It was a parade of stunning looks on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, but Kim Kardashian undoubtedly stole the show in Marilyn Monroe’s 1962 “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” gown.
As well as making headlines, the 41-year-old reality drew criticism after revealing she had lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit the iconic look.
Since her admission, Kim has been criticized for “promoting unhealthy body standards.” But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a short period of time in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon House co-founders Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon.
Kim Kardashian has been criticized for “promoting unhealthy body standards” for losing 16 pounds in 3 weeks so she could wear her Met Gala dress. But can you lose a significant amount of weight in a healthy way? DailyMail.com gets the scoop from The Oleon House co-founders Menna Olvera and Carlos Leon
Carlos, who does not train Kim, reveals that it is possible to lose 16 pounds in 3 weeks with a strategy that includes reducing calorie intake, exercise, and meditation.
“The most important part of this process is diet and nutrition,” said pop icon Madonna’s celebrity trainer and ex-boyfriend.
‘Calorie intake versus what you are burning throughout the day and what foods you are eating for your calories’ is of paramount importance according to Carlos.
He goes on to say that to lose this amount of weight, “your nutritional plan should include a health coach, nutritionist, primary care physician, or a combination of all three.”
“The most important part of this process is diet and nutrition,” said pop icon Madonna’s celebrity trainer and ex-boyfriend. ‘Caloric intake versus what you are burning throughout the day and what foods you are eating for your calories’ is of the utmost importance according to Carlos
“To lose this amount of weight, your nutritional plan needs to include a health coach, nutritionist, primary care physician, or a combination of all three,” Carlos said.
Kim followed a strict diet to lose weight, telling Vogue that she did so by completely cutting out all sugar and carbohydrates and only eating clean vegetables and protein.
According to the trainer, foods to avoid include white and brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, processed carbohydrates, coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, and dairy products.
Foods that help support a healthy weight loss journey include dairy alternatives, fish and poultry, fruits and vegetables, healthy oils, and nuts.
In addition to eating right, exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but in order to lose 16 pounds in a short period of time, “you really have to push yourself, take your training game to the next level, and not look back,” he said. the fitness expert.
It warns that workouts should be monitored as “your body may experience withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or sugar.”
At The Oleon House, Carlos León and Menna Olvera focus on a mind, body, and spirit approach to fitness and wellness.
Carlos suggests running or walking 6 days a week for a minimum of 45 minutes a day, in addition to other forms of exercise such as Hiit workouts 2 or 3 days a week.
Hiit workouts (high-intensity interval training) are short sessions of intense anaerobic exercise at maximum effort, followed by short recovery periods of the same duration or longer (10 to 60 seconds), repeated 3 to 10 times.
Carlos also suggests yoga/restorative work 1-2 days a week and mindfulness meditation 1-4 days a week.
Exercise plays a key role in weight loss, but in order to lose 16 pounds in a short period of time, “you really have to push yourself, take your training game to the next level, and not look back,” said fitness expert .
Often the hardest part of losing weight is keeping it off.
If you’ve eliminated “foods to avoid” and want reintroduce them into your diet, Carlos recommends paying attention to how your body feels.
The practice of mindful eating is about paying attention to the overall experience of eating, including your thoughts and physical response.
“It’s really a whole-body experiment,” reveals Carlos. ‘If the reason for losing weight was ‘health’, then keeping it off is less challenging than if it were just to fit a dress.
“When it comes to functionality or health, then desire or willpower is sustainable and has a long-term reward.”
“From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough reason that is intrinsic, meaning it comes from deep inside, then your mindset will change to achieve that goal,” Menna Olvera said.
Menna echoes Carlos’ sentiment by saying, “From a health coach’s perspective, if you have a strong enough reason that is intrinsic, meaning it comes from deep within, then your mindset will change to achieve that.” that goal.”
Yoga guru and co-founder of The Oleon House details the five stages of change that occur when you are pushed from deep within to achieve a goal.
· precontemplation – It is the stage where people are in their old patterns and don’t really know that a change is needed.
· Contemplation – Awareness begins to build and they recognize that something needs to change.
· Preparation – A person is starting the process of change. For example, they want to lose weight, so they join a gym or hire a trainer.
· Action – The plan is put into action until the change has occurred and the goal is met.
· Maintenance – The personality is now maintained with the new behaviors, and people work to prevent relapse.
Menna emphasizes the importance of knowing your reason is sustainable and having an afterthought.
“I recommend working with a health coach, so you can understand what changes you’re making and have someone help you along the way.”
“Remember that weight loss, like anything else, is not a single problem, the human makeup is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person,” Menna shared.
At The Oleon House, Carlos and Menna focus on a mind, body, and spirit approach to fitness and wellness.
His private C+M sessions include a 30 min fitness session with Carlos to awaken the body followed by a 30 min slow flow restoration with Menna leaving you feeling balanced and clear.
“Yoga and meditation are often tools used to manage stress or when a person is ready to explore the flexible part of themselves and not just in a physical way,” Menna shared.
‘Often we feed the external parts of ourselves because that is what our ‘ego’ prefers.
‘It has control and works in conjunction with the patterns or habits of the body. Therefore, harnessing a set of mindful practices while working toward a weight loss goal will bring a sense of unity to all aspects of a person’s life.
“Remember that weight loss, like anything else, is not a single problem, the human makeup is very complex, so it’s important to address the whole person.”