re like “pizza” and you smash the whole box.’
Stephi then concluded that she was planning on returning to her usual way of eating – ‘healthy meals with a variety of flavor.’
What Khloe Kardashian typically eats day-to-day
The reality star’s meal plan was created by celebrity nutritionist Dr Philip Goglia, who also counts Ryan Gosling and Chris Hemsworth as clients
For breakfast, Khloe will have one scoop of whey protein powder with one tablespoon almond butter and a fruit of choice blended with ice and water and made into a shake.
For her second meal of the day, Kardashian will have a piece of fruit of her choice.
4oz chicken breast with vegetables and salad that is high in iron (something like beetroot and spinach).
Vegetables! So maybe one cup of celery or one cup of tomatoes with 12 almonds.
More vegetables – for this meal, she’ll have either one cup of celery or tomatoes with one egg.
For dinner, she will have fatty fish – either salmon, sea bass, black cod or artic char. This will be served with 8oz of vegetables and salad.
After dinner, the Good American designer can have a piece of fruit of her choice.